The Glengarry Glen Ross Minute

Two guys chew over their favorite Mamet movie - one minute at a time.

Minute 38: Ricky Roma Makes a Sale

September 20th, 2017

Unfortunately, Truman "Droopy Dog" Capote gets us started this week. It was about to be Matt's favorite minute, but like most things Matt enjoys, Bill ruins it. Bill believes that this minute contains some "ponderous feces." Matt would prefer Bill just didn't lean on him at all as the fellas unpack this densely brilliant  monologue. Bill thinks that train compartments smelling of shit is a joke, Matt thinks it's a serious matter. Bill gets a little hung-up on "middle class morality," and we all get a little cringed-up at one of Roma's allowances. The fellas discuss "absolute morality." Matt made a living disappointing his mother while bill holds guilt about the scant few times he let his mother down. Matt wants to have a book burning with all of Bill's God books. Matt gets called lucky for the first time ever and then Matt points out the AIDA of the Roma speech. Bill and Matt imagine a warm, wet noodle blanket. Bill despises any and all episodic television. Walter Sobchak gets a shout out, which leads to a brief imagining of what a Cohen brothers Glenngarry would look like. Matt encourages everyone to, someday, just have a drink with a salesman.