When Mr. Throwback suggested a Billy Madison quote as his throwback pick of the week, our first reaction was an apathetic eye roll, but we should have known the lord of retro would take it one step further.
Yes, Mr. Throwback loves this quote so very much that he made it his high school yearbook quote back in 2000 (which, he reminds us, was also called “Y2K”)
As you hopefully know, Billy Madison was a 1995 film in which Billy (Adam Sandler) attempts to lay claim to his father’s empire, Madison Hotels, despite being a loveable slacker who often hallucinates penguins. When the evil VP of Madison Hotels reveals that he had bribed Billy’s way through grade school, Billy must go back and complete grades 1-12 in 24 weeks to prove he is worthy of taking over the company (because all you really need to lead a multi-million dollar hotel empire is a high school diploma).
Let’s find out what Mr. Throwback’s beloved quote is:
“No I will not make out with you. Did you hear that? This girl wants to make out with me in the middle of class. You got Chlorophyll Man up there talking about God knows what and all she’s talking about is making out with me. I’m here to learn, everybody, not to make out with you. Go on with the chlorophyll.”
Our high school yearbook quote was, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.”
Mr. Throwback adds:
I love Adam Sandler! From “Billy Madison” to “Happy Gilmore” to “Big Daddy” to “Little Nicky.”
I was obsessed with his 1993 album “They’re All Gonna Laugh at You!” – who doesn’t know the lyrics to “Lunchlady Land?” (Navy Beans, Navy Beans, Meatloaf Sandwich. Sloppy Joe, Sloppy Joe – Oh yeah)
Note: We do not know the lyrics to “Lunchlady Land.”