History Film / TheWaterBoy

1st Feb '17 7:52:58 PM Mdumas43073
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1st Feb '17 7:49:41 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Waterboy'' is a 1998 film starring Creator/AdamSandler and [[Series/HappyDays Henry Winkler]]. Sandler plays Bobby Boucher (pronounced ''Boo-SHAY''), a socially inept (but also intelligent), stuttering waterboy with hidden anger issues due to constant teasing and his [[MyBelovedSmother mother's]] (Creator/KathyBates) excessive sheltering. It is discovered that Bobby's [[DisabilitySuperpower anger issues]] make him an extraordinary football player. This transfers to the coach and the rest of the team.

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''The Waterboy'' is a 1998 comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Creator/AdamSandler and [[Series/HappyDays Henry Winkler]]. Winkler]].

Sandler plays Bobby Boucher (pronounced ''Boo-SHAY''), "''Boo-SHAY''"), a socially inept (but also intelligent), stuttering waterboy for a college football team. Bobby deals with hidden anger issues due to constant teasing and his [[MyBelovedSmother mother's]] (Creator/KathyBates) excessive sheltering. It is discovered that Bobby's [[DisabilitySuperpower anger issues]] make him an extraordinary football player. This transfers to the coach Coach Klein (Winkler) and the rest of the team.
24th Jan '17 5:08:07 PM RayAP9
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* ApologeticAttacker: When Bobby first displays his ability to tackle, he blasts the SCLSU starting quarterback during a practice play, and later, as an official member of the team, does the same to one of the team's receivers. Both times, he immediately apologizes to the player in question.
-->'''Bobby:''' I didn't mean to hurt ya. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Coach told me to pretend]].


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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Bobby's mother tells him absurd lies about the world, such as the fact that she, not Ben Franklin, invented electricity (never mind the fact that electricity wasn't invented, it was discovered), and that "happiness is from magic rays of sunshine that come down when you're feelin' blue."
24th Jan '17 2:50:08 PM hack-normal
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* BerserkButton: The tagline in the poster above says it all. And give insulting his mother a try, [[Film/PulpFiction I dare you, I double dare you...]]

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* BerserkButton: The tagline in the poster above says it all. And give insulting his mother a try, [[Film/PulpFiction I dare you, I double dare you...try. [[SchmuckBait Go on.]]
6th Dec '16 3:11:58 PM Xtifr
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'''''The Waterboy''''' is a 1998 film starring Creator/AdamSandler and [[Series/HappyDays Henry Winkler]]. Sandler plays Bobby Boucher (pronounced ''Boo-SHAY''), a socially inept (but also intelligent), stuttering waterboy with hidden anger issues due to constant teasing and his [[MyBelovedSmother mother's]] (Creator/KathyBates) excessive sheltering. It is discovered that Bobby's [[DisabilitySuperpower anger issues]] make him an extraordinary football player. This transfers to the coach and the rest of the team.

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'''''The Waterboy''''' ''The Waterboy'' is a 1998 film starring Creator/AdamSandler and [[Series/HappyDays Henry Winkler]]. Sandler plays Bobby Boucher (pronounced ''Boo-SHAY''), a socially inept (but also intelligent), stuttering waterboy with hidden anger issues due to constant teasing and his [[MyBelovedSmother mother's]] (Creator/KathyBates) excessive sheltering. It is discovered that Bobby's [[DisabilitySuperpower anger issues]] make him an extraordinary football player. This transfers to the coach and the rest of the team.
5th Aug '16 11:03:38 AM Minni128
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Mama Boucher argues with Vicki Vallencourt after dinner, Mama says "Nobody's gonna take him away, especially not some godless Jezebel like you!". This sounds like [[MyBelovedSmother yet another attempt to smother Bobby]], but later on, she reveals [[spoiler:that Bobby's father abandoned them to be with "a voodoo woman named Phyllis."]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Mama Boucher argues with Vicki Vallencourt after dinner, Mama says "Nobody's gonna take him away, especially not some godless Jezebel like you!". This sounds like [[MyBelovedSmother yet another attempt to smother Bobby]], but later on, she reveals [[spoiler:that Bobby's father abandoned them to be with "a voodoo woman named Phyllis."]]Phyllis" while she was still pregnant with Bobby]]



** If Coach Red had never fired Babby from being his team's water boy, he never would have been brought in by the much kinder Coach Klein and figured out how to channel his anger into being a defensive linebacker. The look of shock on Red's face when seeing how many sacks Bobby got in his first game says it all. [[spoiler:The Mud Dogs winning the final game against Red would ultimately prove this tripe.]]

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** If Coach Red had never fired Babby Bobby from being his team's water boy, he never would have been brought in by the much kinder Coach Klein and figured out how to channel his anger into being a defensive linebacker. The look of shock on Red's face when seeing how many sacks Bobby got in his first game says it all. [[spoiler:The Mud Dogs winning the final game against Red would ultimately prove this tripe.]]


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*OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Helen "Mama" Boucher


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*StageParent: Bobby's dad tries to implement this but [[spoiler: is tacked by his ex-wife Helen]]
16th Jan '16 3:08:36 PM dmcreif
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* ArtisticLicenseSports: After interfering with a live practice play despite not being on the roster, dropkicking an opponent during a game, tackling a professor, and being directly linked to the theft of a guest's vehicle, Bobby would have been banned for life from SCLSU after one game at the most. Also, there is absolutely no way that Vicki would have been allowed to attend the Bourbon Bowl, much less watch the game from the field, after having threatened one of Louisiana University's players with a knife to the throat some days prior.

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interfering with a live practice play despite not being on the roster, dropkicking an opponent during a game, tackling a professor, and being directly linked to the theft of a guest's vehicle, Bobby would have been banned for life from SCLSU after one game at the most. Also, there is absolutely no way that Vicki would have been allowed to attend the Bourbon Bowl, much less watch the game from the field, after having threatened one of Louisiana University's players with a knife to the throat some days prior.prior.
**After it's discovered that the coach forged Bobby Boucher's high-school transcript to get him on the team, making him an ineligible player, the NCAA allows Bobby to still play in the team's bowl game if he passes a high school equivalency exam. In reality, not only would the NCAA not allow that, the whole team would have been forbidden to play in the game, would have had to forfeit back all its wins on the season and probably would have been banned from future bowl games and lost several scholarships for a few years.
16th Dec '15 11:53:02 AM case
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When a Cougars player [[spoiler: loses his cool and hits Bobby after the play, the resultant penalty]] moves the Mud Dogs into field goal range, but, as was the theme of the second half, Coach Klein takes a HUGE gamble... and [[spoiler:Bobby throws the game-winning touchdown to Guy Grenouille with no time on the clock.]]

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When a Cougars player [[spoiler: loses his cool and hits Bobby after the play, the resultant penalty]] moves the Mud Dogs into field goal range, but, as was the theme of the second half, [[WhoNeedsOvertime Coach Klein takes a HUGE gamble...gamble]]... and [[spoiler:Bobby throws the game-winning touchdown to Guy Grenouille with no time on the clock.]]
27th Nov '15 12:11:53 AM nombretomado
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** Bobby Boucher shares a speech impediment (one which Sandler overcame himself), obsession with water, and a few personality traits with one of Sandler's SaturdayNightLive characters, Canteen Boy. They ''could'' be the same character. He may have done some canteen jobs on the side.

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** Bobby Boucher shares a speech impediment (one which Sandler overcame himself), obsession with water, and a few personality traits with one of Sandler's SaturdayNightLive ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' characters, Canteen Boy. They ''could'' be the same character. He may have done some canteen jobs on the side.
21st Nov '15 8:14:09 AM rt2012
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* BlatantLies: Mama Boucher tells Bobby quite a few, such as that ''she'' invented electricity and that alligators are fierce because "they got all them teeth, but no toothbrush".


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* CatchPhrase: "YOU CAN DO EET!!!"
** "(insert just about anything) is the devil!"
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