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god I love Bill Murray - I cannot hear 'Augusta' without hearing it in his voice.
If you Guugle "gunga galunga' you get:
Its in the hole is ranked #92 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema

Carl Spackler: "A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I'm a pro jock, and who do you think they give me?
The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama.
The flowing robes, the grace, bald... striking.
So, I'm on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one - big hitter, the Lama - long, into a ten-thousand foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier.
Do you know what the Lama says?
Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-lagunga.

So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know."
And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice ...

(all of that is probably in your SI link ... teeing-off now TT)

Great story - thanks Tony.

"Is it the funniest sports movie ever?" YES.

The filming of Dan Jenkins brilliantly funny 'Tin Cup' was probably an attempt to emulate CS, but without also emulating the onset insanity, and that was their failure. Tin Cup on film is rubbish, though Sports fans looking for Shack-laughs should seek out Jenkin's 'You Gotta Play Hurt' (or send me your address to receive it by return post).

Brian Lara & gunga galunga.

Still one of the greatest last lines of a movie ever.

Apparently the faux-Irish bird ended up massively on the gear.

Thinking of other funny sports movies... The Club and Slap Shot come to mind, and I'm a massive fan of The Great White Hype but might be the only one.

The remake of the Night Stalker lasted all of 10 episodes, and was spine-chillingly lame. But during one episode called Burning Man I couldn't place one of the actors. Where had I seen him before? Then it hit me: Danny Noonan! It was the first time I had noticed him since Caddyshack, despite him being in heaps of TV shows and movies.

He'll always "be the ball" to me.

He was also married to Bonnie Raitt and got religion.

Hey, O'Keefe, don't tell 'em you're Buddhist.

Adam 1.0, your post made me do some Googling...

December 29, 2006 -- "ANIMAL House" boosted the careers of most of its young stars like John Belushi (Bluto), Kevin Bacon (Chip), Karen Allen (Katy), Tim Matheson (Otter), Tom Hulce (Pinto) and Stephen Furst (Flounder). But one of the brightest, Sarah Holcomb - who at 18 played the mayor's virginal 13-year-old daughter who passes out half-naked in the slovenly Delta frat house - tragically fell off the map. As Chris Miller, who co-wrote the screenplay of the 1978 comedy classic and penned the new book "The Real Animal House," relates to mrskin.com: "She was young, younger than the rest of us. We were a fast crowd. Drugs were everywhere. She fell into what, for lack of a better term, you would have to call bad company. And got [bleeped] up on drugs. Coke, primarily, if memory serves," Miller says. "[She] wound up in some home for [bleeped]-up young girls . . . wound up sort-of erased from life. I don't know what became of her. Sad story." Holcomb only made three more films before vanishing into obscurity after "Caddyshack."


Poignant story of the blogger meeting Holcomb in that Biggie blog link. Also sad was how the Caddyshack co-writer Kenney died in Hawaii in mysterious circumstances well before Caddyshack entered movie folklore. He may have jumped chasing a ball hit by the Lama. Bald... striking.

There is actually a book on Kenney. http://www.creativescreenwriting.com/csdaily/read/11_22_06_Futile.html

Also sad was how the Caddyshack co-writer Kenney died in Hawaii in mysterious circumstances

That sounds like Stork from Animal House. Pretty sure he had writing credits on that movie, too. Surely one and the same.

"Well, what the hell we s'posed to do, you moe-ron? "

Stork was Kenney for certain. Or Kenney was Stork.

A couple of us used to say Stork's one line ad nauseum back in the old college daze. Between puffs.

Ditto amazed:

I was more amazed that I never realized that the same actress had played both of these parts."Are you sure, that mayor's daughter was played by the same actress as Maggie, Danny Noonan's girlfriend in Caddyshack?"

Who knew? I mean, apart from the people who knew.

I didn't click until viewing Animal H a year or 2. It hit me like a mallet.

AH holds up pretty well. John Vernon a champ character actor.

Dean Vernon Wormer: Greg, what is the worst fraternity on this campus?
Greg Marmalard: Well that would be hard to say, sir. They're each outstanding in their own way.
Dean Vernon Wormer: Cut the horseshit, son. I've got their disciplinary files right here. Who dropped a whole truckload of fizzies into the swim meet? Who delivered the medical school cadavers to the alumni dinner? Every Halloween, the trees are filled with underwear. Every spring, the toilets explode.
Greg Marmalard: You're talking about Delta, sir.
Dean Vernon Wormer: Of course I'm talking about Delta, you TWERP!

Last week I set a resit exam and labelled it Double Secret Examination. No bullshit.

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