7 amazing TV shows cancelled for totally
DigitalSpy.com7 amazing TV shows cancelled for totally stupid reasonsDigitalSpy.comthe hilarious small-screen cop spoof starring Leslie Nielsen – went on to inspire the smash-hit Naked Gun movies, but lasted just six episodes in 1982. At the time, ABC head honcho Tony Thomopoulous explained the cancellation with this gem: "The viewer ...
Posted on 31 July 2017 | 11:27 am
Naked Gun Trilogy, The - The Digital Bits
The Digital BitsNaked Gun Trilogy, TheThe Digital BitsAnd it should go without saying, but without Leslie Nielsen, these films wouldn't have been half as entertaining as they are. His straight man to the absurdity around him is why the comedy works. It was a simpler time when films like these were ...
Posted on 31 July 2017 | 1:01 am
Leslie Nielsen and the Meaning of Life - TPM
TPM (blog)Leslie Nielsen and the Meaning of LifeTPM (blog)Leslie Nielsen died 6 1/2 years ago at the age of 84, a respectable degree of longevity after a working life as an actor that stretched over 60 years. I started thinking about him today for no particular reason: I was paddling around the Internet ...unproduced scriptklyqall 3 news articles »
Posted on 29 July 2017 | 12:39 pm
A Lost Script from the Files of the 'Police
SplitsiderA Lost Script from the Files of the 'Police Squad!'SplitsiderAfter several popular films, the trio went to ply their trade on television, bringing along one of their secret weapons from Airplane!, Leslie Nielsen. In 1982, ABC broadcast the first episode of Police Squad! Unfortunately, it didn't last very long. A ...
Posted on 28 July 2017 | 9:05 am
Frank's Faves: OJ Simpson movies -
Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteFrank's Faves: OJ Simpson moviesChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteO.J. plays partner and fall guy for Leslie Nielsen's bumbling police Lt. Frank Drebin and winds up in his most memorable scene as a crash dummy in a wheelchair that Drebin accidentally sends tumbling down the steps at Dodger Stadium. No denying the guy ...and more »
Posted on 27 July 2017 | 5:03 am
Undertaker vs Undertaker: The Mystery of
The hype became so intense that legendary television actor Leslie Nielsen was brought in as his famous character, Detective Lieutenant Frank Drebin to help solve the case, albeit unsuccessfully. Any WWE fan worth his salt will know that the Undertaker vs ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 8:30 pm
MACFlix to Feature 'The Naked Gun' Sept. 5
The film, rated PG-13, features a bumbling police detective, Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen), who is given the security detail during the Queen of England’s visit. But, oh no! An assassination plot is brewing! Will Drebin keep it together long enough and ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 3:24 am
Guess Who: Take a guess, win a prize
Day jobs: Software supporter, building construction estimator, mechanical engineer, medical supplier. **Hint: It's Leslie Nielsen's most famous quote. (Oh? The rubber chicken? They can explain that.) CAN YOU NAME THIS BAND? Send your answer by noon on ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 8:49 pm
All 5 seasons, plus the pilot and
Stefanie Powers and Leslie Nielsen. This audience favorite was created and produced by Quinn Martin, whose other award winning productions include Barnaby Jones, The Streets of San Francisco and The Fugitive. It also attracted notable directors ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 8:47 am
1970s Movie Star's Journey from 'Dawn of the
“The truth is, I was doing Creepshow and when Ted Danson and I are killed, and Leslie Nielsen is the protagonist...so there I am on the New Jersey shore, up to my neck in sand, literally, and a wave machine is throwing water on me every few minutes while ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 6:00 pm