“Golden Girls” Responsible For Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs”

Quentin as Elvis

During an interview on Jimmy Fallon’s show (see below), Quentin Tarantino attributed his appearance on “The Golden Girls” as providing him with funds that helped him develop “Reservoir Dogs”.

With Tarantino’s oddball and remarkable career, this makes perfect sense.

For those familiar with “The Golden Girls”, you will know that Quentin appeared on the show before he was famous, while he was a movie-obsessed aspiring filmmaker, acting as an Elvis impersonator, in a line-up of similarly-dressed impersonators gathered for Sophia’s wedding. It was a two-part episode, so he got residuals for both episodes, and with other lucky breaks, the amount of money he got kept him afloat, giving him time to get “Reservoir Dogs” off the ground.

So you could say “The Golden Girls” led to Tarantino’s entire career. And what if he’d hired some of the “girls” for his films? Couldn’t you just see Betty White in “Kill Bill”?

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