I grew up with Airplane!, but i will never forget the first time i saw The Naked Gun. We watched it at my house with some friends and i could not stop laughing. I thought it was the funniest thing that i had ever seen and it still is. There is something about the deadpan performance by Leslie Nielsen that gets better with age. As a kid i knew that concrete dildos, full body condoms and silly chalk outlines were hilarious, but the more i watched Leslie Nielsen’s performance, the more i loved his subtle humor and spot-on delivery.
To this day Police Squad! is one one of my favorite television shows. I was introduced to it on video tape. On this version, during the episode Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don’t Laugh), in which Frank goes undercover as a standup comedian, the producers did not clear the rights to a few Judy Garland songs , so they just dubbed him with these insane alternate versions. I thought they were way more funny than the actual songs. Leslie Nielsen was great and I will forever love his work.
Lt. Frank Drebin: That’s the red-light district. I wonder why Savage is hanging around down there.
Captain Ed Hocken: Sex, Frank?
Lt. Frank Drebin: Uh, no, not right now, Ed.