When I saw the theme for this week’s Metal Mummy’s Movie Meme, from the ever-wonderful Hannah’s blog, various names went through my head, David Mills and William Somerset being two of my favourites. But then another one popped up and I knew he was my final choice. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you:
Lieutenant Frank Drebin
Frank Drebin is one of the best comedic characters to have ever graced our screens, complete credit for which goes to the late, great Leslie Nielson, who sadly passed away in November of last year. Leslie Nielson was possibly the best ‘dead-pan’ actor I’ve ever seen, and I cannot imagine anyone else being able to play Frank Drebin as well as he did.
So this post, whilst technically not exactly on-theme as my detective isn’t from your typical crime drama, is in adoring memory of a man who has made me laugh many, many times.