Monday, 29 November 2010

Leslie Nielsen 1926 - 2010 RIP

Surely you can't be serious? Police Squad, Naked Gun, Repossessed. The master of deadpan passed away yesterday. Provider of many laughs and certainly one of the key influences on my sense of humour. Rest in peace.


  1. Surely the absolute master of deadpan comedy, the "they're on instruments" scene in Airplane! just KILLS me. I wish I could find his rambling speech from the British Comedy Awards a few years back in which he claims that the recruiting posters for the Canadian army during WWII said "Pull My Finger".

  2. Have you ever seen his series of spoof going tutorials? Some comedy gold there. It is indeed sad.