Published: Mon, May 06, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Adam Sandler's Chris Farley tribute: 'Most moving' SNL sketch ever

Adam Sandler's Chris Farley tribute: 'Most moving' SNL sketch ever

This makes it all the more special that Adam Sandler will be returning to 30 Rock as the host of Saturday Night Live for the first time since leaving the show close to a quarter-century ago.

Sandler took the stage at Studio 8H for the first time in 24 years with a guitar in hand to sing a song dedicated to Farley, who died in December 1997 of a drug overdose at age 33.

Looking back, it remains one of the most pivotal moments in Saturday Night Live history, and in a weird way, both parties were actually kind of right.

He tells Davidson that he hasn't been fired yet, to which he asks "how is that even possible?"

"Be patient because it's coming soon", Sandler quipped.

Next up, current cast member Pete Davidson took the stage and sang the first bars of a verse, belting, "I was sacked, I was fired!" In fact, Tina Fey is the only former SNL cast member to join the five-timers club as a host.

Farley is widely-considered one of the funniest guys to ever grace the entertainment industry, and Sandler's touching tribute on "SNL" last night was incredible as he took a long walk down memory lane.

Later in the episode, during "Weekend Update", Sandler gave the fans what they were hoping for by wonderfully reprising his iconic Opera Man character, which he used to musically satirize current events.

He's gotten to sing in several of his movies, the most notable of them is The Wedding Singer, in which he played the title character and lead, Robby Hart.

Sandler dealt with Farley's heavy drinking and how he wasn't anxious when friends warned him he'd end up like John Belushi and John Candy.

Sandler also touched on Farley's relationship with his father, singing how he found his late friend crying as he listened to a song by KC and the Sunshine Band that reminded him of his dad.

"He was a one-man party, you know I'm talking about, I'm talking about my friend Chris Farley", Sandler sang.

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