If you’re not watching the FX drama Fargo, allow me to suggest that you jump the fuck on that; I don’t think there’s anything better on TV right now. The new season is a self-contained story, with only slight crossovers with the first season or the original Coen Brothers movie, so you can go into watching it cold. But showrunner Noah Hawley likes to put in subtle nods to the Coen Brothers’ filmography, and he recently got Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy to help him on one of those.
As the International Business Times reports, Monday night’s episode featured Tweedy covering “Let’s Find Each Other Tonight,” a song from the Puerto Rican singer and guitarist José Feliciano. Feliciano actually appeared in Coen Brothers’ original Fargo, performing the very same song. Hawley says, “I got it into my head that would be something interesting to play around with in our flirtation with the Coens’ body of work.” And it wasn’t hard to convince Tweedy to help; he was a fan of the show’s first season. But Hawley also tried to get Tweedy to cover the Eagles’ “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” and Tweedy passed, since he doesn’t like the Eagles. We can only hope that this conversation looked like the taxicab scene from The Great Lebowski.