Airplane! The Funniest Bits


Take your seats, ladies and gentlemen. Our recent Twitter poll showed an overwhelming outpouring of love for Airplane!, which sounds kind of messy. Regardless, beating the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker comedies Top Secret!, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! and err…Ruthless People, Airplane! clearly delivers more LOLS for your lucre.

With that being said, please familiarise yourself with your exits, fasten your seatbelts and let’s end this awkward airplane analogy. Here are Airplane!‘s funniest bits.


The Bit That You’ll Use Yourself

Dr Rumack: “This woman has to be gotten to a hospital.”

Elaine: “A Hospital? What is it?”

Rumack: “It’s a big building with patients, but that’s not important right now.”


The Bit That Needs Two Images

“Ok everybody…get in crash positions!”


The Bit That Doesn’t Work Written Down


Rumack: “Can you fly this plane and land it?”

Ted Striker: “Surely you can’t be serious?”

Rumack: “I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley!”


The Bit They Wouldn’t Get Away With Now



The Bit With The Post-Coital Cigarette

The Other Bit That You’ll Use Yourself

Passenger: “Nervous?”

Striker: “Yes”.

Passenger: “First time?

Striker: “No, I’ve been nervous lots of times.”


The Bit Where He Picked The Wrong Week To Quit

Did your funniest bit make the cut? What’s missing? Let us know in the comments below. You can do that, Shirley!

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