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Monday Afternoon Diversion: Remembering Leslie Nielsen (Part 2)

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 29, 2010 9:00PM

We remembered Leslie Nielsen's more serious side this morning, but I'm partial to his sillier later roles. What better way to reminisce about those than through the lens of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert's review of the big screen debut* of Nielsen as Detective Frank Drebin?

*I first fell in love with Drebin's escapades through the 1982 Police Squad series, but that must have been ahead of its time since it only lasted six episodes. Seriously, that show was hilarious, who in their right mind canceled it?!