Were There Coen Brothers Easter Eggs In The ‘Fargo’ Pilot? You Betcha.

By: 04.17.14  •  8 Comments
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FX’s Fargo may or may not be a commercial success, depending on which headline you think has the best pun, but it’s certainly a critical one, with our own Danger Guerrero calling it “THAT DIDN’T STOP HER OWNER FROM FILMING A DOGGY KARAOKE VIDEO.” (I might be quoting the wrong article here.) In other words, it’s every Coen Brothers movie: not a blockbuster, but intensely beloved.

It even looks like many of their movies, right down to the props.

“The filmmakers, the directors, the DP, Noah [Hawley, who wrote the show’s 10 episodes] — they would borrow stuff, I think, from a lot of Coen films,” [Colin] Hanks told us. “They’ve got a very specific way of doing things that we sort of borrow from.” (Via)

Diligent viewers may have even noticed the White Russian from The Big Lebowski

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…and the wood chipper from, well, Fargo.

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And this one isn’t much of an Easter egg, but it’s still a nod to the original film.

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Every episode of Fargo should include at least one reference to a Coen Brothers movie. Deputy Solverson could adopt the cat from Inside Llewyn Davis…OK, what I’m saying is, the cat from Inside Llewyn Davis should be in every episode of Fargo.

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