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Saturday, September 01, 2018

‘It’s Enrico Pallazzo!’: The inside story of ‘The Naked Gun’ baseball game

“There’s so much that’s taken seriously about baseball,” Abrahams said. 

That’s an understatement that was as true in 1988 as it is today. So much of baseball culture is seen as stiff and joyless. Just consider the traditionally stoic nature of everything, the ongoing debates over bat flips, home run trots, pace of play and the rest of the unwritten rules. It’s ripe for parody.

Laughing at the normally stiff and serious is “a very healthy laugh,” Abrahams said.

“In a sense, you’re having a laugh at your own expense too. You’re kind of saying, ‘You know what? I took that seriously, and I didn’t really have to take it that seriously,’” he said. “That’s sort of the spirit of parody, I think.”

ZAZ and Proft approached the sequence with a nothing-is-off-limits approach. They looked at every aspect of a baseball game — from the perspectives of fans, players, coaches, broadcasters and umpires — to find the bits most suitable for a send-up.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 01, 2018 at 03:11 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: enrico pallazzo, naked gun, reggie jackson

 

 

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