If any of you watched the MTV movie awards this past Sunday you would have seen that Adam "The Sandman" Sandler won the Generation award this year, and even though Tom Cruise at times looked like a big fat idiot while announcing him, the clip of Adam's many infamous moments on television and film that followed sent me into a whirl wine of nostalgia and appreciation, for the comedic genius that is Adam Sandler. And then his acceptance speech, with him performing his own rendition of "Nobody Does it Better" by Carly Simon, was probably the funniest acceptance of an award I've EVER seen! Did anyone else catch that, it was pretty marvelous if you ask me!
Then last week as I was reading the MSN homepage as I often do when I'm at work, apparently someone else was as inspired by Adam's award winning night at the MTV awards, because they wrote an article entitled "Big Debate, is Sandler a genius or a jerk?" (See picture above) Well I am here to say. . . .I think it's pretty obvious Adam Sandler is a Big Fat Genius!!!! What was that. . . .do you disagree?. . . . . well read and weep my friends, I've compiled a lengthy list of kick trash Adam Sandler Comedic moments, and if you aren't a believer now, then surely you will be converted to the Church of Sandler upon reading this post!
1.SNL skit: "Lunch Lady Land"- With a catchy run like "Hoagies and Grinders, Hoagies and Grinders, Navy Bean Navy Beans Navy Beans!" and "Sloppy Joes, Slop, Sloppy Joes Yeah!" It's a tune you'll never get out of your head, and then picturing Chris Farley leaping and bounding around as the hairy moled lunch lady. . . .so funny!
2.Billy Madison: "No I will not make out with you. Did ya hear that? this girl wants to make out with me in the middle of class. You got Chlorophyll Man up there talking about God knows what and all she can talk about is making out with me. I'm here to learn, everybody, not to make out with you. Go on with the chlorophyll."
I can't tell you how many times I had this trick pulled on me in Middle School, and while then it was slightly embarrassing, it is a classic line that I now believe never stops being funny!
3. Happy Gilmore:
Shooter-I eat pieces of s*&% like you for breakfast.
Happy- [laughing] you eat pieces of s*%$ for breakfast?
4. SNL weekend update segment "Red Hooded Sweatshirt"- This is Adam's ode to his favorite article of clothing and is sung like a 50's doo wap song, it also features a cameo by Paul McCartney, this is one of my favorite Valentine's Day Jamz!
5. Mr Deeds: "I'm sorry all I heard was blah blah blah I'm a dirty tramp."
Adam didn't actually say this line, but I'm pretty sure he had something to do with it, it has his name all over it!
6. Happy Gilmore:
Virginia- "I thought we were just going to be friends."
Happy- "What? Friends listen to Endless Love in the dark."
7. Billy Madison: "I can see your lips moving but I can't make out the words. I'm deaf. Oh Veronica Vaughn so hot want to touch the hiney. [Howls like a wolf]"
8. SNL Weekend Update Cajun Man - inebriation, hallucination, Lesbian, . . . . . .are you hearing the accent in your head?
9.SNLWeekend Update Opera Man- While this is ninth on my list it has to be probably my most favorite character Adam did on Saturday Night Live, turning the news into an Opera. . . . AWESOME!
10.SNL Skit "Isn't that Crazy? Now Gimmie some Candy!"- This was a real winning segment for me when Adam was trying to give people ideas for Halloween costumes, by telling them to just use household items like A Newspaper and Be "Crazy News Paper Face" Or "Crazy Protractor Beard" or my personal favorite "Crazy Under the Desk Man" you can't tell me that's not funny!
11. SNL Skit Canteen Boy- Ok so all these SNL sketches hit me all at once, but all I have to say is Adam combined with Alec Baldwin is like comedy Magic!
12. SNL Commercial Schmidt's Gay- Ok so call me crazy if you will, but I thought this Parodie of Beer advertisement's was sheer genius, and right on the money!
13. Billy Madison: "T-T-T-TODAY JUNIOR!"
You can't tell me you don't do this when someone stutters!
14. Big Daddy:
Julian: But after my nap I always watch the Kangaroo Song.
Sonny: It's overtime right now and there's a penalty shot about to take place. This happens about once every ten years so...
Julian: Kangaroo song, kangaroo song, kangaroo song, KANGAROO SONG!
Sonny: ALLLRRIIIGGGHTT! God you were normal yesterday!
15. Wedding Singer:
"No, it felt real good, thanks for bringing that up, man. Hey, my parents died when I was ten, would you like to talk about that?"
16. The Hanukkah Song:
As You all Know I love Jews therefore, I love Hanukkah, and as I result, I love Adam Sandler for writing a song about Hanukkah!
"Hanukkah makes me jump for Oi!"
17. Wedding Singer:
"Sir, one more outburst from you and I will strangle you with my microphone wire."
18. Anger Management: Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson's rendition of "I Feel Pretty" from WestSide Story! Comedic gold!
19.The Wedding Singer:
Father of the Bride: Hey, buddy, I'm not paying you to share your thoughts on life. I'm paying you to sing.
Robbie: Well, I have a microphone, and you don't, SO YOU WILL LISTEN TO EVERY D*%N WORD I HAVE TO SAY!
20. Billy Madison:
"Shampoo is better. I go on first and clean the hair. Conditioner is better. I leave the hair silky and smooth. Oh, really, fool? Really. [Notices gold swan on edge of tub]. . . . Stop looking at me, swan!"
I could go on and on. . . . . I don't know a soul alive since 1970 that hasn't at least quoted Adam Sandler at one time. . . . the man is BRILLIANT! , and just like most great minds he messes up and doesn't always bang out the hits, but when the good out weighs the bad you can make as many "Little Nicky's" as you want, you are still a bonified Legend in my book!
Here's to you Adam Sandler. . . .thanks for making me laugh, even if I had to dumb myself down to do it!