President Elmo Pentagon

President Elmo Pentagon

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Airplane! showing at a London cinema in Great Muppet Caper

Airplane! is a 1980 comedy film written and directed by the team of Jim Abrahams and David Zucker and Jerry Zucker. It was followed by Airplane II: The Sequel in 1982, without the involvement of the Zucker brothers or Abrahams.

References

  • In the "Elmo the Musical" segment "President the Musical," Elmo and one of his Sheep-ret Service agents have an exchange borrowed from the "but that's not important right now" running gag in the film when they receive a call from The Pentagon.
  • In a 2017 Vanity Fair YouTube video, Bert and Ernie quote the "Don't call me Shirley" exchange (with Ernie reading Dr. Rumack's lines).
  • In a sketch with Guy Smiley hosting a reunion dinner for things beginning with "SH", Guy says to a Fat Blue Short King, "But surely..." who replies, "And don't call me Shirley!"

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