When you work with somebody and get close to them, it can be a real shock when they suddenly pass away. That is probably how Adam Sandler felt with the loss of his castmate and friend, Chris Farley. When Sandler made his debut on Saturday Night Live recently, he performed a moving tribute to his friend.
Farley and Sandler had been castmate’s on SNL from 1990 until they were fired in 1995. Unfortunately, Chris Farley would only live two more years. He passed away as a result of a cocaine and morphine overdose at the age of 33.
You can see Sandler performing the tribute in this video:
Sandler celebrates his close friend in a song that also discusses the first time he met Farley. He also sang about some of the most well-known characters and sketches that included Farley on SNL.
“He was a one-man party, you know who I’m talking about: I’m talking about my man, Chris Farley,” Sandler sang.
“On Saturday night, my man would always deliver / Whether he was the bumblebee girl or he was living in a van down by the river / He loved the Bears and Ditka, danced at Chippendale’s with Swayze / When they replaced his Folgers, he went full-on crazy.”
As the song continued, it got personal and talked more about their friendship.
“Hey buddy, life’s moved on but you still bring us so much joy / Make my kids laugh with your YouTube clips and Tommy Boy / And when they ask me who is the funniest guy I ever knew / I tell them hands down, without a doubt, it’s you.”
Sandler also did a 2018 Netflix standup special and performed a tribute to Farley.
You can see the Netflix tribute in this video: