Monday, November 29, 2010
My Leslie Nielsen Story
I met LESLIE NIELSEN in the early 90's when he was in Lexington for a celebrity golf tournament called the Children's Charity Classic. The organizer of the tournament was a friend of mine and asked me if I could escort Mr. Nielsen from the downtown hotel he was staying in to the WVLK Radio studios where I worked which was also downtown. As we got into an elevator together, he winked at me and showed my a small rubber device in the palm of his hand. Three or four others got onto the elevator and you could sense the nervousness of being in such closed quarters with such a big star. As the elevator started, Mr. Nielson twisted his body slightly and pressed in on his homemade "fart maker" which produced the perfect fart. His body language was precise. We both stayed straight faced as the others didn't know what to do. As the doors opened and as he walked out of the elevator he let another one rip and said "man, all this traveling and eating in different places is catching up with me." As we walked into the radio station, he told me to keep his secret as he continued to pull his favorite gag on others. When he got to the golf tourney and was posing for pictures with fans, he continued to have a blast with his fart maker. He explained to me that he had made it himself and he was very proud of it. What a great guy!