Leslie Nielsen

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.


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2 responses to “Leslie Nielsen”

  1. Alex says :

    I can remember the first time I saw Naked Gun too. The baseball scene is absolutely genius. RIP Leslie, Shirley you will be missed

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