MOVIES/TV SHOWS WHERE A CHARACTER TELLS THE STORY OF THE SCORPION AND THE FROG
The first time I heard this story was in The Crying game and I thought, wow, pretty cool story. Now it's like enough already.
- •Mr. Arkadin (1955)Hard to top Orson Welles. After this the scorpion/frog story laid dormant for 24 years until it was resurrected in Skin Deep. http://bit.ly/1DlIBsB
- •Skin Deep (1989)Never saw this but it looks horrible. http://bit.ly/1KNamKu
- •The Crying Game (1992)Give Forest Whitaker a parable and watch the scenery get chewed. http://bit.ly/1g235LX
- •Natural Born Killers (1994)Couldn't find video for this but it's in there.
- •Star Trek Voyager (1997)They went all in and named the episode "Scorpion," but to keep it fresh they changed the frog to a fox. http://bit.ly/1MICGRn
- •Drive (2011)I knew I liked this movie. They don't drag us through the entire fable; they just make a quick reference to it, assuming we know it. If you're a sentient human being who's watched television and movies, how could you not? http://bit.ly/1SXkUby
- •Magic City (2012)Underrated Cinemax TV show. I watched it even though this scene was in the pilot. http://bit.ly/1MItcoh