Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore Just Rebooted '50 First Dates'
Twenty-two years after they first worked together on The Wedding Singer and 16 years after they reunited to make 50 First Dates Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore reunited again, this time virtually, for a sketch inspired by the latter that aired on her new daytime TV talk show.
The actors play Henry and Lucy, their characters from the film, which is about a man who falls in love with a woman with memory loss issues that have clearly not gone away. She wakes to a videotape labeled “GOOD MORNING, LUCY” and is greeted by a heavily bearded Sandler delivering the news that they’re on their 5,000th date.
Henry moves on to catching Lucy up about current events in 2020 like the pandemic, which is terrible and causing baseball games to be played in front of cardboard cutouts of people.
“It sounds like you’re making this up,” she says. If only, Lucy.
Henry also extolls the virtues of Netflix, which “provides premium entertainment to people right in the comfort of their own home. They also pay me, so that’s why we can have that house together,” he continues, now presumably as Sandler and not Henry.
“Drew, in all seriousness though, I want to just tell you this. I couldn’t honestly be more excited for your own show now,” Sandler says in an earnest moment that’s immediately cut off by Ten-Second Tom, a 50 First Dates character with an even worse memory than Lucy.
Tom leaves, and Sandler continues gushing over Barrymore.
“You are gonna make people so happy every day, every time they see you. You are magic. The whole world feels it, and I’m lucky that I know you so well. I love you.”
“I can’t think of any endeavor I’d want to do without you, Adam. So thanks, and I love you.”
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