How BUFORD T. JUSTICE (Jackie Gleason) spoke in code to his assistant while on SMOKEY & THE BANDIT!
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I was talking to my oldest the other day about movies, shoot we talk about movies or TV shows every time I see him, and that might be why I watched this video. It caught my eye with the 'spoke in code' phrase in the title. I was imagining Jackie was doing this while they were filming and I am wondering how could he be doing any speaking that wasn't in the script and not get in trouble for it? Okay he's Jackie Gleason, even if he did screw up, the most he might earn from the director would be a scowl and they just shoot the scene again. But hey, he's Jackie Gleason, and Jackie's a smart guy. If anyone could do this he would be the one. Now I'm speculating on how he could do this, could he be substituting words in his lines, or maybe just changing the pronunciation with inflection, accent or slurring? Alas, nothing so esoteric, he was simply using 'hamburger' for 'vodka' when he asked his assistant to get him drink. It shows up about halfway through the video for maybe 30 seconds. Its clickbait, basically. And yeah, it worked.