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20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

Stuff your southpaws. Keep your Caribbean bobsledders. There's only one sporting underdog worth knowing about in cinema and he plays golf with a hockey stick.

It's been two decades since we were first introduced to Happy Gilmore, and while you may be feeling pretty old right now, the film remains as relatable as ever.

For proof of that, here are 20 nuggets of brilliance from the sports comedy classic.

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Chubbs: Golf's no different from Hockey. It requires talent and self-discipline.

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Happy Gilmore: Golf requires goofy pants and a fat ass.

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Shooter McGavin: I tell you, the real winner today is the city of Portland. Every time I come here it gets hard to leave. I bet you put something to the water.

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Gary Potter: Happy, the ball itself has its own energy, or life-force if you will. Its natural environment is in the hole. So why don’t you send him home? His bags are packed, he’s got his airplane tickets, bring him to the airport.

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Happy Gilmore: I'd love to punch that guy in the face right now. But I can't, you know, because I'd get in trouble.

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Chubbs: It's all in the hips. It's all in the hips. It's all in the hips. It's all in the hips.

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Happy Gilmore: I got into this tournament for one reason: money. And now I have a new reason: kicking your ass!

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Chubbs: Yeah. tournament down in Florida. I hooked my ball in the rough down by the lake. Damned alligator just popped up, cut me down on my prime. He got me, but I tore one of that bastard's eyes out though. Look at that.

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Virginia: I thought we were going to be just friends.
    Happy Gilmore: What? Friends listen to Endless Love in the dark.

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Happy Gilmore: Looks like a slight hill. Whaddya think? 
    Otto: And a slant to the left. 
    Happy Gilmore: Nah, it looks that way cause you've only got one shoe on.

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Happy Gilmore: I should just try to get the ball in one shot every time.

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Bob Barker: I don't want a PIECE of you... I want the whole THING!

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Gary Potter: A lot of pressure. You got to rise above it. You got to harness in the good energy, block out the bad. Harness. Energy. Block. Bad. Feel the flow, Happy. Feel it. It's circular. It's like a carousel. You pay the quarter, you get on the horse, it goes up and down, and around. It's circular. Circle, with the music, the flow. All good things.

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Virginia: He just got a Hole-in-One on a par four. He's a publicist's *dream*. I mean, a guy who could drive the ball that far - oh, he could really draw a crowd.

     

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Happy Gilmore: The price is wrong, bitch!

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Shooter McGavin: Damn you people. This is golf. Not a rock concert.

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Happy Gilmore: Let me just enjoy the one thing that makes me a little bit happy. This fresh, cold, delicious, turkey-filled......cold-cut combo from Subway! I eat three every day to keep me strong.

     

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Happy Gilmore: It ain't over, McGavin. The way I see it... we've only just begun.

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Donald: [to Happy] You're gonna need a blanket and suntan lotion, cause you're never gonna get off that beach, just like the way you never got into the NHL... you jackass!

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    20 pieces of wisdom from Happy Gilmore

    Happy Gilmore: I'm stupid. You're smart. I was wrong. You were right. You're the best. I'm the worst. You're very good-looking. I'm not attractive.