I Love Chris Farley

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“There’s an obscure 1994 Saturday Night Live sketch called “Pepper Boy” that at least one friend of Chris Farley’s now uses to explain the late comedian’s incredible talent. He didn’t have a huge part in that episode—apparently, he was too busy filming Tommy Boy. The laughs in this particular bit were supposed to go to Adam Sandler’s haplessoverly sensual pepper-grinding waiter, but then Chris shows up with a ridiculously large beard, croaks out two quick lines with such a huge and perfect delivery that Sandler almost cracks, and steals the whole sketch. That’s the kind of performer he was: powerful, committed, and the center of attention even when he wasn’t trying to be.”

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