A Van Down By the River

Happy birthday, big guy.

Chris Farley, who was plucked from this world far too soon, was born February 15, 1964.

He would go on to be a bright, shining star — fearless, full of life, living solely to make others laugh, regardless of what toll it took on his own body.

Tommy Boy is a treasure — a treasure I say!! — but it was on Saturday Night Live where Farley made his greatest impact.

Dancing alongside Patrick Swayze, or playing the lunch lady who made Adam Sandler’s heart soar, he was gold.

Never more so than here, in my favorite of his sketches.

 

Best Friends

“Look, it’s a handsome drug addict!”

A special friendship veers wildly off course in one of my favorite Saturday Night Live skits, with a scuzzy Matt Damon and a creepy Val Kilmer coming between Katy Perry and Andy Samberg.

The original duo enjoy eating Cornish game hens and watching The Lion King, as you do.

Meanwhile, their new “pals” are more into huffing gas fumes, playing Russian roulette, and taking you back to the laboratory to show off their botched science experiments.

It’s a match made in musical comedy heaven, is what I’m saying.