The Chanukah Song Turns Twenty

Break out the Manischewitz, because here’s every Jew, non-Jew, and possible Jews name-dropped by Adam Sandler. 

Twenty years ago this holiday season, Adam Sandler rocked both the Semitic and gentile worlds when he performed “The Chanukah Song” on Saturday Night Live. Since then, he’s released revised editions, name-dropping even more Jewish people, non-Jewish people, Jewish objects, fictional Jews, and O.J. Simpson. Maxim looks back at the legacy of the song in the most OCD of ways – by presenting a few lists of all the Jews, Vulcans, Deli’s, and Willie Nelson band members name-checked by Sandler.

The Jews (* denotes half-Jewishness)

David Lee Roth


James Caan


Kirk Douglas


Dinah Shore


Bowzer from Sha Na Na


Arthur Fonzarelli


Paul Newman*


Goldie Hawn*


Barry Ackerley


Ann Landers


Harrison Ford*


All of The Three Stooges


Winona Ryder*


Ralph Lauren


Calvin Klein


Louise Post and Nina Gordon of Veruca Salt


All of the Beastie Boys, but “Ad-Rock” gets a *


Lenny Kravitz*


Harvey Keitel


Yasmine Bleeth*


Dustin Hoffman (Dustin Hoffmanica)


Robert Levine


David Lander


Debra Messing


Melissa Gilbert


Michael Landon*


Jerry Lewis


Ben Stiller*


Jack Black*


Rob Schneider*


Mickey Raphael


Sarah Hughes*


Harry Houdini


David Blaine*


Gwyneth Paltrow*


Jennifer Connelly*


Lou Reed


Perry Farrell


Paula Abdul


Joey Ramone


Natalie Portman

Fictional Jews


Captain Kirk


Spock


Dear Abby


Happy Gilmore


Ross and Phoebe from Friends

Speculative Jews


Tom Cruise’s Agent

Jewish Locations


The Carnegie Deli

Non-Jews


O. J. Simpson


Ebenezer Scrooge


O. J. Simpson (non-Judaism reiterated in 1999 version)


Tiger Woods


Bruce Springsteen (Judy Sandler thinks otherwise)


Osama Bin Laden

People Incorrectly Identified As Jews


Rod Carew


Courtney Love


Jennifer Beals


Don Messick (voice of Scooby Doo)


Beck

Converted Jews That Sandler Would Like To Return To Previous Faith


Tom Arnold

Former Jews

Bob Dylan

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