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Trivia: Happy Gilmore
  • Actor Allusion:
    • Multiple layers of it in a single short conversation. First, Happy asks Chubbs why a guy his size isn't playing a "real sport" like football or something. (Carl Weathers, who played Chubbs, used to be a pro football player). Chubbs answers the question by claiming that his mother wouldn't let him play anything dangerous. Happy comments that maybe that's a good idea. (Weathers also played Apollo Creed in the Rocky movies, who died in the ring during the fourth film). Then, Happy discovers that Chubbs is missing a hand, and in Predator Weathers' character had an arm cut off just before being killed.
    • The character of Mr. Larson is referred to as 'Frankenstein' at one point. Richard Kiel who plays him was in a Monkees episode as a 'Frankenstein' type creature.
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Some people, particularly The Price Is Right fans, think Bob Barker says "The price is wrong, bitch!", even though it was Happy when he thinks he's beaten Bob in his brawl. After the fight, Bob says "Now you've had enough... bitch."
  • Colbert Bump: Because of Bob Barker's cameo, ratings for The Price Is Right rose considerably amongst college-age viewers.
  • Defictionalization: The NHL Shop has sold hockey stick putters for many years.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • The Jerk Ass senior citizen home attendant is Ben Stiller.
    • Chubbs is played by Carl Weathers, who was featured in the Rocky films as Apollo Creed Interestingly, like Apollo, Chubbs dies, only he falls out of a window after seeing the one-eyed alligator's head.
    • Happy's ex-boss is Jaws.
    • Julie Bowen, now known for Ed, Modern Family, and LOST also stars.
    • The guy that keeps yelling "Jackass!" worked for Western Union in 1955.
    • Bob Barker playing Bob Barker.
    • One of the movers near the beginning of the film is played by Will Sasso.
    • For the golf fans, Lee Trevino would like to remind you that Grizzly Adams in fact did have a beard.
  • Old Shame: Lee Trevino said that had he read the script and seen the salty language, he would've passed. One would presume he did his signature disbelieving head shake while watching the film.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: When appropriate, the score switches to something like "Money (That's What I Want)" by Barrett Strong.
  • What Could Have Been: Bruce Campbell was almost Shooter McGavin.
    • The script called for an immediate scene transition after Happy slugged Barker, but then they got the idea to turn it into a full-blown fistfight instead. Initially, Bob Barker didn't want to appear in the fight against Happy until he was informed he was going to win it.

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