Monday, November 29, 2010

Leslie Neilsen

My hat off to a man who gave me many hours of laughter. You'll be missed by me, for sure:

14 comments:

Doug said...

Surely, we will.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Thanx for all the laughs, Mr. Neilsen. RIP

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

Tammy wasn't the only one that had a crush on him..in Tammy and the Bachelor.

Heidi Germanaus said...

Wow, I've never seen that! Thanks. He really helped shape my sense of humor as a child. "And don't call me Surely." still makes me howl. His timing and delivery were completely unique.

PENolan said...

Thanks Jaded. great clip

Mr. Charleston said...

Add me to the list JJ. He's one of those actors who, whenever I see him whilst scrolling through the waste land, I always stop for at least a few minutes to catch a laugh or two. And I'm always surprised to run across him as a much younger actor in a serious role. The other night I caught him as the bad guy in an episode of Have Gun Will Travel (I confess I often watch those old westerns to fall asleep to.)

jadedj said...

Doug---Don't call him surely!

DSWS---Ditto

YD G---I missed that one, somehow.

Heidi---The master of deadpan.

Trish---I'm sure when these commercials were made, but it appears that he worked almost to the end.

Mr. C---My favorite serious role of his was, Forbidden Planet. Pure camp. BTW, try Gunsmoke. Much more philosophical, but still an excellent sleep inducer.

diane said...

"Nice beaver"
"Thanks, I just had it stuffed."
Hahahahahaha. No one was like him.

Tom Harper said...

I'm giving my age away, but he had an excellent police show in the early '60s, "The New Breed." I don't remember if he was a cop or a plainclothes detective; there was very little police action. It was mostly just a really moving human drama. Among other things, the plot for "Death Wish" was lifted almost verbatim out of a New Breed episode.

And like Mr. Charleston said, he played the perp in a lot of westerns; also a few Cannon episodes.

Chimp said...

Loved his work. He will be missed.

Chimp said...

Just made up a poem for this title:

T'was the month before Christmas at the TSA

jadedj said...

diane---Good line! I remember it.

Tom---That's interesting...I didn't know that. I do recall seeing him in a ton of Westerns, though.

Chimp---Those bums don't deserve a poem.

Harlequin said...

he was amazing; as smooth and brilliant in comedy as he was in his other genres..... a great talent and a man who celebrated outrageousness at every opportunity. thanks for this nice tribute.

jadedj said...

Harlequin---And did you know he was Canadian?