Sandler performed at the Studio 8H for the first time in 24 years with a guitar in hand. He was paying tribute to his late friend Farley who died in 1997 due to a drug overdose at the young age of 33.
SNL fans are well aware that Adam Sandler and Chris Farley were the best of friends. When Farley passed away nearly 22 years ago, fans of SNL were left heartbroken and they still remember him for making us laugh with his antics. And now, Sandler performed an emotional tribute to his late friend from SNL and our hearts couldn't handle it, reports PEOPLE.
Sandler performed at the Studio 8H for the first time in 24 years with a guitar in hand. He was paying his respects to Farley who died in 1997 due to a drug overdose at the young age of 33.
“First time he saw me was sweeter than honey/ Plaid jacket and belt too tight, and he wasn’t even being funny/ Then he cartwheeled around the room and slow danced with a cleaning lady/ He was a one-man party,” Sandler sang, as photos of Farley were played in a slideshow behind him.
If you are an 80s kid, you would know both the friends were kicked out of SNL in 1995 and Sandler even joked about it on his tribute. He even sang about former SNL stars John Belushiand John Candy, who died at 33 and 43, respectively. “We’d tell him slow down, you’ll end up like Belushi and Candy, he said, ‘Those guys are my heroes, that’s all fine and dandy,’ ” Sandler sang.
The comedian choked up when he sang about “the last big hang” with Farley at Tim Meadows’ wedding party in July 1997. “We laughed all night long because of Farley/ But a few months later the party came to an end/ We flew out to Madison to bury our friend,” He continued:
“Yeah I miss hanging out/ Watching you try to get laid/ But most of all I miss watching you torture [David] Spade/ You’re a legend how you want it, but I still wish you were here with me/ And we were getting on a plane to shoot Grown Ups 3.”
If you are a Sandler fan, you would know he had sung the tribute song on the 21st anniversary of Farley’s death in December last year. He uploaded a video on Facebook from his Netflix special "Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh", that had him paying his respects to the legendary comedian.
As the song came to an end, Sandler addressed what Farley meant to him and how he changed the lives of many with the line, "Buddy, life has moved on, but you still bring us so much joy." He added, "Make my kids laugh with YouTube clips or Tommy Boy." This prompted a huge applause from the crowd who cheered for Sandler and Farley as an image of Farley from the hit 1995 comedy film, "Tommy Boy" popped up.
Farley is still in our hearts and although its been over 20 years since he has left us, Farley and his comedic tales are still talked about even today. And that's exactly why Sandler's final lyric of his song was just so apt and should we say, perfect: "Give it up for the great Chris Farley."
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