YMMV / Smokey and the Bandit

  • 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.
    Buford: Son, you'll always be my tick turd.
  • Ear Worm: Oh Lord, the Theme Tune. It has banjos.
  • First Installment Wins: The sequels didn't do too well, nor are they remembered.
  • Ham and Cheese: Jackie Gleason as Sheriff Buford T. Justice.
  • Ho Yay: Possibly from Buford to Bandit in their first encounter in Part II.
    Buford: Hello, you handsome sumbitch.
    Buford: If you make one move, I'll put a hole right between those gorgeous brown eyes.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Most likely the final battle with trucks and police cars in Smokey and the Bandit II. Especially considering when they threw in an elephant in that movie.
    • Jackie Gleason is arguably this for Part III.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Tough-as-nails, wise-crackingly Faux Affably Evil, Deadpan Snarker terrorist Carla (who fought Jean-Claude Van Damme in the penguin suit) was the nymphomaniacal Tina in Part III.
  • Sequelitis: The third film. Some reviewers even felt this way towards the second film due to It's the Same, Now It Sucks!.
    • 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.
  • What an Idiot!: Has a few of these.
    • 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."