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Old 07-14-2019, 02:07 AM
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Memorable moments from the film Airplane! (Open spoilers)


I donít know if we have to worry about spoiling a film such as Airplane! but I posted it in my thread title anyway.

Itís available on amazon prime and Iíve watched it 5 times this week. Surely, you canít be serious.
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:03 AM
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Looks like the footís on the other hand now....
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This is also one of my favorite bits.
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:22 AM
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This has always been my favorite line. On top of being funny, it's a well timed bit of comic relief during an oddly suspenseful part of a comedy.
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For some reason, this is my favorite bit of the whole movie (just the three seconds).
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:04 AM
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I work in a small office with both a Roger and a Victor. I’ve been patiently waiting the past 7 years for someone named Clarence to drop by the office just to break out the perfect lines.

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Old 07-14-2019, 10:15 AM
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I work in a small office with both a Roger and a Victor. Iíve been patiently waiting the past 7 years for someone named Clarence to drop by the office just to break out the perfect lines.
Just wanted to say, Good luck, we're all counting on you.
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:53 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2A194yTWoQ

The greatest scene ever filmed in an airplane cockpit.
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:24 AM
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Any of the scenes with Johnny always crack me up.

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I work in a small office with both a Roger and a Victor. Iíve been patiently waiting the past 7 years for someone named Clarence to drop by the office just to break out the perfect lines.
Just wanted to say, Good luck, we're all counting on you.
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Okay, as good a place as any to ask this:

Early in the film, Captain Oveur (Peter Graves) takes a call on the white courtesy phone from the Mayo Clinic (complete with mayonnaise jars in the background). Then the operator breaks in and and tells him he has an emergency call from "Mr. Ham on line five." Oveur tells the operator, "All right, put Ham on five and hold the Mayo!"

Now, should not that have been "Put Ham on white and hold the Mayo"? Did Graves blow the joke?
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:53 PM
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Okay, as good a place as any to ask this:

Early in the film, Captain Oveur (Peter Graves) takes a call on the white courtesy phone from the Mayo Clinic (complete with mayonnaise jars in the background). Then the operator breaks in and and tells him he has an emergency call from "Mr. Ham on line five." Oveur tells the operator, "All right, put Ham on five and hold the Mayo!"

Now, should not that have been "Put Ham on white and hold the Mayo"? Did Graves blow the joke?
I don't think so. IIRC, wasn't the quote "Gimme Ham on five and hold the Mayo"? Also IIRC, in old timey diner lingo if a waitress told the cook "Gimme ham on five" it meant "A ham sandwich for table five" or something along those lines.

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Old 07-15-2019, 07:18 PM
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Ooh, a debate! I don't think Peter Graves blew the joke. It's supposed to sound like, "Give me ham on rye and hold the mayo," (or white if you prefer) not actually be that. Mr. Hamm is on line five, and the Mayo Clinic gets put on hold. Yes, it's contrived, but it's internally consistent, which is about all you can hope for from a pun.
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I always find this example of how quotable the movie is to be amusing. One weekend I was supposed to spend the entire day with my young nephew, but I had a rare opportunity and wanted to disappear for few hours. I had recently purchased a very inexpensive DVD with both Airplane! and Top Secret! included. I told the kid to watch an old favorite movie of mine with his grandmother, and when I returned we would discuss it.

So I got home shortly after the movie ended and my nephew ran up to me and breathlessly exclaimed: ďUncle Temporary, you should have stayed and watched the movie with us- you would have loved it! They stole ALL your jokes!Ē
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George Zipp said that?
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Old 07-16-2019, 11:32 AM
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^ Correct!

The post above mine mentioned TS--I think it's 95% as good as Airplane!--and I thought it deserved a shout-out. Literally. How often do you get to holler "Latrine!"?

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Whenever anyone says "surely" to me, I always respond with "Don't call me Shirley" and they always laugh. Even people who have never seen the movie and don't have a clue where the meme came from.

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^ Correct!

The post above mine mentioned TS--I think it's 95% as good as Airplane!--and I thought it deserved a shout-out. Literally. How often do you get to holler "Latrine!"?
All right...be an asshole.

(I agree 100%. Classic, inspired, quotable movie.)
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The 'Spanish' warning signs:

El No A You Smoko.

Putana Da Seatbeltz.

Gobacken Sidonna.

This movie was released in 1980. Forty years ago? I must be getting old.
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This is also one of my favorite bits.
The "I picked the wrong week to stop ..."

I believe that is a spoof of another movie, but I don't which one.
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The entire movie is a spoof of 1970's disaster movies, and most directly a 1957 drama called Zero Hour. My husband and I once rented Zero Hour because we were curious and by god the parody was SO CLOSE! We had trouble not laughing though the entire drama because it kept hitting so close to the Airplane! lines (really vica versa).
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The entire movie is a spoof of 1970's disaster movies, and most directly a 1957 drama called Zero Hour. My husband and I once rented Zero Hour because we were curious and by god the parody was SO CLOSE! We had trouble not laughing though the entire drama because it kept hitting so close to the Airplane! lines (really vica versa).
The Zuckers actually bought the rights to Zero Hour just in case there were issues.
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El No A You Smoko.

Putana Da Seatbeltz.

Gobacken Sidonna.

This movie was released in 1980. Forty years ago? I must be getting old.
I think these were meant to be Italian.
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Marginally thread related but I thought I'd share.

It's been at least 15 years since I watch Airplane! and this thread got me thinking of it. The quickest way for me to view it would be to buy it from iTunes so I check it out. $4.99 in HD, damn skippy I'll bite. I've spent $5 on dumber things since breakfast. I notice they also offer Airplane! II so I check out the price and it was $14.99. Three times the price for a grotesquely inferior movie that almost gave me cancer of the perineum. Granted the movie guest stars Shatner's toupee so that's got to be worth a couple of bucks just by itself. But still, somebody needs to reexamine their pricing.
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I think these were meant to be Italian.
FWIW, this page thinks they were Spanish:

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The entire movie is a spoof of 1970's disaster movies, and most directly a 1957 drama called Zero Hour. My husband and I once rented Zero Hour because we were curious and by god the parody was SO CLOSE! We had trouble not laughing though the entire drama because it kept hitting so close to the Airplane! lines (really vica versa).
Here's a run-down of the similar scenes on Youtube.
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Am I right that this scene is only tv edits of the movie? My wife and I watched this on disc a few years ago and I think this moment is not in the version we saw.
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Am I right that this scene is only tv edits of the movie? My wife and I watched this on disc a few years ago and I think this moment is not in the version we saw.
I remember seeing it in the theater and it's on my VCR and DVD copy, IIRC.
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