The Filmmakers of the 1980 Spoof ‘Airplane!’ Discuss the Genesis of the Movie’s ‘Jive’ Language

The filmmakers behind the 1980 disaster film spoof Airplane! discuss the genesis of the memorable “jive” language spoken between two passengers and later translated to a flight attendant by Leave it to Beaver actor Barbara Billingsley.

We got to the point where, in order for it to be consistent, we need to have a key or a code so we could actually be able to have a sense of rhythm.

via Nate Bolt