Bob Barker Wasn't the First Choice for "Happy Gilmore"

The Bob Barker scene in Happy Gilmore is one of the best and probably most memorable of the movie. Mr. Barker actually wasn't the first option!

The script was written with Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" sidekick Ed McMahon in mind, but when they sent him the script, he never responded.

Bob Barker was next asked, and he said on one condition: He had to win the fight. This called for a script change, and thus one of the best scenes in Happy Gilmore!

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