September 14th, 2004
|01:56 pm - It's like this, Peanut|
Hey, did you order a patty melt?
Yeah, is there a problem?
Well, it's more of a misconception. I'm afraid you don't know what a patty melt is. "Patty melt" not only implies what it is, but also how it's prepared. The cheese is melted on the patty.
Yeah, I like the cheese melted on the bread.
Well, that'd be a bread melt. Or, as it's commonly known, a grilled cheese. Howzabout I make you a nice grilled cheese?
I don't want a grilled cheese. I want a patty melt, with kraut, with the cheese melted on the bread.
I'm sorry, I can't do that.
What do you mean you can't do that?
Well, you give in to one little thing -- you compromise, you compromise, you compromise, 'til you're a shell of a man beaten down, and you stand for nothing.
I want to talk to the manager.
A dish is a collection of flavors. Consistencies. You start swapping ingredients in that carefully-thought out melange, it's like fuckin with a Jenga tower of taste. I'm concerned you don't know what you're asking for.
I'm asking for--
Well, kraut on Der Patty Melt is akin to knocking that tower down with a wrecking ball.
Well, why is it called "Der Patty Melt" when there ain't no kraut on it?
"Der" is German for "the." The Waffle Haus. The Patty Melt.
Well, I want der fuckin patty melt with der fuckin cheese on der fuckin bread with der fuckin kraut on it. You got it?
No, you got it. On "der" house.
|Date:||September 14th, 2004 12:07 pm (UTC)|| |
I wish I could remember to watch that show. I caught the first few episodes, and I remember that scene. Ah, good times.
You know, every time I read one of your posts I read it with that same Mandy Patinkin "Rube" voice. It just *fits*.
Did you *know* that your inner voice was Rube?
Every day I feel more and more like Rube. It's a good thing.
Wait. What was this from?
Yeah. That's what I was going to say.
Dead Like Me. The patty melt rant is from an episode where Mandy Patinkin's character becomes a dogmatic part-time chef.
I'm really digging the second season. Just watched Sunday's episode and was very entertained.
Well, that's some amazing dialogue. I'll check it out if I get the chance.
I'll check it out myself. If it comes here. And it isn't dubbed in Czech. Which has no articles.