Earier today, comedian and actor Adam Sandler took to social media to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Happy Gilmore with a recreation of the title hero's famous golf shot from the 1996 comedy hit. All this time later, Happy Gilmore remains one of Sandler's most beloved films -- so much so that even the bad guys wanted in on the action. When Sandler took his shot, he dedicated it to Shooter McGavin, his onscreen rival played by Christopher McDonald. Not to be outdone, McDonald shared his own video in response to Sandler's, making this one of the lowest-key digital movie reunions of the COVID era and hammering home a point Shooter would approve of: "drive for the show, putt for the dough."
When he invited a response from "Hal," the villain played by Ben Stiller in the film, McDonald touched off a hilarious series of folllow-up tweets.
You can check it all out below.
Happy loves you all! Thanks for everything! pic.twitter.com/p1aY9JcFWh— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) February 16, 2021
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
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
Even the Subway sandwich chain got in on the fun -- and got roasted by Shooter McGavin's Twitter account for its trouble. The brand, which has frequent ties to fan-favorite entertainment (remember the campaign to buy subs and save Chuck?), congratulated Sandler on the shot -- and McGavin wasn't having any of it.
While Sandler currently has an overall deal with Netflix and has been creating original movies for the streaming giant for years, Happy Gilmore wasn't grandfathered in, and is streaming on HBO Max.
All Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler) has ever wanted is to be a professional hockey player. But he soon discovers he may actually have a talent for playing an entirely different sport: golf. When his grandmother (Frances Bay) learns she is about to lose her home, Happy joins a golf tournament to try and win enough money to buy it for her. With his powerful driving skills and foulmouthed attitude, Happy becomes an unlikely golf hero -- much to the chagrin of the well-mannered golf professionals.