Oct 14, 2020
Road House (1989) (part 5 of 15)
Now it’s daytime at a used car dealership called Big ‘T’ Auto Sales. (No, not that Big T.) Inside an office is your typical used car salesman type—in fact, I have to wonder if this actor, whoever he is, plays anything besides used car salesman. The guy eats a grilled cheese as he watches, of all things, The Patty Duke Show. And I’m guessing that’s another joke I’m just not getting. This movie has a few of those.
The guy sees Dalton on his lot, checking out a big Buick. It might even be a great Buick, like this graffiti I saw once said. And some cursory research reveals that this is, in fact, a 1965 Buick Riviera.
The salesman runs out to greet Dalton, and the guy is strangely proud that the car actually runs. Dalton is particularly interested in the car’s mechanical headlight covers, and the salesman reaches inside the car to show them off. It looks like motorized headlight shields are quite the selling point, because Dalton simply lights a cigarette and says, “I’ll take it.” Wait; Don’t try to figure out the joke just yet. There’s more.