Discussion in 'Comedy Movies' started by rangerdanger, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. rangerdanger

    rangerdanger Senior Member

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    For my money, this is the funniest movie of all time.
    When I watched it for the first time at a drive-in, when it was released, I regretted smokong a fattie before it came on.
    I was laughing so hard I missed 1/2 the movie, and my sides hurt all the next day.

    What are your favorite jokes/sight gags in AIRPLANE?

    Here's mine
    -"Can you fly this plane, and land it?"
    -When Robt. Stack whips off his sunglasses and there's another pair of sunglasses underneath.
    -"Have you ever seen a grown man naked?"
    -"Lt. Horowitz--thinks he's Ethyl Merman" and it really is.
    -When Beaver's mom (Barbara Billingsley) talks jive.
    -"I recieved a letter from headquarters." "Headquarters! What is it?" "It's a building where all the generals meet but that's not important now."
    -The entire scene at the bar but especially the dance sequence (Stayin' Alive).
    -"Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue."
    -The part where the stewedess plays guitar, esp. when everyone is smiling and one face appears upside-down.
    -The scene where Robt. Stack is being driven to the airport and there are different things in the background i.e. indians chasing them.

    That's my top 10, plus this bonus (cause I'm a guy):
    -The jiggling tits.
  2. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It was certainly was one of the funniest movies of all-time, and the perfect parody for all of those lousy Airport movies of the 70's :)

    It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World and The Blues Brothers are still my all-time favorite comedies.....

  3. Spaceduck

    Spaceduck Member

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    Man thanks for the reminder! My favorite character was Johnny in the control tower. Everything he said was an absolute riot!

    McCrosky: The fog is getting thicker.
    Johnny: And Leon is getting laaaaaaarrrger.

    McCrosky: Johnny! What can you make of this?
    Johnny: I can make a hat, a brooch, a pterodactyl...

    Reporter: What kind of plane is it?
    Johnny: Oh, it's a big pretty white plane with a red stripes, curtains at the windows, wheels, and it just looks like a big Tylenol.

    [reading newspaper headlines]
    Kramer: Passengers certain to die!
    McCrosky: Airline neglect!
    Johnny: There's a sale at Penny's!

  4. Jesus the Jedi

    Jesus the Jedi Senior Member

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    hahaha johnny is my FAVORITE!

    "looks like i picked the wrong day to stop doing amphetamines"

    all the "sdofijdfi____" "____!? what is it!?" are my favorites.

    i love his drinking problem :) or when the guy sitting next to him is about to light himself on fire, or the people speaking jive! this movie is amazing!
  5. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

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    Oh my God, I LOVE that movie! Ever since I was a little kid... I hadn't seen it in years and I just saw it again recently, and it was great :) I love good gag comedies!
  6. Wonder Girl

    Wonder Girl rhapsody in pink

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    Oh,that's a great movie....the part that stands out the most is definitely the Mom from Leave it to Beaver talking jive. That's hilarious.
    I had no idea that movie spoofed those old Airport movies though...I just saw one of those for the first time recently.
  7. dedhead95

    dedhead95 The Wizard of Rhythm

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    "I think you have me mistaken for someone else. see, My name is Roger Murdoch, Im the co-pilot"
  8. IronGoth

    IronGoth Newbie

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    "Striker! Striker!" and the dude slaps the nearest woman.
  9. Jim

    Jim Senior Member

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    It's an absolute classic that's for sure.. Leslie Nielsen's straight-faced one liners are some of the many stand out moments!

    "Captain, how soon can you land?"
    "I can't tell."
    "You can tell me. I'm a doctor."
    "No. I mean I'm just not sure."
    "Well, can't you take a guess?"
    "Well, not for another two hours."
    "You can't take a guess for another two hours?"

  10. madcrappie

    madcrappie crazy fish

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    the funniest character on that movie is that fruity guy in the airport.....

    what do you make out of this?? says the captain, holding a letter...... this guy says, well I can make a broach, or a bird....... yadda yadda.....
  11. dweezil111

    dweezil111 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

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    one of my favorite quotes:

    Ted Striker: Mayday! Mayday!
    Steve McCroskey: What the heck is that?
    Johnny: Why, that's the Russian New Year. We can have a parade and serve hot hors d'oeuvres...

    but all the lines that johnny says are great
  12. Low Dog

    Low Dog Member

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    I just saw an advertisment that "Airplane" the DVD is coming out Dec. 13th! Woot! I'm gonna git my rocks off!!!
  13. MichaelByrd1967

    MichaelByrd1967 Garcia Wannabe

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    How 'bout Airplane 2? That movie was just as funny!!! The part with William Shatner as Captain Buck Murdock at Alpha Beta Base was hilarious...

    Ted Striker, never heard of him... That's not exactly true, we were like Brothers, Over Macho Grande,

    Over Macho Grande?

    No I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande

    shhh... shhh... (Space Door whizzes open)
  14. MichaelByrd1967

    MichaelByrd1967 Garcia Wannabe

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    [Leslie Neilsen]: Can You Fly This Plane?

    [Robert Stack]: Surely you can't be serious.

    [LN]: I am serious, and don't call me Shirley.

    [RS]: I flew little one engine fighter planes in the war, this plane has 4 times that, That's 4 engines!
  15. sara_rose

    sara_rose Ice Queen

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    That movie is so damn funny!!!
    Some of my favourite quotes are:

    Ted Striker: 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.
    Elaine Dickinson: When will you be back?
    Ted Striker: I can't tell you that. It's classified.

    Roger Murdock: We have clearance Clarence.
    Captain Oveur: Roger, Roger. What's our vector Victor?
    Tower voice: Tower's radio clearance, over.
    Captain Oveur: That's Clarence Oveur. Over.
    Tower voice: Roger.
    Roger Murdock: Huh?
    Tower voice: Roger, over.
    Roger Murdock: Huh?
    Captain Oveur: Huh?

    Elaine Dickinson: You got a letter from headquarters this morning.
    Ted Striker: What is it?
    Elaine Dickinson: It's a big building where generals meet, but that's not important right now.

    Rumack: Mr. Striker, the passengers are getting worse. You must land soon.
    Ted Striker: Surely there must be something you can do.
    Rumack: I'm doing everything I can... and stop calling me Shirley.
  16. Acorn

    Acorn Member

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    hahahahhahahaha. i havent seen that in FOREVER, ive gotta watch it again!
  17. stinkfoot

    stinkfoot truth

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    I own the DVD--- might just pop it in...
    "Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue"
  18. WayfaringStranger

    WayfaringStranger Corporate Slave #34

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    "I take it black, like my men"
  19. KL71

    KL71 Yanks since '81/Fins since '83 :)

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    "Oh stewardess? I speak jive!"
    "Oh good!"
    "He said that he's in great pain and wants to know if you can help him?"
    "OK, tell him I'll be right back with some medicine!"
    "Um, just hang loose, blood! She gonna catch you on the rebound with some medi-cyne."
    "What it is, big momma? My momma raised no dummy! I dug her rap!"
    "Cut me some slack, Jack!"
    (All at once...)
    "Jive ass dudes got no brains anyhow! Hmmmph! Hmmmph!"

    OK, I know I'm real close with that passage! How about:

    "When Kramer hears about this, the shit's gonna hit the fan!" (PLOP!)

    Dated movie now or not (1980), it's still my favorite one of all time! :)
  20. Celtic Hippie

    Celtic Hippie Member

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    So funny I love the part were the doctor is saying the symptoms and the pilot is doing the same thing as the doctor says it!

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