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Scut Farkus is the main antagonist of the 1983 film A Christmas Story.

Background

Personality

Ruthless, violent, cruel, provocative, and sadistic, Scut Farkus thinks nothing of tormenting and harassing Ralphie Parker, his brother Randy, and their friends, Flick and Schwartz. He and his buddy Grover Dill frequently chase them throughout the movie.

Physical appearances

Appearance

In A Christmas Story

Although the main villain, his role in the film was rather small. Scut first appears when Ralphie, Flick, Schwartz, and Randy are walking and he laughs at them. He pushes Randy down and scares Ralphie and his friends by acting like a bear or a monster. They run into Scut's toadie Grover Dill, who brings them back to Scut Farkus. Scut grabs Schwartz and makes him say "uncle" and pushes him away. Grover then scares them away. Grover then gives Scut a friendly punch, with Scut punching him back. Later in the movie he chases after Ralphie and his friends in fast motion. After school he again chases Ralphie and his friends in fast motion.

Later, before school, he scares Ralphie and his friends, and Grover tells Ralphie to come to them, presumably to beat him up. Ralphie and Schwartz run off, leaving Flick, who Scut makes say "uncle". After school Scut hits Ralphie with a snowball and tells him that when he tells Ralphie to come, he better come. Ralphie starts crying, and Scut calls him a crybaby, mocking his crying and laughing nastily.

Ralphie, having had enough of Scut and his bullying (as well as an overall bad few days in general), finally snaps and charges angrily at Scut, tackling him to the ground. Ralphie proceeds to beat up Scut in a blind fury (which present-day Ralphie, who narrates the film, describes as saying that "a fuse blew" and he had gone "out of his skull.") When Grover tries to help Scut, Ralphie punches him, and Grover runs away, saying he was gonna tell his dad. The other kids come and watch, and Randy, Schwartz, and Flick squeeze through the fence to get a better look. Randy takes Ralphie's glasses, which had fallen off, and runs to get their mom. While fighting him, Ralphie starts swearing non-stop, shocking the other kids. Randy comes with their mom, who pulls Ralphie off of Scut. After they leave, a humiliated Scut gets up (now with a bloody nose and a loss of pride, and possibly his dignity) and Schwartz and Flick walk away. Scut is seen watching them walk away and crying. However he makes no more appearances in the film and his fate remains unknown after this.

In My Summer Story (theatrically known as 'It Runs in the Family)

In the sequel, a new bully takes Scut Farkus' place as the top bully.

Gallery

Trivia


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Media

A Christmas Story | My Summer's Story | A Christmas Story 2

Characters

Ralphie Parker | Randy Parker | Mrs. Parker | Mr. Parker | Flick | Schwartz | Scut Farkus | Grover Dill| Miss Shields | Santa Claus

Songs

Deck the Halls


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