This genius train joke in Top Secret! is making everyone’s day better
We’re grateful to Empire deputy editor and author Nick de Semlyen for sharing these 19 seconds from the brilliant Top Secret!
It’s an all-time classic and 19 seconds very well spent.
The train joke in Top Secret. Genius. pic.twitter.com/Fzw5Oi4dLm
— Nick de Semlyen (@NickdeSemlyen) February 15, 2021
It was the film writer/directors David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker made after Airplane! and the outrageously cancelled after just six episodes, Police Squad!.
Anyway, of all the Top Secret! gags we reckon this is our favourite. It’s definitely the most complicated.
And just a few of the things people were saying after Nick’s train gag tweet went viral.
Amazing gag. This film is an embarrassment of riches. I love that a few seconds later a man catches a high speed tree pic.twitter.com/Z3xAsWrR13
— curatorjohn (@curatorjohn) February 15, 2021
"Is this the potato farm?"
"Yes… I am Albert Potato."
— Matt Packer (@mjpwriter) February 15, 2021
This gag though would have my vote … pic.twitter.com/vJPgAOHzge
— David Moran (@DavidLMoran) February 15, 2021
Most of the movie is genius… But my favourite is the introduction of the resistance fighters:
‘And this is Deja Vu.’
‘Have we met before Monsieur?’ 🤣🤣
— Steve George (@LEGALBEAGLEOK) February 15, 2021
— Jake Weston 💙 (@harrysbestdress) February 15, 2021
And you can follow @NickdeSemlyen, who’s book is called Wild And Crazy Guys: How The Comedy Mavericks Of The ‘80s Changed Hollywood Forever on Twitter here.
Source Twitter @NickdeSemlyen
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