Podcast: A 19-Year-Old Argues that AIRPLANE! Isn’t Funny Anymore — Here’s Why She’s Right.
American Film Institute lists Airplane! (1980) as one of the Top 10 Funniest Movies of All Time, and any Gen X’r would agree with that. Gen Z, not so much. In this episode, 19-year-old Riley Roberts explains why the David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams classic comedy isn’t funny to her generation, and explains why “cancel culture” is misunderstood.