The Hudsucker Proxy was a massive gamble
for the Coen brothers, but more of a gamble for Joel Silver
who bank-rolled the movie to the tune of $40 million. It was
their largest budget at the time and made less than £3
million at the US box office. It wasn't until it's release on
video that it found an audience.
alternatives to the name Hula Hoop that the brainstormers come
up with include; The Flying Donut, Dancing Dingus, Belly-go-round,
The Swingerina, Uncle Midriff, The Hipser, Daddy-O, The Shazzammeter,
The Wacky Circumference, The Hoopsucker and The Hudswinger.
the lift operator's full name is Clarence Gunderson, which can
be seen by viewing this
still. Gunderson is, of course, the surname of Marge's husband,
Norm, in Fargo but did you know it was also Bunnie Lebowski's real name? As evidenced by DaFino's (Jon Polito's private Dick) line, "The Gundersons. It's a wandering daughter job. Bunny Lebowski, man. Her real name is Fawn Gunderson. Her parents want her back."
mailroom orientation takes precisely one minute. Which was then
probably docked from Noville's pay.
Apparently, in November 1999 there was a stage production of The Hudsucker Proxy put on by the University of Pittsburgh which, judging by the photos, looked pretty darned good. Check it out HERE. Thanks to Camille for the link.