Side-by-side comparison: Zero Hour! (1957) Vs Airplane! (1980)

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Play with Junk : I didn't know about that 1957 movie.... very well made comparison. Amazing, thank you!

NerdyDan : This was amazing.

Braden E Nelson : "I said it might get tedious" No way, you had my attention all the way through. VERY well done. :D

Dr. killpatient : Thanks never heard of Zero Hour".

duaplex1 : Well, we had a choice of steak or fish. Yes, yes, I remember, I had lasagna.

PsychadelicoDuck : Not tedious at all. Switching back and forth gets the point across beautifully without being redundant.

Steve J : I just want to tell you both - good luck. We're all counting on you.

PlasmaKong2 : Great comparison. I'm a huge Airplane fan (I've seen it countless times) and didn't know about Zero Hours. Found your video after watching the video that was just published by Screen Junkies - looks like you're gonna have a lot more visitors today. Great job on this video!

Fabio Manetta : whoever disliked it probably had fish. great job mate

Colbzi Garrett : Somehow this makes the movie 1000x more hilarious

snakeguy76 : The genius of 'Airplane' was getting serious actors (Llyod Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Neilsen, Robert Stack) playing the comedy straight. They could have easily gotten comedic actors but it was even funnier with his cast.

Cana Dude : This was funny af. very nice editing, this must have taken hours. I think the Zucker brother were genius in finding a serious dramatic movie and turning it into a very funny movie. That dynamic is just gold for comedy. I like my coffee black, like my men

rick seraf : Zero Hour is NOT the same movie as Airplane! It's an entirely different kind of movie, altogether.

jedijones : That was the best $2,500 anyone ever invested.

GasCityGuy : Excellent side by side! I could never watch Zero Hour! now without laughing.

phillyflash43 : Well done. There are some of us here, particularly me, like to buy you a drink and shake your hand.

LoreleiMission : This editing project was a LABOR OF LOVE! Thank you

NodMan : *_"I just wanna let you know... We are all counting on you, good luck!"_*

CaptainJZH : "And Ted... I just want you to know that when the going got rough...

Joe Johnson : the Monty Python bit caught me off guard! I died laughing

Christopher Brown : This is funnier then the movie itself.

icetech6 : my entire life... a lie.... And johnny is the best thing ever.. And Leons getting LARGGGERRRRR P.S. man. the women in 1957... wow..

Eric Maietta : Btw, the airliner in Airplane! is a jet plane, but the sound is that of a prop plane.

Tenacious Barlow : I bet it would even be possible to edit the jokes out of Airplane to make it a completely serious remake of Zero Hour.

DogOfHades : What incredible editing! It is clear that much work and dedication went into this! You sir have won a subscriber.

pendorran : It's been years since I've the whole movie and I'd forgotten that 'instruments' gag. Just about pissed myself laughing just now. LMFAO

keyalpha1 : This video is a masterpiece. Bravo to the maker.

RJ McAllister : The Zucker brothers have frequently cited the 1954 John Wayne classic "The High and the Mighty", as much as any movie, as their inspiration for "Airplane". By today's standards, it's formulaic and dated. The reason they got away with cabbaging the dialogue is Paramount owned "Zero Hour" and made "Airplane!".

Don Blank : Well done, this just made Airplane more funny than it already was.

elshaddai87 : My husband and I have been fans of this movie since it came out and did not know about the movie "Zero Hour" or the connection between the two. The $2500 the writers paid for the script was the best bargain in history! That movie was written for them!

yvwic50 : Hearing the original dialogue (somewhat stilted by today's standards) makes "Airplane" all that much funnier.

billyyank : I had no idea that Airplane! was a parody of a movie that I didn't even know existed. Great job.

Christine King : Amazing, thank you!

Mike Roberti : It’s Captain McCulsky from The Godfather!

fractode : Well done!!! Looks like I picked the wrong day to give up YouTube...

Sparta : OMFG! How did I not know of this??? This changes EVERYTHING. Well done sir, well done.

Juliaflo : Heavens to Murgatroid! Zero Hour is marking its 60th anniversary this year. Surely this movie inspired one of the funniest air-disaster spoofs.

Jim Burgan : Excellent job. I could quote the dialog from Airplane! It wasn't tedious. it was very entertaining! Thanks for your effort "I'll give him another 20 minutes..."

Jackle02 : That look she gives him at 13:37 is actually really hot.

Dave Mitchell : There is no human alive who, after seeing Airplane! several times can watch Zero Hour! with a straight face. Can't be done.

Surface2AirMedia : Thank you so much for all that effort dude.

Lee Johnstone : a lot Airplane fans doesn't know it's a remake and the first comedy/spoof remake

Rick Greenway : Too bad Barbara Billingsley (Beavers mom) wasn't in both pictures.

steven kozmo : Who spotted Mike from "Breaking Bad?" , anyone?

Darth Zed : I had an opportunity to watch Zero hour once many years ago. amazing what a little comedic timing can do.

warcroft : Airplane (Flying High here in Australia) is my favourite movie of all time. Ive seen it countless times. Cooountlesss times. I had no idea about Zero Hour! Thanks for this comparison. I was laughing the whole way through! You have done the seemingly impossible. You have made the 'officially funniest movie ever made' even funnier.

Rich Weigel : The pilot in the control tower helping him land is the police captain from The Godfather.

MEs61 : had no idea this was done verbatim before.

Ashley Smith : The sight gag at around 07:48 of the instrument panel is one of my favourite in the film - easy to miss when you are not paying attention, and you need a bit of appreciation of the genre to spot it too. I am amazed at how close these scripts are! I was born in 1980 but I watched the Airport movies and Airplane! in the late 80s/early 90s and I always assumed they were closely linked. I always appreciate the real deal!

thekidfromnyc : MIND BLOWN