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Muppet Christmas Carol, A - Beaker and the Finger
Skip to the part where Bunsen and Beaker (the green pea man and the pink thing) have just asked Scrooge for a donation to the poor.
When Scrooge is kicking them out the door, Bunsen says something like "Lets go Beaker, I'm sure we've used some of Mr SCROOGE'S time!" After this sentence, Bunsen walks out of the door and Beaker is left facing Scrooge, and gives, from what I can see, the finger.
Its unclear at first glance whether he points the index, or the middle finger.
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Beaker giving Scrooge the finger.
Beaker giving Scrooge the finger.
Dan Slep writes:
CORRECTION! I'm from England, and we make use of both the index and middle gesture, as well as just the middle gesture. Check your sources!
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DanaMac writes:
While I VEHEMENTLY disagree with you that Beeker flips anybody off. For argument's sake, let's say that he does. What's the slip-up here? If he IS flipping Scrooge off, he's doing it on purpose! So, unless you're position is that in the midst of this scene, Steve Whitmire momentarily lost control of the Beeker puppet and the middle finger accidentally shot up all by itself and since no one noticed it, Steve's lost battle with Beeker's middle finger made it into the final cut of the movie, this is not a slip-up! If it happened at all, which again, I maintain that it DID NOT, it was done on purpose and therefore, not a slip-up.
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SuperScratch writes:
Actually, since the muppets only have four fingers each, to dispute whether it was his index or middle finger is a moot point. Technically, it would be one of his middle fingers, it would be 'THE' middle finger if he had one more.
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Morna writes:
Ok assuming for the sake of argument that Beaker does flip him off, there's another slip-up. In England, you flip someone off by showing your index AND middle fingers. Using the middle finger alone is the American way, and we picked it up from the French.
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