Huge loss for comedy

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Leslie Nielsen died today. Read here. Brutal day for me as a Packer fan and a fan of comedy. Great actor – his role in Airplane is one of the most enduring comedy roles in movie history. Really sad.

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7 Responses to “Huge loss for comedy”

  1. tb Says:

    AWH – Wow, what a huge loss. You and I have had many a talk and a laugh for our man, Leslie. In picking a quote, where to begin? How about Naked Gun 2 1/2……RIP

    “Like a blind guy at an orgy, I was going to have to feel my way around”.

  2. awhayes Says:

    tb – fantastic.

    Or, perhaps, the classic: I’d just like to say good luck, we’re all counting on you.

  3. English Packer Says:

    Police squad was one of my favourite shows when I was a youngster. Those ‘shootouts’ either side of a trash can were brilliant. A sad loss indeed :(

  4. Doug in Sandpoint Says:

    Surely you can’t be serious…

  5. P_Dawg Says:

    Very sad, indeed. I’ll always remember Leslie for his role in the original Police Squad! TV show. Smarter and funnier than the Naked Gun movies that followed (in my opinion, anyway), it was unfortunately axed after only 6 shows. And like Nielsen himself, the show was far ahead of it’s time. Hope you don’t mind me adding this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_cXfEgJRpE

  6. Nick Says:

    Just think; the next time I shoot someone, I could be arrested.

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