3. The Flying Car
No matter how much men grow up, there’s always an immature bozo somewhere deep inside us. We know it’s ridiculous. When the kids are around, most of us do everything we can to hide it, but occasionally, it comes out, which is why it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Clark is very proud of how far he jumped his car. Standing atop his trashed automobile like a conquering hero, he proudly repeats Rusty’s 50 Yards claim and basks in the idea of bragging about that feat later.

The car jump is also a great insight into Clark’s eternal optimism. His vehicle is broken. His family is pissed off. He knows he must walk through the sand an unknown number of miles to get help, and yet, he’s still extremely pleased with himself. It’s idiotic, and it’s also what makes him loveable.

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