Fox and His Friends

I’ve always thought the title of the FOXNews morning fluff show “Fox & Friends” was a little odd. Something about it was familiar but then again it seemed somehow syntactically off. Then I ran across the 1970 Rainer Werner Fassbinder film “Fox and His Friends” and I realized the image the show is attempting to elicit. Here’s the description from NetFlix:

Fox and His FriendsFox is an earnest circus worker who loses his job when his lover is arrested for tax fraud. Needing cash for his weekly lottery ticket, Fox lets himself be picked up by an elegant older man named Max. But when Fox wins big money in the lottery, Max’s friends suddenly become Fox’s “friends” … and before long, a charming man named Eugen seduces Fox and fleeces him of his newfound money.