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

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Tommy NYC : Holy Crap...I've seen Airplane so many times and just noticed the ice cream cone with the mics at 10:25 ahahahaha

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Chopsticks : I have seen Airplane no less than 20 times and I STILL laugh hysterically every time I see it.

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

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

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

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

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!

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!

xaenon : I always assumed AIRPLANE was a parody of the AIRPORT movies. Never even knew about ZERO HOUR. Almost 40 years later, I learned something.

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

James Croft : 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Argumemnon : Joey, have you ever been to a Turkish prison? Damn, I love that movie.

Jonathan c : It would have been hilarious if the have you ever seen a grown man naked line was in the zero hour movie as well.

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.

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

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

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

Mike Mac : I wish you would have added the "kicked in the head with an iron boot" trail-off, but man, that was well done!!! Kudos for the Python spot, it was "something completely different".

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

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

Tanel Murd : "what is it ?" "its a remake, but thats not important right now "

NerdyDan : This was amazing.

wiedep : Anybody who "dislikes" this must have been sniffing glue. GREAT!

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Pascalore : Too many comments to find it but the actor from Zero Hour who talked the plane down from the tower was the commander of the military base in Stanley Kubrick's film, Dr. Strangelove. Nice to see other material these actors have done. Nice comparison also. I own copies of both Airplane! and Airport and have read the book Airport as well. Never heard of Zero Hour. Thanks.

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!".