They're All Gonna Laugh at You!

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They're All Gonna Laugh at You!
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 28, 1993 (US)
RecordedThe Hit Factory, New York City
The Zoo, Encino, California
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerBrooks Arthur
Adam Sandler chronology
They're All Gonna Laugh at You!
What the Hell Happened to Me?

They're All Gonna Laugh at You! is the debut album by American comedian Adam Sandler, released in 1993. The title comes from a repeated line in the track "Oh Mom...", which is itself a parody of a scene in the film Carrie. Several of the tracks on the album feature very adult humor, a departure from the material in his films, which are generally rated PG or PG-13. This is a trend that would continue on his subsequent comedy albums and live tours.


At the time of the recording, Adam Sandler was in the middle of his five season career at Saturday Night Live and much of this album was made with the help of his friends from the show. Besides Sandler, the album features fellow SNL performers Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Tim Meadows, as well as SNL writers Conan O'Brien, Robert Smigel, and career writing partner Tim Herlihy. The album was also produced by G.E. Smith, SNL's musical director at the time. Several friends of Sandler's also perform and co-write on the album, some of whom would go on to become recurring players in Sandler's films, most notably Allen Covert.

In addition to several non-musical skits, the album includes five songs, two of which were performed live (and previously were performed on SNL: "The Thanksgiving Song" and "Lunchlady Land") at The Strand in Redondo Beach, California on July 25, 1993.[1]


The album was nominated for Best Comedy Album at the 37th Annual Grammy Awards. It has been certified 2x platinum, having sold over two million copies.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly(D) link

As of 2014, sales in the United States have exceeded 1,831,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. [3]

Track listing[edit]

All written by Adam Sandler, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Assistant Principal's Big Day" (Sandler/Tim Herlihy/Rob Schneider) – 2:20
  2. "The Buffoon and the Dean of Admissions" (Sandler/Herlihy) – 2:16
  3. "Buddy" (Sandler/Schneider) – 2:12
  4. "The Longest Pee" (Sandler/Schneider) – 2:15
  5. "Food Innuendo Guy" (Sandler/Jon Rosenberg) – 2:24
  6. "The Beating of a High School Janitor" – 0:31
  7. "Right Field" (Sandler/F. Wolf/H. Busgang/D. McGrath) – 3:11
  8. "The Buffoon and the Valedictorian" (Sandler/Herlihy) – 2:16
  9. "Mr. Spindel's Phone Call" (Sandler/Robert Smigel) – 2:01
  10. "The Thanksgiving Song" (Sandler/Smigel/Ian Maxtone-Graham) – 3:46
  11. "The Beating of a High School Bus Driver" (Sandler/Koren) – 0:57
  12. "Oh Mom..." (Sandler/Schneider) – 2:08
  13. "Fatty McGee" (Sandler/Spade/Meadows)– 3:12
  14. "At a Medium Pace" (Sandler/Koren/Smigel) – 3:16
  15. "The Beating of a High School Science Teacher" – 0:50
  16. "The Cheerleader" (Sandler/Schneider) – 1:34
  17. "I'm So Wasted" (Sandler/Schneider) – 5:00
  18. "Lunchlady Land" (Sandler/Bob Odenkirk/Allen Covert/Herlihy) – 5:01
  19. "The Beating of a High School Spanish Teacher" – 0:28
  20. "Toll Booth Willie" (Koren/Sandler) – 3:47
  21. "Teenage Love on the Phone" – 2:32
  22. "My Little Chicken" (Sandler/Schneider) – 2:15

Tracks in bold are songs.



Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
US Billboard 200[4] 129
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[5] 2
US Top Catalog Albums (Billboard)[6] 17

Songs chart positions[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications
Adult Pop
Mainstream Rock
"The Thanksgiving Song" 1997 40 29


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[8] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ NBC Productions (1993). They're All Gonna Laugh at You! (Booklet). Adam Sandler. Warner Bros. p. 3.
  2. ^ Marchese, David (26 September 2013). "Enter Sandman: The Oral History of Adam Sandler's 'They're All Gonna Laugh at You!'". Spin. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Adam Sandler Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 13, 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Adam Sandler - Chart history | Heatseekers Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 Dec 2013.
  6. ^ "Adam Sandler Chart History (Top Catalog Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  7. ^ "Adam Sandler Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Adam Sandler – They're All Gonna Laugh at You!". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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