Rest in peace Captain Clarence Oveur

Yesterday afternoon, actor Peter Graves died at his home at the age of 83.

He was of course very well known for his role as Jim Phelps in the Mission: Impossible series, but to fans of air travel, his most memorable role is probably that of Captain Clarence Oveur in Airplane!.

Captain Oveur: You ever been in a cockpit before?
Joey: No sir, I’ve never been up in a plane before.
Captain Oveur: You ever seen a grown man naked?
Captain Oveur: Joey, have you ever been in a… in a Turkish prison?

Rest in peace Captain Oveur – and thanks for the laughs.