By Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | December 18, 2012 | Comments (View)
Chris Farley: February 18, 1964 - December 18, 1997.
I always found his humour embarrassing and degrading. Not to mention tedious. His one joke seemed to be "look at me, I'm fat and that is both gross and amusing".
Thanks for the reminder. If you haven't read the bio by his brother, The Chris Farley Show, do yourself a favor and check it out. Very honest, very compassionate, gave me a whole new impression of Farley's life.
I love that in all the motivational speaker ones, everyone else is trying not to laugh. That skit always cracked me up, as did Tommy Boy.
Wow, the Chippendales...I'm fascinated by the volume of Swayze's hair.
The last photo is especially sad. Phil's death was such a tragic shock.
How precisely was Farley 'taken from us?'
He was an uber obese uber splumper raging drunk, cocaine/heroin addict who pushed away EVERYONE who literally got down on their goddamn knees and begged him with tears streaming down their cheeks to get some help, not even check into rehab, as that had sent Farley into a room destroying rage, but simply to an AA meeting.
Just one meeting.
And Farley stood there, looking at his friends and family, who loved him so, who would and did at times snort/drink the drugs booze so he couldn't, the people who would WALK IN FRONT OF A BUS FOR HIM who were crying their hearts out, and said "FUCK. YOU. I DON'T HAVE A DRUG OR ALCOHOL PROBLEM, JUST LIKE BELUSHI DIDN'T
Then he turned and walked out to the room, slamming it behind him.
I'm ecstatic that he's dead, so that his friends and family no longer have to worry their hearts to the bone or wait for the next phone call at 3:00 in the fucking morning and wondering if this is gonna be the one that tells them Chris is dead.
Farley WAS NO 'taken from us.
Hartman, yeah, he WAS taken from us. I'll give you that one.
I'm ecstatic he's dead.
When folks say Chris Farley was "taken away," they mean his addiction had taken control and its effects took him away. To me you still sound angry at the person you lost or who is still struggling with addiction. Still, you might want to reconsider saying you are "ecstatic" someone died from an overdose under the pretense of sparing pain to families and friends of the one who overdosed. My brother lost his stepdaughter to a heroin overdose. The girl tried rehab on multiple occasions but she kept falling into old habits with the wrong crowd. My brother, an AA veteran himself, acknowledges his stepdaughter's addiction was hers and hers alone, but he would gladly go through the heartache of wondering again if it meant someday she would have gotten her act together.
Spade bitterness does not become you.
You bastard! Did you cackle and rub your hands together as you added that last photo, you know, the only one that engendered any sadness in me?
Dammit. That last picture broke my heart.
Brilliant. Just missing a Gap Girl image.
Tommy Boy was a movie that my dad and I could watch over and over and consistently laugh so hard we had trouble breathing. I watch it every year on his birthday. Well, that or SNL's Best of Farley DVD.
LAY OFF ME I'M STARVING
Gap Girls may be one of the best Farley and SNL bits! Definitely Sandler's high water mark ;)
Sorry to burst your collective bubble, but I have to ask: How was Farley funny? I watched two of his movies (Beverly Hills Ninja; the other one I forgot), and I thought they were shite. I distinctly remember not laughing once.
Well, first off, he hated Beverly Hills Ninja and it did, honestly, kinda suck. But Black Sheep and Tommy Boy were hilarious. KILL WHITEY!
You don't sound sorry at all.
Lovely. And now, may we please have a similar tribute for Phil Hartman? I can't find it anywhere, but he did an episode of the Anal Retentive Chef with John Goodman that still cracks me up every time I think about it.
Where john goodman plays a cajun chef? And he spits in the gumbo? That skit is amazing.
Did you eat a lot of paint chips as a child?Haha, Why?WHAT'JU DO?
Annnnd, now I have to rewatch that movie.
Man that pic of Chris and Phil is so sad. Both great performers. Hopefully them, John Belushi, Gilda Radner , Danitra Vance, Tom Davis, and Michael O Donoghue are somewhere putting on their own skit show.
The pic of Phil Hartman broke me up more than any of the preceding 14 of Farley.
Damnit, that last one made me tear up a little....
Man they were cracking up hard in that fifth gif.
The next thing you know, there's money missing from your dresser and your daughter's knocked up. I've seen it a hundred times.
Ah, I miss you, big man.
Awww man, that last one really got me.
this makes me sad...i had forgotten how much i miss him.
That last one hit extra hard. We'd all be a little bit happier with those two still around.
No scene will ever make me laugh as hard as the one in Tommy Boy where he lights the toy cars on fire in that guy's office. It slays me every time. "NOT NOW, DAMMIT!"
The "NOT NOW, DAMMIT." is my text tone. And I laugh everytime.
My brother and I still recite bits of that scene to alleviate moments of tension.
Truck tire! OH MY GOD I CANT STOP! Medic gets out and says "Oh my god" The new guys over in the corner pucking his guts, all because you wanted to save a couple of pennies
You will forever be missed, funny man.
Thank you for that last photo Dustin. Let us never forget the brilliance of those two men.
The deaths of Chris Farley and Phil Hartman still hurt to this day.