Adam Sandler is celebrating a big milestone for his most iconic comedy by hitting the green.
In a video Sandler shared on social media, he’s on a golf course, shown setting up the camera in honour of the 25th anniversary of “Happy Gilmore”, which premiered on Feb. 16, 1996.
“OK, it’s been 25 years since I’ve done this. Let’s see what happens,” Sandler says as he walk to a teed-up golf ball, holding a driver.
“I’m scared,” he adds, sending a shoutout to co-star Christopher McDonald, who played his onscreen rival. “Shooter McGavin, this one’s for you,” he says, giving the ball a massive whack, using Happy’s hockey-inspired slapshot.
Happy loves you all! Thanks for everything! pic.twitter.com/p1aY9JcFWh
— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) February 16, 2021
“I’m not lying to you, that was smashed,” Sandler says proudly. “That went pretty well.”
Sandler then crouches and looks directly into the camera. “You’re dead Shooter. Hahahaha!”
McDonald offered a hilarious response, in character as Shooter McGavin, executing a perfect putt.
“It’s all about the short game,” he declares. “Drive for the show, putt for the dough.”
Meanwhile, Sandler also received a response from Ben Stiller, who had a small cameo in “Happy Gilmore” and, decades later, co-starred with Sandler in “The Meyerowitz Stories”.
That’s a beautiful swing Mr. Gilmore. Congrats on your anniversary, and being such a loving grandson. So happy to be a small part of taking good care of her during her “golden years”. 😉
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) February 16, 2021
McDonald couldn’t resist the urge to weigh in one more time, tweeting an epic in-character response to Stiller and Sandler.
Loving grandson? That deadbeat Gilmore didn’t even have a job and couldn’t even house the person who helped raise him. I treated Grandma way better than Happy ever did. Even offered Grandma a maid position. People forget that. https://t.co/jfrCMqKGqF
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) February 16, 2021