Adam Sandler Taunts ‘Shooter McGavin’ (VIDEO)
On Tuesday, February 16 — the 25th anniversary of the theatrical release of Happy Gilmore — Adam Sandler hit the links and attempted his famous “Happy Gilmore Drive’ from the tee.
He also had a message for his nemesis, Shooter McGavin:
Shooter McGavin, actor Christopher McDonald, saw ‘Happy’s’ video and replied with this gem:
Just don’t try to reach the green from that distance, Shooter.
Adam Sandler has appeared in over 60 films, but one of his first starring roles was in ‘Happy Gilmore.’ He stars as the title character, a former hockey player who discovers that he has some skills on the golf course. He joins the pro golf tour to win some money to save his grandmother’s house.
The fight scene between Bob Barker and Sandler (below) won the MTV Movie + Video Award for “Best Fight” in 1996. It was also Julie Bowen’s first starring role in a film.
Adam Sandler Greenlit Happy Gilmore 2 And Shooter McGavin Is On Board As Well
Gonna shoot you guys straight, I have no clue if this is a Click Burglar Clem production or not. When I first saw that video, I thought it was just Adam Sandler doing Dan Patrick a solid and grabbing some headlines by promising a sequel to one of the most beloved movies of millions of people. However, there is at least a seed of truth in every joke and I can definitely see it growing into a giant weed called Happy Gilmore 2 once The Sandman starts thinking about how much fun it will be getting paid a ton of money to make a movie with a bunch of his buddies on some of the finest golf courses in the country. Personally, I’m very much with my guy Joey Mulinaro on this one.
Da Vinci didn’t make a sequel to the Mona Lisa or The Last Supper, which is why the stories of Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison need to remain untouched. They are perfect from beginning to end. I know that Shooter seems EXTREMELY ready to cash a big fat check by reprising a legendary villain role and Virginia Venit has aged like a fine wine in California under the secret identity of Claire Dunphy. But as someone who loves the original with all his heart and would cash in a bunch of pageviews by blogging every little thing about a sequel, I am pleading for Adam Sandler to leave every masterpiece he made in the 90s alone and let this be the last beautiful memory we have of Happy Gilmore instead of the moment that inspired a sequel.
Whether you are for Happy Gilmore 2 or against it, any Adam Sandler fan worth their salt has to watch The Dogwalk draft of Adam Sandler characters with PFT. Just an old fashioned good time reminiscing about some absolute classics. I lost track of who drafted what and instead just shook my head with a big goofy smile on my face remembering all those movies.
Shooter McGavin is still winning tournaments, is now officially the best villain ever
There are always a bunch of bracket-related features during March Madness, but one caught our attention this year. Barstool Sports did a “Tournament of Villains,” and we’re proud(?) to say a golfer won the whole thing. And it wasn’t even close.
We can sense you scrambling to think of which golfer could claim such a title. Tiger Woods? Donald Trump? Was Hitler a golfer and you didn’t know it? No, it was actually a fictional golfer who cruised through the bracket and cut down the nets — or whatever villains cut down to celebrate. And it was a fantastic fictional golfer at that.
Shooter McGavin was the easy winner in the final, taking down controversial pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli with nearly 60 percent of the vote. Way to go, Shooter!
The Happy Gilmore villain was an 11-seed in the movies division (there were also divisions for TV, sports and “other”), but it became clear pretty quickly that Barstool’s selection committee had underestimated his appeal. Shooter destroyed Rocky’s Ivan Drago in the first round, then took down Jaws, Hannibal Lecter and The Joker to win his division. He then crushed Heisenberg, Walter White’s alter-ego from Breaking Bad, in the Final Four before claiming Shkreli as his final victim. Shkreli topped NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in the other semifinal, so you know the competition was stiff.
This is the latest proof of the staying power of Happy Gilmore, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in February. The popular @ShooterMcGavin_ Twitter handle — which is not affiliated with the actor who played the role, Christopher McDonald — helped along the way by encouraging people to vote.