Ah, the humble diner: It’s a cultural institution, a home away from home, a place where the eggs always look on the sunny side of life. It’s the one restaurant in every town where you can order up a side of friendship or anonymity, and extra syrup too. This week, you’ll be reading so many astounding, heartfelt essays about our close personal connection to the diners in our lives, but today, we’re here to ask perhaps the most profound question of all: What famous cinematic diner are you?
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This quiz would have been suspect had I gotten anything but Luke’s – luckily I didn’t!
My only complaint – poutine was never an answer option! I guess that’s because none of these pop culture diners are located in. Canada. But most of my diner memories are wandering in drunk at 2am with a bunch of friends after the bar closes and ordering a poutine the size of my head.
omg arvan! being a lowly US-ian, I had no idea poutine, which I have only had a a “fancy” pub, was a diner food! What a joy.
Poutine is definitely a diner food here.
Especially an after hours diner food to the extent that i have lived in a town that had not one, not two, but THREE diners who would close around 1 to 2pm then re-open at 11pm to 3am to get all the drunk people walking home at night and see them open and go OH MY GOD!!!! POUTINE!!!!
One was extra dedicated to this and had huge comfy chairs and couches which they let people pass out on for awhile.
Cafe Tropical, from Schitt’s Creek!
Got the Double R diner from Twin Peaks! May have intentionally rigged my answers with a slice of cherry pie and murder. :P I think you can still go to the diner in North Bend that was used for the Double R shots!
Jack Rabbit Slim’s from Pulp Fiction! my only complaint is that there’s no option for ‘100% tip and a smile to the overworked and underpaid waitress who’s kept your coffee topped up all afternoon’
Liberty Diner from Queer as Folk! 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈
Double R Diner. As an older trans woman, I will admit Twin Peaks was hugely influential on my 12 year old just learning I was a woman self. Denise Bryson, ahead of her time.
Liberty Diner, from Queer As Folk!
I’ve never set foot in a diner in my life, but hey this makes it easier not to skew the result a certain way, right?
Liberty Diner. Sadly, “Lacey to Deb’s Cagney” is lost on me.
lol! on queer as folk (us 1999), sharon gless played Debbie Novotny, Michael’s mom and everyone’s favorite bewigged waitress at Liberty Diner. Decades before, she played half of a lady crimefighting duo in Cagney & Lacey (1982).
The diner where Denise comes out to her mom on Master of None should be on here I think.
I have also never seen Twin Peaks, but that didn’t stop me from getting it both times I took this. I am a fan of cherry pie.
“You’re ice-cream colored and full of teenagers with dreams. Dreams for beauty school, dreams for graduation, dreams for cars…but mostly, dreams for going steady. The hormones are louder than a T-bird in here!”
I am, apparently, the Frosty Palace from Grease 😂
What’s the Frances McDormand reference for Twin Peaks?
OH NO KATIE I WAS THINKING OF FARGO, IN MY HEAD THEY’RE SIMILAR because I was very small when both of them came out 😭
Haha that makes sense! I was confused because I thought I had missed something in Twin Peaks, and I didn’t know how that could be!
I love a quiz and a diner. But this felt really white and othering.
Pleasantly surprised bc I never chose any waffle related answers!
JJ’s Diner! Love me some Parks and Rec
I’m Luke’s Diner! I can’t think of a greater compliment than, ‘You’ve got the soul of a hardware store’