Friday, July 21, 2006

... and don't call me Shirley

There are some things that can't be refuted.

Taxes are going to go up.

Prices are going to go up.

and the 'Airplane' (Airplane and Airplane II: The Sequel) movies are some of the funniest movies on the planet. My sister brought this up while I was visiting her in Los Angeles this past week, and she's absolutely correct. She saw the first movie and was amazed at the number of jokes per square inch of film.

Quite frankly, if you don't think the Airplane movies are some of the funniest movies of all time, I'm sure we'll never get along. You can keep your 'American Cooter Pie" and "What About the Spooge on Mary?" and "Napoleon Annoyingmite." I'll keep Airplane.

If you have a chance to see either movie, do yourself a favor and see it unedited. The network and even basic cable versions cut out waaaaay too many dirty jokes. And when it comes down to it, isn't that what's truly important in life?

My TiVo recorded Airplane II: The Sequel (it knows me too well), and I haven't laughed so hard in ages. Thank you IMDB for the quotes:

Striker: Quick, you must get everybody into the lounge.
Testa: But we don't have a lounge...
Striker: That's not important right now.

Mr. Hammen: And how about the time we hopped in the family car and drove all the way to Woodstock?
Mrs. Hammen: Oh, that was a time. You got hold of that bad acid and didn't come down for two weeks, you kept telling everyone that you were Jesus Christ and then you jumped off a roof 'cause you thought you could fly!
Mr. Hammen: What a bummer.
Mrs. Hammen: No shit.

Controller #3: Get me Steve McCroskey!
Controller #2: Are you kidding? Ever since Reagan fired the air traffic controllers, he's been completely senile!
Controller #3: Yeah, but what about McCroskey?
Controller #2: About the same as Reagan.

It's much better if you can hear the quotes. Hear them here.

It's even better if you watch the movie. Buy it here.


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