The Sandman took Twitter over on Tuesday afternoon when he dropped this quick 30 second video addressing his fans on the 25th birthday of the legendary 'Happy Gilmore'.
What a moment. 25 years? Holy shit. It's an all-timer. More than a "cult classic". No one has ever been to the driving range, course, or Top Golf without doing a little Happy impression or quoting "it's all in the hips". Even with all the movies he's made since 1996 it's still damn near impossible to top Happy.
Which brings me to the point of this blog - please, please Sandman, never sell out enough to Netflix to make a Happy Gilmore II. Yes, I'd watch it. Hell, I'd even be excited for it I'm sure, but at the end of the day it would be just that - excitement and nostalgia. You haven't done it yet, and I'm sure there have been plenty of opportunities to circle back and check in on the life of Billy Madison and Veronica Vaughn teaching virtual classes, Happy and Shooter in a rematch, Robbie Hart and Julia Goolia becoming grandparents, etc. and again the ratings would be through the roof.
But you can't top what's already so beloved (i.e. Space Jam, Caddyshack II). Why do you think it's so hard to repeat in pro sports?
Keep using the freedom you have as Adam Sandler to make more dopey comedies on Netflix that we'll all eat up, watch on a cozy night, and keep coming back for more. Sometimes in movies, much like golf, the perfect shot only takes one swing.
"Talk about a hole in one".