April 21, 2013— -- intro: It's that time of year again. The Queen of England's birthday.
What can we say about Elizabeth except we loved her in Naked Gun. Oh, that's not her? What about in European Vacation when she's so excited to see Chevy Chase? Not her either? It has to be her in the DuckTales episdes Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck. What?! Ah, whatever. Here are the top 6 Queen appearances in TV & movies through the years, even if it's not really her.
quicklist:1title:Kids In The Hall (1996)text:In an episode of this Canadian sketch comedy show, we see the Queen freak out over a broadcasted special announcement when Prince Edward pranks her with a faux newspaper headline: "Canada Abandons Monarchy." media:19000739
quicklist:2title:DuckTales (1987)text: Scrooge McDuck undergoes strange transformations that make him want to give all his money away in the episode "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck." Huey, Dewey, and Louie have to travel to England to find a cure, and there's a run-in with the Queen on the way.media:19000778
quicklist:3title:The Simpsons (1992, 2000, 2010)text:The Queen has made a few appearances on the Simpsons: in "Kamp Krusty," "Behind the Laughter," and "To Surveil, with Love." Here you can enjoy a clip of one of the episodes in Italian!media:19000793
quicklist:4title:National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)text:The Queen's excitement when she hears the Griswalds have just arrived to her party is great, so real, so accurate. Exactly what I assume the Queen is like when Chevy Chase attends her parties (because it's such a common occurence). Even better is Princess Diana hitting on Chase in front of Prince Charles.media:19000761
quicklist:5title:Cars 2 (2011)text: This is probably one of her best appearances. Those Pixar guys really do a great job at conveying her as a car. I mean, I always wondered, "What would Queen Elizabeth II look like as an animated car?" And there it is. Genius.media:19000749
quicklist:6title:The Naked Gun: From The Files of Police Squad! (1988)text:The best spoof cameo of Queen Elizabeth II to date. Leslie Nielsen sliding across the extra long dining table with the Queen trapped under him with her legs in the air. Uh-mazing. Or when she's at the baseball game and they cut to her face when all the players break out in a fight and one of them yells, "KICK HIM IN THE BALLS!" Great, great use of the Queen in cinema.
Happy birthday dear Queen. media:19000825