From movies like "Happy Gilmore", "Just Go With It", and "Grown Ups", to songs such as "The Hanukkah Song" and "Lunch Lady Land", Adam Sandler has always been providing audiences with endless comedic and sensational content that withstands time. His return to "Saturday Night Live" after 24 years was eagerly anticipated by many SNL fans, and boy did he deliver a quality performance!
Adam Sandler's "I Was Fired" Monologue - SNL www.youtube.com
After the roaring applause subsided, Sandler's opening monologue began with a brief but heartwarming retelling of his appreciation to be back at the NBC Studio. This was followed by a hilarious singing act featuring SNL alum Chris Rock, where both actors poked fun at how they were fired from SNL. Sandler ended the song jocosely singing, "I was fired / I was fired / NBC said that I was done / Then I made over four billion dollars at the box office / So I guess you could say I won."
Weekend Update: Opera Man Returns - SNL www.youtube.com
Opera Man is one of Adam Sandler's most iconic characters to date, and to have him officially return after 24 years was a treat for all SNL lovers and comedy fans. He returned with his usual light-hearted antics, singing about popular social and political news through his comical rhyming and infamous Italian accent.
Chris Farley Song - SNL www.youtube.com
Feelings of nostalgia only continued when Sandler performed a wildly captivating song in tribute to his late friend (and SNL alum, of course) Chris Farley, who tragically passed in 1997 due to a drug overdose. Sandler made reference to several signature sketches featuring Farley, including "Matt Foley: Van Down By the River", "Chippendales Audition", "Gap Girls", and "Columbian Coffee Crystals", amongst others. Long time fans were reminded of Farley's unique, fearless, and energetic spirit, while new SNL lovers were introduced to the brilliant ways of Farley and the legacy he led.
Overall, Adam Sandler did a masterful job wowing SNL fans with his return. Hopefully he is scheduled to host in the future again, and doesn't remain a stranger to the NBC stage.
Thanks for all the memories and laughs- Sandler and Farley, we love you!
You can catch the rest of Adam Sandler's sketches as well as Chris Farley's skits by clicking the links within this article or by going on to Saturday Night Live's YouTube page or NBC's official website.
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