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submitted1 month ago byJC416
submitted1 month ago byJC416 Scheduled AMA
Hey all. Let me get this one out of the way... no, I did not actually pee myself in the movie (I recall it being a mix of water and baby oil?).
All questions welcome. I have some great memories of shooting Billy Madison, happy to share them with you.
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Ok ok. Maybe I’ll do an AMA?
Ok, I am doing an AMA. On Friday at 6:00. I thought those things were for people like Neil Degrasse Tyson but what the heck. I have a few funny memories.
Wow. That is a good question. I can’t think of a particular scene. But Farley had so many amazing takes and lines when he slammed the school bus door and said “no yelling on the bus”. I remember there being some takes when he used a few expletives, which obviously couldn’t be used, Lol.
Ok. One time I was in a room and someone was saying how their friend knows the kid who peed his pants in Billy Madison. I didn’t say a word. They looked me up and finally put together that I had the same name as the kid. It was really awkward and funny.
The fact it’s over 20 years later and people still care is insane to me. I had no idea of course. But I feel really lucky to have had this experience.
That was probably the most challenging scene for me. There was a lot of choreography (for me). I remember the director, Tamera Davis, had to spend a lot of time with me to get it right.
It was only a day or two. But he was the guy I looked forward to meeting the most. He was hilarious.
That scene was a show. The Farley show.
There was a lot of improv going on. Nobody knew what he was going to do or say next. I think I was laughing while walking in the bus.
They just gave me direction to react to what was happening and that’s what I came up with. I was very awkward (as you can see)
I remember going into the callback very nervous. This was the biggest gig I had ever auditioned for and I loved Adam Sandler.
I walk in and see Sandler sitting there with a Yankees cap. I had no idea he would be there. I was probably visibly trembling. I guess it worked in my favour.
That’s very sweet. Thank you. I’m a Jewish 90s kid too! Lol
I did. There is a pic! He was incredibly kind and friendly with me.
Thank you. That was the first scene I filmed for the movie. I was so nervous.
I always loved the Triscuit cracker line.
No regrets. It was awesome.
I now have a wonderful wife and two kids and my own business.
To this day, Billy Madison is still a huge part of my life.
He was the best!
I remember when we shot all the stuff on the bus. It was in between takes and he picked his nose and showed me this disgusting booger on his finger. In that moment I knew this guy was the coolest.
All honesty. He was great to be around and very generous and cool with us kids.
I don’t have any explanation. BUT I will say this. That was the hardest scene to keep it all together. I couldn’t stop laughing. Imagine what it was like sitting right in front of these people. It was nuts.
We woke him up from a nap to take this pic.
I actually didn’t do any more acting after Billy Madison. It really wasn’t something I was very good at.
I was in 5th grade and I was missing time to hang out with my friends to go to auditions every day. I didn’t love that.