In one scene, after the Dude has had a particularly bad evening of being drugged and then assaulted with a coffee mug, he ends up in a cab. The radio is blasting "Peaceful Easy Feeling" by The Eagles.
He asks the cabbie to change the station. "I had a rough night and I hate the f-ing Eagles!" Irate, the cabbie stops his car and throws the Dude out for this Eagles slight.
Bridges later said in interviews that anytime he ran into Glenn Frey at parties Frey would get in his face about it "bust my chops and make me squirm a little bit," said Bridges.
The Eagles — or at least Frey— had a "punch-em-on-sight list of critics who hated us," he once said.
You’d think that he could channel the Dude and say, "Hey, take it easy."