On Conan, Kathy Bates shared how she almost turned down her Waterboy role, revealing, "I was in my bed and I read the first 12 pages [of the script] and I thought, 'Oh, this is a piece of shit.'...and so I threw it away. And my niece who works for me, she came in and she said, 'What is this?' and I said, 'Oh, some stupid script they sent me.' And she pulled it out and she said, 'ADAM SANDLER?!' and I said, 'Who is that?' And she said, 'Don't you know "The Hanukah Song" from Saturday Night Live?' So, she made me do the movie! And, we had so much fun. We had a blast."