Ignoring the more recent cinematic crimes committed by Adam Sandler, the guy has put out some pretty solid screwball comedies. Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison usually land at the top of the list when it comes to Sandler’s better movies, but The Waterboy shouldn’t be overlooked. It’s incredibly quotable and is the better of Adam Sandler’s football movies. (There can be only one Paul “Wrecking” Crewe, and his name is Burt Reynolds.)
With the second week of the college football season underway, and Adam Sandler celebrating a birthday this week, it’s the perfect time to look back at some of The Waterboy’s more quotable lines. So, pour yourself a glass of high-quality H2O and let’s get on with it.
“Water sucks. Gatorade is better.”
There are really only two things that will set Bobby Boucher off, badmouthing his mama and trash-talking his precious H2O. To fuel Bobby’s fire, Coach Klein tells him that water sucks and is inferior to Gatorade. An obvious lie, but it works and Bobby becomes a tackling machine.