And Don't Call Me Shirley

There's only one thing that today's post can be about. Rest in peace, Sir Leslie of Nielsen. You made us laugh so much that it is impossible to watch your serious films without laughing at you in those, too.


  1. I remember when Airplane first came out.

    I was in the Navy. Friday night was movie night at the officer cadets' mess. One night they got in Airplane (in film back then, not even tape or DVD).

    We'd never seen anything like it. Never seen a movie pack in so many jokes per minute.

    We loved it so much, when it was over they rewound it and we watched the whole thing all over again.

    And, of course, for weeks afterward we devoted a great deal of mental effort coming up with new ways to call each other Shirley.


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