Early in The Blues Brothers, Jake turns to Elwood and asks:
Jake: What's this?
Jake: This car. This stupid car! Where's the Cadillac? (beat) The Caddy! Where's the Caddy?
Elwood: The what?
Jake: The Cadillac we used to have. The Bluesmobile!
Elwood: I traded it.
Jake (with disbelief): You traded the Bluesmobile for this?
Elwood: No, for a microphone.
Jake: A microphone? (beat) Okay I can see that.
Is there some circumstance where a car, even a beater, could be worth trading for a microphone? Or is the scene simply absurd, just a joke?