Buscemi, Colbert mock Kasich's ‘Fargo’ hatred

Posted on Apr 3 2016 - 1:01pm by

Presidential hopeful John Kasich couldn’t stand the crime thriller “Fargo,” but maybe he’ll enjoy this movie about how much he hated it.

Actor Steve Buscemi, who memorably disappeared into a wood chipper in the grisly 1996 black comedy, stopped by Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” Friday to ridicule the Ohio governor’s disdain for his hallmark film — by reenacting the nearly three pages Kasich devoted to it in his 2006 memoir, “Stand for Something.”

“I have personally financed a film based on this book, starring me as John Kasich,” the “Horace and Pete” star joked.

Steve Buscemi and Stephen Colbert star in a dramatic retelling of Gov. John Kasich's memoir.The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTube

Steve Buscemi and Stephen Colbert star in a dramatic retelling of Gov. John Kasich’s memoir.

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The “film” opens in late ‘90s Columbus, Ohio, where Kasich said he’d rented “Fargo” from a Blockbuster video store and later phoned to complain about the movie’s “brutal and completely unnecessary” scene in which Buscemi’s villainous Carl Showalter is ground to bits.

Sporting a glossy brown helmet of a wig, Buscemi-as-Kasich demanded to speak to mustachioed manager Colbert, who was busy feeding VHS tapes into a “cassette grinder” modeled after the film’s rusty wood chipper.

“I came in here yesterday looking for a movie to watch with my wife Karen, and you recommended I rent this garbage!” Buscemi fumed.

Kasich recently defended his choice to eat pizza with a fork.BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Kasich recently defended his choice to eat pizza with a fork.

“My wife and I looked at each other and thought, ‘What the heck are we watching here?’ It rubbed us in so many wrong ways,” he declared in a near-verbatim reading from Kasich’s book. “I demand that Blockbuster take this title off your shelves, or I swear that someday Blockbuster will be put out of business!”

Buscemi and Colbert also dedicated a good deal of the faux short film to ridiculing Kasich’s blow-by-blow account of the mundanities of renting a video from Blockbuster.

Buscemi's character disappears into a wood chipper in "Fargo."MovieClips/YouTube

Buscemi’s character disappears into a wood chipper in “Fargo.”

Unfortunately for the low-polling GOP contender, however, the story still ended with one character — this time the orange-sneakered Colbert — receding into the jaws of a wood chipper.

“Fargo” isn’t the only cultural institution Kasich has affronted recently — he raised eyebrows last week for his controversial decision to tackle a New York slice with a fork, a la Mayor de Blasio.

mjagannathan@nydailynews.com

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