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From the files of Stars, They’re Just Like Us: Maya Rudolph can recite lines from Airplane.
Appearing on Thursday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Rudolph explained how she watched the classic 1980 comedy so many times as a child that she had memorized a key sequence by third grade: the jive talk scene.
And with that revelation, Rudolph mimicked the scene, playing all three parts, including Barbara Billingsley. As host Jimmy Kimmel remarked after Rudolph finished, if there’s ever a need to remake Airplane, Rudolph can probably help out.
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Rudolph, who has four children with director Paul Thomas Anderson, told Kimmel she showed her children Airplane for the first time this past summer. They loved it.