Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Amasov, Apr 27, 2019.
It also made it to YouTube.
Awesome! Good find.
"Sam, play us our song. Just one more time."
"DING DONG, THE WITCH IS DEAD, THE WICKED WITCH, THE WICKED WITCH"
I just remember non stop gags, puns, etc. I loved it.
Police Squad! has some of my favorite jokes ever put to film.
Notice it says POLICE CAR on the hood.
And those freeze-frame epilogues are just legendary.
One non-sequitur after another, and another and...
Ran him out of town like a common pygmy...
I lost it when Frank puts his arm out and someone off-screen hands him a megaphone.
That's the only time you lost it?!?
Well, no - but in that specific clip, yes.
As absurd as the humor was on the series, it was all played seriously. And that’s why it worked so well. The first Naked Gun has a little of it, but nowhere near as much as this or Airplane. When Ludwig’s fighting fish bites Frank’s hand and then becomes stuck, while hysterical, would never happen on Police Squad.
There was a murder episode where you can just see the detectives in the background trying to measure the murder scene by constantly shooting at young police officers playing the victim - and killing them with live ammunition.
My strongest memory is the dream sequence that directly lampoons the scene in Untouchables with the baby carriage going down the stairs. Nordberg saves the baby and then does an endzone celebration with it.
That's what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps, Mister Falcon.
"Nurse! Quick! Give this man some drugs!"
"You take a risk getting up in the morning, crossing the street... or sticking your face in a fan."
"No, no, no I'm sure that we can handle this maturely. Just like the sensible adults that we are. Isn't that right Mr. Poopy Pants?"
There's one joke in the German dubbing of "Naked Gun 2½", where there was none in the original English, and it really disappointed me when I first watched the movie in English, as I really love that joke. In the scene where the SWAT team as surrounded the house in which Hector Savage is hiding, after he shoots out at them, just before Frank climbs into the tank, the dialogue is:
"Looks like he's holding all the cards, Frank." - "Not all the cards, Ed."
The German dub, translated back into English, made it:
"Looks like he's holding all the cards, Ed." - "You're Ed, I'm Frank."
"Mr. Pahpshmir is here to see you, sir."
Did he spike it?
I guarantee that NO scene in any of the Naked Gun films can ever top this:
Sally Decker: Well, when I first heard the shot, and as I turned, Jim fell.
Capt. Ed Hocken: He's the teller, Frank.
Det. Frank Drebin: Jim Fell's the teller?
Sally Decker: No, Jim Johnson.
Det. Frank Drebin: Who's Jim Fell?
Capt. Ed Hocken: He's the auditor, Frank.
Sally Decker: He had the flu, so Jim
Sally Decker: filled in.
Det. Frank Drebin: Phil who?
Capt. Ed Hocken: Phil Din. He's the night watchman.
Sally Decker: [crying] If only Phil had been here!
Det. Frank Drebin: Wait a minute, let me get this straight: Twice came in and shot the teller and Jim Fell.
Sally Decker: No, he only shot the teller, Jim Johnson. Fell is ill.
Det. Frank Drebin: Okay, then after he shot the teller, you shot Twice.
Sally Decker: No, I only shot once.
Capt. Ed Hocken: Twice is the hold up man.
Sally Decker: Then I guess I did shoot Twice.
Det. Frank Drebin: Oh, so now you're changing your story.
Sally Decker: No, I shot Twice after Jim fell.
Det. Frank Drebin: You shot Twice and Jim Fell?
Sally Decker: No, Jim fell first and then I shot Twice once.
Det. Frank Drebin: Well, who fired twice?
Sally Decker: Once!
Capt. Ed Hocken: He's the owner of the tire company, Frank.
Det. Frank Drebin: [pauses] Okay. Once is the owner of the tire company and he fired Twice. Then Twice shot the teller once.
Sally Decker: Twice.
Det. Frank Drebin: ...and Jim fell and then you fired Twice.
Sally Decker: Once!
Det. Frank Drebin: Okay. All right, that will be all for now, Ms. Decker.
Capt. Ed Hocken: We'll need you to make a formal statement down at the station.
Sally Decker: Oh, of course!
Det. Frank Drebin: You've been very helpful. We think we know how he did it.
Sally Decker: Oh, Howie couldn't have done it. He hasn't been in for weeks.
Det. Frank Drebin: Well.
Det. Frank Drebin: Thank you again, Ms. Decker.
Det. Frank Drebin: Weeks?
Capt. Ed Hocken: Saul Weeks. He's the comptroller, Frank.
Yep - almost like the classic Abbot and Costello "Who's on First?"...
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