Airplane! (movie)

Watch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's new 'Airplane!'-inspired ad

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is known by most people as a Lakers legend and an NBA Hall of Famer. But to some, he will always be Roger Murdock, the co-pilot on the classic comedy movie "Airplane!"

On Tuesday, a new commercial was released where Abdul-Jabbar re-creates that classic role, alongside "Airplane!" star Robert Hays and Otto, the auto-pilot, in an ad for Travel Wisconsin.

Watching the ad, which you can see in the video above, reminds me of this classic exchange when a young boy named Joey visited the cockpit during the movie:

Joey: Wait a minute. I know you. You're Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. You play basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers.


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