Netflix has uploaded their Q1 2017 earnings review to YouTube, boasting that the streaming service will soon reach 100 million subscribers, but the most fascinating/disturbing news comes from content executive Ted Sarandos who said, “Netflix subscribers have spent half a billion hours watching Adam Sandler movies since The Ridiculous Six launched.”
If you’re a Sandler content aficionado, you’ll know that The Ridiculous Six premiered on December 11th, 2015. That means in just over 17 months, Adam Sandler has been one of the most streamed humans on the planet. – UPROXX
The next time someone bashes Adam Sandler or tells you that his movies suck show them this article and watch them wilt away like a piece of spinach in hot water. I’m a big Sandler fan, and I think it’s ridiculous that people hate on him for mailing in his performances and hiring all his friends. You’re telling me that if you busted your ass in your mid 20’s to get hired as a writer for SNL who then made you a feature performer which then catapulted you into Hollywood where you made a string of hysterical movies that are still great comedies today, you wouldn’t coast through life in your 40s? If you answered ‘no’ to that question, then you’re a dirty liar.
I’ll put Sandler’s stretch of movies from ’95-’99 (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy & Big Daddy) against any other actor’s best five year stretch any day of the week. Sandler used his success to form a production company, which now produces all of his movies and allows him to give his friends, some of whom are not well known actors, a consistent paying job. Sounds pretty smart and noble to me. I will admit 500 million hours in a little over a year is a little excessive, but I’ll take it as much needed ammo in the pro Sandler argument.
Adam Sandler has been on fire lately, and his string of funny appearances continued last night when he visited Conan. Between this story, the SNL 40 digital short and the Bob Barker skit, he’s had a solid couple of weeks. This story is great for so many reasons, but none more than pulling the Batman trump card. Only a handful of people have ever portrayed Batman, so if those people are ever in an argument, especially over who should pay the bill, the Batman card trumps everything. That might be the most powerful trump card in the game. I can picture Keaton or Clooney or Christian Bale arguing with their friends about where they should go on a Friday night, and after all their friends pick their spot, they jump in with the ‘I’m Batman’ trump card and it’s settled. Actually, that probably doesn’t happen. Everybody knows Clooney has fancy naked parties at his house in Lake Como. Anyway, we didn’t need another reason to love Michael Keaton, but he just gave us one.
Adam Sandler & Bob Barker Rekindled Their Happy Gilmore Feud For The ‘Night Of Too Many Stars’ Special
This was GREAT. Who knew Adam Sandler still had this kind of comedy in him? First it was the ‘That’s When You Break’ digital short on SNL 40, and now he’s recreating one of his all time fight scenes from ‘Happy Gilmore’ with Bob Barker. I did not expect this to be as funny as it was, and I’m also pretty sure a 91 year old who just had hip surgery shouldn’t be standing upright, but Bob Barker isn’t human so it all works out. The initial punch from Sandler to Barker was great, as was the asparagus joke and the Rob Schneider/David Spades digs. Also, huge pop for Chubs, Abe Lincoln and the alligator. The ‘Night of Too Many Stars’ Autism Awareness show airs at 8pm on March 8th on Comedy Central.
Adam Samberg and Andy Sandler Teamed Up For An SNL Digital Short About Cast Members Breaking Character #SNL40
Besides all the great hosts, musical guests, sketches and characters, the best part about Saturday Night Live is that it’s live. For 40 years, there has really never been another show like it. Filming it live every week gives the show an exciting feeling that is unrivaled in the world of comedy on television. And of course the greatest byproduct of doing the show live is when the cast members break character and can’t stop laughing at each other. That was the idea behind this digital short, and it was nice to see Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg team up for something that wasn’t That’s My Boy. I’m also glad everyone at SNL realizes what everyone who watches the show has known for years: Jimmy Fallon is a terrible sketch comedian who broke character more than anyone else, but we love him anyway.
Sandman – Adam Sandler is bringing his brand of adolescent humor to Netflix.
The streaming media content giant announced a four-movie deal with the iconic comic actor Thursday, signaling Netflix’s continued appetite for original programming after the runaway success of series “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black.”
The four feature films will star and be produced by the Brooklyn-born Sandler, 48, whose quirky style set him apart on “Saturday Night Live.” The “Happy Gilmore” star has 51 acting credits, including recent summer fare “Blended” and “Grown Ups 2.” His films have grossed $3.9 million worldwide.
Don’t be so tough on yourself, Adam. In all seriousness this is pretty cool news. Adam Sandler is the man behind most of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Waterboy, The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy, Just Go With It. He’s mailed in some stinkers over the years, but when you act in movies for 3 decades you’re going to have some bombs. Let’s hope this deal with Netflix brings out the good, psychotic funny Sandler and not whatever the hell happened with Jack and Jill and That’s My Boy.
Recently David Spade did an interview on Reddit and he was asked a question about the scene in “Tommy Boy” where Chris Farley takes Spade’s jacket and puts it on while singing “Fat Guy in a little coat”. Spade was asked if Farley actually ripped the jacket in the film. Here’s Spade’s response:
Chris was always doing that bit to me at work [at SNL]. We shared an office, and you had to walk through our office to get to Chris Rock & Adam Sandler’s office, so these 2 microscopic offices were back to back, and Chris’ desk was behind mine, and he didn’t really know how to write, or read, really (kidding!) but he would come in bored, because I would have to write my sketches to try to get on but they would always let him on, so he would get behind me and be bored, everyone would write him sketches, and he would say “Davey… turn around” and I said “if this is Fat Guy in a Little Coat I’m not turning around, it’s not funny anymore.” And he would say “no, i’ve got a whole new thing I’m doing.”
And then I’d turn around, and it would be him in my Levi jacket, and he would say “Fat guy in little coat! Don’t you give up on it!”
And so when we did Tommy Boy we were just looking for jokes and scenes to make them better, and we decided that was funny to us, maybe it would be funny to there people. So we put “Fat guy in a little coat” in and he sang it (which was funny, and not the plan), and then we had to cut the coat in the back to make sure it would rip. So that was a long answer for the question of “did he really rip it.” We had to make sure it would rip, and sound funny, so we had to help it a little bit. –The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences/ The Oscars
Let me get this straight, during their time at SNL Spade and Farley shared an office NEXT TO Sandler and Rock?! How fucking awesome is that!