Judge Elihu Smails is the main antagonist in the 1980 comedy Caddyshack.
He was portrayed by actor the late Ted Knight.
Smails is a pompous snob with a fondness for white pants and yachting caps. As the tyrannical president of the local country club, he tangles with crude newcomer Al Czervik and golf god, Ty Webb. At the end of the movie, after he refuses to pay up for the tournament, he runs away.