"Joey, Do You Like Movies About Gladiators?"

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on March 15, 2010


As the title to this post makes clear, my impressions of Peter Graves were more shaped by Airplane! than they were by Mission: Impossible. Airplane! is, in fact, a not-so-guilty pleasure in my family, and Peter Graves helped make it a tremendous success. His deadpan approach to comedy was brilliant, and the decision to include him in the movie was utterly inspired. He helped make Airplane! a success, and in doing so, helped give me and my loved ones a lot of laughs, and a lot of happy memories.

He lived a long and full life, but it ought to go without saying that we would have liked to have had him around for much longer.


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