|“||What's she wearing now? Come back. Hey, you got peanut butter or somethin' in your ears? Tell me what that girl's got on. Her mind!||„|
|~ Cledus to the Bandit|
Cledus "Snowman" Snow was a supporting protagonist in the movies Smokey and the Bandit and Smokey and the Bandit II. He was the protagonist of Smokey and the Bandit III.
He was portrayed by the late Jerry Reed.
An Atlanta area truck driver, Cledus was married to Waynette and had several children with her. He also had a dog named Fred. Cledus was a friend of Bandit Darville, and spent time in jail, which Waynette blamed the Bandit for.
Smokey and the Bandit
After agreeing to haul a load of Coors from Texarkana to Atlanta for Big Enos and Little Enos Burdette, Bandit recruited Cledus to drive the semi that would haul the beer back to Atlanta, which at the time was illegal since Coors beer was not sold east of Texas. During their legendary run, Cledus drove the semi while Bandit drove the Trans-Am that served as the blocker.
While able to make the run to Texas fairly trouble-free, on the return trip Bandit picked up a young woman named Carrie, and attracted the attention of Texas County-Mountie Buford T. Justice. With Bandit attracting an increasing amount of law enforcement attention, Cledus was able to travel through the southeast fairly undetected.
Approaching Atlanta, the law enforcement resistance stiffened to the point where Bandit was ready to throw in the towel and surrender. When Bandit told Cledus that it was Bandit they were after and that law enforcement didn't know that Cledus even existed, Cledus introduced them to the police by ramming his way through the barricade and completing the delivery of beer within the 28 hours allowed by the Burdettes.
Cledus then accompanied Bandit and Carrie up to Boston to pick up some clam chowder for Little Enos.
Smokey and the Bandit II
A few years after the legendary beer run, Cledus was divorced and making a living on the truck rodeo circuit. He was approached by the Burdettes to recruit the Bandit to make another run, this time delivering an elephant to the GOP convention in Texas. At first eager to make another run, when he learned the elephant was pregnant he refused to endanger the lives of the elephant or her calf by completing the run, and was able to finally convince Bandit to give up on the run as well.
Smokey and the Bandit III
Now disgusted with the original Bandit, the Burdettes recruited Cledus to drive the Trans-Am for them in their plan to stop Sheriff Justice from driving to their new seafood restaurant.