Wednesday, November 03, 2010

TFT's Movie Quote of the Day - November 3


Day 3 of Comedy Week on TFT's Movie Quote of the Day.

1989's The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! features countless insanely delectable moments of screwball humor, thanks to Leslie Nielsen's clueless detective, Lt. Frank Drebin. For once in his life, this "good, honest cop" has actually uncovered something useful: a sinister plot by Khan (er...Ricardo Montalban) to kill the visiting Queen of England during a baseball game.

But no one believes Drebin, who's forced off the Queen's security detail. After slaying the national anthem as internationally-famous opera singer Enrico Pallazzo, Drebin masquerades as one of the game's umpires. And when the final assassination attempt comes via Reggie Jackson, Drebin is there to save the day.

Thankfully, an observant member of the crowd is able to point it out for everyone.

"Hey, it's Enrico Pallazzo!"

For a brief two minutes, the newspaper headline was going to be "Opera singer hits right note, saves Queen."

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