Week 12: Idaho (Napoleon Dynamite)
Quote of Interest:
“How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?”
Three words to describe this film/state: High school misfits
- Jock #2, played by Jimmy Stevens (orig. James Smooth)
- Cholo #1, played by Nano de Silva
- Cholo #2, played by Arturo de Silva
- FFA Judge #3, played by Arlando Larsen
- Farm Boy #3/School Kid, played by Brady Stokes
State food/recipe to try: Comforting Cheesy Potatoes
Earring Inspo Character: Deb
Other Notes: One of our all-time favorite films: so many great quotes, good props, and a pleasing split-complementary palette. Perfect details and awesome characters–as cartoony as they are, we all know people like them and see ourselves in them, if we can admit it. Jim and I have watched this movie so many times and still pick up on new things every viewing. This Gem State cult gem turns 15 this year.
State Facts: https://www.factmonster.com/us/fifty-states/idaho
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