The German truck lightly taps the back of a Ford Pinto, and it explodes. This clip illustrates the poor design of the Ford Pinto vehicle. Ford Motor Company chose not to fix the Pinto's flaws because it was cheaper to pay for the cost of settlements for deaths, injuries, and vehicle burnouts.
Eddy starts a summer BBQ shop in order to make some money. However, it isn't summertime; he artificially creates summer conditions in the cul-de-sac to fool everyone. He does this so that he can continue his scams.