16. ‘Airplane!’ (1980)
Memorable quote: “Can you fly this plane, and land it?” “Surely you can’t be serious.” “I am serious... and don’t call me Shirley.”
Laugh factor: This screwball comedy has lived on cable TV for years, and rightfully so. Based on the 1957 film “Zero Hour!,” it’s slapstick and packed with one-liners from a top flight cast, including Leslie Nielsen, Lloyd Bridges, and yes, NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.