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This '50 First Dates' parody featuring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler might be funnier than the original

The sketch was part of Barrymore's new daytime talk show premiere episode.

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan

To some critics, the 2004 romantic comedy 50 First Dates—starring Adam Sandler as a heartthrob intent on romancing Barrymore's Lucy, who has short-term memory loss—was a bit of a satiric take on the quintessential rom-com. Over 15 years later and the original stars of the film have fully embraced the production's silly character, offering the public a parody of the storyline in a just-released short video that premiered on the actress' new daytime talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show.

In the sketch, Barrymore and Sandler virtually team up and offer us a slightly different ending to the film. Originally, the movie wrapped up with Lucy watching a video of Henry explaining their life together, including a marriage and a daughter. In the parody, the video stars Henry as he catches Lucy up on the current world order right before their 5,000th "first" date together.

"You have a thing called amnesia and I am your husband. We have a daughter. She’s about 40 now or something like that," says Sandler-as-Henry. "It's 2020 and we're also in the middle of a pandemic: [...] baseball games are now being played in front of cardboard people. There's a company called Netflix that provides premium entertainment to people right in the comfort of their own home. They also pay me, so that's why we can have that house together."

Sandler's virtual appearance on the show was one of many by Barrymore's closest friends, who joined in on the debut episode yesterday to congratulate the host on her new gig.

Take a look at the pretty funny 2-minute sketch right here:

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