RV’s have been a famous choice of transportation for characters in many TV shows and movies. Here are some RVs from television shows and movies that were used for a lot more than cooking meth.
In Brad Bird‘s 2004 (Yes, it’s nearly been a decade) masterpiece, The Incredibles, the family is in an RV that’s anchored to a huge ship by Mrs. Incredible. As they drive to the city, they prepare for a rough landing. Mrs. Incredible lets go, the RV freefalls into the city, lands on the interstate, dodges cars, hits the brakes, goes sideways, rolls about 20 times, then lands perfectly in a parking spot.
In the less-than-stellar followup to 2000’s Meet the Parents, Gaylord Focker (Ben Stiller) and Jack Byrnes (Robert DeNiro) pack everyone up and go to, as the title suggests, Meet the Fockers. The majority of the movie revolves around Jack’s RV, which is how they travel to meet his family.
In this disaster of a film frontlined by Robin Williams, the entire family goes across the country on vacation. The film is about all of their wacky shenanigans on the way to get there. Actors commonly have missteps in their career, and this is a notable one in Robin Williams’ career.
Fueled by the fear surrounding the supposed end of the world that was supposed to happen in 2012, this film is about Jackson Curtis (named after the director’s favorite musician 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson), his family, and their desire to escape the impending end of the world. At one point, they use the RV to escape an earthquake or something else completely ridiculous. It’s a fun, albeit long, film.
Currently captivating the audience worldwide, the RV is the main way for Rick and his crew to travel — early on, anyway. The RV helps them travel to Atlanta, where they visit the CDC. Who can forget, in season two, when Andrea is in the RV and a walker pops in? She kills it by stabbing it in the eye with a screwdriver. The RV is unfortunately abandoned a few episodes later.
Back from the days when Miley Cyrus was cute, innocent, and didn’t have something wrong with her tongue, this Disney film had Bolt going across the land to be reunited with his owner. The RV was used as Bolt’s trailer.
If you somehow managed to make it through the intro without shedding a tear (don’t pretend it didn’t tug at your heartstrings), you were treated to an extremely entertaining movie. In this film, the RV was used by Charles Muntz. I always thought it was kind of weird. Charles Muntz was an adult when Carl was young, but when Carl grew older and ran into Charles (who, realistically, should have been dead by that point), Charles looked younger than Carl.
This film, which stars everyone’s favorite zombie killing duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, sees two comic nerds traveling across the country run into an alien outside of Area 51, which is voiced by Seth Rogen. They struggle to hide him from various agencies that are after them, eventually reaching the Devils Tower National Monument, where .. well, I don’t want to spoil it, just watch the movie, it’s brilliant. It should be available on demand, so if you have Verizon fios, check it out!
A personal favorite holiday movie, everyone knows the infamous (gross) Uncle Eddie, who arrives in a broken down RV. Everyone has their own personal favorite scene in this movie, whether it’s Aunt Bethany wrapping up her cat, the same cat getting blown up by the lights, Clark’s “Jello of the month” reaction speech, or when he finally lights the house up.
Who can forget about A Goofy Movie? This is one of the staples of my childhood. Goofy wants to take his son, Max, on a cross country trip. They’re out camping when Pete and his son, PJ, show up in an extremely fancy RV that values absolutely nothing about the outdoor life. There’s an entertainment center, a basketball court, a bowling lane, a hot tub, and a lot of other ridiculously crazy upgrades.
Breaking Bad is far from the only show that features an RV, and it definitely won’t be the last. This isn’t even a small percentage of all the shows and films that feature an RV. Can you think of any others?