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Leslie Nielsen Dies At 84; Umpires, Don't Watch This

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Surely you remember actor Leslie Nielsen from his masterful comedic performance in “Airplane”, which contains cultural touchstones still talked about today. And yes, stop calling us “Shirley”.


Nielsen passed away last night at the age of 84. While the video from “The Naked Gun” below isn’t related to any Chicago teams, it’s worth watching again just for the way Nielsen sends up umpire performances, for the now strange-looking tight-fitting polyester 1980’s era beltless baseball uniforms, and the fact that the Angels are playing a home game in Dodger Stadium.