Dismissing Adam Sandler because you think his humor is stupid is kind of like dismissing
bungee jumping because it's dangerous or claiming the Spice Girls are
irrelevant because they're too poppy.
People tend to forget that, on occasion, stupidity can be raised to an art form.
In fact, this is just what Sandler has done, somewhat sporadically, on "Saturday Night Live," on previous comedy albums and in movies such as "The
Waterboy" and "Happy Gilmore" (though not in his most recent film, "Big Daddy" too
highbrow). Sandler's 1993 album They're All Gonna Laugh At
You!, contained a masterfully schlocky country-pop song titled "At A
Medium Pace," which is so twisted and hilarious that it generally provokes expressions of shock followed by hysterical laughter from people who are hearing it for the first time.
Unfortunately, none of the songs on Stan and Judy's Kid ever
approach the demented majesty of "At a Medium Pace." The one song on the album that has the potential to achieve such inspired lunacy
a live recording of "7 Foot Man" (RealAudio excerpt) is just what it is, a song he
and his band wrote on the bus soon before it was performed (Sandler
admits as much in the song's intro). "I'm a 7-foot man," he sings over a simple rock
ballad chord progression, tossing off lyrics about how he bumps his head on
lots of stuff because of his height. "My last girlfriend died because," he
growls, "my penis," then shouts, "IS 7 FEET WIDE!" This brings the
house down, but compared to some of his more hilariously puerile numbers it
just isn't that funny not even that stupidly funny.
"Dee Wee (My Friend The Massive Idiot)," a rap song, is so awful it doesn't even
fall into the "so bad it's good" category, and the sexually explicit "She
Comes Home to Me" (RealAudio excerpt) in which Sandler sings, Sinatra-style, about how his girl
can perform unspeakable oral acts is funnier in concept than in
execution. "Chanukah Song Part II" (RealAudio excerpt) is a retread of the original, though
Sandler occasionally spits out mildly amusing lines such as, "Lenny Kravitz is
half Jewish/ Courtney Love is half too/ Put them together/ What a funky bad-ass Jew!"
And the skits? You'd be better off skipping to the songs.