Mr. Pink’s Tipping Aversion Explained

An interesting theory about character duplication in Tarantino’s films in the comments at io9 by Spangarang

I’ve always imagined that Jimmy (QT’s character) from Pulp Fiction is the same guy as Mr. Brown in Reservoir Dogs. Also, I think Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) is the same character as the Buddy Holly waiter in Pulp Fiction. He’s so paranoid about people knowing who he really is, he vehemently objects to tipping in the diner lest anyone find out he’s actually a waiter himself.

Analysis of Reservoir Dogs ‘Ear’ Scene

The Onion AV Club does an analysis of the Mr. Blonde straight razor scene from Reservoir Dogs. Hard to believe that film is 20 years old.

Then there’s Mr. Blonde’s little dance routine, which Madsen performs with exactly the right degree of half-assed mockery. Given this showcase—it’s just him and someone who’s bound and gagged—a lot of actors would choose to showboat, really cut some moves. Madsen understands that Mr. Blonde is terrifying because he doesn’t give a shit, which means he isn’t gonna expend any real energy even on a performance expressly designed to humiliate a torture victim. He doesn’t so much dance as just kinda shuffle a little, doing the absolute minimum necessary to convey rhythmic movement.