AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Hammy the Squirrel: Can I be the car?
Bucky: I wanna be the car!
Spike: I’m the car. You be the shoe.
Bucky: The shoe is lame.
Lou: Why don’t you be that snazzy-looking iron there?
RJ: Hey! It’s not important. Besides, I’m the car. I’m always the car.
—FROM THE MOVIE OVER THE HEDGE, 2006
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