The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Surely you can't be serious

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 known.

Via Instapundit, Surely you can’t be serious: An oral history of Airplane! · Oral History · The A.V. Club

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. And stop calling me Shirley.

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