Airplane is one of those movies that I never really appreciated- that is, until I saw this clip-by-clip comparison of it to the movie that it spoofed.
Fun fact: The creators of Airplane! Actually bought the rights to Zero Hour so that they wouldn’t run into legal trouble for using lines from it.
I actually happen to think that this video is almost a replacement for seeing Airplane! Sure, it’s funny to watch by itself, and the infamous boobies scene is always fun, but seeing exactly what it’s making fun of makes more sense.
RIP Leslie Nielsen, 1926-2010.