ByArchie R Spires, writer at Creators.co
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Archie R Spires

In honor of the 35th anniversary of Airplane. I'm going to talk about something else.

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Once upon a time three little boys, David, Jim and Jerry , decided to make a follow-up TV series to the hit action comedy Airplane costarring straightman Leslie Nielsen.

Never say this phrase to anyone over the age of 30.
Never say this phrase to anyone over the age of 30.
Those of you of a certain age may have wondered where your fathers' got that one from
Those of you of a certain age may have wondered where your fathers' got that one from

A collection of sight gags and quotable one-liners Police Squad set the foundation for the Naked Gun series and is considered by many to be the parent for many modern comedies.
Lacking a laughtrack, the show was dependent on original and sudden humor to hook the audience, something it managed to do consistently and well for all six episodes.
It also insisted on killing off the special guest star (Notably Robert Goulet) in the opening credits...

Not Robert Goulet.
Not Robert Goulet.

And a open ended mockery of the end credits freezeframe.

There's so much more to say about this series and the movies that followed, but, at best I'd be telling you to imagine a meal I had that you're unaware of.
So...

Bon appétit, mes amis!

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