From my secret files of ‘Awesome Scenes-to-Memorize’, I present to you the famous "Chicken Salad" scene from the director of 'The Postman Always Rings Twice' - Bob Rafelson’s 1970’s classic – “Five Easy Pieces”.
Starring a charismatic Jack Nicholson and aptly supported by Karen Black, this critically acclaimed movie was one of the most influential films of those days and was deservedly nominated for 4 Oscars including Best Actor, Best Actress besides Best Picture and Best Screenplay.
I waited for years for this movie to make it to a Bluray DVD and here’s a memorable scene that you’ll certainly enjoy!
Nicholson: I'd like a plain omelet, no potatoes, tomatoes instead, a cup of coffee and wheat toast.
Waitress: No substitutes.
Nicholson: What do you mean, you don't have any tomatoes?
Waitress: Only what's on the menu. You can have a #2, a plain omelet, it comes with cottage fries and rolls.
Nicholson: Yeah, I know what it comes with but it's not what I want!
Waitress: Well, I'll come back when you make up your mind. •
Nicholson: Wait a minute. I have made up my mind. I'd like a plain omelet, no potatoes on the plate, a cup of coffee and a side order of wheat toast.
Waitress: I'm sorry we don't have any side orders of wheat toast, I can get you an English muffin or a coffee roll.
Nicholson: What do you mean you don't make side orders of toast, you make sandwiches don't you?
Waitress: Would you like to see the manager?
Karen Black: Hey Mac!
Nicholson: Shut up! You've got bread and a toaster of some kind.
Waitress: I don't make the rules.
Nicholson: Okay, I'll make it as easy for you as I can. I'd like an omelet plain and a chicken salad sandwich on wheat toast, no mayonnaise, no butter, no lettuce and a cup of coffee.
Waitress: #2, chicken salad sandwich. Hold the butter, lettuce and the mayo and a cup of coffee. Anything else?
Nicholson: Yea, now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad and you haven't broken any of the rules.
Waitress: You want me to hold the chicken, huh?
Nicholson: I want you to hold it between your knees
Waitress: You see that sign sir. Yes. You all have to leave. I'm not taking anymore of your smartness and sarcasm.
Nicholson: You see this sign!