HBO Steals The Title Of One Of My Favorite Songs

Dan Gibson | January 13, 2009 11:30 am
As someone who really enjoyed the martial arts farce The Foot Fist Way, the news that the film’s masterminds (including the movie’s star, Danny McBride) have a new HBO show called Eastbound And Down was exciting. Finally, the pay-cable comedy series focused on the world of trucking that I’ve waited my entire life for. And clearly the title is a tribute to the late Jerry Reed’s single originating from his co-starring role in Smokey And The Bandit. Unfortunately, in a heartbreaking move, the show has absolutely nothing to do with trucking as far as I can tell; it focuses on something about a baseball player becoming a P.E. teacher. But hey, any excuse to post one of the greatest songs about interstate trucking, I suppose. [New York Observer]