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(Variety)   Great news: That Naked Gun reboot with Ed Helms as Frank Drebin that nobody wants is getting made   ( divider line
    More: Stupid, Naked Gun, Ed Helms, Frank Drebin, Ricardo Montalban, reboot, Leslie Nielsen, Thomas Lennon, Mitch Hurwitz  
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2013-12-13 02:57:58 PM  
5 votes:

You guys hiring?

2013-12-13 02:34:44 PM  
5 votes:
It'll be like eating a spoonful of Drano. Sure, it'll clean you out, but it'll leave you hollow inside.
2013-12-13 03:07:57 PM  
3 votes:

ecl: Why not Jack Black?

They want it to remain a comedy.
2013-12-13 02:34:46 PM  
2 votes:

Rhypskallion: Did Steve Martin die while I wasn't paying attention?   He could actually pull off a pretty good Drebin.

Dude, can I have your dealer's number? 'Cuz you seem to be scoring better shiat if you really believe that.
2013-12-14 07:19:18 AM  
1 vote:
It's a long way, Frank. Want to take a dinghy?
No, I took care of that back at the office
2013-12-13 10:21:37 PM  
1 vote:
Wtf. This is worse than if someone tries to remake Mr. Magoo
2013-12-13 09:10:08 PM  
1 vote:
Leslie Nielson is rolling in his grave right now, and farting in their general direction!
How can you possibly top this scene?

We miss you, Anna. You were truly a gifted actress.
2013-12-13 06:07:43 PM  
1 vote: slie-nielsen-a-master-of-the-art-of-not-being-funny

"For most of my career, I've been a dramatic actor. But ever since "Airplane!" and "Police Squad", and "Naked Gun: from the Files of Police Squad", everybody thinks I'm a comedian. But that's not quite true. A comedian is someone who says funny things. A comic is someone who says things funny. Well, I'm neither. I'm someone who says unfunny things. I say unfunny things in an unfunny way. And somehow it seems to end up funny. You see, for some reason, over the years, maybe it's the way I look, or maybe it's the sound of my voice -- [ starts to crack up ] -- but I have been cast in, as authority figures -- [ regains his composure ] -- well now, for example, say I'm a high school principal. Now in a drama, I would say a line like this one, I'd say: "Come in, Jimmy, have a seat. There's something I think we should talk about." Now, in a comedy, I would deliver the same line, but I'd say it like this: [ same voice ] "Come in, Jimmy, have a seat. There's something I think we should talk about." See what I mean?"

- Leslie Neilsen, SNL, Season 14, Episode 13
2013-12-13 04:39:58 PM  
1 vote:
I want Mark Walberg to play Ed.  Now stick with me.... he must play it as he did in The Happening.
ecl [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2013-12-13 04:39:43 PM  
1 vote:

Dr Jack Badofsky: ecl: Why not Jack Black?

Go stare at yourself in the mirror and try to say that without bursting out in laughter at the insanity of that suggestion, air.
2013-12-13 04:35:56 PM  
1 vote:

Crewmannumber6: Don't know if anybody's mentioned that prior to Airplane, Leslie Nielson was primarily a dramatic actor.

Surely you can't be serious!
2013-12-13 04:26:30 PM  
1 vote:
It's not so much that it's upsetting that that they're remaking the movie, it's the choice of using Ed Helms that makes it so wrong.  It defeats the whole purpose.  The deadpan jokes only work it's done by a serious, otherwise suave person.  Helms is an (average) goofball.  Who you need is Malcolm McDowell ala his recent sprint commercials.  If Ed Helms were delivering those lines, it would fall flat because you believe he would actually say that.
/Now look at me, having it out in the comments section
2013-12-13 04:22:57 PM  
1 vote:
The bloopers were great.
2013-12-13 04:11:21 PM  
1 vote:

Primitive Screwhead: Wacky Slapstick / Goofy Comedy can be very funny but for me it's Deadpan Comedy that delivers the real laughs and makes things quotable.

"But what was he doing in the red light district?"

"Sex, Frank?"

"Uh, not right now Ed, we have a case to solve."
2013-12-13 03:43:50 PM  
1 vote:
2013-12-13 03:37:37 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: exparrot: Honestly, the thing that killed the earlier movies for me is when Leslie Nielsen stopped being the straight man and decided he was supposed to be funny.

Yeah, the ideal role for him was the straight man in "Airplane!".  He was also funny in a more comedic role in The Naked Gun in a different capacity but then people who didn't know what they were doing just made him a clown in all the later films.

So if they want to replicate "Airplane!" (impossible), they need to cast a dramatic actor, not known for comedies.

Tyler Perry?
2013-12-13 03:07:29 PM  
1 vote:
just don't remake Forbidden Planet with Ed Helms too
ecl [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2013-12-13 03:05:42 PM  
1 vote:
Why not Jack Black?
2013-12-13 03:01:11 PM  
1 vote:

qorkfiend: Mikey1969: Funny trivia: Airplane! was Leslie Neilsen's first comedic role. You'd think he'd been doing it his whole life.

I didn't know that. That's pretty cool; comedy is an entirely different kind of acting altogether.

Comedy is an entirely different kind of acting
2013-12-13 02:59:17 PM  
1 vote:
Hmmm, like a blind man at an orgy I'm going to have to feel my way around.

/the bigger question is OJ reprising his role? Maybe Tyson could be Nordberg
//on my a midget at a urinal
2013-12-13 02:46:47 PM  
1 vote:
Finally, the watered-down, politically correct Naked Gun film is coming from my nightmares to the silver screen!
2013-12-13 02:39:57 PM  
1 vote:
They could still do a Sledge Hammer movie...
2013-12-13 02:33:20 PM  
1 vote:
Nothing to see here indeed.
2013-12-13 02:30:33 PM  
1 vote:
Did Steve Martin die while I wasn't paying attention?   He could actually pull off a pretty good Drebin.
2013-12-13 02:22:26 PM  
1 vote:
The problem here is that Leslie Nielsen simply cannot be replaced.  No offense to Ed Helms, but the franchise is dead in the water without him.
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