“It was like a lawyer in an Adam Sandler movie,” she said on The View. “It was like an incoherent … I’m serious. It was like Big Daddy and like Adam Sandler. I didn’t understand it. It was just weird. And clearly, it’s not even the B team. I’m not sure that man’s not an actor and I’m not trying to be facetious. But like it was nonsensical and they’re gonna lose.”
Other people made the same Adam Sandler comparison
Castor’s performance was referred to as “rambling and disjointed” during the first day of Trump’s second impeachment trial, USA Today reports. McCain isn’t alone in being bewildered by Castor’s delivery.
“I thought I was watching a legal proceeding but there’s now just some guy on TV rambling on about random things,” George Conway tweeted. In fact comedian, Sarah Cooper responded with an Adam Sandler meme. “Trump’s lawyer: blah blah blah blerdy blerdy blah blah blah,” she wrote.
Others also saw the comparison. “Wait…one of trump’s lawyers stood in senate chambers and tearfully read a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow as a defense? And this isn’t an Adam Sandler movie?” another person tweeted.
‘Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it’
One of the famous scenes that drew comparisons was from Sandler’s 1995 film, Billy Madison. Sandler’s character Billy Madison has to repeat every grade in school in order to be given his father’s company. Toward the end of the film, he participates in a form of Jeopardy in an effort to foil his arch-enemy Eric Gordon played by Bradley Whitford. And while Billy saves the day, he delivers a response to a question that leaves the proctor speechless.
Billy is asked a question about reflections of society in literature. The proctor asks, “The industrial revolution changed the face of the modern novel forever. Discuss, citing specific examples.” That’s when Billy launches into a speech using an elementary school book, ‘The Puppy Who Lost His Way’ as his analogy.
Billy tries to string together a coherent argument, but it falls flat. So he gives the high school team a shout out to get the crowd to cheer. While Billy thought he was triumphant, the proctor disagrees. “Mr. Madison, what you just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I’ve ever heard,” the proctor says looking stunned. “At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you close to anything that could be considered a rational thought.”
“Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it,” he adds. “I award you no points. And may God have mercy on your soul.”
“Okay, a simple wrong would have done just fine,” Billy replies and walks away.