History Film / Airplane

9th Jan '18 4:17:49 AM StarTropes
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* RealMenTakeItBlack: "I like my coffee black. Like my men." [[FromTheMouthsOfBabes Spoken by a six-year-old girl]] to the boy who sits next to her (for laughs, obviously.)

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* RealMenTakeItBlack: "I like my coffee black. [[RaceFetish Like my men." ]]" [[FromTheMouthsOfBabes Spoken by a six-year-old girl]] to the boy who sits next to her (for laughs, obviously.)
5th Jan '18 6:46:15 PM Geoduck
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* TenMinuteRetirement: After accidentally overhearing Kramer discussing how hopeless it is for him to land the plane, Ted puts the autopilot back in charge and gives up. Dr. Rumack brings him out of it with the [[EpiphanyTherapy revelation]] that George Zipp, a deceased member of Striker's WWII squadron, didn't blame him for [[MyGreatestFailure their failed mission]].

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* TenMinuteRetirement: After accidentally overhearing Kramer discussing how hopeless it is for him to land the plane, Ted puts the autopilot back in charge and gives up. Dr. Rumack brings him out of it with the [[EpiphanyTherapy revelation]] that George Zipp, a deceased member of Striker's WWII squadron, squadron during The War, didn't blame him for [[MyGreatestFailure their failed mission]].



** A pilot is suffering psychotic episodes because "he" thinks he's Ethel Merman, even to getting out of bed and bursting into the song "Everything's Coming Up Roses." The pilot is played by Ethel Merman.

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** A pilot soldier is suffering psychotic episodes because "he" thinks he's Ethel Merman, even to getting out of bed and bursting into the song "Everything's Coming Up Roses." The pilot soldier is played by Ethel Merman.



-->'''Roger Murdock:''' '''The hell I don't!''' ''(pulls Joey close and angrily mutters)'' Listen kid, I've been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA. I'm out there busting my buns every night! Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes!

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-->'''Roger Murdock:''' '''The '''[[BerserkButton The hell I don't!''' don't!]]''' ''(pulls Joey close and angrily mutters)'' Listen kid, I've been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA. I'm out there busting my buns every night! Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes!



%%* DeconstructorFleet: The whole movie.
* DisasterMovie: It's a parody of the genre, with elements of the ''Airport'' movies, but is heavily based on ''Film/ZeroHour'', which plays it straight (and which was also written by the creator of ''Airport''.

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%%* * DeconstructorFleet: The whole movie.
Airplane! put an end to the genre of disaster movies for several years.
* DisasterMovie: It's a parody of the genre, with elements of the ''Airport'' movies, but is heavily based on ''Film/ZeroHour'', which plays it straight (and which was also written by the creator of ''Airport''.)



%%** "Nervous?" "Yes." "First time?" "No, I've been nervous lots of times." (Who said these lines?)
%%* ExcitedShowTitle

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%%** ** Also his exchange with a fellow passenger: "Nervous?" "Yes." "First time?" "No, I've been nervous lots of times." (Who said these lines?)
%%* ExcitedShowTitle
"
* ExcitedShowTitle: Airplane!



%%* RuleOfThree: "I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you." The third time comes after the plane has come to a full stop.

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%%* * RuleOfThree: Dr. Rumack's repeated comment to Ted and Elaine "I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you." The third time comes after the plane has come to a full stop.



* SpitTake: In the hospital {{flashback}}: "Seven. Lieutenant Zipp died this morning." *spfffft* %% (Who did the spitting?)

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* SpitTake: In the hospital {{flashback}}: "Seven.{{flashback}}
-->'''Elaine:''' Seven.
Lieutenant Zipp died this morning." *spfffft* %% (Who did the spitting?)\\
'''Ted:''' ''spfffft''



* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Roger Murdoch denies he's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as though he doesn't even know who Kareem is. Then he breaks character when Joey starts to criticize several of his recent games.

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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Roger Murdoch denies he's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as though he doesn't even know who Kareem is. Then he breaks character when Joey starts to criticize several of his recent games.supposed lack of effort on the court.
28th Dec '17 9:47:03 AM HighCrate
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* DeaderThanDisco:
** {{Invoked}}. The plane symbolically kills off the entire genre by crashing through a Chicago radio tower [[NotQuiteForever (hilariously, right after the deejay has just boasted that disco will live forever)]].

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* DeaderThanDisco:
**
DeaderThanDisco: {{Invoked}}. The plane symbolically kills off the entire genre by crashing through a Chicago radio tower [[NotQuiteForever (hilariously, right after the deejay has just boasted that disco will live forever)]].
21st Dec '17 3:56:26 PM oakleaf
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Added DiffLines:

***[[RunningGag But that's not important]].
17th Dec '17 12:26:59 AM DragonQuestZ
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** The movie ''itself'' did this to the entire Disaster Movie genre, which wouldn't get taken seriously again until Film/IndependenceDay in 1996 (which only got through by combining disaster with Sci-fi and a bit of comedy).
16th Dec '17 1:54:33 AM DragonQuestZ
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[[ComicallyMissingThePoint It's a big white thing with wings, but that's not important right now.]]

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[[ComicallyMissingThePoint [[DescribeTopicHere It's a big white thing with wings, but that's not important right now.]]
15th Dec '17 12:26:24 PM Fighteer
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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: An old lady comments on Elaine to Ted.

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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: An old lady comments on As Ted reminisces about his relationship with Elaine to Ted.an old lady, she gets rather intimate in her appraisal.



* EpiphanyTherapy: Ted Striker is cured of his fear of flying and saves the day after a RousingSpeech.

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* EpiphanyTherapy: Ted Striker is cured of his fear of flying and saves the day after a RousingSpeech.RousingSpeech by Dr. Rumack, absolving him of his guilt over his failed Air Force mission during the war.



* FallingIntoTheCockpit: Ted Striker must pilot a multi-engine jet airliner even though he has only flown single engine fighters.

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* FallingIntoTheCockpit: Ted Striker must pilot a multi-engine jet airliner even though is the only person on board with flying experience after the crew is incapacitated, and so he has only flown single engine fighters.no choice but to attempt to land the airliner.



* {{Fanservice}}: During the panic scene, there comes, out of nowhere, a random topless woman who gets *really* close to the camera and disappears...
* FateWorseThanDeath: Listening to Ted's exposition about his guilt and failed relationship with Elaine.

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* {{Fanservice}}: During the panic scene, there comes, out of nowhere, a random topless woman who gets *really* close to the camera and disappears...
disappears.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Listening to Ted's exposition flashbacks about his guilt and failed relationship with Elaine.Elaine drives three different passengers to [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide]].



* FoeTossingCharge: Kramer's brutal beatdown of the donation-seekers at the airport.
* ForTheEvulz: When the runway lights abruptly go out.

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* FoeTossingCharge: Kramer's brutal beatdown of the donation-seekers When Kramer arrives at the airport.
airport, he's accosted by donation-seekers, much like Ted and Elaine earlier. He proceeds to beat the crap out of every single one of them.
* ForTheEvulz: When the The runway lights abruptly go out.out during the landing attempt. It turns out to be Johnny messing with the equipment.



* FreeWheel: Played for laughs when we see a hubcap rolling across the tarmac after an ambulance crashes.
%%* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: "I take [my coffee] black. Like my men."
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In spades.

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* FreeWheel: Played for laughs when we see a hubcap rolling across the tarmac after an ambulance crashes.
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crashes off screen.
*
FromTheMouthsOfBabes: "I When a well-dressed young girl and boy strike up a well-mannered, adult conversation in their seats, it seems charming, until we learn that she's... been around.
--> '''Girl:''' I
take [my coffee] black. Like my men."
men.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In spades.



* {{Gainaxing}}: Bouncy, bouncy Kitten Natividad. Though her breasts are bouncing in synch with each other.
15th Dec '17 12:15:56 PM Fighteer
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** In a ContinuityGag, one of the Indians" spears pierces the wall in the Dispatch Office, barely missing Kramer.
15th Dec '17 12:03:46 PM Fighteer
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: As everything else, played for laughs. Striker says he was stationed off the Barbary coast, but also that the Drambuie bar was populated with every reject and cutthroat from Bombay to Calcutta. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_Coast The Barbary Coast]] is on the Mediterranean coast of Africa, while [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai Bombay]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolkata Calcutta]] are on ''opposite sides'' of India.
** Logically, therefore, you'd expect "every reject and cutthroat from Bombay to Calcutta" to be comprised mostly of Indians, yet the patrons of the bar are all white.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: As everything else, played for laughs. Striker says he was stationed off the Barbary coast, but also that the Drambuie bar was populated with every reject and cutthroat from Bombay to Calcutta. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_Coast The Barbary Coast]] is on the Mediterranean coast of Africa, while [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai Bombay]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolkata Calcutta]] are on ''opposite sides'' of India.
** Logically, therefore, you'd expect "every reject and cutthroat from Bombay to Calcutta" to be comprised mostly of Indians, yet
India. Meanwhile, all the bar patrons of the bar are all white.
2nd Dec '17 5:53:59 PM Wyvern76
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: As everything else, played for laughs. Striker says he was stationed off the Barbary coast, but also that the Drambuie bar was populated with every reject and cutthroat from Bombay to Calcutta. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_Coast The Barbary Coast]] is in the Mediterranean coast of Africa, while [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai Bombay]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolkata Calcutta]] are in ''opposite sides'' of India.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: As everything else, played for laughs. Striker says he was stationed off the Barbary coast, but also that the Drambuie bar was populated with every reject and cutthroat from Bombay to Calcutta. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_Coast The Barbary Coast]] is in on the Mediterranean coast of Africa, while [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai Bombay]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolkata Calcutta]] are in on ''opposite sides'' of India.India.
** Logically, therefore, you'd expect "every reject and cutthroat from Bombay to Calcutta" to be comprised mostly of Indians, yet the patrons of the bar are all white.
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