One of the funniest scenes in the movie which is really saying something because the humor in this movie was so ironic and not very obvious or cookie-cutter that most of the humor in this movie came from this movie. Rather than using lines and humor that were used a lot in other movies and the movie was done so well, that they could make what seem like little jokes or comments seem hysterical. Because a lot of silly things were taken literally in the movie. Like the Robert Hays line, “this is a totally different way of flying all together”. With the Leslie Nielson and the stewardess repeating “this is a totally different way of flying”. Because Hays said that and also said all together.
But if this scene doesn’t get you to pass up airline food on the plane, perhaps you have suicidal tendencies that need to be addressed and looking for options in how to kill yourself. Food poisoning, or dying in a horrible plane crash. When your food is so bad that it makes the food that prison inmates look like first class meals at expensive fancy restaurants and it poisons your pilots, you know you have a food quality problem. It’s hard to do worst than prison food, if you are familiar with any of those documentaries and hearing about prison inmates getting sick because of what they are forced to eat. But it looks like Airplane found a way to do worst than the food people get in prison.
BTRO: Airplane! 1980- Food Poisoning Scene