History YMMV / Airplane

2nd Dec '17 8:23:21 PM Wyvern76
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** The RunningGag with Captain Oveur asking a young boy creepily inappropriate questions like "You ever seen a grown man naked?"
** The passengers next to Striker are DrivenToSuicide by listening to his long, boring life story.
13th Nov '17 2:07:48 PM NWolfman
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* ToughActToFollow: Not only for the Zucker-Abrahms-Zucker team, although most of their later films both together and as solo directors were basically variations on the same theme with varying success. Rather, it did this for ''the entire sub-genre of parody movies!'', as every one made since has been held to this one as the genre's golden standard.

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* ToughActToFollow: Not only for the Zucker-Abrahms-Zucker team, although most of their later films both together and as solo directors were basically variations on the same theme with varying success. Rather, it did this for ''the entire sub-genre of parody movies!'', as every movies!'' Every one made since has been held to this one as the genre's golden standard.
8th Nov '17 5:06:58 PM NWolfman
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* ToughActToFollow: Not only for the Zucker-Abrahms-Zucker team, although most of their later films both together and as solo directors were basically variations on the same theme with carrying success. Rather, it did this for ''the entire sub-genre of parody movies!'', as every one made since has been held to this one as the genre's golden standard.

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* ToughActToFollow: Not only for the Zucker-Abrahms-Zucker team, although most of their later films both together and as solo directors were basically variations on the same theme with carrying varying success. Rather, it did this for ''the entire sub-genre of parody movies!'', as every one made since has been held to this one as the genre's golden standard.
8th Nov '17 5:05:08 PM NWolfman
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* ToughActToFollow: Not as much for the Zucker-Abrahms-Zucker team, although it is one of their more memorable works, as much as for ''the entire genre of parody movies!'' Nearly every one made since has been held to this one as the genre's golden standard.

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* ToughActToFollow: Not as much only for the Zucker-Abrahms-Zucker team, although it is one most of their more memorable works, later films both together and as much as solo directors were basically variations on the same theme with carrying success. Rather, it did this for ''the entire genre sub-genre of parody movies!'' Nearly movies!'', as every one made since has been held to this one as the genre's golden standard.
26th Oct '17 4:43:24 PM BeastC
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* MisaimedFandom: As with any popular work, ''Airplane!'' isn't free of being misunderstood for what was funny. Following parody movies that took after its manic style, including those by [=ZAZ=] themselves, seem to believe that the cartoony slapstick was the main reason why it was hilarious. They tend to forget that other aspects, such as random background gags and deadpan dedication to the insanity, were big parts of why it was so funny. As a result, the slapstick and literal humor is there, but falls flat due to more reaction shots and LampshadeHanging.
22nd Oct '17 9:58:07 PM NWolfman
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: At the time, the entire joke with Creator/LeslieNielsen's character was seeing a serious actor bringing every bit of his usual gravitas to such ridiculous material. [[LeslieNielsenSyndrome Nielsen proceeded to make this kind of material his bread and butter]], so that viewers these days will likely just be surprised that he's not playing the lead role.
** Hiring [[ComicallySerious non-comedic actors]] in a screwball comedy in general. Nowadays, it's impossible to find any famous actor who hasn't regularly done both genres.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Hiring [[ComicallySerious non-comedic actors]] in a broad comedy. At the time, the entire joke with Creator/LeslieNielsen's character was seeing a serious actor bringing every bit of his usual gravitas to such ridiculous material. [[LeslieNielsenSyndrome Nielsen proceeded to make this kind of material his bread and butter]], so that viewers these days will likely just be surprised that he's not playing the lead role.
** Hiring [[ComicallySerious non-comedic actors]] in a screwball comedy in general. Nowadays,
role. So many other dramatic actors have done it since that it's impossible to find any famous actor who hasn't regularly done both genres.cast anyone in this kind of movie without them being in on the joke.
3rd Jun '17 10:13:35 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Several gags, but particularly the "[[GetAholdOfYourselfMan hysterical woman gets slapped]]" one, not to mention stewardess Randy's disastrous attempt to cheer up the LittlestCancerPatient; both are played as BlackComedy.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Several gags, but particularly the particularly:
** The
"[[GetAholdOfYourselfMan hysterical woman gets slapped]]" one, not to mention stewardess Randy's disastrous attempt to cheer up the LittlestCancerPatient; both are played as BlackComedy.


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** While in the Peace Corps, Ted briefly shows some African tribesmen how to play basketball; within seconds, they're dunking on him and perfectly nailing free throws.
1st Jun '17 6:14:47 PM Mikeyfan93
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: At the time, the entire joke with Creator/LeslieNielson's character was seeing a serious actor bringing every bit of his usual gravitas to such ridiculous material. [[LeslieNielsenSyndrome Nielsen proceeded to make this kind of material his bread and butter]], so that viewers these days will likely just be surprised that he's not playing the lead role.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: At the time, the entire joke with Creator/LeslieNielson's Creator/LeslieNielsen's character was seeing a serious actor bringing every bit of his usual gravitas to such ridiculous material. [[LeslieNielsenSyndrome Nielsen proceeded to make this kind of material his bread and butter]], so that viewers these days will likely just be surprised that he's not playing the lead role.
1st Jun '17 9:19:22 AM Mikeyfan93
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** The film opens with a ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' parody, with the wing of a plane doubling as a shark fin. Years later, Robert Hayes would cameo in a [[Film/Sharknado2TheSecondOne film]] where sharks actually attack a plane.



* RetroactiveRecognition: David Leisure (''Series/EmptyNest'', Joe Isuzu) is one of the Hare Krishna. Robert Hayes voiced ComicBook/IronMan in the 90s Marvel cartoons[[note]]''WesternAnimation/IronMan'', obviously, in addition to guest spots on ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk''[[/note]], as well.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: David Leisure (''Series/EmptyNest'', Joe Isuzu) is one of the Hare Krishna. Robert Hayes voiced ComicBook/IronMan in the 90s Marvel cartoons[[note]]''WesternAnimation/IronMan'', obviously, in addition to guest spots on ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk''[[/note]], as well. Julie Hagerty would later voice Carol Pewderschmidt on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
12th May '17 1:28:25 PM NWolfman
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** Hiring [[ComicallySerious non-comedic actors]] in a screwball comedy. Nowadays, it's impossible to find any famous actor who has't regularly done both genres.

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** Hiring [[ComicallySerious non-comedic actors]] in a screwball comedy. comedy in general. Nowadays, it's impossible to find any famous actor who has't hasn't regularly done both genres.
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