Whether you loved or hated the “True Blood” series finale, most fans can’t stop talking about the hilarious scene of Eric bobbing his head while driving. But was that light-hearted scene simply used to add some laughter to the final episode -- or was actor Alexander Skårsgard paying tribute to his “Zoolander” character, Meekus?
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! Do NOT continue reading unless you want to find out some major plot lines from the “True Blood” series finale.
For those who missed the finale or don’t remember it, the car scene in question occurred after Eric killed Mr. Gus. The head of the Tru Blood Beverage Company chased after Sarah Newlin (his walking money bag) through a narrow tunnel in the basement of Fangtasia. Eric decided he was tired of playing nice with Mr. Gus and chose to eliminate him from the equation once and for all -- by burning him alive in the tunnel.
The death of Mr. Gus and the Yakuza on hand at Fangtasia only solved part of Eric’s problem, though. Mr. Gus had still sent some members of the Yakuza over to Sookie’s house to silence her before she could tell anyone about the cure for Hep-V. Eric flew over to Sookie’s house and offered his condolences to the men who had just arrived. In a matter of moments, Eric managed to kill the men, stuff them into the backseats of their souped-up cars and drive off before Sookie even realized that a hit had been ordered on her. The final moments showed Eric bobbing his head while blasting techno music from the car full of bodies.
But how is Eric’s gruesome act possibly connected to the 2001 Ben Stiller movie, “Zoolander”? Skårsgard had a small part in the movie as Meekus, one of Derek Zoolander’s (Stiller) male model roommates. In the movie, Alexander Skårsgard’s character can be seen driving with Derek, Rufus (Asio Highsmith) and Brint (Alexandre Manning) while enjoying some orange mocha frappuccinos. As they’re cruising through the streets, the four men are bopping along to the Wham! song, “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.”
Check out GIFS of Skårsgard’s “True Blood” car scene with Eric and compare it to Meekus’ “Zoolander” car ride:
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