History Creator / AdamSandler

4th Jul '16 10:39:09 AM JamesAustin
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* TheAllegedCar: His song "Ode to My Car," from his album ''What the Hell Happened to Me?'', a [[ClusterFBomb profane]] {{Reggae}} with the hook "Piece of shit car"
** The radio version made great use of the SoundEffectBleep which arguably made the song even funnier.

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* TheAllegedCar: His song "Ode to My Car," from his album ''What the Hell Happened to Me?'', a [[ClusterFBomb profane]] {{Reggae}} with the hook "Piece of shit car"
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car." The radio version made great use of the SoundEffectBleep which arguably made the song even funnier.



* TheCameo: In quite a few of his films, especially from the late '90s and early '00s, there is often a scene toward the end in which Rob Schneider stands up out of a crowd and shouts "You can do it!" in a vaguely foreign accent. It first appeared in ''Film/TheWaterboy''.
** In at least one Rob Schneider film, Sandler returns the favor, appearing dressed as the same and shouting "You can do it!" to Schneider's character.

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* TheCameo: In quite a few of his films, especially from the late '90s and early '00s, there is often a scene toward the end in which Rob Schneider stands up out of a crowd and shouts "You can do it!" in a vaguely foreign accent. It first appeared in ''Film/TheWaterboy''.
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''Film/TheWaterboy''. In at least one Rob Schneider film, Sandler returns the favor, appearing dressed as the same and shouting "You can do it!" to Schneider's character.



* ListSong: "The Hannukah Song", which lists Jewish (or half\quarter) celebrities. (except O.J. Simpson, which was always there for "NOT A JEW!")

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* ListSong: "The Hannukah Song", which lists Jewish (or half\quarter) half[=/=]quarter) celebrities. (except O.J. Simpson, which was always there for "NOT A JEW!")



* ManChild: His entire career is built on this trope, most notably ''Film/BillyMadison.''
** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in some of his other roles. In ''Film/BigDaddy'', for example, he portrays a character who [[BrilliantButLazy actually has the mind of an adult but is extremely lazy and irresponsible]].
* ProductPlacement: To the point that most of his movies shown on TV have to be censored to remove the brand names for legal reasons.
** Happy Gilmore even has an in-character example as Happy becomes a spokesman for Subway.
* RefugeInAudacity: His comedies tend to mock everybody, including minorities (every ethnic stereotype in the book), low-class louts (who would make even John Waters flee in terror), the wealthy (inbred idiots and liars), and gays. When minority groups complained that his films were homophobic, he responded with ''INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry''[[note]][[EpicFail Which was deemed homophobic]].[[/note]]. Then he made ''Zohan'' to show that Jews can take as much as they dish out.
* SungThroughMusical: {{Opera}}man, which even adds some GratuitousItalian \ [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Italianesque]] words for good measure.

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* ManChild: His entire career is built on this trope, most notably ''Film/BillyMadison.''
**
'' [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in some of his other roles. In ''Film/BigDaddy'', for example, he portrays a character who [[BrilliantButLazy actually has the mind of an adult but is extremely lazy and irresponsible]].
* ProductPlacement: To the point that most of his movies shown on TV have to be censored to remove the brand names for legal reasons.
** Happy Gilmore
reasons. ''Happy Gilmore'' even has an in-character example as Happy becomes a spokesman for Subway.
* RefugeInAudacity: His comedies tend to mock everybody, including minorities (every ethnic stereotype in the book), low-class louts (who would make even John Waters flee in terror), the wealthy (inbred idiots and liars), and gays. When minority groups complained that his films were homophobic, he responded with ''INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry''[[note]][[EpicFail ''Film/INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry''.[[note]][[EpicFail Which was deemed homophobic]].[[/note]]. [[/note]] Then he made ''Zohan'' to show that Jews can take as much as they dish out.
* SungThroughMusical: {{Opera}}man, which even adds some GratuitousItalian \ [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign GratuitousItalian/[[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Italianesque]] words for good measure.measure.
* UglyGuyHotWife: A recurring theme in his movies is that his characters end up with women who are way out of his league. While his first two movies as a lead, ''Billy Madison'' and ''Happy Gilmore'', played this straight, subsequent films tried to subvert it in different ways (''Little Nicky'' had Patricia Arquette, but in the film she was made to look as much as HollywoodHomely as possible, and ''Mr. Deeds'' had Winona Ryder, but it turns out that she's a cutthroat tabloid news reporter who poses as a sweet, innocent girl-next-door type in order to get close to Sandler's character, only to fall for real for him), before playing it straight again from ''Click'' onwards (though in the meantime, Marisa Tomei played his girlfriend in ''Anger Management''), in which his character's wife is played by Kate Beckinsale and her gorgeous looks are complimented by several characters, before having Salma Hayek as his wife in the ''Grown-Ups'' movies.
28th Jun '16 10:36:49 PM NWolfman
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* WishFulfillment: [[WebVideo/HalfInTheBag Many]] [[Creator/NathanRabin critics]] note how his films tend to be this. He often plays a schlubby guy who ends up with [[UglyGuyHotWife a hot girl who's several years his junior]], is rich, hangs out with his friends and various athletes and goes on expensive vacations to various countries.
** He also seems to have begun the trend of the nice guy who gives the obvious bullies their just deserts with his early films.

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* WishFulfillment: [[WebVideo/HalfInTheBag Many]] [[Creator/NathanRabin critics]] note how his films tend to be this. He often plays a schlubby guy who ends up with [[UglyGuyHotWife a hot girl who's several years his junior]], is rich, hangs out with his friends and various athletes and goes on expensive vacations to various countries.
** He also seems to have begun
countries. And in his earlier films, he often played the trend of the nice guy friendly schmo who gives the would give obvious bullies their just deserts with his early films.(and steal their hot girlfriends).
4th May '16 3:01:19 PM taddavis
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* DyeingForYourArt: While much of [[Film/YouDontMessWithTheZohan Zohan's]] [[LeParkour physical prowess]] was the result of stuntmen and serious suspension of disbelief, Sandler got into the best shape of his life (with a full-on six pack and HeroicBuild) to play the Israeli SuperSoldier.



* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: A particularly well-known example. He often plays {{Jerkass}} characters but in RealLife he's generally seen as a likable and fun guy.
* NoBudget: Subverted with his comedies which would have budgets around $80 million despite showing otherwise. Allegedly this is because he only uses around 5-10 million of that budget to actually make the movie - The rest he gives to his friends and singlehandedly makes them rich.
* OldShame: He was NOT in ''Film/GoingOverboard''. At least, that's what his official website said.
* PlayingWithCharacterType: ''Film/PunchDrunkLove'' and ''Film/{{Click}}''. More information on the trope page.



* ProductionPosse: The films he makes at Happy Madison can have a lower cast/crew turnaround than a [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers Coen Brothers]] movie. For instance, he often works with director Dennis Dugan and Peter Segal and actors Creator/DavidSpade, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson, Creator/ChrisRock, Kevin James, Creator/ChrisFarley (while he was alive), Creator/SteveBuscemi, Kevin Nealon, and Tim Meadows.
** Also if you ever see Peter Dante, Allen Covert and Jonathan Loughran, especially the two former, you can bet the film is a Happy Madison Production.
28th Apr '16 7:30:31 PM TheJayman49
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* ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' (2012)


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* ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania2'' (2015)
1st Apr '16 9:50:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ManChild: His entire career is built on this trope, most notably ''BillyMadison.''
** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in some of his other roles. In ''BigDaddy'', for example, he portrays a character who [[BrilliantButLazy actually has the mind of an adult but is extremely lazy and irresponsible]].

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* ManChild: His entire career is built on this trope, most notably ''BillyMadison.''Film/BillyMadison.''
** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in some of his other roles. In ''BigDaddy'', ''Film/BigDaddy'', for example, he portrays a character who [[BrilliantButLazy actually has the mind of an adult but is extremely lazy and irresponsible]].
17th Mar '16 2:17:07 PM HighCrate
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* HeyItsThatGuy: His films tend to have a ''huge'' number of cameos from Sandler's SNL friends, sports figures, musicians, and other various pop culture icons.
17th Jan '16 7:20:38 PM Eagal
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In 2012, he earned the distinct "honor" of creating a film that swept the 2011 [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie Awards]] ceremony: 2011's ''Film/JackAndJill'' was the first film in the show's history to "win" all twelve categories.
15th Jan '16 3:20:17 AM Anddrix
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3) Unfortunately ''Film/PunchDrunkLove'' and ''Film/ReignOverMe'' did not contain titties or Rob Schneider so [[ViewersAreMorons nobody went to see them.]]''

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3) Unfortunately ''Film/PunchDrunkLove'' and ''Film/ReignOverMe'' did not contain titties or Rob Schneider so [[ViewersAreMorons nobody went to see them.]]''''
13th Jan '16 6:44:05 PM Eagal
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* NamesTheSame: More or less with Andy Samberg. Both were on ''SNL'' (and considered fan-favorite cast members, though Sandler's status as a fan-favorite cast member is divided), both are Jewish, both have curly black hair, both have a sense of humor that mixes the bizarre with the juvenile, and both have left ''SNL'' to do movies (though Andy Samberg left on his own accord; Adam Sandler was fired due to NBC forcing Lorne Michaels to revamp ''SNL'' or face cancellation).
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t2Kvwe_KSw The Whitest Kids U Know SNL intro sketch]] starts with both of their names... then proceeds into a series of fake names that are similar to them.
15th Dec '15 8:27:26 PM TargetmasterJoe
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* ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' (2015) - a science fiction comedy featuring retrogamers vs. video game characters.

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* ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' (2015) - a science fiction comedy featuring retrogamers retro gamers vs. video game characters.
* ''Film/TheRidiculous6'' - a Creator/{{Netflix}} Original Film.



* ProductPlacement: To the point that most of his movies shown on TV have to be censored to remove the brand names for legal reasons

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* ProductPlacement: To the point that most of his movies shown on TV have to be censored to remove the brand names for legal reasonsreasons.



* ProductionPosse: The films he makes at Happy Madison can have a lower cast/crew turnaround than a [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers Coen brothers]] movie. For instance, he often works with director Dennis Dugan and Peter Segal and actors Creator/DavidSpade, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson, Creator/ChrisRock, Kevin James, Creator/ChrisFarley (while he was alive), Creator/SteveBuscemi, Kevin Nealon, and Tim Meadows.

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* ProductionPosse: The films he makes at Happy Madison can have a lower cast/crew turnaround than a [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers Coen brothers]] Brothers]] movie. For instance, he often works with director Dennis Dugan and Peter Segal and actors Creator/DavidSpade, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson, Creator/ChrisRock, Kevin James, Creator/ChrisFarley (while he was alive), Creator/SteveBuscemi, Kevin Nealon, and Tim Meadows.
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