Back to School; Triple Lindy


Searching the internet for a possible answers, made me realize that this question has been asked many times before.

The answer to the question is: no.

Below some of the things I found along the way.

In this video (0'30") on YouTube, an alleged attempt is made to perform a Triple Lindy, but I think it's just a faulty dive.

In this interview, the director Alan Metter explains the origin of the Triple Lindy:

Q: I have to ask about the "Triple Lindy" dive. Who came up with the actual silly dive itself? How long did it take to film and were there any challenges?

and the response of Alan:

A: The Triple Lindy was the vision of writer Michael Elias, Triple Lindy who I met on a television special for Steve Martin. He was talking with Rodney about the diving horse act on the boardwalk in Atlantic City in the 40s. Suddenly he said, "Hey, why don't you do an impossible dive...The Triple Lindy..." I knew immediately I had struck gold. What...

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Back to School is a 1986 American comedy film starring Rodney Dangerfield, Keith Gordon, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Terry Farrell, William Zabka, Ned Beatty, Sam Kinison, Paxton Whitehead and Robert Downey, Jr. It was directed by Alan Metter.

The plot centers on a wealthy but uneducated father (Dangerfield) who goes to college to show solidarity with his discouraged son (Gordon) and learns that he cannot buy an education or happiness.

Author Kurt Vonnegut has a cameo as himself, as does the band Oingo Boingo, whose frontman Danny Elfman composed the score for the film.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison was used as a backdrop for the movie, although it was called "Grand Lakes University." The diving scenes were filmed at the since-demolished Industry Hills Aquatic Club in the City of Industry, California.

Before the end credits, the message "For ESTELLE Thanks For So Much" is shown. This is a dedication to Estelle Endler, one of the executive...

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During the final scene, Thornton Melon gives a speech as a freshman for the graduating seniors. Even though he never attended college before, he is wearing not only graduation robes, but doctoral robes. As part of his generous donation, however, he may have been bestowed an honorary degree.

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Thornton Melon

: [

in college bookstore

] Hey, you guys get everything you need?

Jason Melon

: Oh, yeah, we got it.

Thornton Melon

: Good... Hey! What's with the used books?

Jason Melon

: Well, what's wrong with used books?

Thornton Melon

: They've already been read!

Jason Melon

: Yeah, and they already been UNDER-LINED, too. Get it?

Thornton Melon

: That's the problem. The last guy who under-lined them, he could have been a maniac! Hey, get these guys some new books. Huh? Get some new books, will ya?

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