50 The Waterboy Quotes That All Adam Sandler Fans Will Love

Monisha Kochhar
Dec 12, 2023 By Monisha Kochhar
Originally Published on Feb 03, 2021
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This sports metaphor movie speaks about doing what you like against all odds, and it’s never too late to start or re-start something.

The other characters in the film are Bobby’s overprotective mother Helen, played by Kathy Bates, his high school girlfriend, Vicki, and two rival university football team coaches. Adam Sandler plays Bobby Boucher so well that we feel for him as a socially awkward kid who always is the naïve one in the school.

The story begins with Bobby Boucher (Adam Sandler) being bullied by the University of Louisiana’s college football team for eighteen years. He is finally fired from the group by the mean coach. Bobby Boucher asks the Coach Klein of Louisiana State University Mud Dogs to hire him.

The Mud Dog earns a trip to the annual Bourbon Bowl on New Year’s Day to play against the Cougars and Coach Beaulieu. The cougars spoil the Mud Dogs pep rally and reveal that Bobby never finished high school as he was homeschooled and had submitted fake transcripts to the Board.

It turns the college football team and fans against Bobby. Enjoy these gripping 'The Waterboy' movie quotes, and read Adam Sandler quotes and [Happy Gilmore quotes] after.

Funny 'The Waterboy' Movie Quotes

Like various other sports movies,  'The Waterboy' is also the story of an underdog team that emerges victorious against all odds. Adam Sandler shines brightly as the protagonist and is supported brilliantly by an ensemble cast.

The movie emerged as a blockbuster and is still loved by the fans for various funny 'The Waterboy' quotes and dialogues. Some funny quotes from the movie 'The Waterboy' are given below for you to enjoy.

1. "Bobby Boucher: Mama, when did Ben Franklin invent electricity?’

Mama Boucher: That’s nonsense, I invented electricity. Ben Franklin is the Devil!”

- 'The Waterboy'.

2. “You don’t have what they call 'the social skills'. That’s why you never have any friends, ‘cept fo’ yo’ mama.”

- Mama Boucher, 'The Waterboy'.

3. “Excuse me, ladies, while I just go hang myself.”

- Bobby Boucher Jr., 'The Waterboy'.

4. “No son of mine is gonna play any foos-ball.”

- Mama Boucher, 'The Waterboy'.

5. “Coach Klein: Gatorade not only quenches your thirst better, it tastes better too, idiot.

Bobby Boucher: No. You people drinkin the wrong water.

Coach Klein: Gatorade

Bobby Boucher: H2O.

Coach Klein: Gatorade.”

- 'The Waterboy'.

6. “Bobby Boucher, what did momma tell you about girls!”

- Mama Boucher, 'The Waterboy'.

7. “Once again, I’m not quite sure what that means.”

- Bobby Boucher, 'The Waterboy'.

8. “My Mama says that alligators are ornery because they got all them teeth and no toothbrush.”

- Bobby Boucher, 'The Waterboy'.

9. “It’s the devil.”

- Mama Boucher, 'The Waterboy'.

10. “Now that’s what I call high quality H2O.”

- Bobby Boucher, 'The Waterboy'.

11. “Everything is the devil to you, Mama. Well, I like school, and I like football. And I’m gonna keep doin’ them both because they make me feel good.”

- Bobby Boucher, 'The Waterboy'.

12. “Are men supposed to wear pyjamas featuring a cartoon character by the name of Deputy Dawg?”

- Mama Boucher, 'The Waterboy'.

13. “Remember the time Bobby Boucher showed up at halftime and the Mud Dogs won the Bourbon Bowl, do ya?”

- Bobby Boucher, 'The Waterboy'.

14. "Bobby Boucher: You do not have to...have to pay me. I-I will do it for free. Just promise me that you will never distribute the contents of that jug to any human person.

Coach Klein: That’s a deal.”

- 'The Waterboy'.    

15. "Coach Klein: Bobby, can you do that for me every game?

Bobby Boucher: Coach, not only will I do it for you, I. I. I. yes, yes, I’ll do it for you.”

- 'The Waterboy'.        

16. "Casey Bugge: He poked me in the eye!

Bobby Boucher: Captain Insano shows no mercy.”

- 'The Waterboy'.    

17. “Hey, remember the time Bobby tackled the referee by mistake?”

- Derek Wallace, 'The Waterboy'.

18. "Bobby Boucher: Mama, something bad happened today.

Mama Boucher: Did somebody hurt you, my boy? Who hurt you?! You tell Mama who hurt you!”

- 'The Waterboy'.          

Interesting 'The Waterboy' Quotes

Adam Sandler stated that he got the inspiration for the character of Bobby from a character he played on SNL. With his unique style and humor, he managed to entertain the audience throughout the movie through some interesting moments. Here are some of the most interesting 'The Waterboy' quotes that you will certainly like.


19. "Bobby Boucher: Stop makin’ fun of me!

Guy Grenouille: Red thirty! Hut!”

Coach Klein: [in amazement] Wow!

Derek Wallace: Damn!"

- 'The Waterboy'.

20. "Robert ‘Bobby’ Boucher Jr.: Mama, Vicky is an astrologist.

Helen ‘Mama’ Boucher: I don’t believe in that sort of thing personally. Astrology is one of the many tools of the devil."

- 'The Waterboy'.

21. "Helen ‘Mama’ Boucher: Bobby, deh ever catch dat gorilla that busted out a da zoo and punched you in da eye?

Robert ‘Bobby’ Boucher Jr.: No Mama, the search continues."

- 'The Waterboy'.

22. "Paco: Look at Bobby tackle. I haven’t seen a tackle like that since Joe Montana.

Walter: Joe Montana was a quarterback, you idiot.

Paco: I said Joe Mantegna."

- 'The Waterboy'.

23. “Water sucks. Gatorade is better.”

- Coach Klein, 'The Waterboy'.

24. “No, Colonel Sanders. You’re wrong. Mama’s right.”

- Bobby Boucher Jr., 'The Waterboy'.

25. “Now you go on, have some fun becoming a man.”

- Helen Mama Boucher, 'The Waterboy'.

26. “Yes, yes, that is another first for me. And I appreciate what you’re showing me right now.”

- Bobby Boucher Jr., 'The Waterboy'.

27. “You can do it.”

- Townie, 'The Waterboy'.

28. “I am not what you would call a handsome man. The good Lord chose not to bless me with... with charm, athletic ability... or a fully functional brain. You see, you’re an inspiration, to all of us who... who weren’t born handsome, and charming and cool, and and...”

- Paco, 'The Waterboy'.

29. "Bobby Boucher: Nice hit, Mama.

Mama Boucher: Thanks baby. Now you go on and have some fun becomin’ a man."

- 'The Waterboy'.      

30. “That’s kinda like my old man told me one time, Lynn. The only thing better than a crawfish dinner, is five crawfish dinners.”

- Coach Red Beaulieu, 'The Waterboy'.

31. "Roberto: “Bobby? It’s me! Your dad! Roberto!

Bobby Boucher: Dad?

Roberto: You know, I’ve seen you on the ESPN, when they were talkin’ about you bein’ drafted by the NFL.

Bobby: I’m not going to the NFL. I’m gonna stay in school and graduate.

Roberto: The hell with school, dopey! Take the money! You and me can be partners! Just like that Tiger Woods and his dad! …Uh-oh.

Bobby Boucher: Nice hit, Mama!

Mama Boucher: Thanks, baby. Now go on, have fun becomin’ a man."

- 'The Waterboy'.

32. "Coach Klein: This is good. This is much better than what I serve.

Bobby Boucher: That is the water that you serve to your players?

Coach Klein: Uh huh.

Bobby Boucher: It is imperative that you allow me to be your waterboy.

Coach Klein: I can’t hire you. I can’t hire anybody. We’re the poorest footb...

Bobby Boucher: You do not have to...have to pay me. I-I will do it for free. Just promise me that you will never distribute the contents of that jug to any human person.

Coach Klein: [pause] That’s a deal."

- 'The Waterboy'.

33. "Look who’s on TV, Mama... it’s the devil."

- Bobby Boucher, 'The Waterboy'.

34. "Vicki Vallencourt: Well, Bobby Boucher, welcome to manhood. I’ll make sure to welcome you properly later.

Bobby Boucher: Once again, I’m not quite sure what that means."

- 'The Waterboy'.

35. "Coach Klein: Are you all right?

Bobby Boucher: I wasn’t gonna do nothin’, coach!

Coach Klein: Well ya better do something. You gotta stick up for yourself, Bobby.

Bobby Boucher: But what about the finely tuned athletic machine?

Coach Klein: I am not telling you to go on a shooting rampage!"

- 'The Waterboy'.

36. "Professor: The medulla oblongata... is where anger, jealousy and aggression come from. Now, is there anybody here can tell me where happiness comes from? Anyone? All right, let’s hear what Mama has to say on the subject.

Bobby Boucher: Mama say that happiness is from magic rays of sunshine that come down when you feelin’ blue."

- 'The Waterboy'.      

37. "Professor: Well, folks, Mama’s wrong again.

Bobby Boucher: No, Colonel Sanders, you’re wrong. Mama’s right. You’re all wrong. Mama’s right. Mama’s right!

Professor: Somethin’ wrong with his medulla oblongata."

- 'The Waterboy'.

Remarkable 'The Waterboy' Quotes

With an overprotective mother, Bobby Boucher had always been protected from the harsher realities of the world around him. Though, as the movie progresses, his personality undergoes a remarkable transition, which has been aptly showcased by Adam Sandler. Here are some remarkable 'The Waterboy' quotes that will certainly entertain you.

38. "Everybody already 'is' laughing at us. We haven't won a game since nineteen-ninety-four."

- Lyle Robideaux, 'The Waterboy'.

39. "[searching for #62] Sixty-two, sixty-two... there you are!”

- Bobby Boucher, 'The Waterboy'.

40. "Mama Boucher: I don’t ever want you associating with little girls.

Young Bobby Boucher Jr.: Why not Mama?

Mama Boucher: Because little girls are the devil!"

- 'The Waterboy'.        

41. "Coach Klein: What part do you think I’m about to eat?

Mama Boucher: Well, basically a snake don’t have parts. But if I had to call it anything, uh, I would say it’s his knee."

- 'The Waterboy'.  

42. “You come into Mama’s bedroom, Mama will brush your hair.”

- Mama Boucher, 'The Waterboy'.

43. "Coach Klein: Who’s your favorite wrestler?

Bobby Boucher Jr: Well, even though he was slightly discourteous to me recently, I’m gonna hafta say Captain Insano.”

- 'The Waterboy'.

44. "And I like Vicki and she likes me back."

- Bobby Boucher, 'The Waterboy'.

45. “Slap hands, slap hands!”

- Bobby Boucher Jr., 'The Waterboy'.

46. “The waterboy just needed some water!”

- ESPN Announcer, 'The Waterboy'.

47. "Bobby: Will you please be my friend?

Muddogs QB: No! Get away from me!”

- 'The Waterboy'.

48. "Mama Boucher: You gonna lose all your fancy 'fools' balls' games! And your gonna fail your big exam! Because school is...

Bobby Boucher: The Devil?"

- 'The Waterboy'.

49. “Power bomb, compliments of Captain Insano.”

- Bobby Boucher Jr., 'The Waterboy'.

50. “And by the way, Mama… alligators are ornery because of their medulla oblongata.”

-Bobby Boucher, 'The Waterboy'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'The Waterboy' quotes, then why not take a look at [The Other Guys quotes], or [funny football quotes].

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Written by Monisha Kochhar

Bachelor of Arts Hons specializing in Modern Languages (French and Spanish)

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Monisha KochharBachelor of Arts Hons specializing in Modern Languages (French and Spanish)

A Modern Languages graduate from the University College London, Monisha with a passion for travel and exploring different cultures. She is fluent in French and Spanish and is currently learning Hindi. Monisha enjoys discovering new foods and is an avid sports fan, following soccer and Formula 1. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and watching TV shows.

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