A couple of months ago, I was at a party somewhere, and a boy
came up to me who was, like, 8 or 10 years old, and he said, “Oh, I
really liked Airplane! I thought it was really funny!” And I
said, “How was it that you came to see it?” And he said, “Well, my
grandfather made me watch it.” [Laughs.] If you’d told us in 1980
that the grandkids of the audience would be the ones who’d
keep the movie going, it would’ve been very gratifying. But I don’t
think we ever anticipated it. And it’s one of the great thrills, I
think, of all of our lives that it still remains well
you can’t be serious: An oral history of Airplane! · Oral
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It's an oral history of the making of “Airplane!” from many people who were involved in the making of one of the funniest movies to ever come out of Hollywood.
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