The Man Knew Comedy
by- Rob Dimension
Rarely do I post when someone dies, it has nothing to do with respect issues, it's more about the social bandwagon. When we lose someone that is important, we all moarn differently, I guess for me...it's normally silence. This is the exception....this is a guy that "got it".
Last night I got news, like everyone else, that Leslie Neilsen had passes away. When I say he "Got it"...maybe it's an insider tern from my wrestling past, meaning this guy has what it takes...he knows what others don't. He has a joke..he's telling it and your not in on it. For me, that's genuis.
Leslie Neilsen didn't just contribute to comedy, the man did great work in westerns, science fiction, horror and more. In some of my favorites like Forbidden Planet and The Day of Animals, plus some really great roles in Creepshow and Airplane, but for me....Police Squad was where the man shined.
Police Squad was so far ahead of it's time....about 20 years. In today's world, Police Squad would be a huge hit. The simple slapstick humor, the sight gags...just fantastic. His deadpan delivery just killed. I just felt the urge to write a few notes about what a loss we suffered....he will be surely missed...He will be missed and don't call him Shirley.