Leslie Nielson on Viva Knievel. Maybe not exactly fitting the bill of the topic, but…the movie is SO cheesy, and ever word out of Leslie’s mouth just felt like it was going to be followed up with a Naked Gun-esque punchline.
Ooh, Leslie Nielson. I think you’ve got our winner, though it’s sadly not an MST episode. Ditto for his other RT appearance in Day of the Animals.
Bless him, I know Leslie built his career on serious roles, and only in his later years did Airplane and the like come along. But those movies just steamrolled all his prior work, and he apparently embraced it with gusto and enjoyed the hell out of his unplanned transformation into a comedy legend.