Skip To Content

    Even If You've Seen "The Big Lebowski" A Million Times, You've Probably Never Noticed This

    "The Dude abides."

    So everyone has seen the classic comedy The Big Lebowski, right?

    And everyone has their favorite lines of dialogue that they love to quote endlessly, right?

    But have you ever noticed that most of The Dude's famous lines are actually lifted (*cough* stolen) from other characters in the movie?

    Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski is referred to as one of the laziest men in the world, so it stands to reason that a person that lazy couldn't be bothered to think too hard for themselves...

    So, purposefully or subconsciously, why wouldn't he just regurgitate something he heard previously?

    Let's take a look at all the times The Dude ~borrowed~ his thoughts from someone else.

    Sometimes he repeats something he heard on TV:

    Sometimes Lebowski steals from Lebowski:

    Sometimes it's just one word:

    Sometimes he doesn't quite use it correctly:

    Sometimes he repurposes a threat:

    Sometimes it is for reassurance:

    Sometimes the line comes from a friend:

    Sometimes he answers in the form of a question:

    Sometimes the line is so nice that he says it twice:

    Sometimes he repeats something that he probably doesn't even understand:

    But in the end, however The Dude decides to say something is OK with us.

    Have you ever noticed this detail before? If so, did we miss any?