On the 25th anniversary of “Happy Gilmore,” Adam Sandler proved he’s still got it.
Happy loves you all! Thanks for everything! pic.twitter.com/p1aY9JcFWh
— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) February 16, 2021
The film featured Sandler as Happy Gilmore, a wannabe hockey player who never made it and instead stumbles into golf. He develops a rivalry with, uh, confident golf professional Shooter McGavin, played by Christopher McDonald. And, of course, Shooter wasn’t going to remain silent after being called out by Happy.
My response @AdamSandler pic.twitter.com/Wa4Y8lh6rJ
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) February 16, 2021
Sandler’s swing has been emulated by hackers — and even some professionals — for years and years. Of course, some of the other classic lines — like, when a putt doesn’t drop, shouting, as Sandler did, “Why don’t you just go home? That’s your home. Are you too good for your home? Answer me!” have been repeated over … and over … and over.
Ben Stiller, who played an angry orderly in the nursing home in which Happy’s grandmother lived, jumped in to help commemorate the big day.
That’s a beautiful swing Mr. Gilmore. Congrats on your anniversary, and being such a loving grandson. So happy to be a small part of taking good care of her during her “golden years”. 😉
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) February 16, 2021