Can call him dead-pan / And Olivier of spoofs. / Don’t call him Shirley.

Phhhhht! Blllttt! That’s the sound of the whoopee cushion that Leslie Nielsen placed on the chairs of his co-workers while filming the first “Naked Gun” movie. I was on the set one day during the shoot, working on a feature for the L.A. Daily News — a day punctuated by loud, gassy-sounding eruptions, often followed by Nielsen cackling insanely at his juvenile pranks.