I Love Chris Farley


“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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