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.
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). »
How about Tarantino’s movies and Steve Buscemi?…
Anybody can think of another great scene?