Adam Sandler hit a hole in one with Happy Gilmore. The blockbuster sports comedy completely changed the game for the Saturday Night Live comic, extending his appeal well beyond the bratty teens who were already quoting his albums and sketches.
Now, Sandler was winning over their parents. Blame it on golf, or Bob Barker, or the ‘70s-fueled soundtrack, but the film was the rare ubiquitous hit for the comedy genre. Everybody saw it, everybody quoted it, and everybody wanted more of Sandler.
Not much has changed in the 25 years since its release. Sandler remains a hot commodity, continuing to fascinate us in the most surprising ways (see: 2019’s Uncut Gems), and Happy Gilmore is still one of the most rewatchable and quotable comedies.
So quotable that it’s almost become a part of our own vernacular — especially online. Whether it’s Happy’s outbursts, Chubbs’ words of wisdom, or Shooter’s tickled frustrations, Happy Gilmore is par for the course in all our day to day anxieties.
Consider these 10 quotes for your own happy place…