Thursday, December 2 2010
Anyone who can remember the era when Beta briefly held sway over VHS will surely remember seeing Nielsen in Airplane! (Don't call me Shirley). Impossible as it might be to believe, nobody from this generation had any idea who he was, which only made him funnier.
Wednesday, January 11 2006
Airplane! basically gets by on one joke: sight gags based on tricks of perspective or on thwarting expectation.