At the risk of sounding like an old curmudgeon, they don't make 'em like Airplane! any more. All kidding aside, I'm serious here: in the 1970s and 80s, we essentially had a golden age with Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker's spoofs and Mel Brooks' parodies. I think most people are comfortable in admitting that this genre was killed off by a string of terrible movies in the 2000s. However, back to this picture. Very few comedies can say they're a laugh-a-minute. Many of the greats can't even say that, but Airplane! can. Like the critics consensus says, it is absolutely "juvenile and silly," but it embraces that and runs with it. The film's cast gives some of the best deadpan performances of absurd lines and moments I've had the pleasure of viewing. If you've never seen Airplane!, why the hell not?