Steve Buscemi and Stephen Colbert’s John Kasich Spoof
Steve Buscemi and Stephen Colbert had a bit of fun at the expense of Ohio Governor John Kasich. It was all about the 1996 movie “Fargo”. During Buscemi’s guest appearance on “The Late Show” (4/1/2016), Colbert brought up how much John Kasich hated the film — so much that he went into great detail about it in his 2006 book “Stand for Something: The Battle for America’s Soul”
In the book, Kasich wrote that when his wife Karen “got to the part where they chop up a guy in a grinder, we looked at each other and thought, ‘What the heck are we watching here?’ It was graphic and brutal and completely unnecessary, and it rubbed us in so many wrong ways, we had to shut the thing off in the middle.” He also tried to get Blockbuster to take the movie off its shelves.
What’s really funny is that by the time you get to the “guy in a grinder” scene (near the end of the movie and not in the middle at all), Steve Buscemi’s character, Carl Showalter has been whipped with a belt by Shep and shot in the face by Wade Gustafson (and that happened after he shot Wade). The profanity is epic throughout.
In the woodchipper scene, there’s very little dialog. Gaear Grimsrud was a notoriously laconic type. All the same, the Buscemi/Colbert spoof had its moments, most notably the William H. Macy line.