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PEE Poll: Favorite Adam Sandler Movie.
Happy Gilmore   -12 (35.3%)
Billy Madison   -6 (17.6%)
Big Daddy   -3 (8.8%)
The Waterboy   -3 (8.8%)
Punch Drunk Love   -3 (8.8%)
Anger Management   -1 (2.9%)
Little Nicky   -3 (8.8%)
AirHeads   -1 (2.9%)
The Wedding Singer   -1 (2.9%)
BulletProof   -1 (2.9%)
Total Voters: 34

Kryten

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« Reply #40 on: 09-30-2003 22:30 »

I hear Rob Schneider's starring in a new movie in which he plays a pig who gets his mind swapped with a human being. It's called Sweet Jesus, Have I No Dignity?
winna

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« Reply #41 on: 10-01-2003 00:11 »

Mr. Deeds kinda sucked... Anger Management was ok....  Billy Madison and Happy Gillmore were both good; Airheads was an ok film, although Adam Sandler didn't play the main role.  I swear Waterboy had me laffin hard... The first time I watched that movie I was just on the ground crying...
So Waterboy it is. 
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #42 on: 10-01-2003 00:13 »
« Last Edit on: 10-01-2003 00:13 »

   
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Originally posted by Kryten:
I hear Rob Schneider's starring in a new movie in which he plays a pig who gets his mind swapped with a human being. It's called Sweet Jesus, Have I No Dignity?

*desperately pulls her mouse away from the middle-finger smiley*

... never mind. Anyway, some of you wouldn't know comedy if it slapped you straight in the face so I won't even bother with the few I am speaking of. But this isn't the time for flame wars, so I'll take that back.
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« Reply #43 on: 10-01-2003 00:16 »
« Last Edit on: 10-01-2003 00:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
I hear Rob Schneider's starring in a new movie in which he plays a pig who gets his mind swapped with a human being. It's called Sweet Jesus, Have I No Dignity?

    mad   mad   mad
Frymeister

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« Reply #44 on: 10-01-2003 00:18 »

Rob Schneider is cool, I got to ride in his porche.  cool
Prof_Funkstein

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« Reply #45 on: 10-01-2003 03:08 »

Happy Gilmore... Only one of his that I have watched more than once.

Love it when he goes ape on Bob Barker!
FishyJoe

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« Reply #46 on: 10-01-2003 14:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Asylum-Fry:
   *desperately pulls her mouse away from the middle-finger smiley*

... never mind. Anyway, some of you wouldn't know comedy if it slapped you straight in the face so I won't even bother with the few I am speaking of. But this isn't the time for flame wars, so I'll take that back.

*desperately pulls mouse away from the "laff" smiley*

Come on! I know you don't want a flame war, but I've gotta respond to this.

It's funny that you mention comedy "slapping your straight in the face", because that's all Adam Sandler/Rob Schneider's comedy is capable of doing. They couldn't write a good, subtle joke if their lives depended on it. Adam Sandler's comedy is all based on playing sports and yelling/being violent. "Oh look, he's playing golf and beating people up!", "Uh-oh! Now he's playing football and beating people up! And yelling!", "Now he's playing tennis!" What will this genius come up with next? Hopefully a movie where he bowls and gets angry!

As for Rob Schneider, Kryten has it right on the money. That's pretty much like every movie he's made. First he switched minds with animals, and then with a teenage girl(OMG, Rob Schneider is acting like a girl! How fucking outrageous!). I think in the next movie, he switches places with a kid with down's syndrome.

The sad thing is, Rob Schneider is almost capable of being funny. I've seen a few good talkshow appearances out of him, and I don't remember him being so annoying on Saturday Night Live. But nowadays, it seems like he'll do anything for a laugh. Anything except for being funny, that is.
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« Reply #47 on: 10-01-2003 15:16 »
« Last Edit on: 10-01-2003 15:16 »

I hate Adam Sandler. And some of his movies like The Wedding Singer or Anger Management are only good because of his co stars.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #48 on: 10-01-2003 19:13 »

*points at FishyJoes post*

I said I didn't want a flame war, let's just leave it at that. I don't like arguing when the people I'm arguing against are -

I'm not even going to say that.
FlasUrama

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« Reply #49 on: 10-01-2003 20:16 »

My Fav would be Happy Gilmore then little nicky second and Water Boy third, but there all good any ways there just my three fav,


evan

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« Reply #50 on: 10-01-2003 22:24 »

I voted for the criminally underappriciated "Airheads." I think Sandler's good in small doses. For example, I find a lot of the stuff he did on SNL funny, but his movies drive me away like that.

I was going to vote for "Punch Drunk Love," but that movie's just too hard on me to really enjoy. I mean, I liked it and all, but it brought up some concepts that I'd rather not deal with.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #51 on: 10-02-2003 01:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Asylum-Fry:
*points at FishyJoes post*

I said I didn't want a flame war, let's just leave it at that. I don't like arguing when the people I'm arguing against are -

I'm not even going to say that.

*points at crotch*

Bam! Flame wars are supposed to be personal. I don't see why we can't argue the merits of Adam Sandler's comedy. Why don't you explain the humor for us? Is there any real joke, behind him yelling or being violent?

It's just a crappy movie star, there's no reason to flame anyone. People who take this kind of stuff seriously are -

I'm too lame to finish what I've begun. Instead, I'll just end this post, in what has to be the lamest way to insult anyone, ever.
ShineFusion

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« Reply #52 on: 10-02-2003 01:40 »

No offense but all of Adam Sandler movies are crap imo, except for Punch Drunk Love which is extremely well written and directed.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #53 on: 10-02-2003 01:47 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2003 01:47 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
 *points at crotch*

Bam! Flame wars are supposed to be personal. I don't see why we can't argue the merits of Adam Sandler's comedy. Why don't you explain the humor for us? Is there any real joke, behind him yelling or being violent?

It's just a crappy movie star, there's no reason to flame anyone. People who take this kind of stuff seriously are -

I'm too lame to finish what I've begun. Instead, I'll just end this post, in what has to be the lamest way to insult anyone, ever.

   roll eyes

I was trying to say I didn't want a flame war, and therefore not insulting anyone. Please tell me if even the obvious does not strike you, FishyJoe. Or if you won't admit it to me, then get help. Fast.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #54 on: 10-02-2003 02:08 »

I understand the obvious. You said you didn't want a flame war, and then followed it up by pulling the old "you disagree with me, so you are a piece of sh--oh wait, I better not finish that sentence. See? I didn't finish my train of thought, so technically I didn't insult you. I am a class act" gag.

But seriously, I'm cool with that. You probably didn't mean anything by it. I'm letting it go, right now.

So why stop the conversation? I'm sure we could have a discussion about Adam Sandler without flaming each other.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #55 on: 10-02-2003 02:15 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2003 02:15 »

I wasn't trying to be a 'class act', I was restraining anger by not saying what I was going to. But you can pretend.

Well, I guess I find his movies much funnier than certain others because of my taste in movies, Which is where the conflict starts. I'm a mostly-humor movie person. Action movies' lack of plot, and romance movies' romance-dripping plots annoy me.

What say you, FishyJoe?
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« Reply #56 on: 10-02-2003 02:23 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2003 02:23 »

 
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Originally posted by Asylum-Fry:
Adam Sandler can do some seriously funny acting. Refuse to admit it if you must

::Makes hand-weighing gestures::
Hmm, opinion, fact, opinion, fact...

What, admit that I hold a different opinion than you on a trivial matter regarding my tastes in comedy?  NEVER!

I have a thousand years of power.
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Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #57 on: 10-02-2003 02:24 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2003 02:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
 What, admit that I hold a different opinion than you on a trivial matter regarding my tastes in comedy?  NEVER!


Gah, I give up on all of you. Never mind anything I've said on this thread.

EDIT: *after reading Nix's edit* I'm not a good debator, alright? You wonder why I never make any sense anyway...
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« Reply #58 on: 10-02-2003 02:25 »

I calls 'em likes I sees 'em.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #59 on: 10-02-2003 02:41 »

I'll admit that. He had his moments on SNL, and in high school I loved his first CD. So why, when moving to movies, did he suddenly think that yelling was the only way to be funny?

As someone who hates the lack of plot in most action movies, do you think Adam Sandlers' plots are any better? I haven't seen many of his more recent movies, but Billy Madison/Happy Gilmore/The Waterboy all had really shallow stories.

Generally, I prefer movies that at least try to tell an interesting story. But I can go with shallow-plotted movies, if the gags are funny enough. The Naked Gun is complete parody, but it's funny enough to keep me interested for the entire two hours. Billy Madison keeps up a pretty good pace, and is pretty watchable. But with each successive Adam Sandler movie, the laughs seem to decrease, until you are left with Big Daddy, which I don't think had a single laugh in it. And the play for emotion in that movie was sickening.

Did he peak, or did success make him lazy? I noticed a similar decreasing amount of laughs in his song career. He used to have some fun, goofy songs on SNL. And then, he came out with some songs that may have had an cute premise(for instance, songs about jerks at parties, or NFL kickers who lose the big game), but never developed with any actual jokes. Currently, he's milking the 17th version of the Hannukah Song.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #60 on: 10-02-2003 02:57 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by FishyJoe:
I'll admit that. He had his moments on SNL, and in high school I loved his first CD. So why, when moving to movies, did he suddenly think that yelling was the only way to be funny?

As someone who hates the lack of plot in most action movies, do you think Adam Sandlers' plots are any better? I haven't seen many of his more recent movies, but Billy Madison/Happy Gilmore/The Waterboy all had really shallow stories.

Generally, I prefer movies that at least try to tell an interesting story. But I can go with shallow-plotted movies, if the gags are funny enough. The Naked Gun is complete parody, but it's funny enough to keep me interested for the entire two hours. Billy Madison keeps up a pretty good pace, and is pretty watchable. But with each successive Adam Sandler movie, the laughs seem to decrease, until you are left with Big Daddy, which I don't think had a single laugh in it. And the play for emotion in that movie was sickening.

Did he peak, or did success make him lazy? I noticed a similar decreasing amount of laughs in his song career. He used to have some fun, goofy songs on SNL. And then, he came out with some songs that may have had an cute premise(for instance, songs about jerks at parties, or NFL kickers who lose the big game), but never developed with any actual jokes. Currently, he's milking the 17th version of the Hannukah Song.

Most of the time, humor is shallow. I say 'most' because I'm sure there's quite a few deep, humorous examples *coughFUTURAMAcough*

Perhaps Adam Sandler was meant to stay in the comedy routine. Maybe it wasn't him writing the scripts. What can we say?

Your explanation makes perfect sense, I only wish that Kryten or Nixorbo could read it. Especially Kryten *glares and mumbles*
FishyJoe

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« Reply #61 on: 10-02-2003 03:07 »

Leave Kryten alone! His "Sweet Jesus, Have I No Dignity?" is the best movie idea I've heard in a long time.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #62 on: 10-02-2003 03:35 »

[Bender] Ah, screw the whole thing. [/Bender]

I should never have bothered starting the argument in the first place. Sorry. I always lose debates, it's my thing, and you have won this one. Congratulations, I don't give a f*** what you people think about Adam or Rob now.

*stops for a sec*

Wow, I'm in one of my moods today...
Grim

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« Reply #63 on: 10-02-2003 04:02 »

What about "8 crazy nights"?
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« Reply #64 on: 10-02-2003 10:33 »
« Last Edit on: 10-03-2003 00:00 »

Oh, I'm sorry, am I supposed to change my opinion just because you say so?

I can watch and mindlessly enjoy Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison has its moments, and one of these days I'm going to be "forced" to watch Punch-Drunk Love.  The rest I just don't care about.  He plays the same exact character in all of them, Punch-Drunk Love being the exception.

It's MY opinion that Christopher Guest is the funniest writer/actor of out time.  Do you want to get into an argument with me about that?  Or maybe you'd like to talk about how Waiting for Guffman is more brilliant, better written, and better acted than all those movies listed above?
boingo2000

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« Reply #65 on: 10-02-2003 14:05 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2003 14:05 »

The How-Memorable-is-Adam-Sandler Test:

What was the name of the character Adam Sandler played in any given film? (Obviously, Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky and Mr. Deeds are exempted from this test.)

All I could think of was
  The rest was just "the goofy Adam Sandler character."
evan

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« Reply #66 on: 10-02-2003 17:45 »

I had the same answer, boingo, but I had to think about it. And notice how 4 of his films have the character's name in the title? Almost as if he knows you won't remember his character's name.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #67 on: 10-02-2003 17:48 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2003 17:48 »

NIXORBO, LET'S JUST DROP THE SUBJECT, ALRIGHT? I SAID STUPID THINGS BEFORE, BUT NOW YOU'RE JUST PROVOKING ME.

And while you're at it, listen to TheLastGreatDon (posted below). If you don't like Sandler, why post it here? Jesus Christ, I'm blinded by the freaking obviousness!
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« Reply #68 on: 10-02-2003 21:30 »

   Whew I can tell the tension in the air and god I love people arguing but can you please quit cramming my post with the "I hate Sandle B.S" if you hate him.... don't post and yes PunchDrunkLove was one hell of a underated movie.
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« Reply #69 on: 10-03-2003 00:23 »

Because, you know, discussion involves EVERYONE agreeing.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #70 on: 10-03-2003 00:26 »
« Last Edit on: 10-03-2003 00:26 »

Me saying that Adam Sandler movies are good seems to touch a nerve. Is dissing him that important to you?

Or maybe we're both drawn to arguments.
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« Reply #71 on: 10-03-2003 00:29 »

Nono, just the whole "I think Adam Sandler movies are great, everyone must agree with me!" attitude.  Those are the sort of things I enjoy blowing large holes in with a shotgun.


Here, it seems you missed part of my post earlier:

 
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Originall posted by MEEEEEEEEE:
I can watch and mindlessly enjoy Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison has its moments, and one of these days I'm going to be "forced" to watch Punch-Drunk Love.
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« Reply #72 on: 10-03-2003 00:32 »

Hey Boingo - Bobby Boucher (Waterboy)

What do I win?!
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« Reply #73 on: 10-03-2003 11:04 »

Absolutly Nothing!
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« Reply #74 on: 11-02-2003 17:28 »

Anger managment is his best movie I like how it makes you lose your patience
JRay

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« Reply #75 on: 11-19-2003 23:25 »

Gotta be one of two-
Happy Gilmore (the greatest golf comedy since Caddyshack)
or
Billy Madison
On another note, Anger Management was awful.
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #76 on: 11-19-2003 23:51 »

How about Going Overboard? That was one cheap and awful movie. It was his first and his worst.
The Comedy Bee

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« Reply #77 on: 11-20-2003 13:36 »

I don't like Adam Sandler but the Steve Buscemi cameo in Billy Maddison is hillarious.
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #78 on: 11-22-2003 00:42 »
« Last Edit on: 11-24-2003 00:00 »

His cameo in Big Daddy is brilliant also.
"You owe me a Sausage McMuffin!"
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« Reply #79 on: 11-24-2003 09:01 »

 Downright fucking hilarious, it made New York breathe and feel like New York that damn cameo did....
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