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(Wikipedia)   40 years ago today one of the funniest comedies ever made was released. A comedy, you say what is it? A play, movie, etc., of light and humorous character with a happy or cheerful ending. But that's not important right now. Enjoy your lasagna   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line
    More: Amusing, Airplane!, American parody film, Ex-fighter pilot Ted Striker, Jerry Zucker, parody of the disaster film genre, Paramount film Zero Hour, flight attendant, slapstick comedy  
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2020-07-02 9:32:07 AM  
I thought Blazing Saddles came out in 1974, two years before I was born.
Man, I picked a bad day to quit something something something.
 
2020-07-02 9:47:00 AM  
Hey subby, my momma didn't raise no dummies! I dug your rap!
 
2020-07-02 10:06:40 AM  

Myrdinn: I thought Blazing Saddles came out in 1974, two years before I was born.
Man, I picked a bad day to quit something something something.


It's an entirely different film altogether.
 
2020-07-02 10:07:12 AM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Myrdinn: I thought Blazing Saddles came out in 1974, two years before I was born.
Man, I picked a bad day to quit something something something.

It's an entirely different film altogether.


It's an entirely different film
 
2020-07-02 10:08:54 AM  
"We have clearance, Clarence."

"Roger, Roger"

"What's our vector, Victor?"
 
2020-07-02 10:09:52 AM  
Airplane (reverend moon, Jews for Jesus, Jehovah Witness, Buddhism, Jerry's Kids, Scientology)
Youtube G80qimFAgQA
 
2020-07-02 10:09:53 AM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Myrdinn: I thought Blazing Saddles came out in 1974, two years before I was born.
Man, I picked a bad day to quit something something something.

It's an entirely different film altogether.


It's an entirely different film
 
2020-07-02 10:10:07 AM  
I speak jive.
 
2020-07-02 10:11:19 AM  
I don't know what to make of it?
 
2020-07-02 10:13:29 AM  
40 years? Surely you can't be serious??!!
 
2020-07-02 10:13:48 AM  
 
2020-07-02 10:18:11 AM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Myrdinn: I thought Blazing Saddles came out in 1974, two years before I was born.
Man, I picked a bad day to quit something something something.

It's an entirely different film altogether.


It's an entirely different film.
 
2020-07-02 10:20:37 AM  
I've seen that movie so many times I can recount it line by line, and it was only recently (within the last year or so), that I realized the running gag of Ted tossing drinks in his own face was because he had a "drinking problem". That is, he had physical difficulty literally putting the liquid in his mouth.

All this time I thought it meant he was just stressed out.
 
2020-07-02 10:25:34 AM  

goatleggedfellow: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Myrdinn: I thought Blazing Saddles came out in 1974, two years before I was born.
Man, I picked a bad day to quit something something something.

It's an entirely different film altogether.

It's an entirely different film.


It's an entirely different film.
 
2020-07-02 10:27:55 AM  

cocozilla: 40 years? Surely you can't be serious??!!


Yes Subby is. And stop calling him Shirley.
 
2020-07-02 10:28:42 AM  
Here's an oral history of Airplane! from the film's 30th anniversary.

Is this the year for the anal history?

As far as the pacing of comedy films go, Airplane changed the standard.
 
2020-07-02 10:29:18 AM  
What a pisser.
 
2020-07-02 10:35:52 AM  
My orders came through.  My squadron ships out tomorrow. We're bombing the storage depots at  Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We're coming in from the north, below their radar.

When will you be back?

I can't tell you that.  It's classified.


So many clever lines in what some consider to just be a farce/sight gag movie.
 
2020-07-02 10:37:07 AM  
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2020-07-02 10:42:12 AM  
Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?
 
2020-07-02 10:43:05 AM  
Kentucky Fried Movie
Youtube Qb2FiKyjojA

Also, remember the before times.
 
2020-07-02 10:45:16 AM  
Have you ever seen a grown man naked?
 
2020-07-02 10:46:30 AM  
Airplane The Movie - A Hat, A Broach, A Pterodactyl
Youtube L8oAQOvOEXY
 
2020-07-02 10:50:44 AM  
It's been years since I have seen this, so let's go old school.....AIRPLANE! THREAD!!!!
 
2020-07-02 10:51:18 AM  
The hell I don't.
LISTEN KID.
I've been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA. I'm out there busting my buns every night.
Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.
 
2020-07-02 10:57:22 AM  

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2020-07-02 10:57:48 AM  

momojoboo: It's been years since I have seen this, so let's go old school.....AIRPLANE! THREAD!!!!


No.  That's just what they'll be expecting us to do.
 
2020-07-02 11:04:32 AM  
This film gave me a drinking problem.
 
2020-07-02 11:08:53 AM  
Golly!
 
2020-07-02 11:11:22 AM  

Rattrap007: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/L8oAQOvO​EXY]


The actor who played Johnny, Stephen Stucker, was a friend of Zucker/Abrahams' back in their sketch comedy days, and believe their troupe was called Kentucky Fried Theatre.
Because Stucker was so good at improv, almost none of his lines were scripted; the other actor in the scene would have a scripted, straight setup line and Stucker would make something up.
 
2020-07-02 11:22:47 AM  
The fog is getting thicker.
 
2020-07-02 11:28:13 AM  

Hawk24: The fog is getting thicker.


And Leon's getting LLLLAARRRRGGGGEERRR!
 
2020-07-02 11:28:28 AM  

Hawk24: The fog is getting thicker.


and Leon is getting laaaaaaarger.
 
2020-07-02 11:34:13 AM  

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Also, remember the before times.


I love that movie!
 
2020-07-02 11:37:05 AM  
Airplane?  What is it?
 
2020-07-02 11:38:04 AM  
"What was for dinner tonight?"
"Well, we had a choice of steak or fish."
"Yes, yes, I remember, I had lasagna"


"I know but this guy has no flying experience at all. He's a menace to himself and everything else in the air... yes, birds too "


I watched this again a couple weeks ago on cable... it's still funny no matter how many times I've seen it
 
2020-07-02 11:45:09 AM  
Airplane Movie-Ronald Reagan Joke
Youtube TVnHpeYoCMo
 
2020-07-02 11:49:07 AM  
Airplane! Coffee Scene: The Original and the Spoof
Youtube yH6KW6eMWJI
 
2020-07-02 11:49:32 AM  

Raug the Dwarf: This film gave me a drinking problem.


You'll get over it.
 
2020-07-02 11:52:21 AM  
I have never watched The Kentucky Fried Movie the whole way through, but I do know at least the point/counterpoint segment was used from the earlier film.
 
2020-07-02 11:53:48 AM  

Myrdinn: I thought Blazing Saddles came out in 1974, two years before I was born.
Man, I picked a bad day to quit something something something.


I just want to say, "Good luck!  We're all counting on you."
 
2020-07-02 11:57:12 AM  
The whole family went opening day.

My parents were laughing so hard they couldn't bring themselves to take us out of the theater even when the boobs flashed on the screen.
 
2020-07-02 11:57:15 AM  

OldRod: "We have clearance, Clarence."

"Roger, Roger"

"What's our vector, Victor?"


I always mumble that scene to myself every time I fly and we're taking off.

Landing too. "900 feet, up to 1300 feet... what an a**hole."
 
2020-07-02 12:02:07 PM  

Ishkur: I've seen that movie so many times I can recount it line by line, and it was only recently (within the last year or so), that I realized the running gag of Ted tossing drinks in his own face was because he had a "drinking problem". That is, he had physical difficulty literally putting the liquid in his mouth.

All this time I thought it meant he was just stressed out.


First time?
 
2020-07-02 12:10:00 PM  

Ishkur: I've seen that movie so many times I can recount it line by line, and it was only recently (within the last year or so), that I realized the running gag of Ted tossing drinks in his own face was because he had a "drinking problem". That is, he had physical difficulty literally putting the liquid in his mouth.

All this time I thought it meant he was just stressed out.


My ten year old self thought the joke was that Kareem Abdul Jabar was secretly moonlighting as a pilot and was annoyed that the kid was calling him out. I was not able to comprehend the meta-humor, fourth wall-breaking angle back then and that the joke was about the stunt casting of sports figures in disaster movies.
 
2020-07-02 12:12:14 PM  

NINEv2: Ishkur: I've seen that movie so many times I can recount it line by line, and it was only recently (within the last year or so), that I realized the running gag of Ted tossing drinks in his own face was because he had a "drinking problem". That is, he had physical difficulty literally putting the liquid in his mouth.

All this time I thought it meant he was just stressed out.

First time?


No I've been stressed out lots of times.
 
2020-07-02 12:17:48 PM  

gunga galunga: Ishkur: I've seen that movie so many times I can recount it line by line, and it was only recently (within the last year or so), that I realized the running gag of Ted tossing drinks in his own face was because he had a "drinking problem". That is, he had physical difficulty literally putting the liquid in his mouth.

All this time I thought it meant he was just stressed out.

My ten year old self thought the joke was that Kareem Abdul Jabar was secretly moonlighting as a pilot and was annoyed that the kid was calling him out. I was not able to comprehend the meta-humor, fourth wall-breaking angle back then and that the joke was about the stunt casting of sports figures in disaster movies.


I would also like to state that my ten year old self was at least able to comprehend that the questions that Captain Oveur was asking Joey were very, very wrong.
 
2020-07-02 12:24:55 PM  

gunga galunga: Ishkur: I've seen that movie so many times I can recount it line by line, and it was only recently (within the last year or so), that I realized the running gag of Ted tossing drinks in his own face was because he had a "drinking problem". That is, he had physical difficulty literally putting the liquid in his mouth.

All this time I thought it meant he was just stressed out.

My ten year old self thought the joke was that Kareem Abdul Jabar was secretly moonlighting as a pilot and was annoyed that the kid was calling him out. I was not able to comprehend the meta-humor, fourth wall-breaking angle back then and that the joke was about the stunt casting of sports figures in disaster movies.


The basketball titan of the time was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who played the co-pilot role. It was meant to be a nod to a similar role that was played by football star Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch in the original muse film, "Zero Hour!" At first, ZAZ (short for Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker) wanted to get Pete Rose to play the minor role.

https://www.historybyday.com/pop-cult​u​re/40-facts-for-the-40th-anniversary-o​f-airplane/11.html?br_t=ch

/I bet Pete Rose is kicking himself for turning down that part.
 
2020-07-02 12:30:11 PM  

gunga galunga: gunga galunga: Ishkur: I've seen that movie so many times I can recount it line by line, and it was only recently (within the last year or so), that I realized the running gag of Ted tossing drinks in his own face was because he had a "drinking problem". That is, he had physical difficulty literally putting the liquid in his mouth.

All this time I thought it meant he was just stressed out.

My ten year old self thought the joke was that Kareem Abdul Jabar was secretly moonlighting as a pilot and was annoyed that the kid was calling him out. I was not able to comprehend the meta-humor, fourth wall-breaking angle back then and that the joke was about the stunt casting of sports figures in disaster movies.

I would also like to state that my ten year old self was at least able to comprehend that the questions that Captain Oveur was asking Joey were very, very wrong.


Tell that to George Zip.
 
2020-07-02 12:32:15 PM  

HighOnCraic: gunga galunga: Ishkur: I've seen that movie so many times I can recount it line by line, and it was only recently (within the last year or so), that I realized the running gag of Ted tossing drinks in his own face was because he had a "drinking problem". That is, he had physical difficulty literally putting the liquid in his mouth.

All this time I thought it meant he was just stressed out.

My ten year old self thought the joke was that Kareem Abdul Jabar was secretly moonlighting as a pilot and was annoyed that the kid was calling him out. I was not able to comprehend the meta-humor, fourth wall-breaking angle back then and that the joke was about the stunt casting of sports figures in disaster movies.

The basketball titan of the time was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who played the co-pilot role. It was meant to be a nod to a similar role that was played by football star Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch in the original muse film, "Zero Hour!" At first, ZAZ (short for Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker) wanted to get Pete Rose to play the minor role.

https://www.historybyday.com/pop-cultu​re/40-facts-for-the-40th-anniversary-o​f-airplane/11.html?br_t=ch

/I bet Pete Rose is kicking himself for turning down that part.


As did Harriet Nelson for turning down the Jive Lady part.
 
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