Queen Elizabeth dying: Let’s revisit that ‘Naked Gun’ scene

Following the dying of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, many fondly reminisced about some of the well-known films ever to depict the monarch.

On social media, a whole bunch tweeted about a classic scene from the 1988 comedy “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad,” starring Leslie Nielsen as Los Angles detective Frank Drebin and Jeannette Charles because the queen of England.

Filmed at Dodger Stadium, the sequence entails a fictional baseball sport between the California Angels and the Seattle Mariners attended by none aside from the queen.

Throughout the sporting occasion, an undercover Drebin — disguised as an umpire — is tasked with thwarting an assassination try on her majesty, who gracefully nods to her fellow baseball followers, participates in a crowd wave and throws a hell of a primary pitch none the wiser. That’s, till a freshly hypnotized Reggie Jackson (performed by actual Angels proper fielder Reggie Jackson) brandishes a gun at her whereas repeatedly muttering in a trance, “I must kill the queen.”

In a determined bid to save lots of her royal highness from the dazed outfielder, Drebin shoots a dart from his cufflinks that strikes a girl within the higher deck, who falls on prime of Jackson and prevents him from firing the gun.

After the true Queen Elizabeth II died at age 96 Thursday in Scotland, Jackson jokingly tweeted, “Now we all know I was innocent ! Amen! RIP Queen E !”

Jackson, now a particular advisor to the Houston Astros, was removed from the one particular person immediately reminded of director David Zucker‘s beloved slapstick romp on Thursday afternoon.

“My first real conscious awareness of the Queen existing as a person came via the movie THE NAKED GUN,” tweeted Washington Post reporter Mark Berman. “that’s it, that’s my contribution to the discourse.”

“She had an amazing reign filled with grace, dignity and a terrific performance in Naked Gun,” tweeted ESPN Radio host Matt Jones.

MLB author Matt Monagan suggested that somebody ought to interview Charles, 94, who performed the queen “in pretty much every movie she’s ever been in,” in response to her IMDb web page. Her movie and TV credit embody “Austin Powers in Goldmember” (2002), “National Lampoon’s European Vacation” (1985) and “Saturday Night Live.”

See extra tweets about “The Naked Gun” and the late Queen Elizabeth II under.