Epic banter between Happy Gilmore and Shooter McGavin on 25th anniversary

Credit: Twitter/Adam Sandler/Christopher McDonald

Epic banter between Happy Gilmore and Shooter McGavin on 25th anniversary

If you wanna feel bloody old, just consider that Happy Gilmore has just celebrated its 25th anniversary. Deadset, it feels like only yesterday that we watched it for the first time (and all the other times), but yeah, nah, the Adam Sandler classic has been around a quarter of a century. And, as one of his most beloved films, it’s only fitting that some of its stars have been celebrating. In particular, Sandler himself and Christopher McDonald, who plays the film’s antagonist, Shooter McGavin. Have a look at this Twitter exchange to see what we mean…

It all started when Sandler decided to reprise his role as the film’s eponymous hero, Happy Gilmore. If you know anything about the film, you’ll know the character brought a unique style to golf courses, and that meant his drive was pretty bloody impressive.

And that’s where we see Sandler: right on a golf course, standing over the tee. “It’s been twenty-five years,” he says, “let’s see what happens.” And then he f**ken leathers a golf ball using Gilmore’s classic swing. “I’m not lying to you, that is smashed!”

And then, the clincher. He approaches the camera, Gilmore style and drops the hero’s laugh. “You’re dead, Shooter!”

Of course, Shooter McGavin, Gilmore’s nemesis, would never stand for that, and Christopher McDonald brings back some more of the nostalgic feels with a video of his own:

“Twenty-five years, huh? Let’s see if it’s Shooter’s tour.” From there, the actor putts a ball in his lounge-room before busting out some classic lines from the film. We won’t spoil that bit for you, but it’s worth a squiz.

Final thought: For those of us of a certain vintage, this film was bloody formative. That’s why we know that more than a bloody few of you can probably quote it word for word. So, watch these videos, jump in the comments section, and give us your favourite lines. See ya there!

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