History YMMV / Caddyshack

10th Apr '17 4:42:45 AM OlfinBedwere
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Smails is unquestionably being a dick when he tells Danny "The world needs ditch-diggers, too!", but it turns out, yeah; there's really nothing wrong with working blue-collar (and in RealLife, the pay is usually pretty good).
** This gets so much worse in the second movie. The "snobby" country club members do virtually nothing wrong except act slightly rude to Jackie Mason's character, and that's because he's genuinely rude and annoying too. Not to mention he wants to build low-income housing around their property just to spite them and turns their country club into a gaudy amusement park.

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Smails is unquestionably being a dick when he tells Danny "The world needs ditch-diggers, too!", but it turns out, yeah; there's really nothing wrong with working blue-collar (and in RealLife, the pay is usually pretty good).
** This gets so much worse in the second movie. The "snobby" country club members do virtually nothing wrong except act slightly rude to Jackie Mason's character, and that's because he's genuinely rude and annoying too. Not to mention he wants to build low-income housing around their property just to spite them and turns their country club into a gaudy amusement park. Even the daughter of Mason's character berates him for ruining the club, and is portrayed as an ungrateful SpoiledBrat for doing so.
28th Feb '17 9:29:14 AM bowserbros
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* HypeBacklash: Given how much praise this movie gets as a comedy classic, many new viewers tend to go in feeling let down by the movie's directionless plot and odd pacing, both of which were byproducts of the film's rather TroubledProduction (as detailed in the "Trivia" tab).
26th Dec '16 3:49:02 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic / EarWorm: The theme song "I'm Alright". It ''is'' Kenny Loggins.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic / EarWorm: The theme song "I'm Alright". It ''is'' Kenny Loggins.Music/KennyLoggins.



* HeartwarmingInHindsight: After Harold Ramis' death, none other than UsefulNotes/BarackObama stated that he had hopefully achieved total consciousness.
* MemeticMutation: Every golf-related scene and quote has been hijacked and parodied by sports channels. Actually, this movie's created so many memes that a ''Saturday Night Live'' sketch in the late 1990s had Bill Murray, the night's guest host, present a ParodyCommercial for the book ''The Quotable Caddyshack''. The ad argues that if you're a guy, knowing ''Caddyshack'' memes is vital to relating to other guys.

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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: After Harold Ramis' Creator/HaroldRamis' death, none other than UsefulNotes/BarackObama stated that he had hopefully achieved total consciousness.
* MemeticMutation: Every golf-related scene and quote has been hijacked and parodied by sports channels. Actually, this movie's created so many memes that a ''Saturday Night Live'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch in the late 1990s had Bill Murray, Creator/BillMurray, the night's guest host, present a ParodyCommercial for the book ''The Quotable Caddyshack''. The ad argues that if you're a guy, knowing ''Caddyshack'' memes is vital to relating to other guys.



* ScapegoatCreator: Harold Ramis and Peter Torokvei for the second movie. They're the credited writers, but they actually backed out when Rodney Dangerfield did. Uncredited writers finished the script. According to Ramis, he wanted to have his name removed, but executives convinced him that would only cause bad publicity once the trades found out.
* {{Sequelitis}}: The second movie came out almost a decade later, only brings back one original cast member (Chevy Chase) and {{Suspiciously Similar Substitute}}s of the first movie's main characters who hit the same beats story-wise.

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* ScapegoatCreator: Harold Ramis Creator/HaroldRamis and Peter Torokvei for the second movie. They're the credited writers, but they actually backed out when Rodney Dangerfield did. Uncredited writers finished the script. According to Ramis, he wanted to have his name removed, but executives convinced him that would only cause bad publicity once the trades found out.
* {{Sequelitis}}: The second movie came out almost a decade later, only brings back one original cast member (Chevy Chase) (Creator/ChevyChase) and {{Suspiciously Similar Substitute}}s of the first movie's main characters who hit the same beats story-wise.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The sequel. It's typical for the follow-up to a successful film to try to recapture what made the original a hit, but ''Caddyshack II'' [[UpToEleven went to extremes]], with having another theme by Kenny Loggins just the beginning. And it's not just having a similar plot or new characters filling the same roles as those of the original, but the sequel has Suspiciously Similar Substitutes for many of the first film's scenes and gags too.
22nd Jul '16 1:37:15 PM wittylibrarian
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*** Which is nice.


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** "Cinderella story, out of nowhere..."
17th Jul '16 9:15:23 PM KevinW
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** "''Well?'' '''We're waiting!'''"
8th Jul '16 11:24:08 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* FirstInstallmentWins

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* TheyJustDidntCare: Actually, some have argued that Chevy Chase makes the second film almost worth watching on his own, just because of his making no attempt at all to hide his utter contempt for the script, until his final appearance looking at a non-existent watch and saying he has to go could easily come off as Chase himself instead of the character.
19th Mar '16 10:50:33 PM toongrrl1990
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* Narm: Maggie, angry at Danny for making her pregnant, yells "Thanks for Nothing!" before leaving. Her accent on this quote somewhat makes it this.

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* Narm: {{Narm}}: Maggie, angry at Danny for making her pregnant, yells "Thanks for Nothing!" before leaving. Her accent on this quote somewhat makes it this.
16th Feb '16 5:14:53 AM 123456789
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The sequel. It's typical for the follow-up to a successful film to try to recapture what made the original a hit, but ''Caddyshack II'' went to extremes, with having another theme by Kenny Loggins just the beginning. And it's not just having a similar plot or new characters filling the same roles as those of the original, but the sequel has Suspiciously Similar Substitutes for many of the first film's scenes and gags too.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The sequel. It's typical for the follow-up to a successful film to try to recapture what made the original a hit, but ''Caddyshack II'' [[UpToEleven went to extremes, extremes]], with having another theme by Kenny Loggins just the beginning. And it's not just having a similar plot or new characters filling the same roles as those of the original, but the sequel has Suspiciously Similar Substitutes for many of the first film's scenes and gags too.
16th Feb '16 4:55:47 AM 123456789
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* Narm: Maggie, angry at Danny for making her pregnant, yells "Thanks for Nothing!" before leaving. Her accent on this quote somewhat makes it this.
10th Nov '15 3:20:07 AM Anddrix
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* DudeNotFunny: Bill Murray's eccentric groundskeeper, reportedly based on a real man who suffered from serious mental problems, might not seem as funny to people with relatives who suffer from Autism and/or other mental health problems.
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