A Tribute to Walter From The Big Lebowski
In The Coen brother’s The Big Lebowski, John Goodman steals the show playing Walter Sobchak. Walter ranks only behind Chewbacca in a Gunaxin user poll for the best sidekick in film.
First, let’s watch a compilation of our favorite Walter scenes.
Apparently, artists are fond of Walter. That’s why they’ve made artwork devoted to him.
Check out more photos of this Walter model from Adam Carroll’s website.
Here’s another model of Walter from Gustav Embretsen’s website.
Walter as Lego (from Walyou).
More fun with Lego:
Here is what happens when The Simpsons gets a hold of The Big Lebowski.
Best Walter Dialogue
Walter: You’re goddamn right I’m living in the fucking past!
Walter: [shouted repeatedly while smashing a car with a crow bar] This is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass!
Walter: Nihilists! Fuck me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.
Walter: Fair! WHO’S THE FUCKING NIHILIST HERE! WHAT ARE YOU, A BUNCH OF FUCKING CRYBABIES?
Walter: Fucking dipshit with a nine toed woman.
Walter: Fuck it, Dude, let’s go bowling.
Walter: You have got to buck up, man. You cannot drag this negative energy in to the tournament!
The Dude: Fuck the tournament… Fuck YOU, Walter!
Walter: Fuck the tournament? All right, I can see you don’t want to be cheered up here, Dude. Come on Donny, let’s go get us a lane.
Walter: He lives in North Hollywood on Radford, near the In-and-Out Burger…
The Dude: The In-and-Out Burger is on Camrose.
Walter: Near the In-and-Out Burger…
Donny: Those are good burgers, Walter.
Walter: Shut the fuck up, Donny.
Walter: I told that Kraut a fuckin’ thousand times, I don’t roll on shabbos!
Walter: The man in the black pajamas, Dude. Worthy fuckin’ adversary.
Donny: Who’s in pajamas Walter?
Walter: Shut the fuck up, Donny.
Walter: Whereas what we have here? A bunch of fig-eaters wearing towels on their heads, trying to find reverse in a Soviet tank. This is not a worthy adversary.
Walter: Look at our current situation with that camel fucker over in Iraq. Pacifism is not something to hide behind.
Donny: They posted the next round for the tournament.
Walter: Donny, shut the f- when do we play?
Walter: Donny was a good bowler, and a good man. He was one of us. He was a man who loved the outdoors… and bowling, and as a surfer he explored the beaches of Southern California, from La Jolla to Leo Carrillo and… up to… Pismo. He died, like so many young men of his generation, he died before his time. In your wisdom, Lord, you took him, as you took so many bright flowering young men at Khe Sanh, at Langdok, at Hill 364. These young men gave their lives. And so would Donny. Donny, who loved bowling. And so, Theodore Donald Karabotsos, in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been, we commit your final mortal remains to the bosom of the Pacific Ocean, which you loved so well. Good night, sweet prince.
Walter: Is this your homework, Larry? Is this your homework, Larry?
The Dude: Look, man…
Walter: Dude, please? Is this your homework, Larry?
The Dude: Just ask him about the car.
Walter: Is this yours, Larry? Is this your homework, Larry?
The Dude: Is that your car out front?
Walter: Is this your homework, Larry?
The Dude: We know it’s his fucking homework! Where’s the fucking money, you little brat?
Walter: Look, Larry. Have you ever heard of Vietnam?
The Dude: Oh, for Christ’s sake, Walter…
Walter: You’re entering a world of pain, son. We know that this is your homework. We know that you stole a car.
The Dude: And the fucking money.
Walter: And the fucking money. And, we know that this is your homework.
The Dude: We’re going to cut your dick off, Larry.
Walter: You’re killing your father, Larry!
[after biting the German’s ear off]
Walter: Lady, I got buddies who died face down in the muck so that you and I could enjoy this family restaurant!
Mark It Zero Break
Dress Up Like Walter
The Big Lebowski Action Figures
Is This Your Homework? T-Shirt
Shomer Shabbos T-Shirt
Let’s end this tribute with…