UPDATED 5/7, 9:30 a.m. ET: After Adam Sandler responded to a viral video of him in an IHOP, the restaurant chain has declared May 10, 2021 “Milkshake Monday.”
The clip, which made the rounds on TikTok last month, received a reply from Sandler who explained why he left the restaurant without being served. He remarked that he only did so because he learned the all-you-can-eat offer did not apply to milkshakes. In response IHOP, will be hosting a charity event in New York inspired by Sandler’s joke addressing the clip.
For each milkshake sold on the upcoming “Milkshake Monday,” IHOP will donate $1 to non-profit Comedy Gives Back, which helps comedians impacted by the closure of comedy clubs and other venues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are thrilled to celebrate ‘Milkshake Monday’ at IHOP in the spirit of a cheeky smile for a good cause,” said Comedy Gives Back CEO Amber J. Lawson. “A handful of comedians are household names, but the majority are not; we are grateful for IHOP’s support to help working comedians stay afloat in this challenging time.”
The All-You-Can-Drink “Milkshake Monday” will be available 12-8 p.m. at 19 Long Island, New York locations on May 10.
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“Not realizing its Adam Sandler and telling him its a 30min wait and him ofc leaving bc hes not going to wait 30mins for IHOP,” the caption read.
Naturally, the clip’s swift popularity spurred a number of fans to reflect on other instances of Sandler engaging in acts of non-celebrity normalcy, with the overarching message being that Sandler is indeed a very nice guy.
Late Monday night, Sandler provided an explanation for his IHOP exit, joking that it was spurred by a rebuffed desire to consume a large quantity of milkshakes.
“For the record, I only left the IHOP because the nice woman told me the all-you-can-eat deal didn’t apply to the milkshakes,” he said:
Last week, @dayanna.rodas reacted to the wave of headlines inspired by her clip, telling followers she “didn’t think it was going to go viral.”
Back in February, Sandler—fresh off marking the 25th anniversary of the original with a golf-drive clip on Twitter—expressed interest in putting together a Happy Gilmore sequel. While nothing is official, nor has it been formally discussed, Sandler said during an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show that the oft-theorized Senior Tour plot idea “would be so amazing.”
If only we could also get Sandler in an Uncut Gems prequel.