Monday, November 29, 2010

...and Don't Call Me Shirley

  • Leslie Nielsen, who traded in his dramatic persona for inspired bumbling as a hapless doctor in "Airplane!" and the accident-prone detective Frank Drebin in "The Naked Gun" comedies, died on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84.
  • As the doctor aboard a plane in which the pilots, and some of the passengers, become violently ill, Mr. Nielsen says they must get to a hospital right away.

    "A hospital? What is it?" a flight attendant asks, inquiring about the illness.

    "It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now," Nielsen deadpans.

    When he asks a passenger if he can fly the plane, the man replies, "Surely you can't be serious."

    Mr. Nielsen responds: "I am serious, and don't call me Shirley."

We've owned "The Naked Gun" television series for years, and we've worn out sections of the videotape watching and re-watching some truly hilarious lines that could only have been delivered by Leslie Nielsen. Thanks for the laughter, Mr. Nielsen.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

will OJ simpson be attending the funeral?

11/29/2010 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leslie made some great movie and I can image him in the after life partying through havens gates. RIP LN

11/29/2010 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And thanks for your Service, Mr. Nielson. He was a Royal Canadian Air Force Aerial Gunner during WWII. The last of a generation of Hollywood actors who were also veterans. Few if any of them in that leftist America hating snake pit today.

RIP Sir.

11/29/2010 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, I learned a lot from Lt. Frank Drebin. Don't take this job ( except for officer safety ) too seriously. Try and have fun, see the humor in the everyday shit, never let a bad get you down, learn from the good and the bad. And timing is everything with your jokes. Remember, he who laughs last thinks slowest.


11/29/2010 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" A few guys make shoe laces some lay sod others make a very good living neutering animals I'm a Cop!"

-Your comedy will be missed.Rest in peace.

11/29/2010 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sad day loved all his movies!!

11/29/2010 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roger, Roger!

11/29/2010 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First Jive Dude: Shiiiiit, maaaaan. That honky muf' be messin' mah old lady... got to be runnin' cold upside down his head, you know?

Second Jive Dude: Hey home', I can dig it. Know ain't gonna lay no mo' big rap up on you, man!

First Jive Dude: I say hey, sky... subba say I wan' see...

Second Jive Dude: Uh-huh.

First Jive Dude: ...pray to J I did the same ol' same ol'!

Second Jive Dude: Hey... knock a self a pro, Slick! That gray matter backlot perform us DOWN, I take TCB-in', man!

First Jive Dude: Hey, you know what they say: see a broad to get dat booty yak 'em...

First Jive Dude, Second Jive Dude: ...leg 'er down a smack 'em yak 'em!

First Jive Dude: COL' got to be! Y'know? Shiiiiit.
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11/29/2010 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor: Now Drebin, I don't want any trouble like you had on the South Side last year, that's my policy.

Frank: Well, when I see five weirdos, dressed in togas, stabbing a man in the middle of the park in full view of a hundred people, I shoot the bastards, that's *my* policy!

Mayor: That was a Shakespeare-In-The-Park production of 'Julius Caesar,' you moron! You killed five actors! Good ones!

11/29/2010 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank: It's a topsy-turvy world, and maybe the problems of two people don't amount to a hill of beans. But this is our hill. And these are our beans!

11/29/2010 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank: A good cop - needlessly cut down by some cowardly hoodlums.
Ed: That's no way for a man to die.
Frank: No... you're right, Ed. A parachute not opening... that's a way to die. Getting caught in the gears of a combine... having your nuts bit off by a Laplander, that's the way I wanna go!

11/29/2010 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He taught me how to engage in safe sex!

11/29/2010 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A class act with a ton of talent. Thanks for the laughs and entertainment. You will be missed Mr. Nielsen.

11/29/2010 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leslie Neilsen teamed up with other (formerly) straight laced actors: Peter Graves, Robert Stack and Lloyd Bridges made for the funniest movie ever--"Airplane!"

That was brilliant casting by Abrahams and Zucker.

I can just imagine them all up in heaven cracking each other up.

11/29/2010 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Nice beaver. Thanks I just had it stuffed "

11/29/2010 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It brought sadness to my heart this morning when I learned this man passed. Anyone that can make me laugh will be sorely missed.


11/29/2010 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good-Bye Captain of the SS Posieden.

11/29/2010 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - Monkeys act out

Illinois House Democrats voted today to give Speaker Michael Madigan another two years as their leader in Springfield.

"Madigan received the unanimous backing of his rank and file members, along with thunderous applause and cheers..."

11/29/2010 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Lt. Frank DREBIN, Police Squad said...

I was double promoted on Chicago-style MERIT. Detective Nordberg was my best man. He specialized in DOUBLE homicides.

11/29/2010 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A real gentlemen!

11/29/2010 10:42:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

He was incredibly awesome. I loved watching his movies. He always had me LMAO.

R.I.P. Mr. Nielson. :(

11/30/2010 06:12:00 PM  

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