Sandler, who starred alongside Farley in film and television, sung about Farley's larger-than-life presence on and offscreen, his faith and struggles with substance abuse. When current cast member Pete Davidson tried to join the duo, Sandler quipped that he has not been fired by NBC yet.
After Davidson walked off, the wildly successful alum wrapped up the tune, singing, "NBC said I was done, then I made over $4 billion at the box office, so I guess you could say I won". And the former star got the last laugh: "NBC said I was done. I was sacked. I was fired by NBC, then I went on In Living Color, three weeks later they took it off TV".
"Yes, we were [fired]", Sandler told the website. For Sandler it was a little bit of vindication and a little bit of self-mockery, and for SNL it was admission that it's not always the big happy family they try to present during the show-ending goodnights.
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"First time I saw him he was sweeter than honey", Sandler sang while playing his guitar. "It hurt a lot at the time because we were young and didn't know where we were going, but it all worked out".
Sandler himself reprised his "Opera Man" character during the "Weekend Update" segment.
SNL also brought back many of Sandler's characters later in the show as well, hosting a "Sandler Family Reunion".
Your mileage may vary on Sandler's unabashedly dumb sense of humor, but I found this to be one of the most purely enjoyable episodes of SNL this year, with nary a stinker sketch in sight. Because Sandler, Farley and more were so popular, however, it was impossible not to give them airtime. "They always have to take that obligatory hit at the president". The song was featured for the first time on his Netflix special in 2018. Farley was only 33 years old when he passed.