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.