Fargo Talks Fargo

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Episode 10

Bill and Charpie break down the season 1 finale of FX’s Fargo. Both are pleased with the results and want to leave a bit with the listeners to continue to think about. Bill notes that Noah Hawley says not everything always fits neatly into a box and the show finale is the same. The guys

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Hotdish – Episode 10

Bill and Charpie fire up the oven for their final Hotdish of Fargo Season 1. Episode 10 “Morton’s Fork” wraps up as much as it can in this 90 minute episode. The guys start off getting all sad about the end of the show and talk about a few questions they will have in the full recap the next day. Both guys give the episode a thumbs up. To avoid setting up any spoilers for future watchers/listeners we’ll leave it here. Listen and enjoy.

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Interview – Jeff Russo

composer for FX's Fargo

Jeff Russo, composer for FX’s Fargo, joins us this week to talk about his masterfully crafted score for the season. We chat about his beginning in popular band Tonic, his score work that started before a scene was even shot, the joy we all got from the score in Episode 7, and how to use Noah Hawley whistling into his iPhone in the score. Jeff’s use of silence and his subtle touch during this season has been a joy to listen to. Keep your eyes peels July 1, 2014 when the score is released for sale. Jeff also hints at writing some stuff for another “little town up north”. Could this be Season 2 of Fargo? Jeff let’s us know that Episode 10 will be a great one.

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Episode 9

with special guests, Carmela and Mia

Carmela and Mia from the FXFargo Tumblr blog join Bill and Charpie again this week. FX’s Fargo Episode 9 “A Fox, A Rabbit, and A Cabbage” is really lining up the forthcoming end of season one. Lorne has skills beyond killing and hunting, Lester move from D-bag to a totally deplorable person, and we speculate on how things could wrap up with a smattering of theories behind the story. Lou’s attempts to serve cherry pie and Lorne is still as evil and slippery as ever. Ding dong…Hey Lester…you are evil.

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Hotdish – Episode 9

Episode 9 “A Fox, A Rabbit, and A Cabbage” is on Bill and Charpie’s mind. As things are winding down for this season, Bill is putting on his sad face in prep for the end of Hotdishes and FX’s Fargo Season 1. Chapie’s search for a new dentist has ended and Bill has a plan he hopes Wrench can come back and fulfill. Everyone can agree Lester is way to cocky.

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Episode 8

Bill and Charpie break down Episode 8 The Heap in this episode of Fargo Talks Fargo. Lester has some “out with the old in with the new” in this episode, Molly makes a case with Bill again, Budge and Pepper find new circumstances, Ida and Molly chat, and other plot points. Then Noah Hawley chucks in a bit of an unexpected curveball that shifts the story. Charpie rocks a rant about red sauce and midwest white sauce for tacos. We talk about sorites paradox as well as Detective Kitty O’Day. Through it all, Bill is convinced of the soft heart of Bill Oswalt. Files are grains of sand in The Heap or are they characters in the show?

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Interview – Julie Ann Emery

who plays Ida Thurman on FX's Fargo

Julie Ann Emery, who plays Ida Thurman, joins us for another special episode of Fargo Talks Fargo. We chat with Julie Ann about her experience on the show, learning to ditch a Tennessee accent for a Minnesota accent, and insights into Ida. Julie Ann also discusses a few of her other projects with us. So check out this episode as well as her other work.

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Hotdish – Episode 8

Noah Hawley drops a great show on us in this week’s Fargo. Episode 8 “The Heap” show us each character still dealing from the consequences of their recent actions. Lester is no longer a cowardly lion, Molly is trying her hardest to still shake what she know in her gut to be true, and Gus has his florist on speed dial. That’s when Noah drops it on us. Time shift and what happens after.

The Fargo Brewing password of the week for a $1 off a beer in their taproom: Stapler

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Interview – Tom Musgrave

who plays Bo Munk on FX's Fargo

Tom Musgrave, who plays Bo Munk on Fargo, joins us for a special episode of Fargo Talks Fargo. We meant to chat about Episode 7 with Tom, but had such a fantastic time talking with Tom about his time on the show that is we cut it into it’s own episode. Tom hails from Valley City, ND which is about an hour from Fargo and also attended college in the Fargo-Moorhead area. We hear about Tom’s audition process, his work on the show, and his experiences.

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Episode 7

Bill and Charpie go it alone in this breakdown. The opening of this show was a fantastic play of acting, editing, and music. Lester’s plan masterfully goes off without a hitch since Molly isn’t there to ask questions. Gus has a new mission to get Molly a spleen, but only seems to find guilt and flowers. Mr. Wrench and Molly chat as much as they can and Lester is ready to get back to work (or to work it). Lorne racks up some travel miles. DLH – RNH -FAR. I hope he got double miles for these trips. Gina and Lester are reunited. Molly seems to be losing it all. So much for “We’re gonna win this one, Gus Grimly”.

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Hotdish – Episode 7

FX’s Fargo is moving towards it’s end this week in Episode 7 – “Who Shaves the Barber”. Bill and Charpie agree that the opening of this episode is fantastic. We get a quick explanation of the fish from the sky, Lester’s master plan is working out (so far), Molly is pretty damn forgiving of Gus, Lorne is evil, and Gina Hess rocks Lester. Enough said.

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Episode 6

John Lamb, features writer from the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, joins us this week to recap the storm of the century on FX’s Fargo. Buridan’s Ass has us a bit confused about it’s application to this episode, but we rip through the episode bit by bit to dissect as usual. Chumpf rocks his last piece of

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Hotdish – Episode 6

On the Hotdish we rejoin Chumpf in his Turkish closet and his last time using the Darth Vader line. Charpie thinks the mob/crime boss stereotype is a bit overdone. We finally get to see the evident glow of Storm Watch 2006 that has been building and a shootout at the Duluth OK Corral. A Minnesota Fish-Fry could happen, but not how you think. Lester continues to be a “bad boy”. We can’t wait to do our full episode recap tomorrow night. Stay tuned in folks.

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Episode 5

with special guest, Joe Riley

Joe Riley, from GrillingAddiction.com, joins us again to talk about Episode 5 of Fargo from FX. We chat about “flashbacks” and the proper terms for use and if we like it. Bill wrangles Charpie and Joe from their glorious reunion from Fargo Talks Fargo Preshow 1. The Six Ungraspables is a big turn for the show lining up moving pieces as the show moves towards the wrap. Things are heating up for Molly Solverson, Gus Grimly has a chat about a really depressing “parable”, Lorne Malvo is still a mystery and a very smooth character, but a total evil person (like Chris Brown). Holy smokes more parables and a crazy idea about them from CityPages columnist, Tatiana Craine.

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Hotdish – Episode 5

Noah Hawley really has a thing for flashbacks and we get another in the beginning. Bill suggests Lorne is yet another animal. Lester is a festering in jail with his new buddies and we finally find out more about the Mitvah Tank. This and so much more on this episode of the Hotdish from Fargo Talks Fargo. As a bonus we introduce a new way to get $1 off a beer at Fargo Brewing Company’s tap room. Have a listen to find out how or follow us on Facebook/Twitter.

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Episode 4

with special guests, Carmela and Mia

Carmela and Mia from the FXFargo Tumblr and Twitter join us this week. We’ve officially gone international since Carmela is in Australia. We discuss Eating the Blame along with our recap of the 1987 tie back to Stavros’ mystery money. Lorne continues to keep things wonderfully constructed and complicated. Plagues possibly continue, Storm Watch 2006 is in the house, and it seems getting arrested is the hip thing on Fargo these days. Find out more about this and when we think Lester will get laid.

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Hotdish – Episode 4

FX’s Fargo rocks another flashback. Charpie and Bill are still coming down off the crazy conspiracy show from last week. We find that religious symbolism and related topics are still running through the show. Advice of the week is to avoid using Chaz’s phone. Overall the story continues weaving the (Charlotte’s) web.

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Episode 3

with special guest, Kris Kerzman

Kris Kerzman from the Arts Partnership joins us this week to do some hardcore conspiracy breakdown. We talk about frozen panties guy, deer, ice scrapers, and all sorts of religious theology mumbo jumbo. This is our most “gunman on the grassy knoll” theory show to date, but we think this is the deep catalog thought process about the show beyond accents and hotdishes. Or we could be totally wrong but Fargo is proving great fun to analyze. Yes, those are Fargo Brewing Wood Chipper IPA cracking open in the background. Post show discovery is that we had the wrong Lebouef (True Grit not Shia). Ah jeez we missed that one. Well, enjoy your funeral hotdish.

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Hotdish – Episode 3

A quick take on Fargo Episode 3. Malvo continues his escapades of messing with people and being generally evil and funny at the same time (remind me never to wear a tie again). Then Charpie drops a bomb on Bill that he missed and the Hotdish takes a turn. Spoilers ahead. We can’t wait to talk at length about it tomorrow night. Ice Scraper!

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Episode 2

with special guest, Diane Miller

Diane Miller joins us this week to talk about Episode 2 “The Rooster Prince” and we chat about the crummy cars driven by the bad guys. Diane also tells us about her experience interviewing FX Fargo writer, Noah Hawley. Bill has been staring at license plates too much and is working on a conspiracy theory he expects others to figure out for him. Diane is unsure of Alison Tolman’s portrayal of Molly to date. Hubba Bubba finally comes to light and we visit about Gus Grimly and his undressing neighbor. Also it turns out that regional trucking is a tough business. We all love the deuce.

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Hotdish – Episode 2

Coming off the second episode, we respond to “Who Dead Next” as well as other quick topics on this episode of the Hotdish. We learn more about Lorne and how much of a sissy that we think Lester is being about a little hole in his hand. Molly is hot on the trail of something  but new boss hog, Bill, is obviously keen on keeping the local peace. If you have recently bronzed, try to keep it off your extortion letters, right?

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Episode 1

with special guest, Greg Carlson

Greg Carlson joins the Fargo Talks Fargo show this week to talk about Episode 1 of Fargo. The panel dives into the episode title and waxes intellectual about what it all means. We break down scenes and discuss what is up with the deer in the trunk. Bits of Fargo (the movie) are spotted throughout the episode. Charpie loves the sound of ham being rubbed and questions if Rachel Ray would really give that kind of advice. In the end, we ask the great question about who will die next.

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Hotdish – Episode 1

What the heck is a hot dish? It’s a casserole don’t ya’ know. Fargo Talks Fargo has decided to add a bit more cream of mushroom sauce to the mix. Our Hotdish episodes will be quick comments and wrap ups recorded the night that Fargo airs on FX. Check out this episode as Bill recaps the big premiere party in Fargo, ND at the historic Fargo Theatre. As it turns out, last week’s stabby comments were spot on.

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Preseason Show 2

with special guest, John Lamb

Back for another preseason warm-up show, Bill and Charpie chat with John Lamb, the arts, entertainment, and pop culture writer for the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Some answers emerge about the giant wooden Marge statue at the Fargo Theatre but no one seems the recall the event. We discuss a few articles from our northern Canadian neighbors, Minnekota nice, Fargo gets called “stabby”, more trailer/character talk, and Bill is iffy on Kate Walsh after Private Practice.

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Preseason Show 1

with special guest, Joe Riley

Welcome to first episode of Fargo Talks Fargo with special guest Joe Riley of GrillingAddiction.com. This week the Fargo Talks Fargo crew talk about the trailers that have been released to date and Bill is unable to contain his excitement. We also chat about the movie, the midwest, and the new format of creating longer story lines that don’t wrap up with each episode. Charpie peppers the casserole conversation about the dullness of Midwest winters.

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