East Bound And Down With ‘Smokey And The Bandit’

About this episode

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8cvxe-1419fce

“We’ve got a long way to go, and a short time to get there, I’m east bound, just watch ol’ “Bandit” run…”

If these famous lyrics bring to your mind images of a black 1977 Trans Am, a smirking Burt Reynolds, and an easy-going trucker whose favorite traveling companion is his Basset Hound Fred, this is the episode for you!

This week Candy and Ashley invite you to ride along as they take a trip back to 1977’s wildly popular film ‘Smokey and the Bandit.’ Characterized as both an action/adventure and also a buddy film, ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ is credited for causing a huge explosion in Pontiac Trans Am sales, spreading the CB radio craze, and paving the way for shows such as ‘The Dukes of Hazzard.’

So put your ears on and catch this fun episode that covers everything from the inspiration behind the plot of ‘Smokey and the Bandit,’ to the relationship between Burt Reynolds and Sally Field, to the changes Jackie Gleason brought to the movie, to a weeklong event called the Bandit Run that has occurred annually since 2007 in honor of the film. 

Can we hear a big 10-4?

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Extra Music Used (Not Josh Martin)

“East Bound and Down” Karaoke Track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCOVqEGiiWU

“Jethro on the Run” -Downloaded from www.FreePd.com (no composer listed)



#SummerRoadTrips #SmokeyandtheBandit #BurtReynolds #RoadTrip #Bandit #Snowman #SallyField #JerryReed #JackieGleason #70s #CB #LongHaulTrucker #EastBoundandDown #Film #Movie #Blockbuster #BanditRun 

Show Notes for Episode 92!

Sources:

https://www.amazon.com/My-Life-Burt-Reynolds/dp/0786861304/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2JKXP718SAOJ&keywords=burt+reynolds+autobiography&qid=1686603291&sprefix=burt+reynolds+auto%2Caps%2C153&sr=8-2

Bandit Run Facebook page

https://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/22661/smokey-and-the-bandit#overview

https://www.topspeed.com/cars/guides/everything-you-should-know-about-the-the-trans-am-from-smokey-and-the-bandit/#what-car-was-used-in-smokey-and-the-bandit

https://www.businessinsider.com/the-bandit-smokey-and-the-bandit-making-of-2016-7

https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/2022/apr/07/bandit-and-texarkana-still-linked-after-45-years/

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/80484/13-fast-facts-about-smokey-and-bandit

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-24759920

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076729/trivia/

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/a23100864/sally-field-burt-reynolds-relationship-memoir/

Extra Music Used (Not Josh Martin)
“East Bound and Down” Karaoke Track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCOVqEGiiWU

Jethro on the Run -Downloaded from www.FreePd.com (no composer listed)

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