My wife and I just watched Smokey and the Bandit for the first time this past weekend. I of course did play with several Firebird and Camaro t-top toy cars when I was a boy, so I knew what movie I was watching immediately (we missed the intro).
Apparently Burt Reynolds was never popular in french-canada. My wife had never heard of the movie or him. Strange.
What’s wrong with the del Sol? I loved cruising in both the 914 and the del Sol. Very comfortable cars to drive. I actually didn’t race until I got my Focus. That sounds stranger than not recognizing Smokey and the Bandit…
Kuchinsky: Even better than three threads in one. This thread is in general DESIGN discussion, not off-topic. Yet, we’ve managed to not mention design (other than in usernames, duh) through four pages! If deez chimes in, I’m sure we can make it to five! Yah!
There is a commercial for Future Shop (a Canadian electronics store) out right now that cracks me up. Its a chinese guy that runs up to the TV sales guy dressed up like Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit and says something along the lines of:
Burt wannabe: “Where can I find The Burt in HD”?
Clerk: “The Burt”
Burt wannabe: “You know, The Burt. Smokey and the Bandit.”
Clerk: "Right. Well we can set you up with an HD DVD, Widescreen TV and Surround Sound system.
Burt wannabe: “Will that make The Burt look bigger?”
Clerk: “Ya, it’ll sound better too”
Burt wannabe: “Ya? How’s that?”
Clerk rubs his fingers across the Burt wannabe’s mustache and it gives off a deep bass sound like fingers rubbing across a microphone.
seen the commercial and it was exactly what i was thinking when i saw somkey come up in this thread. did you transcribe it from memory (effective commercial i suppose), or watch again with a pen and paper?