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A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage 

Lester has an unexpected encounter, Malvo changes course, and a new investigation leads Molly down a familiar path.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gus Grimly
Lester Nygaard
Greta Grimly
Linda Park
FBI Agent Pepper (as Keegan Michael Key)
Ray Almond
Louise Weezy Canton
Jade Davis ...
Single Woman


Lester has an unexpected encounter, Malvo changes course, and a new investigation leads Molly down a familiar path.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller



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Release Date:

10 June 2014 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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The title "A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage" is an old riddle which FBI Agent Pepper (Keegan-Michael Key) asks FBI Agent Budge (Jordan Peele) in the FBI file room. The answer to the puzzle is that, the man first takes the rabbit with him as fox won't eat the cabbage, then come back and take cabbage with him and bring back rabbit from other end and keep the rabbit and take fox to the other end, hence fox and cabbage are safely on other end and finally later come back and take rabbit with him, hence safely taking all three to the other end. See more »


When Agents Pepper and Budge are discovering the connection between Malvo's ambush in Fargo and Officer Solverson's phone messages to the FBI, Pepper takes the note from Budge and asks the other agent, "Where is Bemidji?" Given that Agents Pepper and Budge have likely been stationed in Fargo, North Dakota, for at least six months, one might assume that neither of them would need to ask where Bemidji, Minnesota, is located as it's only a two-hour drive due east. However, Bemidji only has a small population of 15,000 people, hardly an urban metropolis, and it has no federal law enforcement connections. The agents have been purposely stuck in the file room as punishment and were not given any assignments that would have permitted travel. It's conceivable that while they may have heard the name Bemidji, they did not know exactly where it was. See more »


Jemma Stalone: Oh, mick mike. I just keep pinching myself.
Lorne Malvo: Well, honey, you've earned it. It's like my mama always said, "boys, if you like the milk, buy the freakin' cow."
Jemma Stalone: Oh, that's so sweet. Well, I am gonna stick my whole thumb up your ass later.
Lorne Malvo: Aces.
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References The Carol Burnett Show (1967) See more »


Green Tambourine
Performed by The Lemon Pipers
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Lester, You Moron!
7 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

Get a little drunk and you do something that complicates your life to the nth degree. Malvo is in Las Vegas when Lester gets his award. Lester feels the need to confront him in front of some "friends." Instead of calmly getting out of there, he does this and the venom is unleashed. The suspense involved with his trying to get home with his pretty wife, is sustained for several minutes. He also shows us, in this episode, that he has no moral sense. He has sold out his humanity for self. Meanwhile the FBI is getting involved in the case and Molly has made a connection which further alienates her with her boss. This is a great episode with all sorts of implications for the future. Where can Lester run now? Malvo continues to be almost supernatural figure. The scene in the diner with Molly's father is so tension filled, I can't wait to see the next.

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