Coen Bros: The Marmot That Was Actually a Ferret in The Big Lebowski

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Ethan (R) and Joel Coen on the set of The Big Lebowski

It’s been 20 years since the release of The Big Lebowski, and today marks 61 years since the birth of its co-writer and co-director Ethan Coen.

During the film’s 1998 radio roundtable, he and his filmmaker partner-sibling Joel were asked to please explain the genesis of their “Nice Marmot” scene, where The Dude’s bath time is interrupted by marmot-wielding intruders.

“Actually, it’s not a marmot, we discovered,” Ethan said.

The brothers went on to explain why they decided to keep Jeff Bridges’ “Nice marmot” line anyway.

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