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Monday
Nov292010

RIP Leslie Nielsen - a comedy genius


Today a true legend died

Leslie Nielsen passed away aged 84 following pneumonia. This man was one of my all time comedy heroes, he was one of those people who could make an audience laugh just with a raised eyebrow. I first remember him in Airplane and the Red Rock Cider adverts which were themselves a parody of Police Squad (a series I actually discovered after Naked Gun).

In the last few years he's had occasionally inspired appearences in the Scary Movie series and similar parody films...... Spy Hard and Repossessed must get honourable mentions also. He should be remembered as one of the all time comedy greats, Mr. Nielsen you made me laugh my ass off I salute you and all that have loved your work as much as I did.

Leslie Nielsen as Dr. Rumack in Airplane

Dr. Rumack: Captain, how soon can you land?
Capt. Clarence Oveur: I can't tell.
Dr. Rumack: You can tell me, I'm a doctor.
Capt. Clarence Oveur: No, I mean, I'm just not sure.
Dr. Rumack: Well, can't you take a guess?
Capt. Clarence Oveur: Well, not for another two hours.
Dr. Rumack: You can't take a guess "for another two hours"?
Capt. Clarence Oveur: No, no, no, I mean we can't land for another two hours.


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