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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

Christopher Brown : This is funnier then the movie itself.

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

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

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.

NerdyDan : This was amazing.

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..

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

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!".

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

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

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

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..."

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

Christine King : Amazing, thank you!

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

thekidfromnyc : MIND BLOWN

Jamaicafunk : HOLY SH*&T!!!

MEs61 : had no idea this was done verbatim before.

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

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!

Darth Pookie : Man that was great. I gotta watch Zero Hour!

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

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

Tim Gorman : I need a drink after watching that.

Paul Revere : A real revelation, I had no idea! Thanks for posting this.

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

Joe Minor : I use to show unknowing friends/family Zero Hour....then Airplane- a sort of original/parody binge... Zero Hour in itself was a fairly good movie to watch...but surprised many when they see Airplane was not just an "Airport " spoof.  And there were more than a few other good B&W air-crisis movies. Crews usually with post WW2 baggage. etc But Airplane and Airplane 2 just keep on being fun and watchable! thanks for your editing work...

Rod Dube : Too funny laughed all the way thanks for posting! Cheers!!!

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

Brandon Roots : wow never knew this hahaha I love airplane

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!

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

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