Grandfather to all parody. It throws up as much slapstick and fun that is humanly possible. Some of it's humor has lost it's appeal as the films it parodies were contemporary films that were not big classics so they have left people's memory for a long time ago but still it is an above average fun movie and the main reason for Leslie Nielsen's comeback and later typecasting as an actor in comedic parody films.
Airplane! revolutionised the comedy of the absurd. The machine-gun succession of gags and one-liners is devastating. Some of the success of the film falls squarely on the shoulders of the great cast, some of them prototypes of this absurd style of humour. Abrahams & Zuckers founded a style that has not declined over the years and still remains as electric and fresh as ever.