June 28th, 2010
05:53 PM ET
If it weren’t for the talented trio Jerry Zucker, David Zucker and Jim Abrahams, we may never have gotten a number of post-“Airplane!” comedies, such as the Farrelly brothers' “There’s Something About Mary.”
And if it weren’t for the Z.A.Z. team, as the NYTimes calls the filmmakers, we also wouldn’t have heard some of the funniest movie lines a person can commit to memory.
If you can read the “Airplane!” quotes below and not hear Peter Graves’ hilarious deadpan delivery in your head, then clearly you need to make it a blockbuster night.
Roger Murdock: "We've got Clearance, Clarence."
Captain Oveur: "Alright, give me a Hamm on five, hold the Mayo."
Captain Oveur: "...And stop calling me surely."
Randy: "There's been a little problem in the cockpit."
Captain Oveur: "Ever been in a cockpit?"
Captain Oveur: "Joey, have you ever been in a...in a Turkish prison?"
Roger Murdock: "But just remember, my name is Roger Murdock. I'm an airplane pilot."
Elaine: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is your stewardess speaking. We regret any inconvenience the sudden cabin movement might have caused. This is due to periodic air pockets we encounter. There is no reason to become alarmed and we hope you enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?"
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