Study Guide

The Big Lebowski Scene 6

Scene 6

Scene 6

  • The Dude and his friends are back at the bowling alley.
  • Walter, in usual Walter fashion, has brought his ex-wife's Pomeranian dog in a carrier and is quoting founder of the Zionist movement Theodor Herzl: "If you will it, it is no dream."
  • Referring to bowling a strike, of course, not establishing a Jewish homeland in the Middle East.
  • Another bowler, Smokey, steps over the line, and Walter freaks out and calls a foul.
  • Smokey calls BS, which gets Walter really upset: he pulls a pistol from his bag and assures Smokey that he's "entering a world of pain."
  • This is bowling. Rules are rules.
  • Shocked that Walter is this unhinged, Smokey backs down.