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Captain's perv comments to the little boy


Probably some of my favorite lines were the pervert comments the airplane pilot makes to the little boy.

"You ever seen a grown man naked ?"

"Have you ever seen gladiators fight ?"

But somehow I have a feeling those lines would never be in a movie these days.

Your thoughts ?

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When I first saw Airplane! back in the early 80s, I knew by the first scene with Oveur and the kid that we'd get some gags, but I didn't think it was be anything like this. It was rather shocking. As I understand, as Graves was saying to the kid, "You ever seen a grown man naked?", he was looking around the sound stage for the nearest exit.

Airplane! couldn't be made today in part because it was a scene-for-scene parody of the movie Zero Hour, and airline disaster films are no longer in any sort of vogue as they were in the 70s. But if you're considering the politically incorrect stuff, then yes, because of that as well, this movie wouldn't be made, because nobody's got the guts to do any kind of send up along racial lines. The two black guys speaking "Jive," or the Molumbos, or the little girl saying that she takes her coffee black, like her men, and the Imperial Japanese Officer stabbing himself to commit suicide, along with the Indian dowsing himself with gasoline to immolate himself rather than hear Stryker's stories, would all be cut.

Blazing Saddles could never be made today, for the same reasons.

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I think it would defiantly get made today. The first hangover movie had a baby jacking off. And family guy has been making pedophile jokes with an actual pedophile character for the past 10 years now.

I bet you're wondering what a place like this is doing in a girl like me-The Mummy

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I think it would defiantly get made today. The first hangover movie had a baby jacking off. And family guy has been making pedophile jokes with an actual pedophile character for the past 10 years now.


I'm not so sure. The PC police would have a fit with Oveur, but they would go ballistic with the two black passengers speaking Jive, the Indian dousing himself with gasoline, the Japanese soldier committing seppuku, maybe even the time when Rex Kramer is beating the *beep* out of activists in the airport, among others. Of course, this has nothing to do with entertainment, you see, but about Virtue Signalling.

With regard to paedophilia, what's important is how Hollywood portrays it these days. While they will generally show an older man trying to seduce a boy, what word don't you hear in all this? They are careful never to associate what they're doing with homosexuality. So if Captain Oveur were to comply with today's Nazis, that little scene with him looking at a magazine called Modern Sperm would likely be cut.

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The magazine had women on the cover.

"Pretentious" is a three-syllable word for any thought too big for little minds.

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The magazine had women on the cover.


Yes, but it doesn't change what they'd do in order to distance the perv aspect away from outright homosexuality (he seemed to be bi, given that he's married). They were careful not to do that even back then.

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I don't think PC applies to movies. Gross out comedies of today are worse. You got shyte like Freddy got Fingered, Scary Movie, Date Movie and all kinds of other trash.
Decent comedies like Hall Pass still has a gross out scene

Airplane would just be rated PG-13 if made today

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Joey, have you ever been in a... in a Turkish prison?
Jimmy, do you like it when Scraps holds onto your leg and rubs up and down?
Jimmy, do you ever wonder why dogs sniff each other?




Whose idea was it for the word "Lisp" to have an "S" in it?

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The dog ones...haha

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Jimmy, do you like it when Scraps holds onto your leg and rubs up and down?

Yeah, that's literally some seriously messed up stuff right there...

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Regardless of the time period, that was one sick line.

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