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Airplane! Stars Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Hays Reunite in Tourism Ad

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Looks like we picked the wrong week to quit obsessing about Airplane!

Robert Hays and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have reunited for this clip, written by the film’s directors, Jerry and David Zucker, that plugs the state of Wisconsin’s tourism agency.

Surely, the ad recycles classic lines from the film, as well as the inflatable co-pilot Otto (and, yes, don’t call him Shirley).

The Zuckers were born and raised in Shorewood, Wisconsin, while Abdul-Jabbar played for the Milwaukee Bucks, helping the team to win their first and only NBA title.

What, they couldn’t squeeze in a Brett Favre cameo?

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