Jim Carrey Scats Salt Peanuts

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This popular scene from the 1996 movie The Cable Guy (amazon link) features Jim Carrey beating up Owen Wilson. Throughout the scene Carrey can be heard saying  "Salt Peanuts" and snapping his fingers. In the background we hear the famous recording by Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. The Cable Guy was released on June 14, 1996 to negative reviews, yet it earned over $102.8 million at the box office. We think such success  is due to this Dizzy Gillespie reference, don't you think?


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