Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: As Buford meets up with his brothers Gaylord and Reginald for the first time in twenty years, the first thing he does is take a picture before getting down to business.
It could be argued pretty well that Parts 2 and 3 fight for a distant second place while the first movie enjoys an undisputed first place. Though the second gets some slack off of it for at least having Burt and Sally in the film and a pretty good climax to boot.
Buford and Junior are chasing the Bandit, until they come across an I-beam. You'd Expect: Buford and Junior to follow the Bandit's lead, and turn right. Instead: "Duck, or you gonna be talkin' out of your ass!" Sure, they do just that, but... The Result: ...Buford's police car become an Instant Convertible, when it could've been avoided. Then again, we wouldn't have had this gem:
Junior: Daddy, the top came off!
Buford: No shit.
"Why didn't you have your gun loaded?!"
"When I put bullets in it, Daddy, it gets too heavy."