WALTER MATTHAU AS MORRIS BUTTERMAKER IN THE BAD NEWS BEARS (1976)Walter Matthau is like the loveable drunk uncle who shows up to every Thanksgiving and gives everyone below the legal drinking age their first sip (or bottle) of Coors Light. In The Bad News Bears, he plays an alcoholic little league baseball coach for the worst team in the league.
Sharing his profane philosophies on life, Matthau created an unforgettable character that is the blueprint for every foul mouthed role model that came after him. He taught his players the virtue of sharing by letting them have free reign over his beer cooler at the end of the season.
Hey, kids have to learn about beer at some point in their lives. It may as well be when they have a baseball bat in their hands.