Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Movie Clip Wednesday - Best TV Series Made into a Movie
Boxer is taking a break this month and the Milk River Madman has graciously offered to host the Movie Clip Wednesday Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme. This week's theme is BEST TV SERIES MADE INTO A MOVIE. Now again, I'm going to stay away from the Star Trek series because you know J-Cake will be doing The Wrath of Kahn. In fact, she could probably use The Wrath of Kahn for about half the themes we've done so far. Good series, good movies, 'nuf said.
Get Smart was another great series that was recently made into a movie with Steve Carell and the movie was really funny. But I used Get Smart before, so I will give it honorable mention and move on.
No, the movie, or rather movies, I chose are the Naked Gun movies. A lot of people don't know that these movies were based on the very short lived Police Squad from 1982. There were only 6 episodes made and it was truly a tragedy that it was cancelled. This series, from the Zucker Brothers (think Airplane) was absolutely hysterical. If you've never seen them, do yourself a favor and rent them. Anyway, here's a clip from the third movie, 1994's Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult. The intro spoofs the stairs scene from The Untouchables. And there's OJ in there too.
This memorable quote is from 1988's The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! I laugh every time I hear it.
And here is one of the intros from the TV series Police Squad, 1982 . They always have a special guest star who gets killed in the intro. There's one with Bill Shatner (in honor of Star Trek) but I couldn't find a descent clip.
So go over and see the Madman for more of the best TV series made into movies.