I don’t think the world was clamoring for a Joe Dirt sequel, but it is one of the most quotable movies ever, as well as one of the best good bad movies ever. It’s a stupid concept with a stupid character that somehow works because David Spade is pretty funny and Christopher Walken as a boner catching mobster will always be great. Joe Dirt 2 will only be available on Crackle, so you should probably find out how to use Crackle if you really want to see it. Also, the plot will supposedly involve time travel because of course it will.
Crapper Tank – Days after Adam Sandler and Happy Madison broke new ground with a four-picture Netflix deal, his pal David Spade and Happy Madison are making Joe Dirt 2 as the first digital sequel to a major studio film. The film is being done with Sony-based Crackle. Spade returns as the mullet-sporting moron title character, and he’s back with former Saturday Night Live writer Fred Wolf to co-write and be exec producers. Wolf steps up to direct this one. The original was released by Columbia Pictures.
Happy Madison produces and production starts mid-November on location in Louisiana, the backdrop for the original. The pic will be released next year on Crackle and all Crackle platforms. Said Spade: “I’m beyond stoked that Joe Dirt will finally hit the screens again on Crackle. I’ve been sleeping in this wig for years and it will be nice to wear it in the daytime again.”
My friends and I quote a lot of movies. A LOT. It’s getting to the point where I can’t really have a normal conversation with anyone else, because anything someone says can be related to a movie quote. Whether you love the movie Joe Dirt or not, it is one of the greatest movies to quote, period. It’s a classic Adam Sandler type movie, with a ridiculous plot and outrageous characters, but any time it’s on TV I find myself needing to keep watching it. Needless to say, I’m very excited for the sequel. While it won’t be in theatres, all you really need is a nice TV and an HDMI cord and you’re enjoying mullet jokes from the comfort of your own home. If Christopher Walken doesn’t return as Clern, I will be inconsolable.
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!