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Caddyshack follow-up: Spaulding Smails

My brother Matt made fun of me for tagging “Judge Smails” in my prior Caddyshack post, but turns out it was a very smart thing to do indeed. By clicking on the tag, I found an entry from another blog on WordPress called “Symptom of the Universe.” Mike S, the creator of the blog did a short interview with actor John Barmon, who played Spaulding Smails in the movie. Mike has given me permission to link to his entry, which is definitely worth checking out!! Thanks Mike!!

Happy 30th to Caddyshack!

One of the all-time great comedies, Caddyshack, was released 30 years ago this week (July 25, 1980).  Though reviews at the time were rather mixed, the film has gone to be highly-regarded.(even the normally-stodgy American Film Institute has placed Caddyshack on their list of the 100 best American film comedies.)

There were so many good lines & characters from this classic. What’s your favorite?  Add ’em to the comments!

Besides many great characters and lines, the film has given us some great memorabilia.  How cool is it that you can purchase a golf bag just like Al Czervik’s?  

As far as I know, there never was a sequel.  Never.  Trust me.