Allan Funt Candid Camera

Discussion in 'Movies & Entertainment' started by Frank Sanoica, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. Frank Sanoica

    Frank Sanoica Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2016
    Messages:
    8,249
    Likes Received:
    8,694
    On February 3, 1969, Funt, his wife, and his two youngest children boarded Eastern Airlines Flight 7 in Newark, New Jersey with a destination of Miami, Florida. While en route, two men hijacked the plane and demanded passage to Cuba. However, some of the passengers, having spotted Funt, believed the whole thing to be a Candid Camera stunt.[7] Funt repeatedly attempted to persuade his fellow passengers as to the reality of the hijacking, but to no avail. The plane later landed in Cuba, finally convincing the passengers.[4] Funt and others were later released after 11 hours of being held captive.
     
    #1
  2. Nancy Hart

    Nancy Hart Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Messages:
    5,468
    Likes Received:
    9,995
    Candid Camera was a great TV show at that time.

    [​IMG]
     
    #2
    Bill Boggs and Frank Sanoica like this.
  3. Patsy Faye

    Patsy Faye Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    13,338
    Likes Received:
    15,922
    Loved that show
     
    #3
  4. Lois Winters

    Lois Winters Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2019
    Messages:
    3,261
    Likes Received:
    4,821
    I was just scrolling through the movies on Amazon Prime and came across Funt's, What Do You Say To A Naked Lady. I took my parents to see that movie when it first came out and my father and I cracked up all over the place. My mother wanted to kill me. She found it all very unfunny, which I thought so odd for she had a terrific Irish sense of humor. That took it a tad too far.
     
    #4
    Bill Boggs likes this.
  5. Mary Robi

    Mary Robi Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2018
    Messages:
    685
    Likes Received:
    1,691
    Remember Fannie Flagg, who was Funt's sidekick on the show? She was always funny.

    She went on to write several novels, which I recommend highly.
     
    #5
    Frank Sanoica likes this.
  6. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2018
    Messages:
    4,605
    Likes Received:
    3,351
    I'm happy to know that others liked "Candid Camera"! Alan Funt had a winner here!

    I liked the skit where mechanics removed the engine from a woman's car and had her coast it downhill to a service station where she asked the attendant to check the oil. The expression on that attendant's face was priceless!

    The one about the people in the elevator was a laugh too.

    Hal
     
    #6
    Ken Anderson likes this.

Share This Page