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Old 07-11-2018, 09:44 AM
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Surely, don't miss Zero Hour! (1957) today on TCM at 2:45 ET.


It has a big, pretty, white plane with red stripes, curtains in the window, and wheels, and it looks like a big Tylenol.

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Old 07-11-2018, 10:14 AM
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Thanks for the note...I've never seen the complete film.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:26 AM
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"Rio"? by Duran Duran.

Shit, wait.......that's a completely different meme altogether.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:35 AM
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It has a big, pretty, white plane with red stripes, curtains in the window, and wheels, and it looks like a big Tylenol.
I can't get that channel here and don't call me Shirley!
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:36 AM
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Oh! You have a guitar!
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:52 AM
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Our survival hinges on one thing - finding someone who not only can fly this plane, but didn't have fish for dinner.

Ted, that was probably the lousiest landing in the history of this airport. But there are some of us here, particularly me, who would like to buy you a drink and shake your hand.

--The best quotes are the ones that were used word-for-word in Airplane!

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I had to *ahem* make my own DVD because at that time it wasn't available for purchase. So I recorded the film off TCM, but when I added chapters I used names that matched Airplane (Checking the Radarange, Win one for the Zipper).
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:34 PM
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It has a big, pretty, white plane with red stripes...
You can't tell what color the stripes are, because Zero Hour is in black and white.

But that's not important.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:42 PM
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:15 PM
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Our survival hinges on one thing - finding someone who not only can fly this plane, but didn't have fish for dinner.
I had the lasagna
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Here's a side-by-side comparison of some of the scenes from Zero Hour and Airplane!. I'll spoiler them in case anybody wants to watch Zero Hour first.

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All right, everybody get in crash positions.

Dialog from Zero Hour here:
http://www.rogermwilcox.com/zero_hour.html

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I've never seen it but I did watch and read Flight into Danger with James Doohan sometime in the mid '70s so Airplane! felt very familiar.
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"That's a completely different meme."
That's a different meme altogether!
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Why is the Winnipeg division of the jet motor company in Ottawa? Or was Parliament Hill in Winnipeg at the time?

I was expecting some combat scenes over Macho Grande, but noooooooooooo!
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I was expecting some combat scenes over Macho Grande, but noooooooooooo!
Over Macho Grande?

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Goddamn, that's a roomy cockpit!
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Why are seats A and B on the starboard side of the airplane?
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:12 PM
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Over Macho Grande?
I'll never get over Macho Grande
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:19 PM
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If they had to request permission to go to 10,000 feet, what the hell altitude were they at before?

Good thing the doc had his black bag under the seat in front of him, eh?

Great idea, give morphine to the pilot!

Janet, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
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Me neither.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:33 PM
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Why are the instruments ticking all over the place if there's nothing wrong with the airplane?
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Love the way they confuse Spitfires, P-36es, Bf-109s, Bf-108s....
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Sterling Hayden, who played Trelaven, was still acting when Airplane! was made. I wonder if Zucker Abrahams Zucker tried to get him to play Rex Kramer before they got Robert Stack.
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Sterling Hayden, who played Trelaven, was still acting when Airplane! was made. I wonder if Zucker Abrahams Zucker tried to get him to play Rex Kramer before they got Robert Stack.
That's exactly what they'd be expecting them to do!
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I think Sterling Hayden and Robert Stack were separated at birth.
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Whoops! Four o'clock. Time for Jeopardy!
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That's a different meme altogether!
That's a different meme.
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Why was there no fire when the plane crash-landed?
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Why was there no fire when the plane crash-landed?
Because the fuel tanks didn't get ruptured.

Whether or not that would happen in real life depends. But it isn't a given.

Landing gear doesn't snap off like the plane is a giant plastic model, either. It's pretty tough.
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Well, I guess we all learned never eat Canadian halibut without knowing whom prepared it!
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Why was there no fire when the plane crash-landed?
Because the little plastic model they used would have melted.

Really, lots of planes crash and don't burst into flames. Here's one from just this week. Here's an even more striking example from January, where an engine got torn off. Still no fire.
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Because the little plastic model they used would have melted.

Really, lots of planes crash and don't burst into flames. Here's one from just this week. Here's an even more striking example from January, where an engine got torn off. Still no fire.
Neither of those was a DC-4 hitting the ground hard.

I don't see what the big deal was. There have been GSL (Glide Slope Landing) systems in service that allow you to land in fog since at least the Berlin Airlift (1946). Was Canada really so far behind the times they didn't have one in Calgary or Edmonton in 1957?
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Well, I guess we all learned never eat Canadian halibut without knowing whom prepared it!
Who, not whom.

And any halibut, for that matter! Yeccch!
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Because the fuel tanks didn't get ruptured.

Whether or not that would happen in real life depends. But it isn't a given.
Hey, I watch Mayday! Fuel tanks almost always rupture.
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"Rio"? by Duran Duran.

Shit, wait.......that's a completely different meme altogether.
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That's a different meme altogether!
Can you face some unpleasant facts?
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Me neither.
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On the same day this thread started Fark had a link with this tag:

"Airline lavatories are getting smaller while Leon's getting laaaarrrrger"

Today they have this one:

"Either the house is getting smaller, or Leon is getting LAAAAARGER"

Looks like I picked a bad week to avoid Airplane! memes.
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On the same day this thread started Fark had a link with this tag:

"Airline lavatories are getting smaller while Leon's getting laaaarrrrger"

Today they have this one:

"Either the house is getting smaller, or Leon is getting LAAAAARGER"

Looks like I picked a bad week to avoid Airplane! memes.
Not relevant to the thread in general, but Fark had a pretty good one a few days ago regarding Trump's tour of Europe and his upcoming summit with Putin.

If you don't EU meet, you can't have any Putin. How can you have any Putin if you don't EU meet?

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