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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