Thirsty Thursday: Adam Sandler Co-Stars
Oh did you not think that this would happen? Maybe you simply thought we would talk about which celebrity named Adam Sandler we would like to have a beer with.
Welcome to the 6th edition of the best ever companion blog to Panclog, Thirsty Thursday. Beers are meant to be shared with good people. Brent and I will be discussing who we would like to have a beer with and then pair a beer to that person. Let’s get into it.
Sandler can be a polarizing figure, but we can all agree that he has helped shape the pop culture of the last 20 years. He has done movies with some of the greatest actors around such as, Jennifer Aniston, Jack Nicholson, Don Cheadle, Paz Vega, and Kevin James.
Which of Sandler’s co-stars would you like to share a beer with?
Jared – Whom I would have a beer with – Allen Covert
According to Yahoo Answers, Allen Covert has been in 13 films with Adam Sandler.
Need I say more?
Yahoo Answers is surprisingly wrong with this answer. Covert has been 21 films with Adam Sandler. How did Yahoo Answers get this wrong? I am beyond shocked.
Think about your favorite character in 50 First Dates. Alright let me guess who it is. Is it 10-Second Tom? IT IS! I knew it! Well 10 Second Tom was brilliantly portrayed by Allen Covert. Same with your favorite character in Just Go With It. The other doctor with the soul patch that plays bass? Allen Covert.
Allen has also been in some extraordinary films without Sandler. He was in the always funny, Heavy Weights, and also the very cute, Never Been Kissed. Allen Covert starred in a film that he helped write, Grandma’s Boy. I strongly urge you to watch the trailer to that film and remember that some monkey’s were just born to act.
Allen Covert is the type of actor that every kinda-funny person in high school wants to be like. He’s had a very consistent career that allowed him to have fun and be silly characters. I can not think of another person that would be able to share some sweet Sandler stories.
I would love to pair Funky Buddha’s Maple Bacon Coffee Porter with Allen Covert.
Funky Buddha has slowly become the flagship brewery of Florida. I have recently heard that Florida treats the tapping of the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter like a holiday. In fact that day is today. Florida is probably drinking all of the beers tonight. I just hope and pray that nobody ends up on any FloridaMan blog because of crimes they commit while drinking this amazing brew.
Maple. Bacon. Coffee. Porter. Think about all of those beers individually. YES. YES. YES. and YES! I think sharing this beer with Allen Covert would be perfect because his films with Sandler are built on things that are inherently good. Grown Ups = Good people hanging out. Hotel Transylvania = A children’s movie with old school monsters. 50 First Dates = Romance. The Waterboy = Football fun. Big Daddy = Charm. All of these themes are simple and fun. Yet ultimately, good. If you disagree, you stink. Tweet at me with some complaints.
Brent – Whom I would have a beer with – Drew Barrymore
My good friend Jared is an avid fan of Adam Sandler. Displayed prominently on the mantle above Jared’s fireplace is an impressive collection of Sandler films. Jared does not quite have all of them but he is close. I am certain that this year Jared will complete the “Sandler Collection”.
When it comes to the Sandler films, I am not the fan that Jared is. I certainly have to be in the mood for them at least, although for some reason, Happy Gilmore always hits me in the right spot. Nonetheless, whilst we were trying to figure out whom we should have a beer with this week, our conversation sidetracked down Sandler Street. Good thing too, as this side conversation sparked this week’s topic. “Who is the best Adam Sandler co-star with whom you would like to have a beer?”
I thought about this for about two seconds and settled on Drew Barrymore. She is clearly beyond the other co-stars that have appeared in his movies. Perhaps one could say that she is the actual star and Sandler is the co-star. To the best of my knowledge, she has only made three movies with Adam, “The Wedding Singer,” “Blended,” and “50 First Dates.”
I am not sure that I have seen “The Wedding Singer” in its entirety, and what I have seen occurred a long time ago. What I do remember of it was an epic scene with Billy Idol towards the end of the movie. I have also only seen Blended once. I do remember enjoying it, but it did not really stick with me as I am drawing a blank on what at all happened. I probably should have watched them both again before writing this.
In any case, I did recently watch “50 First Dates” because of a fantasy football league that I participate. The team with the most points for a given week gets to select a movie that everyone in the league is supposed to watch in the following week. If you get the movie watched before the conclusion of all football games that week, then you get extra points for you team. Sadly, Jared and I seem to be the only folks that consistently watch each movie. But hey, I will take the free points as it has delivered me a couple of wins.
What I like about “50 First Dates” is the character that Drew plays, Lucy Whitmore. The character is sweet, intelligent, witty, kind, passionate, caring, funny, etc. Her character is everything you want in another human being, save the memory loss of course. Her character is a magnificent foil to the more crude humor and situations posed by the rest of the film. Lucy seems to always rise above what is happening around her and Drew accomplishes this with aplomb.
I have seen many of her movies, but nowhere near all of them. However, what I have seen I have enjoyed. Mostly because that while she inhabits her characters, you consistently get the feeling that Drew herself truly enjoys her work. That enjoyment spills out from the screen and provides that little bit of extra spark. This is most evident in “Charlie’s Angels,” if you ask me.
“Charlie’s Angels,” is another movie that is a lot of fun. Just be sure to throw physics out the window when you are watching it. In addition, you could make a drinking game out of how many times the word “angel” is spoken in the movie; however, you would probably end up dead within the first 45 minutes.
The beer that I would like to share with Drew Barrymore is the Delirium Red made by Brouwerij Huyghe.
The bottle is unique in that there is a red foil wrapper over the cap that you peel off as if you were opening champagne. The beer has a deep red color that makes the head have a pinkish hue. Its aroma is fruity and robust. I suspect that it is made with cherries, as there are hints of it in the flavor. While the initial taste is smooth, it does strike back with a bit of a bite. Overall, it reminds me of red cream soda. It does taste more like a soda pop than a beer in my opinion. Nonetheless, it is a good beverage. I look forward to welcoming Drew to my fair city and sharing with her this tasty brew.
Who would you like to have a beer with? What beer would you drink with them?