In this episode of Adapt or Perish, we discuss Airplane!
You can also hear us on the Sherlock Holmes-themed podcast I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere to discuss our own Sherlock Holmes episodes. We appeared on Episode 160: “Adapting Sherlock Holmes,” and we hope you give their show a listen!
For this episode, we watched and discussed:
- Airplane!, the 1980 spoof, written and directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker, and starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Peter Graves, Lloyd Bridges, and Robert Stack. Watch it on iTunes and Amazon.
- Zero Hour!, 1957, directed by Hall Bartlett, written by Arthur Hailey, and starring Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, and Sterling Hayden. Watch it on iTunes.
- Airport 1975, 1974, directed by Jack Smight, written by Don Ingalls, and starring Karen Black, Charlton Heston, and George Kennedy. Watch it on iTunes and Amazon.
- AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs
- The Airport movie series: Airport, Airport 1975, Airport ’77, and The Concorde…Airport ’79
- Mel Brooks’ The Producers (1967)
- Billy Wilder’s The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
- The Kentucky Fried Movie (and Robot Chicken)
- The combined filmography of Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker
- Leslie Nielsen’s screen test for Ben-Hur
- Side-by-side comparison: Zero Hour! (1957) Vs Airplane! (1980)
- CDC: Say No to Raw Dough!
- The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
- Helen Reddy, and our episode on Pete’s Dragon
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