When Billy Madison premiered in 1995, Adam Sandler probably didn’t realize how much people would quote the movie decades later.
The boisterous and raunchy comedy has stood the test of time.
An Instant Classic: Billy Madison
Billy Madison came out just one year before Happy Gilmore, another one of Sandler’s classic core of comedies. More blockbusters like Big Daddy, The Waterboy, and Mr. Deeds came out within the next few years.
The idea of a 27-year-old returning to school to repeat grades 1-12 for two weeks at a time sounds a little bit bizarre. The outrageous premise turned out to be the perfect set-up for Adam Sandler to do exactly what he does best.
Billy’s absurdity was goofy and unforgettable. He was the type of loveable loser that Sandler plays best. The dynamic with a responsible and mature teacher like Veronica Vaughn meshed perfectly with Billy’s character coming out of the careless days with Jack and Frank.
‘80s and ’90s Babies Love Quoting Adam Sandler
Chances are, you know at least one ’80s or ‘90s baby (and probably way more) who can quote all the big-time Adam Sandler comedies of the time period like Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore as closely as an actor reading right from a script.
Relive the fun of Miss Lippy, the reckless pranks of the O’Doyle brothers, and the comedy of Crazy Carl. Try not to think too much about burning dog poo and the human response. Enjoy a look back at some of the best references to Billy Madison.