->''"This is a NoBudget flick. [[LampshadeHanging Not a low budget, but a]]'' [[InsistentTerminology no]] ''[[LampshadeHanging budget!]]"''
-->-- '''Shecky Moskowitz'''

''Going Overboard'' (also known as ''Babes Ahoy'') is a 1989 NoBudget comedy film starring Creator/AdamSandler in his first ever movie role, even two years before he became popular on ''SaturdayNightLive''. In this movie, Sandler stars as [[UnfortunateNames Shecky Moskowitz]], an IdiotHero who dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian on a UsefulNotes/NewOrleans cruise ship. Unfortunately, he discovers the ship's comedian is actually a notorious JerkAss named Dickie Diamond, who always gets the girls and is so jealous of Shecky. So Shecky struggles to become the ship's top comedian instead of Dickie.

The film is on the IMDB 100 worst movies list, and [[OldShame Adam Sandler doesn't even acknowledge its existence on his website.]]
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!!''Going Overboard'' provides examples of:

* AnimatedCreditsOpening: It features a cartoon version of Shecky, who stands at his microphone and spews out SpeechBubbles that consist of names of people who worked on the movie.
** The animated Shecky also appears twice at the end of the movie: One when he pushes the ending scene away and holds up a "TheEnd" sign before he leans over and falls, and another when he briefly dances to the song "I Wanna Slap Your Cat" in the closing credits.
* AttentionWhore: Shecky.
* BigBad: Dickie.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Shecky always does this by addressing the camera, talking about his events.
** Also done when terrorists start raiding the ship and several residents flee in panic. The residents and even the terrorists holler at the camera during this scene.
--> '''Terrorist:''' (''to the audience'') ''This is no joke!''
* TheCameo: Milton Berle himself, who shows up in one scene and helps Shecky learn the power of laughter.
* CampStraight: Bob. Despite wearing so much makeup that he almost qualifies as a drag queen,[[note]]And that's disregarding the fact that the actor who plays him ''actually does'' appear in drag as Shecky's mother[[/note]] he seems to have far more luck with the ladies than Shecky does, and even gets to hook up with Miss Australia.
* CoversAlwaysLie: [[http://i.neoseeker.com/boxshots/TW92aWVzL0NvbWVkeQ==/going_overboard_frontcover_large_VEpRh4Rd2UI18dp.jpg Happens]] [[http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo51/Jobeykobra/2ijj0ci.jpg twice.]] The first example is borderline [[ContemptibleCover contemptible]].
* DerangedAnimation: During Shecky's nightmare, when Dickie [[spoiler:tears off his eyes]].
* DesignatedLoveInterest: It initially seems like Miss Australia is going to be this for Shecky, as he spends a lot of the film chasing after her, despite the fact that she's dating Dickie and doesn't seem to have an especially pleasant personality. She eventually ends up hooking up with Bob instead, which is even more out of the blue.
* DopeSlap: Bob does this to Shecky during the scene where panic ensues on the ship, because Shecky is ComicallyMissingThePoint.
* DreamSequence: At one point, Shecky had a [[NightmareSequence nightmare]] in which [[spoiler: he's in a white room tied up in a straight jacket with an apple in his mouth a la Michael Richards while Dickie insults him.]] Afterward, Shecky wakes up and tells the audience he's going to have another dream. He sleeps and tries a much brighter dream in which he's on a beach and has sex with some ladies but it was disrupted by Shecky's mother, who [[spoiler: turns out to be Shecky's best friend Bob waking him up]].
* FunnyForeigner: Miss Australia.
* GeneralRipper: There's General Noriega, a lazy general who stays at his house and blames anyone for their lame opinions.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Shecky and Bob.
* IdiotHero: Shecky himself.
* IndulgentFantasySegue: At one point, Shecky daydreams about shooting Diamond.
* {{Jerkass}}: Dickie Diamond
* LastMinuteHookUp: [[spoiler:Shecky and Neptune's daughter Slimey.]]
* LimitedAnimation: The animated sequences.
* LockedInTheBathroom: Dickie Diamond locks himself in a bathroom because he felt like he's going to puke. After that, he just stays there locked, but later on, the door opens and Dickie is so happy to reclaim his job as a comedian.
* ManChild: Shecky.
* MediumBlending / ArtShift: At the end of Shecky's bad dream, Dickie suddenly [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment becomes an animated version of himself when]] [[spoiler: [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment he rips his eyes out.]]]]
* MediumShiftGag
* UsefulNotes/NewOrleans
* NoBudget: Shecky [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this at the beginning (see quote at the top of the page), and then [[CameraAbuse illustrates it by making the camera]] [[ScreenShake shake excessively]].
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Dickie Diamond is a prety obvious knock-off of Andrew Dice Clay.
* NoFourthWall
* ThePigPen: Croaker
** Noriega as well, if Miss Australia is to be believed.
* PinkIsForSissies:
** In one scene, Shecky is determined to wear a green shirt and not a pink shirt, but then he was forced to wear pink instead of green. However, he later wears green at his stand-up.
** At the climax, when Shecky, Bob and Miss Australia were running away with the terrorists chasing them, [[spoiler: Shecky's shirt changes to pink, then back to green, and this goes on and on. Shecky then lampshades it by realizing he's now wearing a pink shirt, saying that it's due to the film's budget.]]
* PublicDomainCharacter: King Neptune.
* RightHandCat: Noriega has a CuteKitten.
* ShootTheTelevision: Noriega near the end, when he gets fed up with what was going on in the ending of the videotape he's watching. Cue SmashToBlack.
* ShowWithinAShow: Most of the movie turns out to be one of Noriega's video tapes entitled ''The Unsinkable Shecky Moskowitz''.
* SirSwearsALot: Dickie Diamond
* SlapSlapKiss: Shecky and Miss Australia.
* TheStinger: Noriega picking up his kitten and throwing a grenade at something offscreen in a suicidal manner causing the movie to explode, followed by a cheesy EvilLaugh accompanying the last remaining credits on a blue background.
* TearOffYourFace: [[spoiler:Dickie Diamond does this to his face at the end of Shecky's nightmare, when he [[MediumBlending becomes animated]] in a BigLippedAlligatorMoment.]]
* ToiletHumor: During the scene where Shecky is serving drinks to the ship's residents, he just stands there and looks at the sky. He then sees the seagulls fly and one of them drops diarrhea on the drinks.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Shecky.
* VillainousLament: "It's a Sad, Sad World When Your Head Looks Like a Pizza".
* VillainSong: At one point, General Noriega calmly sings [[spoiler: "Itís a Sad, Sad World When Your Head Looks Like a Pizza"]] after he called Miss Australia a "leftover kangaroo vomit".
* VitriolicBestBuds: Shecky and Bob.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Bob.

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