Leslie Nielsens Stupid Little Golf Video
Leslie Nielsens Stupid Little Golf Video: Veteran actor Leslie Nielsen perfected his devastatingly deadpan comic delivery in the supremely goofy Naked Gun films. Teaming up with humorist Henry Beard, he also collaborated on a parody of Harvey Penicks Little Red Book entitled Leslie Nielsens Stupid Little Golf Book. And so while it would seem that Beards writing and Nielsens straight-faced delivery would combine beautifully on film, their Stupid Little Golf Video veers perilously close to having a title that is all too accurate. There are some promising sight gags and some potentially great slapstick moments, but the pace of the video is slow and the individual gags dont build on each other to achieve any sustained payoff. Nielsen engages in a series of bizarre parodies of golf instructions, from whacking (and splattering) a baked potato off his tee to showing how he can psyche out his opponent by turning his golf cart so sharply that his passenger flies out and rolls down a hill. Some of Nielsens instructional monologues are quirkily funny, such as his mention of how he keeps his head still during his swing: I imagine I have shampooed my head with a product containing nitroglycerin. But for every bright moment, there are lengthy interludes where nothing much happens, and Nielsens priceless mock seriousness is ultimately wasted.
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