If you are a child of the 80s and you enjoy slapstick, you probably grew up waiting for the next Leslie Nielsen movie. From AIRPLANE to THE NAKED GUN, to POLICE SQUAD, this guy delivered the funny time and time again. He is one of my all-time favorite comedic actors, and made my life better with thousands of laughs. To celebrate his life in a particularly Siglerism way, here's a short clip of him incorporating his bits into a Monday Night Football promo. I'm sure that if there is an afterlife, Leslie is rooting for the Krakens.
Since he died, what's been awesome to see is all the Tweets and blog posts of people quoting his famous lines. There isn't a sea of sadness, but rather a collective recollection of "shit, that dude was awesome." As an entertainer, I think that's one of the best legacies I can hope for -- when I croak, sure, some people will be sad, but if they spend their time remembering the things I did that entertained them, then that's a life worth living.
Leslie, I'll pour some on the curb for ya. Thanks for all the happiness you created.