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Why Is Caddyshack So Funny?  
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9521 times:

I mean it's a dumb movie, but it's up to the Baby Ruth scene and I'm laffing my ass off all over again. Haven't seen this in years.


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User currently offlineYeahitsK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9520 times:

I've watched it twice in the last two weeks after not seeing it for years! Such a classic, despite the horrible clothes and antiquated golf equipment its humour is timeless. The second one is absolute crap compared to the original. Ty Webb and Carl make the movie great. Spaulding cracks me up too.

User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9516 times:

The genius is in the stupidity, and how it is delivered. I agree. On the surface, it is totally idiotic. But watch it and accept it, it's fucking hilarious. Having Rodney in your cast pretty much assures a hit, don't you know.

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9515 times:

Rodney rox.


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User currently offlineYeahitsK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9505 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 2):
Having Rodney in your cast pretty much assures a hit, don't you know.



Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 3):
Rodney rox

His string of one liners from the "dance" scene in Caddyshack hasn't been matched since IMO:

"this steak still has marks from where the jockey hit it"

"I'll bet you were something before electricity"

"I'll tell you know I now why tigers eat their young"

"last time I saw a mouth like that one it had a hook in it"

And on and on...


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9518 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9500 times:

Caddyshack ranks as one of my favorite movies of all time.

One of the best parts of the whole movie is the fact that a great 95% of the entire movie was ad-libbed....and that really gives me a great appreciation for it. There apparently *was* a script then after the second or third day of filming, most of the script was tossed out and mostly Murray, Dangerfield, and Chase went off of the screen treatment as just basically a guideline for what they should be saying.

The scene between Murray and Chase wasn't even in the treatment or the original script and was *entirely* ad libbed because it was during the last week of filming that the directors and cast realized that their two biggest supporting characters had no interaction whatsoever. So they filmed this scene late one night and from what I can remember by reading the interviews, it was done in just a matter of a two or three hours, which, if you know anything about the process of movie making, is pretty damn amazing and shows the true comedic talent of those two.

A great deal of Murray's lines...such as Augusta National Champion, and You're a Tramp! were entirely ad libbed by him when the camera starting rolling but kept in the film.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9477 times:

OMG, I never realized this before--the gopher sounds are the same ones used for Flipper.


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User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9475 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 6):
OMG, I never realized this before--the gopher sounds are the same ones used for Flipper.

Suddenly, that "tuna fish" sandwich doesn't taste so good, does it?

(Cue college drunk gang-bang references...)


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9472 times:

You can have allllllllll the tuna  Wink


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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9467 times:

"I'll take 2 of those, 3 of those, a box of pink lady tees, 2 dozen of those, 3 dozen of those. Oh, this is the worst looking hat I ever saw! If you buy a hat like that they should give you a bowl of soup. Oh, but it looks good on you!"

"I want a hamburger, no a hot dog. I want potato chips, I want a soda...."
"You'll get nothing and like it!"

"Hey Wang, I hear these places are restricted, so don't tell them you're Jewish!"

"The way things are going, I'm gonna end up working at a lumberyard."
"What's wrong with a lumberyard, I own 2 of them?"
"I notice you don't spend much time at them."
"I'm not sure where they're at."

"I've invented my own grass. It's a hybrid blend of rye and California sesamilia. The great thing is you go and play 36 holes on it during the day and get stoned the beejeezus off it at night."

"So I jump ship to Tibet and I get on a course to be a looper, you know, caddy, jock. And I tell them that I'm a pro jock. So guess who they pair me up with? The Dalai Lama himself, 12th son of the Lama, flowing robes, elegance. Big hitter, the Lama, and he whacks a drive into a 10,000 foot crevasse. You know what he says? Gunga, galunga....gunga, gunga, galunga. So we're walking off 18, and he's walking off like he's gonna, you know, stiff me, and so I'm like 'Hey, Lama, how about a little something, ya know, for the effort?' And he says 'There is no money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total conciousness.' So I got that going for me, which is nice."

And of course, the quote for the a.netters:

"I just got head from Amelia Earhardt!"

I can't think of a more quoted, more repeatedly watchable movie than Caddyshack. It is one of those movies that if I'm channel surfing during commercials and I stumble across it, it becomes the priority to watch it. Love live Carl Spacker and gang!


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9452 times:

Funny, but not as good as this.



User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1982 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9442 times:

No no no 9VSPO!

Different kind of humor...while I love Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Caddyshack outlaughs, outstupifies and outperforms it. The late 70s-early 80s comedies are hard to match (Caddyshack, Stripes, Animal House, Blues Brothers, etc.)...

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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9399 times:

One of the greatest comedies of all time. Right up there with Airplane! for its just absolutely retarded and moronic sense of humor. The comedic geniuses in that movie are incredible. Too bad Bill Murray has lost his sense of humor these days.

I ignored every other movie on a VS flight to LHR one night and laughed my way through dinner watching Caddyshack. Thank goodness I was in the second UC cabin and not the quiet one in the front of the plane.



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9392 times:

Caddyshack wouldn't have been a great comedy without Rodney. While Chevy and Bill are top of their game in the movie, it is Rodney who makes the film with his classic lines (My favorite is: Hey everybody, we're all gonna get laid. . But the gopher steals the movie.

I smell varmint poontang. And the only good varmint poontang is dead varmint poontang, I think.



As for the sequel, I'm guessing Chevy Chase did it for the paycheck. Jackie Mason is no Rodney Dangerfield. And Robert Stack is no Ted Knight.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9388 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
I mean it's a dumb movie, but it's up to the Baby Ruth scene and I'm laffing my ass off all over again. Haven't seen this in years.

It's excellent, light hearted comedy - with a gorgeous nympho blonde too boot - what else do you need!  rotfl 

Rodney Dangerfield's one liners kept me rolling . . . "Last time I saw a mouth like that it had a hook in it!"

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 11):
Stripes,

Another classic . . . .


User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9376 times:

This is a movie that me and my coworkers quote all the time and laugh just about as hard at it every time. Ted Knight was the definite sleeper of Caddyshack.

How 'bout a Fresca!! Ahh? Ahh... (then the classic Ted Knight laugh)

That and his laugh after he says, Oh no you don't, you're in for half of 80,000!!

Damn near cracks me up to tears every time!!

I quote the movie every once in a while on the golf course when I get a good hit in.... oh he got all ah dat...


User currently offlineYeahitsK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 9368 times:

Quoting Boeing Nut (Reply 15):
I quote the movie every once in a while on the golf course when I get a good hit in.... oh he got all ah dat...

I like to quote Spaulding when I hit a bad one... DOUBLE TURDS!

Also, love Mr. and Mrs. Van de Camp. Aww hon, that's a peach!!
Golly Gee, I'm HOT today ... then the ball goes five feet and hits a tree. Love it!!


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9343 times:

Caddyshack was the first movie that Harold Ramis directed.


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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13765 posts, RR: 61
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9341 times:
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Why is Caddyshack so funny? Because it's the single most quotable movie of all time, that's why.  bigthumbsup 

The second most-quotable? The Cannonball Run. And those are my two favorite movies, in order.  Smile



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9339 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 18):
The Cannonball Run.

I'll sit through the Cannonball Run movies for three reasons:

Dean Martin
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Frank Sinatra


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 9313 times:

Quoting YeahitsK (Reply 16):
Also, love Mr. and Mrs. Van de Camp. Aww hon, that's a peach!!

I thought it was "That's the beach, Hon." Didn't she hit the ball into a sand trap? I guess I'll just have to go watch it again to find out.

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 18):
The Cannonball Run.

Hell I might just have to add you to my RU list for liking those two movies. You can't be half bad with tastes like that.



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User currently offlineYeahitsK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 9307 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 20):
I thought it was "That's the beach, Hon." Didn't she hit the ball into a sand trap? I guess I'll just have to go watch it again to find out.

She was trying to hit over a pond. The ball went about 8 feet and splashed into the water. I'm pretty sure it was a peach. Either way f'n hilarious....


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9518 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 9296 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 18):
The second most-quotable? The Cannonball Run. And those are my two favorite movies, in order. Smile

I love Cannonball Run. I watched it two nights ago. It's just an insane comedy. I always love trying to explain the purpose of it to people who have never seen it before...I just don't think you can.



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User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9282 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 22):
I love Cannonball Run. I watched it two nights ago. It's just an insane comedy. I always love trying to explain the purpose of it to people who have never seen it before...I just don't think you can.


I can relate. I was dating a German girl and tried to explain Hogan's Heros to her. Oddly enough, it didn't work out.  brokenheart 


User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9267 times:

Quoting YeahitsK (Reply 16):
I like to quote Spaulding when I hit a bad one... DOUBLE TURDS!

Also, love Mr. and Mrs. Van de Camp. Aww hon, that's a peach!!
Golly Gee, I'm HOT today ... then the ball goes five feet and hits a tree. Love it!!

I actually caddied for a couple of resort courses here in Vegas and I can't tell you how many times I would reference this scene. Although I thought the old couples' names were Mr. and Mrs. Havencamp, though I can see how you would've heard Van de Camp. Don't forget Mrs. Havencamp saying "Weeeeeee!" as she hits it into the water.

"It's easy to grin, when you're ship comes in, and you've got the market beat. But a man worthwhile still has a smile when his shorts are too tight in the seat! Ha ha, aha ahahahah."

"Golf courses and cemeteries - the two biggest wastes of land known to mankind."

"I've had better food at the ballgame!"

"Oh you're a real looker, I'll bet you were a real something before electricity!"

And the scene where the caddies all bet on whether Smail's grandson picks/eats his booger is priceless.


25 BCAL : Surely Priscilla Queen of the Desert is more quotable that Caddyshack?
26 Srbmod : Clerks is more quotable than Priscilla.......
27 Post contains images PHLBOS : HEY! That kangaroo just stole my ball! Definite classic movie. The first time I saw the movie, I was wondering where I heard that sound before. A few
28 YeahitsK : Surely you can't be serious Yeah that's right, it was Havencamp. "Mister Havencamp, your ball's over here sir." Another good Spaulding quote "Where d
29 DeltaGator : A flute without holes, is not a flute. A donut without a hole, is a Danish. Hey, you scratched my anchor! No, that guy was Mitch Cumstein, my roommate
30 STLGph : Yes, the #1 question to people that just don't get it... "Why are they riding the motorcycle on one wheel?"
31 YeahitsK : For the golfers among us, the end of the movie seems to be innaccurate. They are playing match play, all square going to the 18th when Smails drains i
32 STLGph : I thought Dr. Beeper blew his putt.
33 YeahitsK : So did Ty, and wasn't it lowest score wins the hole anyway (not cummulative score)?
34 LTBEWR : Besides the great lines, characters, the right actors for the parts, this film is a comedy classic as much as anything as it mocks the older, more tra
35 DeltaGator : You're partially correct. Two things are going on at the end. Noonan's putt does tie it up and they should proceed to another hole if it weren't for
36 YeahitsK : Alright that makes sense, but Ty said to him before he steps up to the putt if you miss we lose. It is when he is standing over the putt that Rodney
37 A340Spotter : Oh yeah! Have watched this movie more times than any other, have the DVD (love the Producer/Director commentary) and have the book about the real Can
38 STLGph : Ah, no, we've got it now. Going into it, they're even. Ty misses. Beeper misses. Judge makes it. Al's double or nothing bet. He doesn't make it, they
39 DeltaGator : My girlfriend sucked 37 d****! Given the current track record of Kevin Smith's movie making abilities I have a feeling this will be a movie that didn
40 Jush : I get the impression that I missed a movie worth seeing. Haven't even heard a thing about this movie before Regards jush
41 DeltaGator : Yes you have. Go out and rent Caddyshack now! Have you been in a coma or something your entire life? Stop watching David Hasselhoff and go rent this
42 Tom in NO : Since you guys have already listed most of the classic lines, I'll go off the board: "That must be the tea" "Stripes" and "Cannonball Run", two other
43 DeltaGator : I forgot this one last night from Mrs. Smails which comes right before the tea comment... Elihuh, come loofah my stretch marks.
44 Srbmod : They filmed a good part of the first film in the Atlanta area and in Georgia (Burt at the time had a house in the Atlanta area). The hotel is located
45 AeroWesty : It seems Bill O'Reilly could have saved a lot of money in his sexual harassment settlement if he had just used the "quoting Caddyshack" defense.
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