“Like Belushi and Candy” – Bio

Christopher Crosby Farley
February 15, 1964 – Died December 18, 1997
American actor and comedian

“Like Belushi and Candy” – Dedication

… this post (which is being republished today after Adam Sandler’s SNL hosting of SNL on May 4, 2019) is dedicated to the genius of Chris Farley, the memories of John Belushi and John Candy, and the deep and real friendship that Adam Sandler had which allowed him to write this song …

“Like Belushi and Candy” – Thoughts

… Saturday Night Live premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975 …

… Adam Sandler joined the show in 1990 …

… Chris Farley, Chris Rock, and David Spade also joined in 1990 …

… He left the show in 1995 … Together with Chris Farley …

… On December 18, 1997, Chris Farley was found dead by his younger brother, John, in his apartment in the John Hancock Center in Chicago; he was 33 years old …

… an autopsy revealed that Farley had died of an overdose of cocaine and morphine, a combination called a speedball …

… Farley’s death has been compared to that of his SNL idol John Belushi, who died at the same age of a similar combination of drugs …

… advanced atherosclerosis was cited as a “significant contributing factor ….

… Adam Sandler returned to host the show – 24 years later – on May, 4, 2019 –

… Season 44, Episode 869 overall …

… Adam ended the show with this song …

… Funny how the show began to make us laugh …

… But is now – more and more – making us cry …

… Sigh …

“Like Belushi and Candy” – Intro

… All right guys, gonna do this one …

… This a very special song, I hope you like it …

… It means a lot to us …

… Here we go …


first time I saw him

he was sweeter than shit

plaid jacket and belt too tight

he wasn’t even doing a bit

then he cartwheeled ’round the room

and slow danced with a cleaning lady

he was a one-man party

you know I’m talkin’ about

I’m talking’ about my friend Chris Farley


on Saturday night my man would always deliver

whether he was the Bumblebee Girl or


he loved the Bears and did the dance at Chippendales with Swayze

when they replaced his coffee with Folgers he went fuckin’ crazy

the sexiest Gap girl and Meatloaf in the band

without him there’d be no Lunch Lady in LunchLady Land

You know who I’m thinking about

I’m thinking about my boy Chris Farley


after a show he’d drink a quart of Jack Daniels

and stick the bottle right up his ass

but hungover as hell that Catholic boy

always showed up to morning mass

we’d tell him ‘Slow down, you’ll end up like Belushi and Candy’

he said, ‘Those guys are my heroes, that’s all fine and dandy’

I ain’t makin’ that shit up that’s the truth about my boy Chris Farley

I saw him in the office

crying with his headphones on

listening to a KC and the Sunshine Band song

I said,’Buddy, how the hell is that making you so sad?”

then he laughed and said

‘just thinking about my dad.’

the last big hang we had

was at Timmy Meadows’ wedding party

we laughed our balls off all night long

all because of Farley

but a few months later

the party came to an end

we flew out to Madison

to bury our friend

nothing was harder than saying goodbye

except watching Chris’ father have his turn to cry

hey buddy, life’s moved on

but you still bring us so much joy

make my kids laugh with your YouTube clips

or “Tommy Boy”

and when they ask me

who’s the funniest guy I ever knew

I tell them, hands down

without a doubt, it’s you

yeah I miss hanging out

watching you try to get laid

but most of all

I miss watching you fuck with Spade

well, it ended how you wanted

but I still wish you were here with me

and we were gettin’ on a plane to go shoot “Grown Ups 3”


yeah life ain’t the same without you, boy

and that’s why I’m singing’ about

I’m singing about my friend Chris Farley

and if we make enough noise

maybe he’ll hear us

give it up for the great Chris Farley

… And it did end like he wanted …

… Sigh …

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