Now they have another commercial out. The new one features Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who played Murdock, and Robert Hays, who played Ted Striker, in Airplane!
The new spot is also directed by Jerry Zucker and his brother David apparently helped out. It’s Airplane! themed, obviously, which is awesome.
Ironically, Kareem utters the line, “I can’t believe I ever left this place.” Ironic because Kareem forced the Bucks to trade him back in the day because the Midwest didn’t meet his needs as a Muslim. That turned out to be one of the worst trades of all time. The Bucks got four players, all of whom were garbage.
The Lakers got the NBA’s all-time point scorer for 14 seasons.
Anyway, you can probably imagine how we feel about Kareem.
So, back to the commercial. Otto Pilot also makes an appearance toward the end. That’s him with Jordy up above. Why? No idea in hell.