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Old 07-03-2007, 04:53 PM   #1
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I've been watching Simpsons lately and I finally paid attention to the episode where Homer buys Snakes car. Well I noticed that it is a 67/68 convertible bird with a blower. We all know the TA was on Smokey and the Bandit but what other TV shows and Movies have the Infamous bird in it?
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Apu also owns a firebird which is shown during season seven - episode thirteen.
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that 70's show, kelso's brother has a trans am
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Apu also owns a firebird which is shown during season seven - episode thirteen.
Thats right it was a 3rd gen bird wasnt it? thats when he was living it up as a bachelor .
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oh yea, KITT was a trans am, lol sorry couldnt help it
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i was watching some movie the other day.. have no clue what it was. but it had kid rock in it. he was chasing some dude in another carm but kid rock was in like a 79 t/a. it was silver i think.
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Thats right it was a 3rd gen bird wasnt it? thats when he was living it up as a bachelor .

Apu has a red 2nd gen Trans Am, 77 or 78.

and the kid rock movie was Joe Dirt. i read about it somewhere....it was an all original 1979 10th aniversary pace car, with something like 1500 miles on it.
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i was watching some movie the other day.. have no clue what it was. but it had kid rock in it. he was chasing some dude in another carm but kid rock was in like a 79 t/a. it was silver i think.
I think you are talking about Joe Dirt. That is the only movie that I can think of kid rock is in and I think he does have a T/A. Joe Dirt gets a Hemi....
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I think someone in American Wedding had a 79 T/A.
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Thats right it was a 3rd gen bird wasnt it? thats when he was living it up as a bachelor .
Completely forgot about that episode. This was the one where President Bush moves next door to the Simpsons.
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I'll save us all time and just quote Wiki lol

* Two Firebirds appear in The Driver (1978): a gold '77 or '78 model that Ryan O'Neal uses for a bank getaway job, and a flame-decalled white '74 or '75 Trans Am driven by the bad guys in the final climactic chase sequence.
* In the movie Donnie Darko, Frank drives a second-generation Trans Am.
* In the James Garner TV series The Rockford Files Garner's character drove a gold Firebird Esprit, updated each year of the series.
* The Ponch character on 1970s television series CHiPs drove a gold 1973 Firebird while off-duty, which had a mix of Trans Am (hood and side heat extractors) and Formula (hood air intakes) features.
* Three black Firebird Trans Ams featured in the Smokey and the Bandit movies, each of the model year in which the film was made (1977, 1980 & 1983).
* Knight Rider featured a modified 1982 Trans Am to portray KITT (and its "evil twin," KARR). Over the course of the show's run, the cars were subtly updated with 1983 and 1984 models. A 1979 Firebird and a baby blue 1982 model briefly appeared in one episode.
* In the movie Alphabet City, Vincent Spano's character drives a 1983 CFI Automatic Daytona 500 Trans Am.
* In the movie McQ, John Wayne's character drives a Brewster Green 1973 Trans Am 455.
* In the movie Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Jeff Bridges's character steals a white 1973 Trans Am.
* In the road race film Cannonball (not Cannonball Run), David Carradine drives a 1970-72 Buccaneer Red Trans Am.
* Roy Scheider drove a black 1979 Trans Am in Blue Thunder. Steve McQueen rented an all black 1979 in The Hunter. And Sylvester Stallone in Rocky II also drove a black 1979 Trans Am.
* A Firebird Turbo Trans Am police car was seen in the movie Cannonball Run chasing a Lamborghini Countach.
* In The Simpsons Apu owns a red late-'70s Bandit-style Trans Am that you see in a few episodes. Snake, who has a habit of robbing Apu's Kwik-E-Mart, drives a 1968 Firebird that Homer purchases in a police auction in the episode Reality Bites. Coincidentally, Apu also drives a Firebird Trans-Am, a 2nd generation model with the "screaming eagle" on the hood.
* In An Innocent Man, Tom Selleck's character drives a black 1979-81 Firebird.
* A Trans Am was seen in the movie Corvette Summer starring Mark Hamill.
* In American Beauty, Kevin Spacey's character trades his Toyota Camry for a red 1970 Firebird Formula.
* In the movie Teen Wolf Too, Jason Bateman's character Todd Howard almost gets run over by a 3rd gen Trans Am.
* In the movie The Last Ride, a grey 2002 convertible model was featured.
* Daryl Hannah's character Elle Driver drives one in the movie Kill Bill 2. When filming ended, she bought the car which she rarely drives.
* The freeway chase scene in The Matrix Reloaded featured a first-generation coupe.
* Mark Wahlberg's character Melvin Smiley drives a yellow third-generation Formula in the movie The Big Hit.
* In Blur's music video "Parklife", a couple can be seen posing outside their house beside their white 1978 Trans Am with a "couple" decal at their sun visor area of their windscreen.
* Ryan Dunn drives a black 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in his show Homewrecker.
* Will Ferrell's character Frank "The Tank" Ricard is seen working on a red 1978 Trans Am and wearing a Firebird T-shirt in the movie Old School.
* A second-generation Firebird hits a character in the 2:00 AM episode of the first season of 24, and a blue second-generation coupe can be seen in a garage in the 2:00 PM episode.
* At least three different Firebirds can be seen throughout the three seasons of the TV series Roswell; a red second-generation Trans Am, a purple fourth-generation Trans Am, and a white fourth-generation coupe.
* Niobe drives a Firebird in the 2003 video game Enter the Matrix (the car is usable in the game as either her or Ghost).
* Daniel Desario drives a red 1970s Pontiac Firebird in several episodes of Freaks and Geeks.
* In the movie Dazed and Confused, Clint drives a 1974 model SD-455 Trans Ams.
* In the TV series The Transformers, Windcharger transforms into a Trans Am. However, in the cartoon, the character does not resemble the popular American car. On the other hand, his near-duplicate Tailgate resembles a third-generation Firebird with symmetrical Trans Am hood. Also Decepticon named Runamuck transforms into a white Trans Am.
* Adam Sandler's character Billy Madison drove a black Trans Am to high school in the movie Billy Madison.
* Villainous thugs used a red Trans-Am to get away from the airport parking garage in Big Trouble in Little China starring Kurt Russell.
* Dwight Schrute in NBC's The Office drives a 1987 Firebird GTA.
* In the book Key to the Golden Firebird by Maureen Johnson, a golden Firebird is a central part of the story.[1]
* In Shaker Run (1985), stars Cliff Robertson and Lisa Harrow drive a pink-and-black, right-hand-drive, third-generation Trans Am.
* Samir drives a third-generation Firebird in the opening sequence of Office Space.
* In the Nelson DeMille book The Charm School, minor character Gregory Fisher drives a Metallic Blue Trans Am (given the publication year it can be assumed to be a Third Generation) through Russia while on vacation. The Trans Am makes another appearance towards the end of the book as well.
* In the 1978 movie Hooper, Burt Reynolds drives a red and black Trans Am
* In the 1974 movie Gone in 60 Seconds, H.B. Halicki's personal black Trans Am was in the background.
* During the final chase sequence of The Italian Job (2003 film), Mark Wahlberg (Charlie) jumps over a third-generation coupe in a Mini.
* In the Degrassi High movie, School's Out, Joey Jeremiah is seen driving a 1980 Pontiac Firebird as his car.
* In the music video for his 2001 hit Ride Wit Me, rapper Nelly drives a Trans Am as the video pays homage to Smokey and the Bandit.
* In the Fox tv series Drive the character Rob Laird drives a 1979 Trans Am.
* In the 2001 movie Joe Dirt, Kid Rock's character Robby drives a late 2nd-Gen (1979?) silver Trans Am (not a slant six).
* In Spike TVs reality tv series "Bullrun", the red 2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6 is featured in the races,. which later wins.
* American Pie - Wedding(aka American pie 3) Steve Stiffer drives a black late 70s 2nd-gen
* In the 2000 movie Gone in Sixty Seconds, Giovanni Ribisi's character Kip drives a red/maroon 3rd gen Formula (tear-drop hood, but no sport spoiler).



I watched Bull Run and was quite happy the Dad and Daughter driving the Firebird won. When it was just 3 people left, I sadly didn't think they'd make it either. They had trans problems on the highway, but dad managed to fix it. Blew a line :S
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in the new movie "i now pronounce you Chuck and Larry" with Adam Sandler and Kevin James, Adam's character drives a 98-2002 WS.6....saw it in the preview yesterday when i went to see Transformers.
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One of the characters in the short-lived "X-Files" spin-off entitled "The Lone Gunmen" drove a NBM Fourth-Gen WS6 'bird. The character was "Jimmy Bond" (Stephen Snedden).
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man thats alot of references on Wiki Formula.

Man I wish they had never canceled x-files
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wasn't there a red trans am in the movie Old School
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A trans am with a blower was on that movie the wraith
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kid rocks character from Joe Dirt drives one
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Also in "The Hitcher" the nutcase drives a smokey and the bandit in a chase seen.

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wasn't there a red trans am in the movie Old School

oh yea Billy Madison has a 79 Black and Gold TA too
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Saw a 98-02 Trans Am on Cheaters today LOL
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