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(Uproxx)   All the actresses who auditioned for Mia Wallace and a bunch of other surprising Pulp Fiction facts you might not know   (uproxx.com) divider line 55
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2013-11-18 02:24:56 PM
Meg Ryan?
 
2013-11-18 02:37:52 PM
Never knew the needle scene was reversed.

*pulls out Pulp Fiction DVD*
 
2013-11-18 02:42:57 PM
Meg Ryan??
 
2013-11-18 02:49:13 PM
Elaine would have been pretty hot as Mia.
 
2013-11-18 03:02:18 PM

Mugato: Elaine would have been pretty hot as Mia.


As would Isabella Rosselini. Uma Thurman worked out pretty well, though.
 
2013-11-18 03:11:52 PM

Cagey B: Mugato: Elaine would have been pretty hot as Mia.

As would Isabella Rosselini. Uma Thurman worked out pretty well, though.


I dunno, I always found Elaine hot. And it would have added a bit of irony that her character was a failed TV star.
 
2013-11-18 03:21:07 PM
How they didn't cast John Doe as one of the creepy pawn shop guys I'll never know.
 
2013-11-18 03:28:38 PM
Almost all of those are in the trivia track subtitles of the DVD and the Bluray.
 
2013-11-18 03:34:40 PM
I guess they just couldn't ketchup.
 
2013-11-18 03:46:58 PM

Mugato: Elaine would have been pretty hot as Mia.


Yes.

Yes.

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2013-11-18 03:53:59 PM

The couple later divorced, but Hibbert went on to work as a writer for Mad TV and Boy Meets World. It's nice to know the Gimp finally got out of the sex dungeon and turned his life around.


He later became a doctor and moved to Springfield.
 
2013-11-18 04:01:18 PM
11) Jules' "Bacon rant" could piss off people if used in bacon threads and someone has never heard it before.

Pulp Fiction is always called a gimmicky movie by a lot of people, but it was one of the most influential movies in moviemaking. Seemed like after it came out copycat movies were produced to get the Tarantino feel.
 
2013-11-18 04:10:50 PM
9. When Mia Wallace orders her $5 shake at Jack Rabbit Slims, the waiter (Steve Buscemi) asks her if she wants it "Martin and Lewis or Amos and Andy?" He's referring to the comedy duo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, two white guys and The Amos n' Andy Show, two black guys. Basically, he's asking her if she'd like chocolate or vanilla. What gives, no Pryor and Wilder shake?

Because it was a 1950s-themed restaurant, you knob; a reference to Richard Pryor or Gene Wilder wouldn't make sense. She'd have to order a Sinatra and Sammy Davis (or a Lena Horne).
 
2013-11-18 04:11:41 PM

skinink: Seemed like after it came out copycat movies were produced to get the Tarantino feel.


Studio: OK, do the same thing Tarantino did, but put obnoxious cockney accents everywhere!!!

Guy Ritchie: Righto, guv'nah!
 
2013-11-18 04:12:05 PM
Really?  Felt the need to explain the "secret meaning" behind "Amos and Andy" and "Martin and Lewis"?  Good lord.
 
2013-11-18 04:16:49 PM

Lucksbane: Really?  Felt the need to explain the "secret meaning" behind "Amos and Andy" and "Martin and Lewis"?  Good lord.


I won't lie, I never knew what it meant until reading TFA.
 
2013-11-18 04:18:34 PM
I've never heard of the weapons in the pawn shop being "nods" to other movies. Is that something Tarantino has actually claimed, or is the author of TFA one of those people that thinks every movie with a sword is a nod to some other movie with a sword?
 
2013-11-18 04:18:37 PM
Can we just cut out the middle man and start green-lighting IMDb trivia pages?
 
2013-11-18 04:21:08 PM
I did not know that Tarantino wrote the screenplay for  True romance, it is such a great movie, I think i'll watch it again soon for the Walken scene.
 
2013-11-18 04:23:24 PM
5. I like the Vincent Vega scenes the best

Yeah, who farking cares? Anyone?

8...
Speaking of that famous overdose scene, it was actually shot with John Travolta pulling the needle out of Uma Thurman's chest, then running the film backwards.

Wow, one of those "Hollywood Secrets" that nobody is supposed to know?

Seriously, this might as well be on Cracked...
 
2013-11-18 04:24:06 PM

Uncle Pooky: I've never heard of the weapons in the pawn shop being "nods" to other movies. Is that something Tarantino has actually claimed, or is the author of TFA one of those people that thinks every movie with a sword is a nod to some other movie with a sword?


roflmaonow: Almost all of those are in the trivia track subtitles of the DVD and the Bluray.

 
2013-11-18 04:28:34 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: Lucksbane: Really?  Felt the need to explain the "secret meaning" behind "Amos and Andy" and "Martin and Lewis"?  Good lord.

I won't lie, I never knew what it meant until reading TFA.


Just curious, and I'm not being facetious, but have you not heard of "Amos and Andy" and/or "Martin and Lewis"?  Sometimes I don't think I'm that old, but then reality hits me in the mouth.
 
2013-11-18 04:32:31 PM
12. John Travolta was known for his dance moves prior to Pulp Fiction with his roles in Saturday Night Fever and Grease, but his dance number with Uma Thurman at Jack Rabbit Slims was inspired by the films Bande à Part and Federico Fellini's 8 1/2.

Wasn't it the Batusi?

www.examiner.com
 
2013-11-18 04:36:57 PM

Lucksbane: Dingleberry Dickwad: Lucksbane: Really?  Felt the need to explain the "secret meaning" behind "Amos and Andy" and "Martin and Lewis"?  Good lord.

I won't lie, I never knew what it meant until reading TFA.

Just curious, and I'm not being facetious, but have you not heard of "Amos and Andy" and/or "Martin and Lewis"?  Sometimes I don't think I'm that old, but then reality hits me in the mouth.


I've heard the names Amos and Andy before, but never knew who they were talking about. I know who Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis are, but I've never heard to them referred to as "Martin and Lewis", I've always heard their full names when they were referenced.
 
2013-11-18 04:37:48 PM

Lucksbane: Dingleberry Dickwad: Lucksbane: Really?  Felt the need to explain the "secret meaning" behind "Amos and Andy" and "Martin and Lewis"?  Good lord.

I won't lie, I never knew what it meant until reading TFA.

Just curious, and I'm not being facetious, but have you not heard of "Amos and Andy" and/or "Martin and Lewis"?  Sometimes I don't think I'm that old, but then reality hits me in the mouth.


Well, 39 and I have heard of (and seen films with) Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, but didn't know they had done a show together, never heard of Amos and Andy, so the reference went over my head.

/not American, so that might also factor into it
 
2013-11-18 04:39:43 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: The couple later divorced, but Hibbert went on to work as a writer for Mad TV and Boy Meets World. It's nice to know the Gimp finally got out of the sex dungeon and turned his life around.


He later became a doctor and moved to Springfield.


Eh heh heh heh.

/surprisingly hard to put his laugh into text
 
2013-11-18 04:40:05 PM

ZMugg: 12. John Travolta was known for his dance moves prior to Pulp Fiction with his roles in Saturday Night Fever and Grease, but his dance number with Uma Thurman at Jack Rabbit Slims was inspired by the films Bande à Part and Federico Fellini's 8 1/2.

Wasn't it the Batusi?


That's what I always thought, the only foreign flicks i'm into are Ursula Andrews, Catherine Deneuve, and Charro. Twice.
 
2013-11-18 04:44:28 PM
21.  When Vincent Vega complains about his car getting keyed - Butch (Bruce Willis) is the one who did it after they have their run-in in Marsellus Wallace's club.
 
2013-11-18 04:47:05 PM

xria: Lucksbane: Dingleberry Dickwad: Lucksbane: Really?  Felt the need to explain the "secret meaning" behind "Amos and Andy" and "Martin and Lewis"?  Good lord.

I won't lie, I never knew what it meant until reading TFA.

Just curious, and I'm not being facetious, but have you not heard of "Amos and Andy" and/or "Martin and Lewis"?  Sometimes I don't think I'm that old, but then reality hits me in the mouth.

Well, 39 and I have heard of (and seen films with) Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, but didn't know they had done a show together, never heard of Amos and Andy, so the reference went over my head.

/not American, so that might also factor into it


Ah, gotcha.  I'm 43 and sometimes I feel like I get references from my parents' generation that others miss.  Probably has more to do with not being American.
 
2013-11-18 04:47:24 PM

FarkingReading: Mugato: Elaine would have been pretty hot as Mia.

Yes.

Yes.

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Don't think I ever realized how hot she was until I caught a few episodes of Veep.
 
2013-11-18 04:48:56 PM
Vincent Vega's brother is Vic Vega
/their father's name may not have been Garcia
 
2013-11-18 05:10:40 PM
I'd like to point our that a $5 shake is fairly reasonable these days.
 
2013-11-18 05:12:32 PM
Fabienne was hinting to Butch that she was either pregnant or wanted to get pregnant in her scene where she was talking about wanting a pot belly
 
2013-11-18 05:13:58 PM

roflmaonow: Almost all of those are in the trivia track subtitles of the DVD and the Bluray.


All of the "X thinks you didn't know about movie Y" are lifted out of the DVD comentary.  It's not like UPROXX, Den Of Geeks or Cracked are trying very hard.
 
2013-11-18 05:46:23 PM
All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are frozen at 4:20.
 
2013-11-18 06:08:17 PM
When Vincent calls Lance from his cell, Lance is watching TV and eating a bowl of Fruit Brute. The cereal was part of General Mills Monster Cereals group along with Yummy Mummy, Boo Berry, Frankenberry, and Count Chocula. Fruit Brute is no longer around, but was a childhood favorite of Tarantino's and also appears in Reservoir Dogs.

While you won't find it on store shelves most of the year I saw crates of the stuff available during the Halloween season.
 
2013-11-18 06:15:55 PM

js34603: Englebert Slaptyback: The couple later divorced, but Hibbert went on to work as a writer for Mad TV and Boy Meets World. It's nice to know the Gimp finally got out of the sex dungeon and turned his life around.


He later became a doctor and moved to Springfield.

Eh heh heh heh.

/surprisingly hard to put his laugh into text


Indeed. That's more of a Butt-Head laugh than Dr. Hibbert.
 
2013-11-18 06:22:09 PM

skinink: 11) Jules' "Bacon rant" could piss off people if used in bacon threads and someone has never heard it before.


It only bothers me because it's completely wrong. Pigs aren't naturally "filthy". They only exist that way because that's how humans tend to keep them.
 
2013-11-18 07:52:41 PM

Heamer: All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are frozen at 4:20.


This is not true.  For instance, while Jimmy, Vince and Jules are drinking coffee in the kitchen, the clock clearly reads 8:15 am.

I think all of the clocks in the pawn shop may be set at 4:20.
 
2013-11-18 08:21:22 PM
Seen that movie a dozen times and never noticed Tarantino was wearing an Orbit Magazine T-Shirt.  That's Awesome.
 
2013-11-18 08:34:05 PM

rocinante721: I'd like to point our that a $5 shake is fairly reasonable these days.


And even when the movie was released 20 years ago, while that was pretty high for a milkshake, it wasn't exactly the insane extravagance Vincent seems to say it is -- I would say that at most restuarants, a good shake would be around $3 or so.  I've always thought that Tarantino was intentionally making the movie anachronistic, so it doesn't fit in any specific year.  For example, when Vince calls Lance just before he brings in an OD'ing Mia, Lance is eating a bowl of Frute Brute, which hadn't been on the market for well over a decade before that movie was made.  I could try to find more examples but I'm as tired of writing this as I'm sure you are of reading it, so I'm gonna go do something else now.
 
2013-11-18 08:38:44 PM
After Butch gets hit by Wallace's car, the actress who tells him what happened is Melanie Griffiths.
 
2013-11-18 08:41:52 PM

Dr.Fey: This is not true.  For instance, while Jimmy, Vince and Jules are drinking coffee in the kitchen, the clock clearly reads 8:15 am.

I think all of the clocks in the pawn shop may be set at 4:20.


Wow, talk about a brain fart. That's what I meant to type, but just had MOVIE TITLE on my mind. Thanks for the clarification.
 
2013-11-18 10:08:17 PM
Really, FARK? A Pulp Fiction thread and no gratuitous Uma Thurman photos?

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2013-11-18 10:13:39 PM

cyberspacedout: After Butch gets hit by Wallace's car, the actress who tells him what happened is Melanie Griffiths.


Not sure if serious...

It was Kathy Griffin.

Plus Wallace gets hit by the car Butch was driving.
 
2013-11-18 10:38:12 PM
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2013-11-18 11:02:26 PM
And what about when Travolta was buying heroin from Stoltz? That scene was taken directly from Taxi Driver when Deniro is buying pistols.
 
2013-11-18 11:32:33 PM
17. There have been countless spoofs and mashups of the film over the years, but one of the most inventive came in 2011, when YouTube user "crimewriter95″ re-cut the film so that it played out in chronological order.

Cutting an out-of-order movie back into order is the most inventive?

And the article writer honestly believes nobody else did this until 2011?
 
2013-11-19 12:01:07 AM

LeroyB: cyberspacedout: After Butch gets hit by Wallace's car, the actress who tells him what happened is Melanie Griffiths.

Not sure if serious...

It was Kathy Griffin.

Plus Wallace gets hit by the car Butch was driving.


Oh crap, that's what I was thinking and totally got the names mixed up, in both cases. Talk about having a day full of brain farts.

/Monday
 
2013-11-19 12:31:39 AM

ZMugg: 12. John Travolta was known for his dance moves prior to Pulp Fiction with his roles in Saturday Night Fever and Grease, but his dance number with Uma Thurman at Jack Rabbit Slims was inspired by the films Bande à Part and Federico Fellini's 8 1/2.

Wasn't it the Batusi?

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I say its straight from this scene
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC8DmmeWcZU">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=EC8DmmeWcZU
 
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