History Film / Airplane

30th Sep '17 12:08:54 AM BeastC
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%%* INeedAFreakingDrink: "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" (and drinking, and amphetamines, and sniffing glue). (Who said this? What caused him to say this?)

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%%* * INeedAFreakingDrink: "Looks Plane full of sick people and out of commission pilots? Looks like I [=McCroskey=] picked the wrong week to quit smoking" (and drinking, and amphetamines, and smoking. And drinking. And amphetamines. And sniffing glue). (Who said this? What caused him to say this?)glue. *''sniff''*
27th Sep '17 2:55:36 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* ThatRussianSquatDance: During the disco-dance flashback, Ted ends up dancing the ''kazatzsky''.

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* ThatRussianSquatDance: During the disco-dance flashback, Ted ends up dancing the ''kazatzsky''.''kazatzsky.''
23rd Sep '17 8:09:12 PM AzureOwl
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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.
31st Aug '17 11:39:53 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ThatRussianSquatDance: During the disco-dance flashback.

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* ThatRussianSquatDance: During the disco-dance flashback.flashback, Ted ends up dancing the ''kazatzsky''.
13th Jul '17 10:00:30 AM tropeminer
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It was followed by a sequel called ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' in 1982, which didn't have any involvement from ZAZ. While most definitely not the TropeMaker, it is oft viewed, even today, as a major TropeCodifier of a Film {{Parody}}.

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It was followed by a sequel called ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' in 1982, which didn't have any involvement from ZAZ. While most definitely not hardly the TropeMaker, it is oft viewed, even today, as a major TropeCodifier of a Film {{Parody}}.
18th Jun '17 8:44:13 PM tropeminer
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It was followed by a sequel called ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' in 1982, which didn't have any involvement from ZAZ. While most definitely not the TropeMaker, it is oft viewed, even today, as a major TropeCodifier of a {{Parody}}.

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It was followed by a sequel called ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' in 1982, which didn't have any involvement from ZAZ. While most definitely not the TropeMaker, it is oft viewed, even today, as a major TropeCodifier of a Film {{Parody}}.
11th Jun '17 11:43:06 PM tropeminer
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It was followed by a sequel called ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' in 1982, which didn't have any involvement from ZAZ. While most definitely not the TropeMaker, it is oft viewed, even today, as a TropeCodifier of a {{Parody}}.

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It was followed by a sequel called ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' in 1982, which didn't have any involvement from ZAZ. While most definitely not the TropeMaker, it is oft viewed, even today, as a major TropeCodifier of a {{Parody}}.
11th Jun '17 11:42:34 PM tropeminer
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The film that solidified the team of Jim Abrahams and brothers David and Jerry Zucker as comedy icons. ZAZ's directorial debut,[[note]]They previously wrote ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'', but John Landis directed[[/note]] ''Airplane!'' (1980) - titled ''Flying High!'' [[MarketBasedTitle in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan and the Philippines]] - is a comedic remake of an old disaster film, ''Film/ZeroHour'' (itself based on the TV movie ''Flight Into Danger''). Subplots from ''Airport '79: The Concorde'' also appear. The plot: Ted Striker (Stryker in ''Zero Hour''), an ex-military pilot, has to get over his personal traumas to pilot a commercial plane after the crew is stricken by food poisoning, and reconcile with his estranged girlfriend at the same time. HilarityEnsues. Take that basic plot, and have a silly joke every three seconds. In fact, that is partly what makes the film work: [[RapidFireComedy if a joke falls flat, move on to the next one]]. Of course, [[DontExplainTheJoke further analysis of the jokes will just hurt the humor of it all]]. Just see the film for yourself. Along the way, it [[GenreKiller singlehandedly destroyed]] the DisasterMovie as a serious genre for over a decade.

It was followed by a sequel called ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' in 1982, which didn't have any involvement from ZAZ.

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The film that solidified the team of Jim Abrahams and brothers David and Jerry Zucker as comedy icons. ZAZ's directorial debut,[[note]]They previously wrote ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'', but John Landis directed[[/note]] ''Airplane!'' (1980) - titled ''Flying High!'' [[MarketBasedTitle in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan and the Philippines]] - is a comedic remake of an old disaster film, ''Film/ZeroHour'' (itself based on the TV movie ''Flight Into Danger''). Subplots from ''Airport '79: The Concorde'' also appear.

The plot: Ted Striker (Stryker in ''Zero Hour''), an ex-military pilot, has to get over his personal traumas to pilot a commercial plane after the crew is stricken by food poisoning, and reconcile with his estranged girlfriend at the same time. HilarityEnsues. Take that basic plot, and have a silly joke every three seconds. In fact, that is partly what makes the film work: [[RapidFireComedy if a joke falls flat, move on to the next one]]. Of course, [[DontExplainTheJoke further analysis of the jokes will just hurt the humor of it all]]. Just see the film for yourself. Along the way, it [[GenreKiller singlehandedly destroyed]] the DisasterMovie as a serious genre for over a decade.

It was followed by a sequel called ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' in 1982, which didn't have any involvement from ZAZ.
ZAZ. While most definitely not the TropeMaker, it is oft viewed, even today, as a TropeCodifier of a {{Parody}}.
4th Jun '17 1:01:32 AM brian8871
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* ShoutOut: A self-referential one. The name "Rex Kramer" was first used in ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie''.

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* ShoutOut: A self-referential one. The name "Rex Kramer" was first used in ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie''.''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'', as was the "Worse than Detroit" gag.
29th Apr '17 3:12:12 AM BURGINABC
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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: No one cares about Ted's BackStory.
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