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'And Leon's getting larger!'
"You'd better tell the Captain we've got to land as soon as we can. This woman has to be gotten to a hospital."
"A hospital? What is it?"
"It's a big building with patients"
Of course you don't, no one does. It never happens. It's a dumb question... skip it
Captain Oveur: You ever been in a cockpit before?
Joey: No sir, I've never been up in a plane before.
Captain Oveur: You ever seen a grown man naked?
Rex Kramer: Do you know what it's like to fall in the mud and get kicked... in the head... with an iron boot? Of course you don't, no one does. It never happens. It's a dumb question... skip it.
*pours drink into eye*
how the makers of pretty much every spoof film post-Hot Shots Part Deux (especially those Epic/Superhero Movie/Meet the Spartans etc who had their latest one open in the US this week) need to be rounded up and punished for their crimes against humour. And made to watch Airplane to see how it's done.
It's not enough to just pastiche a scene from a film, changing a prop each time. You need jokes and stuff.
Really good comedy films since Airplane!?
Naked Gun 2 1/2
Hot Shots Part Deux
South Park: The Movie
Hot fuzz / Shaun of the dead
40 Year old virgin
The Big Lebowski
Thats. About. It.
Nah I know there's been loads of other 'good' ones, but those would be about the only ones I'd have on a shelf siting proudly alongside Airplane!
Spoofs though have died a death since the early 90s.
40 Year Old Virgin is funny the first time and only raises a few titters on the second time and this is because it's ROM COM not a comedy.
Ghostbusters is also a great film but not really funny on later viewings but that's okay because it's really more about being an action comedy.
Lebowski is still funny on later viewings but it's really something else entirely. Like its own supernatural level of genre.
"I can't tell"
"You can tell me, i'm a doctor"
Funniest film ever.
wrestling, and screaming and fighting, and then a big pair of jiggly boobs sweep into the shot, pause and jiggle momentarily, and then jiggle out of shot again.
Flight attendant: "The bumps you feel are asteroids smashing into the hull of the ship. Also we're flying without a navigational system and can't seem to change course"
*equal measures of jocularity and mild alarm among the passengers*
Passenger: "Miss, are you telling us absolutely everything?"
FA: "Not exactly. We're also out of coffee"
*pandemonium ensues: "Don't Panic" sign light up then fizzles out, replaced by "Okay, Panic!" sign; passengers, including some professional wrestlers, start fighting each other*
FA: "Listen to me. You're crew is in complete control of the situation"
*"Bullshit!" sign lights up*
FA: "Trust me, there is nothing absolutely nothing to worry about!"
*"UNBELIEVABLE BULLSHIT" sign lights up*
then how could you not mention the greatest visual gag in the history of cinema?
You know the one: it features William Shatner, a conversation via a video link, and a door.
Some other guys made it just by watching Airplane! and copying the entire gag style.
I can never work out if this impresses or disgusts me. I guess that makes it Editors to Airplane!'s Joy Division, or something.
Ground crewman to another ground crewman, who is using illuminated batons to direct a plane on the runway: "Hey, Larry, where's the forklift?"
Larry: "The forklift? It's over there" *waves batons towards forklift. Cut to shot of plane smashing into air terminal*
"Looks like I picked? the wrong week to quit glue sniffing"
FA: "And we hope you enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, if there is anyone onboard who knows how to fly a plane..."
We're all counting on you."
The saturday night fever dancing scene always gets me too.
Steve McCroskey: Johnny, how 'bout some more coffee?
Johnny: No, thanks!
Steve McCroskey: Airline negligent.
Johnny: There's a sale at Penney's!
and they turn around and johnny's plugged out the console
Would you like a smoking or non-smoking ticket?
'They bought their tickets. They knew what they were getting into. I say, let 'em crash!'
It's okay, pales in comparison to The Naked Gun films though
there probably wouldn't have been the Naked Gun films
I love Airplane! dearly but the first two Naked Gun films are even better.
Ed: "Yes, the butler found it; it was tied to this window and thrown into the rock garden. I sent the note to the lab; they're demanding one million dollars."
Frank: "Why would the lab demand a million dollars?"
They're better than Police Squad for this reason.
like my men
and Over was under Dunn
on the dancefloor.
He's trying to gesture that he's been stabbed and she just copies his moves.
the music in this scene was actually Stayin Alive and then I watched it years later and it was something different, and then recently it was Stayin' Alive again. Am I utterly wrong?
Well, they had a choice, steak or fish.
Ah yes, I remember, I had lasagne
when the two tannoy announcers start disagreeing with each other and then have a full-blown argument.