And The Winner of Best Comedy Movie Is.......
by Turtle Jones

170 votes later and the closest race we've had in a long time is over.


I think we should all celebrate this well deserved win by sharing our favorite Airplane! quotes.

Final results here.


Favorite Airplane! quote? Wow. Way too many! But I'll go with this one:

Rex Kramer: Do you know what it's like to fall in the mud and get kicked... in the head... with an iron boot? Of course you don't, no one does. It never happens. It's a dumb question... skip it.


Doctor: Captain, how soon can you land?
Captain: I can't tell.
Doctor: You can tell me. I'm a doctor.
Captain: No. I mean I'm just not sure.
Doctor: Well, can't you take a guess?
Captain: Well, not for another two hours.
Doctor: You can't take a guess for another two hours?

In the nomination thread, I mentioned that Scary Movie 3 makes an unexpected nod to a comedy classic. The honored movie is Airplane!


Steve McCroskey: This fog is getting thicker.
Johnny: And Leon is getting laaaaarrrrrger.

I love all the Johnny lines. He was a great character.


Do you like gladiator movies, Billy?


Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetemines...


Have you ever seen a grown man naked?


I totally agree with Turtle and let's put this into context for those who have always known about Airplane. You have to understand that when it first came out, Peter Graves was known as a VERY SERIOUS ACTOR. We didn't know he COULD be funny. Had no clue.

The last thing in the world you expect from Mr. Peter Graves, Mr. Phelps from Mission Impossible, scientist guy from bad Sci Fi movies, romantic lead from some dumb thing your parents watched on a Sunday afternoon, was to have him turn and say to that young boy, "Have you ever seen a grown man naked?" People physically flinched in their chairs it was so out of character.

It was the same way for Lloyd Bridges to a point, but he didn't have quite the SERIOUS ACTOR stamp that Peter Graves did.

I probably over explained that, but I had to throw it out there.


First the earth cooled, and then the dinosaurs came, but they got too big and fat...



"No, thank you, I take it black, like my men."

Or any variation of the "I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue."

Also, I vote this man for president.


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