So,,,I borrowed the movie "Fantastic Four" from the library this weekend. It's the first time I've seen it. (I''m a purist who gets annoyed by things like Alicia Masters being black or Dr. Doom having superpowers. And I'm cheap.)
There was a thinly veiled reference to Launchpad in it. Somebody at NASA did NOT want to work with Johnny Storm (aka the Human Torch) on the grounds that "He crashed a flight simuator! A flight simuator!"
Sound familiar? (Seen "The Right Duck" lately?)
Also from "The Right Duck" Launchpad in the water tank at DASA: "This is fun! But I had no idea space was so wet!"
One driller in the water tank at NASA in the movie "Armageddon" : "I didn't know we were going swimming on that astroroid!"
(Which COULD be a coincidence, I admit.)
SURE nobody remembers Launchpad McQuack. OF COURSE NOT!!!
Personally, I think Launchpad is more (personality -wise) like Ben Grimm (aka the Thing): they both have the same sort of "I'm just a stupid pilot" shtick going on.
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