You ever been in a cockpit before?

Airplane (1980) Movie Trailer

No sir, I’ve never been up in a plane before.

You ever… seen a grown man naked ?
Joey, did ya ever hang around a gymnasium?
Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?

Joey… have you ever been in a, a Turkish prison?

I bet it’s not what Peter Graves, who died on Sunday, wanted to be remembered for as Capt. Clarence Oveur and his chat with young Joey in the cockpit but Airplane! is a classic that’ll stand the test of time. The original was ripe for the piss take.

Of course there was also all those missions that weren’t quite impossible…

…did the secretary ever have to disavow any knowledge of Jim and his team’s existence?

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