I was complicit in the hijack of a thread over in NASCARville and a TFer with over 16,000 posts to his name politely suggested - actually he dared me - that I start a thread over here. About Caddyshack, which was sort of where I'd taken the thread.
I'm not really that impressed with high post counts - I barely have time to have a life even with my unimpressive numbers. But a polite suggestion is such a rarity on TF that I jumped at the idea, even though I'm much more knowledgeable of sites where movie quotes can be found than I am of the actual quotes.
But to defend my participation in the distraction of the thread, others (right Roach?) had already taken if from our National Anthem to discussion of where Digger, the Fox gopher, had gone.
My experience with gophers has been that anytime anyone becomes plagued with the little lawn commandos, someone suggests that they (not the gophers) watch Caddyshack for advice. I'm willing to bet Fox got lots of advice over what they could do with Digger, much of which would probably have made great quotes in Caddyshack - or, perhaps a sequel, which is rumored.
The fact is that researching gopher removal on the internet, and reading sites that offer "serious" advice is to discover a whole new source of humor, perhaps even funnier than the movie. Without going into a lot of detail, the cure that I found that worked for me and my lawn, was to offer fresh, unwrapped sticks of Juicy-Fruit gum at the entrance being careful, as instructed, not to actually touch the stick. The gophers disappeared. Do you suppose that Digger departed this vale of tears with gum clogged intestines and, if so, did it come from Fox hands (which were careful not to touch) or some disgruntled TFer (and I could suggest suspects).
In any case, I'm not especially contrite over hijacking the NASCAR thread. Now if, instead of a gopher, NASCAR and Fox had burdened us with a Beaver named Digger, I can understand that some critical comments might have appeared that would have crossed the imaginary line of Moderator sensitivity.
But the point is that anyone wanting to share quotes from Caddyshack or from any other gopher sources, this is their thread. As ordered.