What’s most striking about [Smalls], however, is that he has a sort of brother in H.I. McDonnough, the hero of Raising Arizona. Opposites but equals, both sport a tattoo of a bird often mistaken for Woody Woodpecker but actually the logo for an auto parts manufacturer, the obscurity of which only serves to strengthen their bond. Their ways of life are vastly different, but they’ve one important commonality: both know what it means to be alone. When (spoilers herein) H.I. realizes he’s bested Smalls in their climactic battle, it isn’t with a sense of triumph. Instead, he tells him he’s sorry—and means it.
both sport a tattoo of a bird often mistaken for Woody Woodpecker but actually the logo for an auto parts manufacturer
It isn't that Smalls is a brother to H.I. - he's his FATHER.
You go right back up there and get me a toddler!
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