This is the single best scene in Robert Altman‘s California Split. The funniest, I mean. The most intoxicating, the most mirthful. I’ve watched it many, many times and have never failed to laugh, or at least break out in a big grin. Which makes it more than just just “funny.” The only unfortunate aspect is this crummy looking cropped video, which I copied from If anyone has a decent embed code of this scene (i.e., preserving the original 2.35 to 1 aspect ratio), please send along.