In the Zombieland franchise, whenever it's Tallahassee who picks out the gang's ride, he spray-paints the number 3 on its front doors. This dates all the way back to the Caddy SUV he was driving when Columbus first met him. Has the purpose of this been canonically explained?


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The writer(s) were/are fans of Dale Earnhardt:

Earnhardt drove the No. 3 car for the majority of his career,


Fans began honoring Earnhardt by holding three fingers aloft on the third lap of every race,

So, it's an honor to the late legendary race car driver.

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    Additionally, it lends to Tallahassee's character that he's a fan of NASCAR. Feb 24, 2020 at 13:36
  • @JohnnyBones heh, thanks. I didn't watch the TV show, just used my Google skills to give the answer. Can I add your comment to the answer, or do you want to post it as new answer that elaborates on this one? :) Feb 24, 2020 at 13:41
  • It was actually a movie. ;-) I think it stands fine as a comment. Feb 24, 2020 at 13:47

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