« Who says I have a mother? »

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always loved gangster talk. Especially the Italian-American way.

As I wanted to share a couple of my favorite scenes on the subject, the first thing I could think of came from the Simpsons:

Fat Tony: How is your mother?
Johnny: Oh, hey, who says I have a mother?

Here are a few humoristic scenes that I particularly enjoyed.

The Goodfellas

Next to the Simpsons (!), you don’t know anything about gangsters until you watched The Goodfellas. And without going any further, here is the how-am-I-funny-scene from the movie:

Coffee and cigarettes – Those Things’ll Kill Ya

Another funny scene played by Italian Americans – I guess – is from Coffee and cigarettes. By the way, I am not here to start over a debate on Italian Americans stereotyping. I just love the way they talk!

Mean Streets – What’s a mook?

Yep, what’s a mook? I like this definition that I found in the Urban Dictionary: « Mooks are archetypal young males (teens-early 20s) who act like moronic boneheads. They are self centered simpletons who live a drunken frat-boy lifestyle (or are frat-boys). »

Reservoir Dogs

How about Tarantino’s movies and Steve Buscemi?…

Anybody can think of another great scene?

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