And Don’t Call Him Shirley

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Can’t tell you how many laughs I got growing up from the Naked Gun movies.

Rest in peace, Mr. Nielsen.

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20 Responses to “And Don’t Call Him Shirley”

  1. #1 |  FridayNext | 

    I’d like to shout out for the original Police Squad TV show. You had to watch a lot of crappy 70’s cop shows to truly appreciate it, but it was awesome.

  2. #2 |  overgoverned | 

    “Hey, nice beaver!”

  3. #3 |  Mike Healy | 

    “A Hospital?! Doctor, what is it?”
    “It’s a big building with patients, but that’s not important right now.”

  4. #4 |  Jeromey Martin | 

    NielsEn, with an ‘E’.

  5. #5 |  claude | 

    This is sad news. He was one of my favorites. RIP Leslie.

  6. #6 |  Franklin Harris | 

    I’ve owned the complete six-episode “Police Squad” DVD for a while but never got around to watching it. So, I corrected that oversight tonight. Now that’s comedy gold … with special guest star Lorne Greene. In color!

  7. #7 |  JS | 

    “Surely you can’t be serious?”

    “I am serious…and don’t call me Shirley.”

  8. #8 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Ebert called him “the Lawrence Olivier of spoofs”. I still can’t look at a beaver without thinking of him.

  9. #9 |  Cynical in CA | 

    “I know the problems of two people in this world don’t amount to a hill of beans. But this is our hill. And these are our beans.”

  10. #10 |  Cynical in CA | 

    Enrico Palazzo!

  11. #11 |  PB | 

    Assault with a concrete dildo.

  12. #12 |  Kevin | 

    I recently introduced my teenage kids to Airplane/Naked Gun movies. They thought they were hilarious. I remember seeing a short interview with Leslie Neilsen where he was asked what he thought about the 10 Commandments, and he commented he didn’t like being told what to do.

  13. #13 |  Bee | 

    That bit with Enrico Palazzo and the national anthem is one of our family sing-along classics. Also love the part where Priscilla Presley is cleaning out his refrigerator.

    I’ve seen them a number of times and I still howl with laughter, even when I know exactly what’s coming. RIP, Mr. Nielsen. You brought a lot of enjoyment to a lot of people!

  14. #14 |  MacGregory | 

    Nobody could work a facial expression like him. He could make me laugh without saying a word. R.I.P.

  15. #15 |  JS | 

    “What’s the word on the streets Johnny?”

  16. #16 |  Meister574 | 

    “It’s like eating a spoonful of Drano; sure, it’ll clean you out, but it’ll leave you hollow inside.”

  17. #17 |  JS | 

    “Just think, the next time I shoot somebody I could get arrested!”

  18. #18 |  好秘书 | 

    “What’s the word on the streets Johnny?”

  19. #19 |  JS | 

    Mayor: Now Drebin, I don’t want any trouble like you had on the South Side last year, that’s my policy.

    Frank: Well, when I see five weirdos, dressed in togas, stabbing a man in the middle of the park in full view of a hundred people, I shoot the bastards, that’s my policy!

    Mayor: That was a Shakespeare-In-The-Park production of ‘Julius Caesar,’ you moron! You killed five actors! Good ones!

  20. #20 |  JS | 

    Frank: I’m single! I love being single! I haven’t had this much sex since I was a Boy Scout leader!

    –Music Stops. People stare.–

    Frank: I mean at the time I was dating a lot.