In Men In Black 2, agent J neuralizes Newton, played by David Cross, telling him to take his girlfriend to Cambodia. When Newton gets up from the couch, he is holding a shovel. Does anyone know why? Maybe something from the deleted scenes?
I always assumed it was an homage to this scene from Pyscho 2
"Are you sure you wouldn't like a sandwich?"
Then walks behind his mother, picks up a shovel and . . .
. . . violently hits her over the head with it, killing her
Contains graphic violence
Shovel scene from Psycho 2
Update: Also, I don't think the shovel is a response to Ks injunction to "bring her to cambodia". It's a response to "move your bum ass out of your moms house", which Newton reads as "stop living with your mother". My two cents.
Ok. So, I know this is a ridiculously late response... But I just happened to stumble upon this post.
I do have a slightly less morbid explanation for the shovel, though. And, for posterity's sake, I would like to put in my two cents.
When I was a kid I used to dig holes in the sandbox. My parents would jokingly ask me, "Are you trying to dig a hole to China?" I am guessing that this was a common joke, because I seem to remember cartoons using it as well. (I even vaguely remember an episode of 'The Adams Family' where one of the kids does this)
Well, Cambodia is in Asia... basically on the other side of the world. I think that he was simply calling for his mother to tell her that he was moving out. And the shovel is how he was going to get to Cambodia.
...Extremely silly, I know. But, it is a LOT less morbid than killing his mother.