Queen Elizabeth death: Let’s revisit that ‘Naked Gun’ scene

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, many fondly recalled one of the most famous films to ever portray the monarch.

Hundreds have tweeted about it on social media a classic scene from the 1988 comedy The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad, starring Leslie Nielsen as Los Angeles detective Frank Drebin and Jeannette Charles as the Queen of England.

Filmed at Dodger Stadium, the sequence features a fictional baseball game between the California Angels and the Seattle Mariners, in which none other than the Queen takes part.

During the sporting event, an undercover drebin – disguised as a referee – is tasked with thwarting an assassination attempt on Her Majesty, who gracefully nods to her baseball fans, participates in a crowd wave, and throws one hell of a first pitch without realizing it. That is, until a newly mesmerized Reggie Jackson (played by Real Angels right fielder Reggie Jackson) points a gun at her while repeatedly muttering in a trance, “I have to kill the Queen.”

In a desperate attempt to save Her Royal Highness from the dazed fielder, Drebin shoots a dart out of his cufflinks, which hits a woman on the upper deck, who falls on Jackson, preventing him from firing the gun.

After the real Queen Elizabeth II died in Scotland on Thursday at the age of 96, Jackson jokingly tweeted: “Now we all know I was innocent! Amen! RIP Queen E!”

Jackson, now special adviser to the Houston Astros, wasn’t the only person who was immediately reminded of director David Zucker’s beloved slapstick quiff on Thursday afternoon.

“My first truly conscious awareness of the Queen’s existence as a person came through the film THE NAKED GUN.” tweeted Washington Post reporter Mark Berman. “That’s it, that’s my contribution to the discourse.”

“She had an amazing reign full of grace, dignity and a magnificent performance in Naked Gun”, tweeted ESPN radio host Matt Jones.

MLB Author suggested Matt Monagan that someone should interview Charles, 94, who, according to her IMDb page, played the queen “in pretty much every movie she’s ever been in.” Her film and television credits include Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985) and Saturday Night Live.

See more tweets about The Naked Gun and the late Queen Elizabeth II below.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-09-08/queen-elizabeth-death-naked-gun-baseball-scene-leslie-nielsen Queen Elizabeth death: Let’s revisit that ‘Naked Gun’ scene

Emma Bowman

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