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2021-12-02 4:00:24 PM  
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2021-12-02 4:40:41 PM  
The TV show was way better.
 
2021-12-02 4:41:54 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: The TV show was way better.


I agree. Police Squad was a great show and seemed more subtle with the humor.
 
2021-12-02 4:56:38 PM  
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2021-12-02 4:59:36 PM  

Obituary Birthday: Rev. Skarekroe: The TV show was way better.

I agree. Police Squad was a great show and seemed more subtle with the humor.


The movie was garbage. It insisted upon itself.

/flips collar up, checks hair in mirror
 
2021-12-02 5:01:21 PM  
It was amazing how easily he transitioned from a serious actor to a comedic actor.
 
2021-12-02 5:01:42 PM  

Obituary Birthday: Rev. Skarekroe: The TV show was way better.

I agree. Police Squad was a great show and seemed more subtle with the humor.


I love the show.  I have no idea how they could have pulled of a full season let alone multiple, but I love what we got.  If I stop finding the Johnny the shoeshine guy bits funny, I'm probably dead.
 
2021-12-02 5:02:33 PM  
I watched the "baseball game" one (part 2?  3?  i forget) recently, and, I laughed my ass off.

still kinda bumped out at seeing OJ tho!  "aw man....this is back before he ALLEGEDLY murdered two people...."
 
2021-12-02 5:02:47 PM  

Obituary Birthday: Rev. Skarekroe: The TV show was way better.

I agree. Police Squad was a great show and seemed more subtle with the humor.


Sadly the subtlety is what got it cancelled.  Head of the network famously killed it because "the viewer had to watch it in order to appreciate it".
/let that logic sink in...
 
2021-12-02 5:03:45 PM  
My how the times have changed:

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Maybe this was prophetic?
 
2021-12-02 5:05:35 PM  

Biledriver: Obituary Birthday: Rev. Skarekroe: The TV show was way better.

I agree. Police Squad was a great show and seemed more subtle with the humor.

Sadly the subtlety is what got it cancelled.  Head of the network famously killed it because "the viewer had to watch it in order to appreciate it".
/let that logic sink in...


Well, seeing as how my wife "watches" tv while scrolling through the instatockpages on her phone and never looks up, I can see how they may have a point.
 
2021-12-02 5:09:54 PM  
One of my favorite NG scenes

Naked Gun Airbag Scene (HD)
Youtube SY9dSC0vaWU
 
2021-12-02 5:16:59 PM  

Obituary Birthday: Rev. Skarekroe: The TV show was way better.

I agree. Police Squad was a great show and seemed more subtle with the humor.


Agreed. As much as I loved the movies...
Alan North > George Kennedy
Peter Lupus > OJ Simpson
 
2021-12-02 5:19:43 PM  

rickythepenguin: I watched the "baseball game" one (part 2?  3?  i forget) recently, and, I laughed my ass off.

still kinda bumped out at seeing OJ tho!  "aw man....this is back before he ALLEGEDLY murdered two people...."


That was the first movie. And it finally answered the question, "What does it take to make Joe West not the most hated person appearing in the movie?"
 
2021-12-02 5:21:07 PM  
Everywhere I looked, something reminded me of her.

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2021-12-02 5:22:23 PM  

MarkTimeTire: It was amazing how easily he transitioned from a serious actor to a comedic actor.


one of the Zuckerberg brothers was on a podcast about a year ago, and said of the first few days of shooting "Airplane!", Nielsen and I think STack, were both playing their roles comedically, and they had to tell them, "no no no, the more straight you play the role, the funnier it is.  We're losing jokes, guys.  play it as dramatically as you can, because the dialogue is the joke, not the funny face or comedic delivery.  The more dramatic you say the line, that's where the comedy is."
 
2021-12-02 5:27:20 PM  
Yes, Police Squad was good.  I thought the movie held up better than Vacation.
 
2021-12-02 5:28:55 PM  
"My name is Sergeant Frank Drebbin, Detective-Lieutenant, Police Squad"

Cracks me up every time
 
2021-12-02 5:30:38 PM  

UNC_Samurai: "What does it take to make Joe West not the most hated person appearing in the movie?"


WOW.  noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo shiat!  I never knew that!  I thought everybody was just actors in uniform, etc.

makes me wonder - where any of the ballplayers 'real'?

by analogy, in 'Jerry Maguire', re the Dallas Cowboys @ Cardinals scene, I vaguely recall Jay Mohr saying how the NFL gave permission to use the names/uniforms, which they are very, very protective of, but - as I recall - said they could not use actual players, so they were all basically stuntmen.  and the NFL, because it was an actual NFL game (Christmas Day 1995, and I think an MNF at that), gave the teams a 30 minute halftime instead of 15, to permit the shoot.

Mohr said soemthing like, "they had to cram the shiat out of the time. As many on-the-field scenes as we had, with an actual NFL game crowd on hand - we couldn't get 65K extras, those were actual fans, it had to look as real as possible - 30 minutes might sound like a lot, but it isn't shiat.

"the film crew busted their asses to get the shots, because we weren't getting a do-over."
 
2021-12-02 5:32:05 PM  

JimmySlicings: Everywhere I looked, something reminded me of her.

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ha.  yup.  I think that's north of Encinitas (stated alternately, about 50 miles outside of San Diego).  Driven by it - errr, "them" dozens of tiems.  I always chuckle to myself.
 
2021-12-02 5:34:16 PM  

MarkTimeTire: It was amazing how easily he transitioned from a serious actor to a comedic actor.


"We've secretly replaced Captain JJ Adams of the United Planets Cruiser C-57D with Sgt. Frank Drebin, Detective Lieutenant, Police Squad.  Let's see if the Krell notice!"
 
2021-12-02 5:37:48 PM  

rickythepenguin: makes me wonder - where any of the ballplayers 'real'?


Reggie Jackson and Jay Johnstone. And at least one other umpire (Ron Luciano) was an actual MLB ump.
 
2021-12-02 5:43:19 PM  

Sawdust and Mildew: Reggie Jackson and Jay Johnstone. And at least one other umpire (Ron Luciano) was an actual MLB ump.


oh shiat, Reggie, of course.  And I totally recognize the name, re Johnstone, i think i had his baseball card.  without googling, I think he was a SS or 3B.  I'll check after I post.

didn't know about Luciano, though.  I remember reading his books as a kid.  Wow.  West and Luciano.  no idea!

don't know who the Angels manager was at the time, but, i can't help but wonder if they went after LaSorda, as much of a media hog as he was.  Kinda hard to believe how he wasn't in the film.

/and it is a film,not a movie.  ha!
 
2021-12-02 5:43:59 PM  

rickythepenguin: I'll check after I post.


shiat.  OF and PH.
 
2021-12-02 5:45:42 PM  
That scene where he left his mic on as he took a piss always made my dad laugh so hard he'd cry.  Anytime I need a good laugh, I just think of my dad laughing at that
 
2021-12-02 5:49:38 PM  

rickythepenguin: I watched the "baseball game" one (part 2?  3?  i forget) recently, and, I laughed my ass off.

still kinda bumped out at seeing OJ tho!  "aw man....this is back before he ALLEGEDLY murdered two people...."


The baseball game sequence was in the first movie, and yeah, I still laugh my ass off every time I see it, too.  Even the subtle stuff, like how they have to kick the beer-swilling squatter bums out of the front row seats when the Queen arrives, is hilarious, as is the otherwise over-the-top stuff like Drebin "singing" the National Anthem and calling strikes as the ump.  It really is one of the funniest sequences in modern comedy history, IMHO.
 
2021-12-02 5:52:52 PM  

rickythepenguin: Sawdust and Mildew: Reggie Jackson and Jay Johnstone. And at least one other umpire (Ron Luciano) was an actual MLB ump.

oh shiat, Reggie, of course


Reggie Jackson not only was in the movie, he was the guy who intended to shoot the Queen!  "Must . . . kill . . . Queen!"
 
2021-12-02 5:55:04 PM  

Cyberluddite: Even the subtle stuff, like how they have to kick the beer-swilling squatter bums out of the front row seats when the Queen arrives, is hilarious, as is the otherwise over-the-top stuff like Drebin "singing" the National Anthem and calling strikes as the ump. It really is one of the funniest sequences in modern comedy history, IMHO.


yup.  there are so many jokes in any given camera shot that, if you read the script, you'd miss a ton of stuff.  so many "did you see the guy in the back that did the thing?" type stuff.

and yeah, Drebin breakdancing is just so good.  and after the speech where they show all the sportcasters crying and I think Curt Gowdy tearily apologizes to  Jim Palmer (??) with, "I'm sorry I yelled at you today", it's just so, so good.  Hell I might have to watch it tonight (believe I have it on the DVR?)

one of my favorite "modern" scenes is Chris Farley in the airplane bathroom in "Tommy Boy".  I farking lose it every time.

god he went way, way too soon.
 
2021-12-02 5:55:25 PM  
Best part of the movie is OJ Simpson constantly getting the everliving tar beat out of him.
 
2021-12-02 5:58:57 PM  

Cyberluddite: Reggie Jackson not only was in the movie, he was the guy who intended to shoot the Queen! "Must . . . kill . . . Queen!"


of course.

and apocryphal Reggie story ("the straw that stirs the drink", look it up).

apocryphally, he had a large Doberman Pinscher named "Lady" when he was a Yankee, at the height of his powers.  and was in a NYC elevator with an older lady.

He said, "Lady, SIT."  the dog didn't move.

"Lady, I said SIT."  Dog stood there.

"I said SIT, Lady."


The older lady sat down.....
 
2021-12-02 6:00:12 PM  

rickythepenguin: JimmySlicings: Everywhere I looked, something reminded me of her.

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ha.  yup.  I think that's north of Encinitas (stated alternately, about 50 miles outside of San Diego).  Driven by it - errr, "them" dozens of tiems.  I always chuckle to myself.


The San Onofre nuclear power station, aka, the "Nuclear Boobs."  Fittingly, there's a popular nude beach right next to that facility!
 
2021-12-02 6:07:42 PM  

rickythepenguin: Cyberluddite: Reggie Jackson not only was in the movie, he was the guy who intended to shoot the Queen! "Must . . . kill . . . Queen!"

of course.

and apocryphal Reggie story ("the straw that stirs the drink", look it up).

apocryphally, he had a large Doberman Pinscher named "Lady" when he was a Yankee, at the height of his powers.  and was in a NYC elevator with an older lady.

He said, "Lady, SIT."  the dog didn't move.

"Lady, I said SIT."  Dog stood there.

"I said SIT, Lady."


The older lady sat down.....


I heard the same story, but it was Lionel Richie. You know, b/c of the song.
 
2021-12-02 6:15:36 PM  

Cyberluddite: The San Onofre nuclear power station, aka, the "Nuclear Boobs." Fittingly, there's a popular nude beach right next to that facility!


yes, San Onofre.  prob 30mi north of Encinitas.  It's been awhile.

Deactivated, wasn't it?  Kinda recall a fark headline some years ago about how they de-reg'd it or soemthing.  just past the Marine base (headed north) as I recall.
 
2021-12-02 6:17:48 PM  

rickythepenguin: UNC_Samurai: "What does it take to make Joe West not the most hated person appearing in the movie?"

WOW.  noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo shiat!  I never knew that!  I thought everybody was just actors in uniform, etc.

makes me wonder - where any of the ballplayers 'real'?

by analogy, in 'Jerry Maguire', re the Dallas Cowboys @ Cardinals scene, I vaguely recall Jay Mohr saying how the NFL gave permission to use the names/uniforms, which they are very, very protective of, but - as I recall - said they could not use actual players, so they were all basically stuntmen.  and the NFL, because it was an actual NFL game (Christmas Day 1995, and I think an MNF at that), gave the teams a 30 minute halftime instead of 15, to permit the shoot.

Mohr said soemthing like, "they had to cram the shiat out of the time. As many on-the-field scenes as we had, with an actual NFL game crowd on hand - we couldn't get 65K extras, those were actual fans, it had to look as real as possible - 30 minutes might sound like a lot, but it isn't shiat.

"the film crew busted their asses to get the shots, because we weren't getting a do-over."


For the players, they mostly used the San Bernadino Spirit (later became the 66ers) to play both the Angels and Mariners.

Side Note:  Even though it was filmed in Dodger Stadium, The Dodgers wouldn't let them use their team name & logos because they didn't their brand to be associated with the on-field fight in the script.
 
2021-12-02 6:26:31 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Side Note: Even though it was filmed in Dodger Stadium, The Dodgers wouldn't let them use their team name & logos because they didn't their brand to be associated with the on-field fight in the script.


wow, i did not know that.  I thought, mind's eye, it was Angels Stadium.  I'm sure I'd recognize the trademark Dodger angled OF roof on a re-watch.

and that would never happen these days, re uniform/naming rights.  I was surprised how that 2015ish Kevin Costner NFL movie, the NFL let them use/show/reference the Cleveland Browns.
 
2021-12-02 6:30:29 PM  
I'll just leave this here:

Police Squad: All Six Intros in One Video
Youtube h2-BJgllagA
 
2021-12-02 6:33:27 PM  
By the way, the driving instructor is super famous too.  He's an Oscar winner and the first director of the drama division at Juilliard.
 
2021-12-02 6:41:37 PM  

LrdPhoenix: By the way, the driving instructor is super famous too.  He's an Oscar winner and the first director of the drama division at Juilliard.


He was a pompous but fair Professor in The Paper Chase, which was the one movie, I think, most Americans would have known him from.
 
2021-12-02 6:46:30 PM  
One of the reasons Nielsen was so good at playing it straight is because he was very hard of hearing, and couldn't hear a thing his co-actors were actually saying.
 
2021-12-02 6:59:05 PM  
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2021-12-02 7:07:26 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: The TV show was way better.


Whenever I tell people about the show who didn't know it was a show I show them this clip:

Police Squad! Shot Twice, Once
Youtube tpGn37Svp6I
 
2021-12-02 7:26:53 PM  

Cyberluddite: rickythepenguin: JimmySlicings: Everywhere I looked, something reminded me of her.

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ha.  yup.  I think that's north of Encinitas (stated alternately, about 50 miles outside of San Diego).  Driven by it - errr, "them" dozens of tiems.  I always chuckle to myself.

The San Onofre nuclear power station, aka, the "Nuclear Boobs."  Fittingly, there's a popular nude beach right next to that facility!


So you could get a tan even if there was no sun. Cool.
 
2021-12-02 7:28:36 PM  

rickythepenguin: Sawdust and Mildew: Reggie Jackson and Jay Johnstone. And at least one other umpire (Ron Luciano) was an actual MLB ump.

oh shiat, Reggie, of course.  And I totally recognize the name, re Johnstone, i think i had his baseball card.  without googling, I think he was a SS or 3B.  I'll check after I post.

didn't know about Luciano, though.  I remember reading his books as a kid.  Wow.  West and Luciano.  no idea!

don't know who the Angels manager was at the time, but, i can't help but wonder if they went after LaSorda, as much of a media hog as he was.  Kinda hard to believe how he wasn't in the film.

/and it is a film,not a movie.  ha!


Johnstone wrote a pretty good book.  His stories of the jokes they played on Lasorda are hilarious. Luciano's books were great too. Wish I still had them all, such a fun read.
 
2021-12-02 7:36:06 PM  

Hendawg: That scene where he left his mic on as he took a piss always made my dad laugh so hard he'd cry.  Anytime I need a good laugh, I just think of my dad laughing at that


I get this. I saw "Blades of Glory" with my dad in the theater and he lost his shiat so completely I had to go to the lobby to get napkins. He was laughing so hard during the first Jon Heder/Will Ferrell skate routine that his nose started running. He hasn't passed yet, but it's one of my favorite memories because he's normally an extremely reserved person. But he farking lost it during that scene. I thought he was going to have a stroke.

In retrospect, it's one very long gay joke, but for him to laugh at it so completely, that's progress of some sort. I think the absurdity of it all helped:

Blades of Glory (7/12) Best Movie Quote - Fire and Ice Routine (2007)
Youtube sPFRZP4qY7I
 
2021-12-02 7:41:50 PM  
Sex frank?
Youtube meLEkH6MjEk
 
2021-12-02 7:49:55 PM  
Tommy Lasorda meltdown about Kurt Bevacqua
Youtube fzjWQF1oP2M

danzak:
His stories of the jokes they played on Lasorda are hilarious

one of my favorite sports meltdowns, second only to Lee Elia's "Playground for assholes!".  and only because I can't link two Youtubes......
 
2021-12-02 7:52:31 PM  
Former Padre Pays Respect To Tommy Lasorda
Youtube 7WBNpxsvjxo


danzak: His stories of the jokes they played on Lasorda are hilarious


I have never seen this until now.  It just popped up on the Youtube link.
 
2021-12-02 8:16:42 PM  
My personal favourite:

Naked Gun 2 1/2 - Sam, play our song
Youtube zw5y7KPCsL8
 
2021-12-02 8:17:39 PM  
And from the TV series:

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2021-12-02 8:18:25 PM  

rickythepenguin: [YouTube video: Tommy Lasorda meltdown about Kurt Bevacqua]
danzak: His stories of the jokes they played on Lasorda are hilarious

one of my favorite sports meltdowns, second only to Lee Elia's "Playground for assholes!".  and only because I can't link two Youtubes......


That and the Earl Weaver video are two of my favorite baseball videos.

Earl Weaver's legendary tirade at Bill Haller [w/optional captions]
Youtube f6cmqUTPn08
 
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