20 Caddyshack Facts That Even Its Most Dedicated Fans Don’t Know

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Image: Christopher Michel
Image: Christopher Michel

18. The Dalai Lama responded to the movie by barely responding

One of the most memorable scenes from the movie is when Carl Spackler (played by Bill Murray) recounts a hilarious story about caddying for the Dalai Lama. But the peaceful figure had never even heard of the movie. When asked in a Fox News interview whether he’d seen it, a rather mystified Dalai Lama responded with, “what?”

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Image: YouTube/the motor city cobra

17. Scott Colomby picked up a bad habit during filming

Sometimes the lines blur between fiction and reality during the filming process, something which Scott Colomby knows all too well. His character Tony D’Annunzio was often puffing on a cigarette in the movie, but Colomby stated on the DVD extras that he’d never smoked before the role. However, following his portrayal of the human smoke machine, he was hooked.

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Image: YouTube/the motor city cobra

16. An awkward sex scene caught Cindy Morgan off guard

Love scenes are tough enough to act in without things happening that you aren’t prepared for. Well, when it comes to a mostly improvised movie like Caddyshack, you should learn to expect the unexpected. Cindy Morgan certainly wasn’t anticipating Chevy Chase to pour oil on her during their love scene. Indeed, she said in a 2010 interview with Socialite Life, “When he dumped that bottle of oil on my back, did you think I knew that was coming?”

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