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.

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Nicely done

My fav Leslie quote off the top of my head: "I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you."

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What's that one from?

I don't remember that one.

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R.I.P. Leslie... thanks for all the laugh's

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Airplane!

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Leslie, Canadian like us.

We will miss Leslie here in Canada as well. He was born here in Regina, Saskatchewan, and has a star on our walk of fame here in Toronto.

Which proves that we are funnier than you.

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Ahh yes!

Classic.

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Billy, do you like seeing naked men in the shower?

Classic!

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RIP One of the funniest men ever

Was really sad when I heard the news, the guy was a true comedy legend. We've lost one of the best slapstick, oneline toting comedians of a generation, I've not been this moved by a celebrities death since Peter Sellers. My favourite quote again from Airplane - "Surely you can't be serious"  "I am serious and don't call me Shirley"

Classic!

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My favorite...

Nice Beaver!

 

Sigler almost destroyed my hometown! semi~proud ex-Adrian native.
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Thanks, I just had it stuffed

Gold, I tell ya.

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One of my favorites...

In the scene in Airplane where everyone is trying to calm down the hysterical woman, Nielsen (as the Dr.) takes over, shaking the woman and telling her to calm down, then slapping her. A nun comes by to relieve him, and he glances back to the woman, giving her one more slap for good measure before he leaves. For some reason, that extra slap just kills me.

Rest in Peace, Leslie.

Scott's note: I embedded the video for John, it's too fucking good not to, and it's Leslie's second slap that makes this sing:

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Yes I've seen it... I admit it...

But I only watched it because Leslie Nielsen was in it: Scary Movie 3.

Best quote in the movie happens at the end of the segment, culminating with “You're excited? You should feel my nipples!”

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Amen - a sad day

Amen - a sad day



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Ahhh, classic, politically correct Neilsen

Doesn't get any better than this high-brow humor. Thanks for posting.

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Nice!

 

I haven't seen that one. "Hideous creature! Get off my planet!" I love it!

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Probably the only watchable part of that film

I've seen it too :(

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RIP

Sad indeed, yet I can't help but laugh just thinking of all the great lines.

 

Sigler, let me be your body double to protect you when you take over the world.

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