R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen: “The Co-Pilot Had Fish. What Did the Navigator Have?”


Though hardly an icon of the food-fixated, Leslie Nielsen, who died yesterday at the age of 84, will be forever associated with the dangers of in-flight dining, thanks to his role in Airplane! In the clip above, Nielsen’s Dr. Rumack describes what happens to passengers unfortunate enough to have ordered fish instead of chicken. It’s not pretty, but it is without doubt the most enjoyable treatment of food poisoning we’ve ever seen.

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