Sadly "Airplane II" was a weak follow up to one of the best flicks of 1980. I think I laughed, twice.
The "Mission Impossible" spoof was funny. Oh, and Jack Jones was in it.
Interesting note: One television version, released after the announcement that Ronald Reagan had developed Alzheimer's disease, changes the sign used in Ted Striker's escape sequence from "Ronald Reagan Home for the Mentally Ill" to "Donald Dragon Home for the Mentally Ill."
If you don't stand for SOMETHING, you'll fall for ANYTHING.
Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7366 posts, RR: 51 Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5169 times:
Definately not as funny as the original, but there were a few laughs.
Boy: Mr? Can I ask you a question?
Ted Stryker: A question? What is it?
Boy: It's an interrogative statement, used to totest knowledge, but that's not important right now.
PHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7424 posts, RR: 25 Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5168 times:
I will grant you that the original Airplane was a lot funnier; but I can't believe that you forgot about the many indirect Star Trek references/spoofs, mostly from William Shatner, during the film.
A couple of examples:
1. When opening a sliding door, one had to say, Shhh... Shhh. upon approaching.
2. When arriving on the bridge (remember, there is no tower); Shatner comments (paraphraised), "Why are all these lights flashing like this?" in reference to the bridge lights blinking resembling those of the Enterprise.
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2945 posts, RR: 10 Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5141 times:
"Check it Blade! Bro was onnnnn! Didn't trip. But the folks they was freakin, man! Hey, the pilots was laid to the bone Homes, but blood hamme'd out and jammed. Tighten that sad sucka 'side the runway like a mutha fuhshiiit!"
Or something to that effect...
ATCRick From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 770 posts, RR: 13 Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5098 times:
"But he wouldn't fly it"
"Buddy wouldn"t fly it?"
"No Buddy was alright,it was Stryker that wouldn't fly it,and he fell to pieces"
"Andy fell to pieces?"
"NOOO Andy was a rock, best pilot in the organization, it was Stryker who fell to pieces, how he survived..."
"So Howie survived?"
No we lost Howie the next day"
"Over Macho Grande?"
"No, I'll never get over Macho Grande, the wounds run pretty deep"
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 18 Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5078 times:
My favourite quote (I think it was from Airplane II) was when the two guys speaking Jive appeared in Court and the Judge asked them to describe "in their own words" what happened on the crashed flight in the previous movie. They started talking pure Jive rubbish. Unfortunately, I cannot remember exactly what they said (as I have not seen the movie for some while) but I remember laughing out loud at this point (and at the Court recorder typing the transcript who merely carried on with her typing plus the typewriter roller that flew across the court room at about the same time).
Anyone remember or able to quote the dialogue?
[Edited 2005-09-13 18:04:39]
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2945 posts, RR: 10 Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5038 times:
Quoting BCAL (Reply 14): No, sorry did not realise that this is what they said in the Court scene
IIRC, the translation was something like this:
"Mr. Striker performed exceptionally. The passengers were very concerned. The pilots were incapacitated, but Mr. Striker took control and landed that plane safely. Golly!"