There is a strange scene in Billy Madison where Billy is cleaning erasers for one of his teachers -- Miss Lippy, a hippy-like lady who teaches an elementary class -- and Miss Lippy puts a big dab of paste right on her face. The scene ends right after she does this.

Why does Miss Lippy put paste on her face?

  • Was she high on chalk dust? Really, no clue. Might be in-line with the "Little Person" in Happy Gilmore's Happy Place ... No real explanation, it's just there to make you laugh while scratching your head. (At least everything that I've heard hasn't had a good explanation for the Little Person!) Feb 9, 2014 at 0:31
  • Miss libby/lippy whatever it is was probably a sex fiend as she equated the glue to cum.
    – user21122
    May 10, 2015 at 7:47
  • "It was flour and water, and they said, 'You're gonna be sitting in a chair and you're gonna put paste on your face,'" she recalled, adding that she wasn't used to life on a movie set, without rehearsals. "I put the stick in [the paste] and put it right on top of my eyeball. They said, 'Oh my God, I can't believe you put it on your eye!' I kinda got in trouble because they had to re-do my makeup, but I think they used [the take]!" - abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/…
    – user7812
    Mar 13, 2016 at 22:22

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I agree with @Paulster2 - just to make you laugh while scratching your head. But I want to add that Billy comes back to the classroom while the teacher is performing a tortured dance of anguish, so I think the paste on her face is just another level of her psychosis. Adam Sandler thinks it's funny to show that a sweet Kindergarten teacher has this troubled psychological condition underneath it all. (And I remember laughing at the paste on the face, so I must think it's funny too!)


Have you worked Kinder? It looks as though she is taking her time to find a happy place...I don't agree that she is troubled, more so she is fighting for her own sanity!

  • This doesn't seem to answer the question. Sep 19, 2014 at 0:49

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