In Scarecrow (1973), what is funny about the line "Can I have a chocolate donut and a bottle of beer"?

  • According to imdb and some other sites the quote is "Gimme a chocolate donut and a bottle of beer." However, on script sites it the one that is currently in the question. Hopefully this benefits the search for an answer.
    – invalid_id
    Nov 11, 2014 at 10:41
  • Also here is an sourceless explanation of why Pacino is laughing: silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/…
    – invalid_id
    Nov 11, 2014 at 10:45

2 Answers 2


Donuts are mostly thought of as breakfast food, while beer is usually associated with an afternoon/evening activity. Besides, at the time there were no micro-breweries offering Chocolate Donut Beer; the combination of flavors was pretty offbeat.

  • Donuts for breakfast... you Americans are weird! :-p
    – Liath
    Nov 11, 2014 at 13:47

Simply and without going into much complexity, Does a combination of Doughnuts and Beers look normal to you? I think not. That's whats funny about it.

  • This is a perfectly good answer to the question.
    – DCShannon
    Feb 18, 2016 at 18:50
  • No, it really doesn't provide an answer. It's more of an opinion and without some kind of explanation or reasoning other than, "It's not a normal request," it's more a comment if anything.
    – MattD
    Feb 18, 2016 at 22:20
  • This is like saying "its funny cuz its funny"
    – sanpaco
    Feb 18, 2016 at 23:42
  • Well, the person who asked this question doesn't understand whether it is normal to have Doughnuts and Beers for breakfast. We just have to convince him that its not. Do you want to convince him otherwise?
    – ameensazam
    Feb 19, 2016 at 9:52
  • And I believe that only others' opinions can convince him. If you are battling with me or anyone else on this you're just ruining a good movie for our pal.
    – ameensazam
    Feb 19, 2016 at 9:54

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