Retroist Airplane Podcast

Welcome to the Retroist Airplane Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about the 1980 comedy hit movie, Airplane! This is a movie that is very quotable. So if you hear people making hilarious movie reference, odds are they are from this film or Caddyshack. On the show, I talk about the pre-production, the writers/directors, the cast and cameos, production and much much more.

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This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. vinvectrex

    Airplane is this week’s podcast? Surely you’re joking!

  2. Atari Adventure Square

    I’ll Shirley enjoy this.

  3. VicSage

    You will enjoy it, Atari Adventure Square & Vinvectrex…and stop calling me Shirley. 😉

  4. The Doc

    Does anyone here speak jive? Oh Airplane, I cannot properly confess my true love for you. My brother and I went to see this movie over twenty times in the actual movie theater! I think we may have been some of the first few people who could recite the entire movie line by line! Now it’s hard to find people who can’t do that.

    I always like to point out the creatives team first movie which was in a similar vein, The Kentucky Fried Movie. If you have not seen the Kentucky Fried Movie, do yourself a favor and rent it now. It has all the same types of humor, but it is way more racy in nature with its humor.

    Thanks for another amazing podcast Retroist!

  5. Doug

    Chump don’t want the help, chump don’t get the help.” Best line ever. Thanks, Retroist, for accompanying me on another Friday night home improvement session.

  6. The Retroist

    Glad you guys liked it. I have been watching the movie a lot lately so it felt like the right time to make an attempt at the show.

  7. Retro Justin

    Rex Kramer aka the great Robert Stack:
    “Loneliness, that’s the bottom line. I was never happy as a child… Christmas, Ted, what does that mean to you? It was living hell. Do you know what it’s like falling in the mud and getting kicked, in the head? With an iron boot? Of course you don’t, no one does, that never happens. Sorry, Ted, it’s a dumb question, skip that.”

  8. Atari Adventure Square

    Just watched the movie again (had been a few years).
    I was half expecting to smile and reminisce on laughter of yonder past, but the first few minutes had me in stitches from then on.

    No stopping in the red zone, indeed. Or is it the white?

    And another great podcast, as always.
    I gotta chase down Zero Hour for some unintentional larfs.

  9. Doug

    …no one does… that’s hilarious. I always die at that line.

  10. charltonhero

    Is it wrong to say I enjoyed Airplane 2 better? Saw the sequel first as a kid and the original much later. The original always seemed tamer. Still loved it though.

  11. Mario500

    The narrator of the audio sounded as if he had mistakenly referenced one of the actors for the movie as “Robert Graves” (between 9:36 – and 10:01).

    1. The Retroist

      That sounds like something I would do. Two Roberts in this film, I get turned around sometimes.

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