Smokey and the Bandit inspired numerous trucking films and it was great to see The Walking Dead pay homage to the classic movie. Richard and Daryl were seen hiding from the Saviors and ended up fighting about Carol. The truck that they were ducking behind was the truck from Smokey and the Bandit.
|Smokey And The Bandit Truck Trailer Semi TWD|
Smokey and the bandit rig on @WalkingDead_AMC #TheWalkingDead #smokeyandthebandit pic.twitter.com/B90LuRBsdK— Richard Lombardi (@LombardiRich) February 20, 2017
Like the person in the following tweet, I knew I had seen the truck somewhere. Smokey and the Bandit was one of 1977's most popular films. Star Wars is the only movie that earned more money in 1977.
I KNEW that rig they were fighting next to looked familiar: it's from Smokey & The Bandit! #TheWalkingDead @WalkingDead_AMC #TWD pic.twitter.com/8JllHLdd7n— Marc (@marclaw69) February 20, 2017
The Walking Dead's Easter Eggs are always great. While the series rarely pays homage to action comedies, Smokey and the Bandit is a perfect exception.
What?! #TheWalkingDead showing SnowMan's trailer from Smokey & the Bandit! @WalkingDead_AMC @AMCTalkingDead pic.twitter.com/3o4s7LFp1S— David Mitchell™ (@CoachDaveMitch) February 20, 2017
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