Get Stupid!

With references to Courtney Love and prodigious penises, one can't help but wonder how this album could miss!

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.