Adam Sandler returned to "Saturday Night Live" this weekend with an emotional tribute to his deceased friend and co-star Chris Farley. The 52-year-old presenter returned to the 30 rock stage for the first time since his return. NBC dismissed him in 1995 – an incident the comedian sings about in the opening monologue – and ended the show with a song in honor of Farley, who died in December 1997 at the age of 33 from an overdose of drugs.
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Sandler picked up a guitar and referred to many of Farley's hit characters and sketches, including motivational speaker Matt Foley, the Chippendales Dance with Patrick Swayze, and "Gap Girls" The "Billy Madison" actor also interspersed some of his personal memories of Farley.
"He was a one-man party that I'm talking about, I'm talking about my friend Chris Farley." Sandler sang.
He told how Farley was worried when friends would warn him that he ended up like John Belushi, a "SNL" alum who died of an overdose of drugs, and John Candy, a comedian whose Lifestyle through heavy smoking and drinking could have contributed to a fatal heart attack.
"He said," These guys are my heroes, that's all right and dandy, "Sandler sang.
Sandler also touched on Farley's relationship with his father and sang as he found his deceased friend crying when he heard a song by KC and the Sunshine Band that reminded him of his father. The first "SNL" host completed the song with Farley's legacy and sang that his children laugh at Farley's old clips and the movie "Tommy Boy".
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You ask me who is the funniest guy I've ever known. I certainly tell them that they are. "Sander sang.
Sandler, who originally performed the song in his Netflix" 100% Fresh "repeats his character" Opera Man "during the" Weekend Update "segment of the show, to cheers and laughter from the audience.