Adam Sandler Closed SNL With Heartbreaking Song About Late Friend Chris Farley
With Adam Sandler coming back to host Saturday Night Live for the first time since he left the show (or was fired, as he sang about alongside Chris Rock in his monologue) nearly a quarter-century ago, certain things were a given. We got Opera Man, naturally, and the cast all did their best Sandler impressions in a Sandler family reunion sketch. Plus, noted nice guy Sandler was reliably effusive and gracious in praising his present-day SNL successors and former boss Lorne Michaels in the monologue and the goodnights. (It was NBC and not Lorne who really fired Sandler back in 1995, after all.) But it was the last bit of the night that was the biggest hit, as Sandler broke out his guitar for an encore of the tribute song he penned for his late friend Chris Farley.