I was watching Turner Classic Movie channel today and they showed a classic from 1957... "Zero Hour"

I wasn't planning to watch it, but I saw "Crazylegs" Hirsch listed in the credits. Since I know my UW alums, (duh) I was hoping to do the run.

So I'm watching the movie and the hero, Ted Striker, and his son go to the cockpit in flight. Then this happened...

Douglas DC-4-"Joey...Do You Like Movies About Gladiators"??? - YouTube

It dawned on me it was the script they ripped off for Airplane!

the only thing they really were missing were Johnny and the Jive talkers...
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"Ted, that was probably the lousiest landing in the history of this airport. But there are some of us here, particularly me, who would like to buy you a drink and shake your hand. We're coming over." (from Zero Hour)