One day during the production of the classic Coen brothers kidnapping caper Fargo
, Peter Stormare asked Ethan Coen, the film's screenwriter, about a certain line in the script. Was his character (one of the kidnappers) really supposed to say "Pancakes House"? Surely the script contained a typo and was supposed to read "Pancake House"...
"No," Ethan replied. "He said Pancakes House." Who, Stormare wondered, had said "Pancakes House"? Some oddball whom Ethan had met years before.
["He meets all sorts of strange people," Stormare later remarked, and would remember snippets of conversation even many years later.]