Joel Coen has commented “We have an uncanny ability to make birds do what we want them to do.”2. According to Joel Coen, “'Fargo' seemed a more evocative title than ‘Brainerd’” and that’s the only reason why they chose the North Dakota city for the title. Because The Dude was written for Jeff Bridges, who was busy shooting another movie, Fargo ended up getting made first. Ethan Coen, Frances McDormand, and Joel Coen celebrate their Oscar wins for Fargo in 1997. However, FX’s take on the Coen Brothers classic actually marks the second major attempt to adapt Fargo for the small screen.