The great thing about Leslie Nielsen is that he never winked at the camera. He never gave a look to the audience that said, " I'm a funny bastard." He delivered the lines, and never broke character. Do we have funny people in America anymore? Rodney, Pryor, Carlin, Nielsen joins them on the Mount Rushmore of Comedy. Some greatest hits:
Mimi Du Jour: Is this some kind of bust?
Lt. Frank Drebin (Nielsen): Yes, ma'am, it's very impressive, but we need to ask you a few questions.
Dr. Rumack (Nielsen): You'd better tell the captain we've got to land as soon as we can. This woman has to be gotten to a hospital.
Elaine: A hospital? What is it?
Dr. Rumack: It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.
Doorman: Your coat, sir?
Lt. Frank Drebin (Nielsen): Yes, it is. And I have a receipt to prove it.
Lt. Frank Drebin (Nielsen): Wilma, I promise you; whatever scum did this, not one man on this force will rest one minute until he's behind bars. Now, let's grab a bite to eat.
Vincent Ludwig: Nice to meet you too. [offers Drebin a cigar] Cuban?
Lt. Frank Drebin (Nielsen): Err, no, Dutch-Irish, my father was from Wales.