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->'''Al Czervik''': Hey everybody! We're all gonna get laid!\\
''(roar of applause)''

A 1980 comedy film directed by Creator/HaroldRamis and starring Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/RodneyDangerfield, and Ted Knight. Creator/BillMurray also had a small part in it, but his improvised stuff was so great he became one of the stars.

Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe) is a young caddy at Bushwood Country Club who has no idea about where his future will lead. His best chance at getting his life on track is to earn a caddy scholarship from Judge Elihu Smails (Knight), the owner of Bushwood. Al Czervik (Dangerfield) is a rude and eccentric millionaire who has an interest in purchasing Bushwood. Judge Smails discovers an instant dislike towards Al and soon there is conflict between the Judge and Al, the Judge and Danny, and the Judge and Ty Webb (Chase), the charming golfer who is helping Danny figure out his real goals. Meanwhile, Carl Spackler (Murray), Bushwood's Assistant Groundskeeper, battles a rampaging gopher who is chewing holes throughout the course.

A sequel, ''Caddyshack II'', was released in 1988, starring Jackie Mason and Robert Stack, with Chevy Chase the only major carryover from the original cast. Being a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute to the original, right down to its characters and gags, it regularly shows up on critics' compilations of the worst movies ever made.
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!!Tropes featured include:
* AllThereInTheScript: According to the original script and specials on the making of the movie, the character Maggie is an exchange student from Ireland. This explains her thick accent which goes unexplained in the final movie.
* AndStarring: And Bill Murray as Carl
* AnimalNemesis: Carl first tries to drown the gopher, then kill it with a sniper rifle, before finally settling on plastic explosives. [[spoiler:The gopher still wins.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: "Fooling Around on the Course, Bad Language, Smoking Grass, Poor Caddying."
* AwardBaitSong: While not included in the movie itself (aside from a short instrumental version of it), the soundtrack has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SEw2F86gbE Lead the Way]] by Kenny Loggins.
* AxCrazy: Carl.
%%* BigEater: Spaulding Smails.
* BizarreAndImprobableGolfGame: Ty's specialty.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: The main comflict is about grumpy, elitist pricks vs. funny, likable assholes.
* BlindfoldedVision: Ty hitting over the water onto the green whilst blindfolded.
* BoltOfDivineRetribution: The high-voltage cap-off to the poor Reverend's almost-perfect game; enough to make him renounce God.
* {{Bookends}}: The gopher dancing to "I'm Alright".
* ChekhovsGun: Carl's attempts to kill the gopher are just comedy. Then towards the end his attempts at ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill dynamiting]]'' the creature [[spoiler: shake the course so much, that Danny's ball falls into the hole on the final putt, winning him the game for Al]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Ty and Carl. Never more clear than in the scene that's nothing but the two of them riffing.
* CoitusEnsues: Lacey picks up Danny, takes him to bed and they make love.
* CoolOldGuy: Al Czervik. Ty acts the part, but is in his late 30's at the most.
* DancePartyEnding: Right after the page quote.
* DeadpanSnarker: Carl and Ty.
* DemotedToExtra / DecoyProtagonist: Happened to Danny over the course of shooting due to the excellent improv material that was generated.
** Happens to Chase's character Ty, in the sequel.
* DontThinkFeel: Ty's method of teaching, yet he drops his own club.
-->'''Ty:''' ''Be'' the ball.
* DrugsAreBad: "You take drugs, Danny?" "Every day." "Good. Then what's your problem?" "I don't know..."
** Bowdlerized in an NBC re-airing of the movie in the early 1980s, where Danny answered "No" after Ty asked him if he took drugs.
* DrugsAreGood: The uncensored version, see above.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Rodney Dangerfield as Al Czervik.
* EverythingExplodesEnding
* EvilOldFolks: Judge Smails.
* EvilStoleMyFaith: One of the club members (who happens to be a bishop) has his perfect game of golf (in the middle of a raging storm) ruined by a single bad putt, turns to curse the heavens, and is being struck by lightning immediately. The next day, he's shown as a drunken mess proclaiming that there is no God. To top it off, he has a BeardOfSorrow after ''one day''.
* ExactWords:
--> "What's that sign say?"
--> "No bare feet."
%%* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Repeatedly.
* GenderFlip: Meta example. The part of Joey was originally written for a boy but transportation captain Hank Scelza suggested his granddaughter, Minerva Scelza for the role because she was a tomboy. Minerva improvised the part where she spins around while trying to carry Al Czervik's bag.
* GoldenSnitch: In the final game, Al changes the bet at the last minute to focus entirely on the putt, making the rest of the game pointless (if he hadn't, the game would have been a tie).
* GroinAttack: Al accidentally nails Smails right on the bullseye with a golf ball.
-->'''Al:''' "I shoulda yelled 'two'!"
* GrumpyOldMan: Judge Smails, though he does cheer up when he's at the yacht club. For a little while, at least...
* HangingJudge: Judge Smails, played for laughs.
-->"I've sent men younger than [Danny] to the gas chamber. I felt I ''owed'' it to them."
* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Lots of improvised dialog.
* IAteWhat: People freak out on seeing what appears to be feces floating in the pool (it's actually a Baby Ruth candy bar). While cleaning the pool in a HazmatSuit, Carl finds the candy bar and eats it. Smails' wife [[{{Fainting}} takes this]] [[ScreamingAtSquick the wrong way]].
* [[KillerRabbit Killer Gopher]]
** Wait. The gopher never kills anybody. (off-screen THWAK) Okay, except for that guy.
* LargeHam: Ted Knight as Judge Smails, who makes ''Film/PoliceAcademy'''s Captain Harris look subtle by comparison.
-->(Smails to Danny when seeing the latter in bed with Lacey): "'''''OHH-HOOOOOOOO! YOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUU!"'''''
-->(Smalls to Al when the latter says he might buy the club): "'''''BUY?!?! BUSHWOOD?!?!? YOU-HOO-HOO?!?!?''''' ".
* LikesOlderWomen: Carl likes to ogle the older lady golfers.
* MeaningfulName: Lacey Underall.
* MistakenForMasturbating: Carl Spackler ... until the camera pans out and reveals that he's washing golf balls.
* ModestyBedsheet: Danny and Lacey are under a bedsheets that fall to their waists when they're making love.
* MrImagination: Carl spends a great deal of time in daydreams about becoming a Masters champion.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr. Beeper. He's not ''evil'', but he often ignores his patient's needs to play a round of golf.
* MsFanservice: Lacey Underall, again.
* MyGirlIsASlut: Danny becomes attracted to Lacey at the Fourth of July banquet. Maggie then informs him of [[ReallyGetsAround her reputation]], but this only makes Danny become even more attracted to Lacy.
* NeverMyFault: The Judge throws his golf club in a fit of rage, and ends up hitting a woman knocking her unconscious. Danny takes the blame (to suck up to Smails) by offering the excuse that the grip on Smails' club was worn down; despite going along with this, Smails [[PetTheDog offers to pay for the damage he caused]]. Later, when Al drops the anchor from his yacht, smashing the Judge's sailboat, he exclaims: "Hey, you scratched my anchor!"
* NiceToTheWaiter: One of Al's defining characteristics is that he tips frequently and obscenely high.
* NouveauRiche: Al Czervik.
* OhCrap: Al, after he drops his anchor right through Smails's boat. A fisherman also has this reaction to Al's huge yacht bearing down upon him while he's out on the water.
* {{Oireland}}: Maggie O'Hooligan.
* ThePornomancer: Lacey Underall, ''again''.
* PuttingThePeeInPool: {{Subverted}}. When a child throws a chocolate bar into the pool, everyone assumes that it is a large turd, causing a major overreaction from everyone.
* ReallyGetsAround: Lacey Underall, yet again.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Judge Smails.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Carl actually does this ''twice''-- once when the bishop gets struck by lightning after his RageAgainstTheHeavens, and the other when he [[spoiler: reduces Bushwood to a smoldering wreckage in his attempt to kill the gopher]].
* SexyDiscretionShot: When Ty gives Lacey a massage.
* ShoutOut: The [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud sound effects]] Ty makes while putting seem to be those of ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''.
* SlobsVersusSnobs: Used as the film's tagline, no less.
* SmiteMeOhMightySmiter: Evidently, "Rat Farts" is the Mighty Smiter's trigger phrase.
* SmokingHotSex: Lacey smokes a cigarette in bed after she and Danny have sex.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Even though he's supposed to be the protagonist, Danny's story arc is quickly overshadowed by the antics of his wacky co-stars (both in-universe and in real life).
* StatusCellPhone: Al Czervik is shown to be eccentric/filthy rich right from the start. He has a telephone right in his golf bag, which he answers while out on the course. This was not a typical "brick" phone, but from what we could see it was more like a typical 1970s desk phone, complete with an acoustic ringing bell and a coiled handset cord.
* TheStoner: Carl is working on a hybrid of marijuana and turf grass, that can be used for both putting and smoking. He shares some with Ty.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Moose and Rocko, Al's friends who help look for Smails' checkbook at the end of the film.
* TitleDrop: Creator/BrianDoyleMurray, who curiously co-wrote the film, speaks the title when he answers the phone in his office.
* TooManyHalves: In the second movie Jack says his mother was "half Jewish, half English, half Spanish," going on to explain that "she was a big woman."
* TwoPersonPoolParty: Ty and Lacey.
* UnclePennybags: Al. He throws money around free as a bird, and is quite happy to donate some of his winnings to Danny so he can go to college.
* UnusualEuphemism: Judge Sneed describes his niece Lacey Underall's sexual varietism to Danny:
--> "My niece is the kind of girl who has a certain... zest of living."
* UpperClassTwit: Spaulding Smails, the Judge's grandson.
* VaporWear: Some of Lacey's outfits leave ''very little'' to the imagination, intentionally.
* WealthyYachtOwner: Judge Smails is christening his new yacht, when Al Czervik (Rodney Dangerfield) shows up in his much larger boat. He then shoves his driver out of the way, put its engines into high gear, and tries to park near Smails' party, causing much damage (and {{hilarity|Ensues}}) in the process.
-->'''Al''': Hey, Smails! My dinghy's bigger than your whole boat!
* {{Wormsign}}: Well, gophersign anyway -- and it gets pretty ridiculous when the gopher starts pushing around pin flags, and then makes them ''disappear into the ground''.
* YouExclamation: Judge Smails to Danny when he catches him with his granddaughter.
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