On the eighteenth day of June, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story turns 10 years old. Seriously? Whoa. I remember the first time I watched the dodgeball-centric comedy: I was at a friend's house. I'm pretty sure I ate a Chalupa while I watched, and I'm definitely sure I laughed my Taco Bell-loving butt off throughout the movie. But can I level with you? I can’t remember the last time I watched it. It's not that I don't like the movie. I really, really like it. It's just been a while since I've caught it on cable, I don't own it on DVD, et cetera. That being said, if you asked me to name who was in the cast besides Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, and Christine Taylor, I’d say, “JUSTIN LONG!” And then, you’d say, “Okay, name another.” I'd say, "THE GUY WHO PLAYS THE CRAGGY DODGEBALL COACH." And then you'd say that answer doesn't count, and I’d just stare at an uneven spot in the carpet until you walked away.
Until now, that is. Why? Because I looked at the movie's IMDB page. I had several “WAIT, SO-AND-SO WAS IN IT? ARE YOU SERIOUS? HAVE I SEEN THIS MOVIE?” moments while looking at the cast list. (I assure you, I have seen this movie. I just have a wonky memory.)
Here are a handful of the actors I completely forgot were in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story:
Hank Azaria as young Patches O’Houlihan
I wish I saw this video when I was in elementary school. My dodgeball game would've been ON POINT. (My dodgeball game was whack.)
Rip Torn as Patches O’Houlihan
If you can dodge a wrench...
Gary Cole as Cotton McKnight & Jason Bateman as Pepper Brooks
The best dodgeball color commentators in all the land.
David Hasselhoff as David Hasselhoff, coach of the German Dodgeball team
Hasselhoff shattering his own framed headshot as a punishment to the team makes me howl like a baboon.
Missi Pyle as Fran Stalinovskovichdavidovitchsky
Alan Tudyk as Steve the Pirate
Excuse me, I must go drain the sea monster.
William Shatner as the Dodgeball Chancellor
I totally remembered that one.
Lance Armstrong as Lance Armstrong
Excuse me. Lance Armstrong as Lance Armstrong, Fan of Dodgeball
Chuck Norris as Chuck Norris
Lori Beth Denberg as Martha Johnstone
No vital information for our everyday lives. Just a disastrous cheerleading tryout.
That's it. I need to watch this again immediately. Is it on Netflix? I hope it's on Netflix. If not, I will throw a wrench at something (just kidding, I would NEVER).