Leslie Nielsen passed away this week. Everyone has been quoting his “Don’t call me Shirley” line from Airplane all week but I was more a fan of his Naked Gun series of movies as he was the star.
Imagine a movie where a 50+ year old is the star, he has a hot girlfriend in Priscilla Presley, includes the master of disaster films, George Kennedy, and costared OJ Simpson when the public still loved and admired him.
A few of my favorite lines:
Mimi Du Jour: Is this some kind of bust?
Lt. Frank Drebin (Nielsen): Yes, ma’am, it’s very impressive, but we need to ask you a few questions.
Lt. Frank Drebin (Nielsen): It’s the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girl dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day.
[Jane climbs a ladder as Drebin looks up]
Lt. Frank Drebin (Nielsen): Nice beaver!
Jane [producing a stuffed beaver] Thank you. I just had it stuffed.
Any other favorites?