The ‘Shrek 2’ Scene Inspired by OJ Simpson’s Famous Car Chase You May Have Missed

OJ SimpsonThe infamous Ford Bronco car chase is one of the most talked about events to date, but did you know that it influenced a scene in the 2004 film “Shrek 2?”

As you know, on June 17, 1994, OJ Simpson was followed by police cars for almost two hours while he was driven in a white Ford Bronco by his friend. The old NFL The player was sitting in the back of the car with a gun pointed at his head.

The pursuit ended at Simpsonat his home, where he was taken into custody.

OJ Simpson’s Infamous White Ford Bronco Car Chase

On June 17, 1994, Simpson was scheduled to turn himself in to the Los Angeles Police Department following the double homicide of his ex-wife and her friend. Instead, he fled in a white Ford Bronco driven by his friend, Al Cowlingsleading to a low-speed chase, an event broadcast live on television.

Simpson had a gun pointed at his head in the back seat and spoke to officers periodically throughout the chase. Eventually, Cowlings drove the Ford Bronco to Simpson’s home in Brentwood, where Simpson turned himself in to police.

But many people often forget that this infamous event was referenced in the popular DreamWorks film, “Shrek 2.”

Watch the “Shrek 2” scene below

During one scene in “Shrek 2,” viewers watch the gingerbread man sitting at home watching television. “Tonight on ‘Knights’ we have a white bronco heading east into the forest,” the news anchor is heard saying on television as the news shows Shrek, in human form, riding a donkey, which has transformed into a white horse, through the woods as police sirens blare.

Shrek and Donkey are eventually apprehended by several armored men, their weapons drawn. The donkey can be heard shouting “police brutality, police brutality” as they hold him down.

They end up in police custody. This is obviously a reference to the infamous OJ Simpson chase.

“OJ Simpson’s only good contribution” influenced the scene of “Shrek 2”


On Thursday, April 11, news broke that Simpson had died on April 10 after a battle with prostate cancer. After learning of Simpson’s death, many took to social media to comment on the news.

While many claim Simpson will go to hell, others focus on the “Shrek 2” scene.

One X user wrote: “OJ Simpson’s only good contribution to the world was giving us that funny reference in ‘Shrek 2’.”

Another said: “Wow, OJ Simpson died, and I was watching Shrek 2 non-stop and laughing a lot at the scene based on him last week.”

A third added: “My favorite OJ Simpson memory was watching ‘Shrek 2’ in the theater and seeing my mom bend over to explain the White Bronco joke.”

Transcript between OJ Simpson and police officer during car chase released


CNN obtained a transcript of phone calls made between Detective Tom Lange and OJ Simpson as he tried to convince the former NFL player to turn himself in.

Simpson is heard asking Lange to let him go home, which Lange agreed to, but first he wanted Simpson to throw the gun he was holding to his head out the window. “We’re going to do this. Just throw the gun out the window,” Lange tells Simpson, who responds, “I can’t do that.”

“We’re not going to bother you. We’re going to let you ride (home),” Lange told the former NFL player as the car chase continued. “Just throw (the gun) out the window. Please. You’re scaring everyone.”

Later in the phone call, Lange told Simpson: “Don’t do this. (Your kids) love you. Don’t do it, OJ. It’ll work itself out. It’ll work out. It’ll be okay walk. You’ “You’re listening to me, I know you’re listening, and you’re thinking about your children right now, aren’t you?”

A look back at the life of OJ Simpson


As you may know, OJ’s claim to fame was as a running back in the NFL, where he spent most of his career with the Buffalo Bills. He was nicknamed “The Juice” for his speed and agility.

He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

OJ Simpson died on April 10, 2024 from prostate cancer.

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