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Airplane! Star Lee Bryant Says Viral United Airlines Meme ‘Absurd’ — But Slap Scene ‘Still Funny!’

12 April 2017 9:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The hilarious 1980 comedy Airplane! is making a viral comeback in the form of a meme poking fun at the United Airlines incident involving a passenger who was forcibly dragged off a plane.

The social media clip features the movie’s iconic “slap scene” with Lee Bryant as a terrified Mrs. Hammen, overlaid with text reading “United Airlines Training Video.” The video, viewed over 42 million times on Facebook, shows Mrs. Hammen getting hit in the face and shaken by a series of ridiculous passengers to calm her down.

”It was great fun to do in the first place and it’s still funny, »

- Rose Minutaglio

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Michael Douglas Sit-Down Interview Among New Additions to TCM Film Fest Program

15 March 2017 4:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

As a part of the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival, Michael Douglas will sit down for an in-depth interview about his career.

The Hollywood-based fest has also announced a slew of special events, including Best in Show castmembers Fred Willard, John Michael Higgins, Jim Piddock and Bob Balaban discussing the 2000 mockumentary and a 40th anniversary screening of The Kentucky Fried Movie, with John Landis, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker set to participate in a post-screening discussion.

Douglas also will participate in a discussion following a screening of the 1979 thriller The China Syndrome, which he produced and starred in opposite »

- Mia Galuppo

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