The new Wisconsin Tourism ads are a fun take on a cult comedy classic, Airplane! The ridiculous humor and clever literal translations have many laughing out loud!
“Striker, you are too low, I know, but Wisconsin is so beautiful in the summer, so much to do. Over”
These ads were created by Wisconsin raised, Hollywood savvy comedy filmmakers, David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams. The three grew up together in Shorewood, Wisconsin. The three later attended UW Madison before collaborating on films such as, Airplane!, Top Secret! or The Naked Gun.
What’s fun about the ad, beyond the fact that it brought everyone back together again, is that they used the original Airplane set and had some fun with that same brand of humor. As co pilot Roger Murdock, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says, “I can’t believe I ever left this place” we can’t help but to see it as a reference to his start as a pro player with the Milwaukee Bucks.
There are two more Airplane themed commercial set to come out this year.
I, for one, will keep my eyes open for those – Love to laugh.
What do you think? Funny or Lame?
Best clips from the movie Airplane.