Even though Bob Barker's encounter with Sandler has already become historic, he was not originally planned for the role by the film’s creators.

The quotes and lines are well-known. The concept is laughable. If you’ve ever been on a driving range, you've undoubtedly tried the slapshot when no one was looking.

The 25th celebration of the premiere of "Happy Gilmore," an Adam Sandler film about an unsuccessful hockey player who uses his skills on the golf course to rescue his grandma's home, was Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

The culture of golf has unquestionably embraced comedy. With all that in perspective, there seem to be several interesting facts about Dennis Dugan's film, which was mostly shot in British Columbia.

Golf has influenced various now-classic comedies, from Caddyshack in the 1980s to Happy Gilmore in the 90s. Golf has become more enjoyable over the years, thanks in part to these comedians mocking its stuffy, pompous image. Here are 15 gold jacket behind-the-scenes tidbits about Happy Gilmore, a funny wrench in golf's gears (and Bob Barkers).

BOB BARKER CAN REALLY FIGHT B GRAGKED.COM The Bob Barker and Happy fight was cool enough before realizing that Barker insisted on doing his own stunts. Не studied Tang Soo Do karate for decades and received a blackbelt under Chuck Norris. I trained with Chuck, Barker told Sandler. We trained every night. Не helps me with my punches and my kicks, but I have to win this fight.

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COLLEGE ROOMIE CO-WRITER 25 CRACKED.COM Writer Tim Herlihy met Adam Sandler at NYU in 1984, and when Sandler landed SNL, he got Herlihy on as a writer. They went on to write Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, and many more together, mostly forgetting exactly whose joke was whose, but Herlihy takes credit for, I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast.

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BIG BOSS BOND VILLAIN CRACKED.COM Happy's gigantic boss Mr. Larson was played by 7-foot-2 Richard Kiel, who played steel-toothed super-assassin Jaws in '007: The Spy Who Loved Me. Audiences loved Kiel as Jaws so much that he returned in 'Moonraker' as James Bond's ally.

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HAPPY OR BE TIN CUP? CRACKED.COM 1996 was huge for golf comedies. Kevin Costner was the producers' first choice to play Shooter McGavin, but he passed to make his own well-regarded, but very different, 1996 golf comedy, 'Tin Cup'.

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FIRST MTV BEST FIGHT B CRACKED.COM Adam Sandler and Bob Barker's brawl won the very first MTV Movie Award for Best Fight. In 2015, Sandler and Barker went at it again on Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars'. There... Now you've had enough.

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SENIOR CENTER DELETED SCENES CRACKED.COM There are a couple extremely funny deleted scenes that would've given us more Ben Stiller. In one, the seniors talk dirty on the phone as phone sex operators, and in another, Happy confronts Ben Stiller about mistreating his grandma, and throws him out of a second story window.

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SHAKES HEAD IN DISAPPROVAL TOP FLITE CRACKED.COM Не shook his head during the movie and after. Actual golf pro Lee Travino shakes his head at Happy's insanity, and reminds Shooter that Grizzly Adams did have a beard. After seeing the movie, the six-time Major winner said, If they were going to use all those foul words, I never would have done it.

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