Marge Gunderson Quotes in Fargo (1996)


Marge Gunderson Quotes:

  • Marge Gunderson: [to Gaear] So, that was Mrs. Lundegaard on the floor in there. And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper. And those three people in Brainerd. And for what? For a little bit of money? There's more to life than a little money, you know. Don'tcha know that? And here ya are, and it's a beautiful day. Well. I just don't understand it.

  • Marge Gunderson: Say, Lou, didya hear the one about the guy who couldn't afford personalized plates, so he went and changed his name to J3L2404?

    Lou: Yah, that's a good one.

  • Marge Gunderson: I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Lou.

  • [Marge bends over next to the overturned car, as if she's looking at something on the ground]

    Lou: You alright there, Margie?

    Marge Gunderson: Oh, I just think I'm gonna barf...

    Marge Gunderson: [standing up again after a moment] ... Well, that passed. Now I'm hungry again.

  • Marge Gunderson: Ah, hon, ya got Arby's all over me.

  • Norm Gunderson: They announced it.

    Marge Gunderson: They announced it?

    Norm Gunderson: Yeah.

    Marge Gunderson: So?

    Norm Gunderson: Three-cent stamp.

    Marge Gunderson: Your mallard?

    Norm Gunderson: Yeah.

    Marge Gunderson: Oh, that's terrific.

    Norm Gunderson: It's just a three-cent stamp.

    Marge Gunderson: It's terrific.

    Norm Gunderson: Hautman's blue-winged teal got the 29-cent. People don't much use the three-cent.

    Marge Gunderson: Oh, for Pete's sake. Of course they do. Whenever they raise the postage, people need the little stamps.

  • Marge Gunderson: Oh for Pete's sake, he's fleeing the interview! He's fleeing the interview!

  • [last lines]

    Norm Gunderson: [rubbing Margie's pregnant stomach] Two more months.

    Marge Gunderson: [smiling] Two more months.

  • [Marge is interviewing the two hookers whose clients were the two suspects]

    Hooker No. 1: Well, the little guy was kinda funny-lookin'.

    Marge Gunderson: In what way?

    Hooker No. 1: I dunno... just funny-lookin'.

    Marge Gunderson: Can you be any more specific?

    Hooker No. 1: I couldn't really say... He wasn't circumcised.

    Marge Gunderson: [amused by this unhelpful detail] Was he funny lookin' apart from that?

    Hooker No. 1: Yah...

    Marge Gunderson: So, you were havin' sex with the little fellow, then.

    Hooker No. 1: Uh huh...

  • Norm Gunderson: I love you, Margie.

    Marge Gunderson: I love you, Norm.

    [she leaves, closing the door; after getting in the car briefly, she comes back in the door]

    Marge Gunderson: Hon?

    Norm Gunderson: Yah?

    Marge Gunderson: Prowler needs a jump.

  • Marge Gunderson: Mind if I sit down? I'm carrying quite a load here.

  • Marge Gunderson: Well, I'm sorry, sir!

    Jerry Lundegaard: [storming off to do a lot count] Aw, what the Chris'!

  • Marge Gunderson: You betcha!

  • Jerry Lundegaard: I told ya. We haven't had any vehicles go missing.

    Marge Gunderson: Okay! But are ya sure? 'Cause I mean, how do you know? Do you do a count, or what kind of a routine do you have here?

    Jerry Lundegaard: [growing uncomfortable with this questioning] Ma'am, I answered your question!

    Marge Gunderson: [long pause] I'm sorry, sir?

    Jerry Lundegaard: Ma'am, I answered your question! I answered the darned... I'm cooperatin' here!

    Marge Gunderson: Sir, you have no call to get snippy with me! I'm just doing my job here.

    Jerry Lundegaard: I'm... I'm not arguing here! I'm cooperating. So there's no need to... we're doin' all we can here.

    Marge Gunderson: Sir, could I talk to Mr. Gustafson?

    [Jerry gives her a glassy-eyed look, knowing full well that Gustafson is dead]

    Marge Gunderson: Mr. Lundegaard?

  • Marge Gunderson: [reporting over her police radio] There's the car! There's the car!

    Lou: What car?

    Marge Gunderson: My car, my car! Tan Ciera, tan Ciera!

  • Marge Gunderson: OK, so we got a trooper pulls someone over, we got a shooting, these folks drive by, there's a high-speed pursuit, ends here and then this execution-type deal.

  • Mike Yanagita: [moves to Marge's side of the table and puts arms around her] Do you mind if I sit over here?

    Marge Gunderson: No. Why don't you sit over there? I'd prefer that.

    Mike Yanagita: Huh? Uh... ok.

    [moves back to other side of table]

    Mike Yanagita: Sorry.

    Marge Gunderson: Oh, no, no. Just so I can see you. I don't have to turn my neck.

  • Marge Gunderson: [on lobby phone, asking advice about a restaurant] Is it reasonable?

  • Jerry Lundegaard: Well, heck! If you wanna... If you wanna play games here, I'm working with ya on this thing here, but... Okay!

    [slams table as he stands up]

    Jerry Lundegaard: I'll do a damn lot count!

    Marge Gunderson: Sir, right now?

    Jerry Lundegaard: Yeah! Right now. You're darn tootin'! If it's so damned important to ya!

  • Marge Gunderson: So, Mike, should we get together another time?

    Mike Yanagita: No!


    Mike Yanagita: I'm sorry, I... I shouldn't have done this. I shouldn't have done this, I shouldn't have... I thought we'd have a really terrific time.

    Marge Gunderson: It's OK, Mike.

    Mike Yanagita: You were such a super lady... and I'm, I'm so lonely.


  • Marge Gunderson: [sitting up in bed, while Norm lies next to her, sleeping] Norm?

    Norm Gunderson: [Norm wakes up] Yeah, Marge?

    Marge Gunderson: I'm turning in now.

  • Marge Gunderson: [to Radisson hotel concierge] I'm doing really super there, thanks. I am Mrs. Gunderson. I have a reservation.

    Hotel Clerk: Yep, you sure do, Mrs. Gunderson.

    Marge Gunderson: [smiling] Is there a phone down here, you think?

  • Marge Gunderson: Hon? Prowler needs a jump.

  • [repeated line]

    Marge Gunderson: Oh yah!

  • Marge Gunderson: So, do you remember getting a phone call late Wednesday night?

    Shep Proudfoot: [after a short pause] No.

    Marge Gunderson: You do reside there at 1425 Freemont Terrace?

    Shep Proudfoot: Yes.

    Marge Gunderson: Anyone else residing there?

    Shep Proudfoot: No.

    Marge Gunderson: Well, Mr. Proudfoot, this call came in past three in the morning. It's just hard for me to believe you don't remember anyone calling. Now, I know you've had some problems; struggling with the narcotics, some other entanglements, currently on parole.

    Shep Proudfoot: So?

    Marge Gunderson: Well, associating with criminals, if you're the one they talked to, that right there would be a violation of your parole; would end you up back in Stillwater. I saw some rough stuff on your priors, but nothing like a homicide. I know you don't wanna be an accessory to something like that.

    [after another pause]

    Marge Gunderson: So... you think you might remember who those folks were who called ya?

  • Officer Olson: Hiya, Norm. How ya doin', Margie? How's the fricasse?

    Marge Gunderson: Pretty darn good, ya want some?

    Officer Olson: No, I gotta - hey, Norm, I thought you were goin' fishin' up at Mille Lacs?

    Norm Gunderson: Yah, after lunch.

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