Adam Sandler Delivers Funny And Touching Tribute To Chris Farley In Netflix Special

Adam Sandler’s return to stand-up comedy is delivering the goods.

The “50 First Dates” actor dedicated a song to his late friend Chris Farley in the tail end of his Netflix special “100% Fresh”.

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Sandler’s tribute does little to bring down the upbeat mood of the special. Instead of sulking over Farley’s death, “Farley” tries to invoke the same joy the deceased comedian brought to fans for years.

Farley was best known for his 5-year stint on Global‘s “Saturday Night Live” in the ’90s. He was part of a supremely impressive cast, which included Sandler, David Spade, Chris Rock and Rob Schneider.

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Farley passed away of a drug overdose in 1997 at the young age of 33. He had struggled with drug addiction for years and bounced in and out of rehab.

Read the full lyrics for “Farley” below:

“First time I saw him
He was sweeter than shit
Plaid jacket and belt too tight
He wasn’t even doing a bit
Then he cartwheeled ’round the room
And slow danced with a cleaning lady
He was a one-man party
You know I’m talkin’ about,
I’m talking’ about my friend Chris Farley

On Saturday night, my man would always deliver
Whether he was the Bumblebee Girl or LIVIN’ IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER
He loved the Bears and did the dance at Chippendales with Swayze
When they replaced his coffee with Folgers he went fuckin’ crazy
The sexiest Gap girl and Meatloaf in the band
Without him there’d be no Lunch Lady in LunchLady Land
You know who I’m thinking about
I’m thinking about my boy Chris Farley

After a show he’d drink a quart of Jack Daniels
And stick the bottle right up his ass
But hungover as hell that Catholic boy
Always showed up to morning mass
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’
I ain’t makin’ that shit up
That’s the truth about my boy Chris Farley

I saw him in the office
Crying with his headphones on
Listening to a KC and the Sunshine Band song
I said,’Buddy, how the hell is that making you so sad?”
Then he laughed and said
‘Just thinking about my dad.’

The last big hang we had
Was at Timmy Meadows’ wedding party
We laughed our balls off all night long
Off the coast of Florida
But a few months later
The party came to an end
We flew out to Madison
To bury our friend
Nothing was harder than saying goodbye
Except watching Chris’ father have his turn to cry

Hey buddy, life’s moved on
But you still bring us so much joy
Make my kids laugh with your YouTube clips
Or Tommy Boy
Well when they ask me
Who’s the funniest guy I ever knew
I tell them, hands down
Without a doubt it’s you
Yeah I miss hanging out
Watching you try to get laid
But most of all
I miss watching you fuck with Spade
Well, it ended how you wanted
But I still wish you were here with me
And we were gettin’ on a plane to go shoot Grown Ups 3

Yeah life ain’t the same without you, boy
And that’s why I’m singing’ about
I’m singing about my friend Chris Farley
And if we make enough noise
Maybe he’ll hear us
Give it up for the great Chris Farley.”



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