It seemed like such a simple movie. The Naked Gun (1988) is slapstick comedy through-and-through, but I never would have guessed (h/t Steven O’Grady) how much detail and planning went into the jokes, especially the baseball scene at the end. There’s lots of interesting behind-the-scenes info in Sporting News’s breakdown of the movie. Even Drebin’s bungled National Anthem performance was composed in advance for the scene:

That’s all from us for this week. Next week, I’m in Australia for the Melbourne R User Group and the eResearch Australiasia conference, so I expect blogging will be a little lighter than usual. Have a great weekend!

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