Burstyn plays it straight
Posted by Pugeye on January 24, 2021, 9:58 am, in reply to "Re: That clip
but the dialogue ("a better tipper"???) indicates that Todd is fully aware of the inherent silliness of the scene and is taking the piss out of both the audience and himself. It completely aligns with the type of shit he's done in his last few films- he has a mischievous, borderline cruel streak. He seems to reset the success of "Dollhouse" and the hope/expectation that he'll make something else along those lines, if he even has that in him.