Monday, November 29, 2010

A Brief Note on the Late Leslie Nielsen

This may sound like a snob/connoisseur thing to say, but the original Police Squad! TV series, which lasted all of six episodes, was funnier and better than the Naked Gun movies in just about every way.  I watched these things over and over again on VHS in the late-'80s/early-'90s and certain gags still pop into my head from time to time.  Come to think of it, the complete series on DVD would make an excellent Christmas gift. 

Leslie Nielsen certainly made some sub-par movies later in his career, but with the six episodes of Police Squad! and the other Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker exclamation-point-enhanced masterwork, Airplane!, he earned his lifetime pass.  Some of the funniest sh*t I've ever seen.

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