When an illustrious and signature golf course that caters to the uber-rich has to suddenly deal with dancing gophers and lackluster employees, you get a hearty dish of hilarity and laughter. This is part of the explanation as to why “Caddyshack” easily broke some pretty hefty comedic movie box office records during its debut way back in 1980, when it busted the $40 million mark that year, and was ranked in the top 16 of best selling movies for the year.
While the sequel did not fare nearly as well to those who were neophytes for the original, nevertheless, the original has some comedic landmarks with a signature delivery that can only be owned by the likes of Chevy Chase (who plays Ty Webb the millionaire playboy), Bill Murray (Carl Spackler), as well as the iconic Rodney Dangerfield (Al Czervik; may he rest in peace).
Team up this fantastic comedic trio (Murray, Chase & Dangerfield), and you have the makings for some of the best adlibbed lines ever in a classic popcorn comedy that will leave your fingers dripping with butter and your face smeared with dimples due to the laugh-factor-ratio contained within.
But what is it that makes all comedies great? What is the one thing that makes them ever so memorable? What is it that keeps us coming back again and again to review them and relive the fun once more?
This can be easily explained: it’s about the delivery and more importantly – the classic and quotable lines.
So without further contextual ado – let’s explore some of the most memorable Caddyshack movie quotes ever with these laugh-out-loud top five:
1.) Ty Webb (Chevy Chase) singing aloud: “I was born to love you. I was born to lick your face. I was born to rub you. But you were born to rub me first. What do you say we take this out on the patio?”
2.) Judge Smails (Ted Knight): “You know, you should play with Dr. Beeper and myself. I mean, he’s been club champion for three years running and I’m no slouch myself.”
Ty: “Don’t sell yourself short, Judge. You’re a tremendous slouch.”
3.) Al Czervik (Rodney Dangerfield): “Last time I saw a mouth like that, it had a hook in it.”
4.) Carl Spackler (Bill Murray): “Cinderella boy. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper now about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!”
5.) Carl: “So I jump ship in Hong Kong and I make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas.”
Angie D'Annunzio: “A looper?”
Carl: “A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I'm a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald ... striking. So, I’m on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one -- big hitter, the Lama -- long, into a 10,000-foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. Do you know what the Lama says? 'Gunga galunga .... gunga, gunga-lagunga.' So we finish the 18th and he’s gonna stiff me. And I say, ‘Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know?’ And he says, ‘Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.’ So I got that going for me, which is nice.”
Enjoy more of your favorite Caddyshack movie quotes with this hilarious clip, courtesy of Orion Pictures
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