Monday Movie Quote: AIRPLANE!

Rumack (Leslie Nielsen): You’d better tell the Captain we’ve got to land as soon as we can. This woman has to be gotten to a hospital.
Elaine Dickinson (Julie Hargarty): A hospital? What is it?
Rumack: It’s a big building with patients, but that’s not important right now.

Rumack (Nielsen): Can you fly this plane, and land it?
Ted Striker (Robert Hayes): Surely you can’t be serious.
Rumack: I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.

By now, I am sure all have heard of the passing of Leslie Nielsen. While he is best known for his comedic roles, he started out as a serious actor. When AIRPLANE! broke, he followed it up with the short-lived television series POLICE SQUAD!. That series was the basis for the later NAKED GUN films.

But it was AIRPLANE! that established him as a man of comedy and it is AIRPLANE! that we turn to today for the Monday Movie Quote.