Caddyshack remains one of the most quotable and watchable-at-any-time comedies ever, and I'll always have fond memories of loving it when I was little (then growing up and getting the other 97% of the jokes and loving it more), but I watched it about a month ago for the first time in a couple years, and a new thought popped into my head about five or six times: "Wow, Rodney Dangerfield's character is a complete f*cking assh*le."
Rodney's "New Money" Al Czervik character is portrayed as a down-to-earth wisecracker that the stuckup Bushwood regulars just can't tolerate, but in reality, ANY RATIONAL HUMAN would be instantly and justifiably mad at him: he shows up, distracts the other golfers, insults the food at the clubhouse, insults everyone on the dancefloor, completely unnecessarily lays into Judge Smails' wife "Hey baby, you must've been something before electricity wanna make $14 the hard way?" then unapologetically destroys Smails' yacht along with about 7 other vehicles. Yes, the Bushwood regulars are haughty, exclusionary racists, but if a friend of mine said or did anything that Rodney does in this movie, let alone all of them in rapid succession, I'd be completely correct for not wanting to hang out with them.
Also it's a little weird that Danny has sex with Lacey while his girlfriend might be pregnant and we're supposed to be cool with that, but whaaatever. Hey look Bill Murray!
The Ministry of Silly Walks is now taking applicants. (None-silly, NORMIE walkers need not apply).
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Here's Streeter in a graduation cap to elaborate: