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The 35th Anniversary of Airplane! 
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I had mentioned this movie as one of those that "influenced the movie world" in that thread. If not for this one, there might have been no South Park, Scary Movie series, Date Movie, etc. etc. (for better or worse).

Recent interview with David Zucker here:

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/airplane-d ... 93132.html

I was in 6th grade when this came out; didn't see it till 8th grade on cable TV at someone else's house. Much of the humor was over my head....but I do recall the brief boob shot very vividly from that day.


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Watched this last week with my 11 year old son. We both had a ball. I did need to explain some of the humor that related to other well known movies of the time to him, but the cornball stuff is still classic. Funny, but one of the reasons we watched it was to catch the little bits with Kareem Abdul Jabbar since my boy was working on an assignment about him for black history month. Held off on discussions about the auto pilot for now though. Great, great comedy.


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I actually grew up a few city blocks from where the Zucker brothers and Jim Abrahams grew up (though they were 20+ years older than me), so they have always been local favorite sons.


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CasualDad wrote:
Watched this last week with my 11 year old son. We both had a ball. I did need to explain some of the humor that related to other well known movies of the time to him, but the cornball stuff is still classic. Funny, but one of the reasons we watched it was to catch the little bits with Kareem Abdul Jabbar since my boy was working on an assignment about him for black history month. Held off on discussions about the auto pilot for now though. Great, great comedy.


That autopilot was hilarious lol


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The auto-pilot (and Airplane theme in general) was resurrected for a Wisconsin Tourism ad last year. (Minus the auto-pilot's...um...blow hole.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShrV43xB6yY


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I'll just chime in to say that Airplane is one of my favorite movies of all time. It is hilarious, and never fails to make me laugh.

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Funniest movie of all time. Back when spoof movies were actually funny. Between this and the Naked Gun movies, Leslie Nielsen ruled the 80's.


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As much as I like this, I still think their follow-up, "Top Secret!," is a lot funnier. There are many less obvious jokes, and its simultaneous spoofing of 2 highly disparate movie types (the WWII espionage thriller and the Elvis musical) is the kind of totally-out-of-left-field concept I love. 8-)


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I'm trying to remember. Is Airplane! the one where the two blacks are speaking incomprehensibly and a little old lady volunteers, "I speak jive"?

These all belong to the school of 'throw a thousand jokes and hope most of them stick.' Is Airplane 2 good?

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Syd Henderson wrote:
I'm trying to remember. Is Airplane! the one where the two blacks are speaking incomprehensibly and a little old lady volunteers, "I speak jive"?

These all belong to the school of 'throw a thousand jokes and hope most of them stick.' Is Airplane 2 good?


Yep, the jive talking lady's from this movie, all right.

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Syd Henderson wrote:
I'm trying to remember. Is Airplane! the one where the two blacks are speaking incomprehensibly and a little old lady volunteers, "I speak jive"?

These all belong to the school of 'throw a thousand jokes and hope most of them stick.' Is Airplane 2 good?


"A little old lady"?!? Another great example of casting against type in this movie. That little old lady is Barbara Billingsley, aka Beaver Cleaver's mom from "Leave It To Beaver." Very funny bit.

It's been many, many years since I saw Airplane 2 but don't recall it being that good. It was sort of a cash grab by Paramount. None of the writers/directors/creators of the original were involved in the sequel.


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The jive talk is still funny without the connection, but for anyone familiar with the June Cleaver character, as most people were at the time of release, it is outrageously funny. It has become common to incorporate goody two shoes typecast actors in contrary roles, but all too often it runs (too far) over into vulgarity these days.


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