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17th Jun '13 5:01:46 PM Prfnoff
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->''"Basically, I only play one character; I just play him at different volumes."''

Chris Farley (February 15, 1964 -- December 18, 1997) was an American comedian and actor famous for starring on ''SaturdayNightLive'' from 1990 to 1995. He, Creator/AdamSandler, DavidSpade, Creator/ChrisRock and Rob Schneider, were known as "the Bad Boys of SNL," known for bringing in a new era of raunchy, shocking humor to the show (which, at first, was refreshing, but soon plunged the show into SeasonalRot in the mid-1990s and was one of the reasons why critics in the early to mid-1990s trashed ''SNL'').

Some of his most famous sketches included "The Chris Farley Show", where he'd nervously interview the guest hosts and/or musical guests, the "Zagat's Guide" sketches in which he and Sandler played wife and husband respectively, the "Coffee Commercial" sketch in which he plays a short-tempered customer, and the "Chippendales" sketch in which he danced off with guest host PatrickSwayze. His characters on SNL included Todd Connor of the Superfans, Bennett Brauer, one of the "Gap Girls" and, most notably, homeless, clumsy motivational speaker Matt Foley. His celebrity impressions included Newt Gingrich, MeatLoaf, RogerEbert, Hank Williams Jr. and Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf.

Farley appeared in a number of movies, which included ''WaynesWorld'', ''Wayne's World 2'' ([[YouLookFamiliar as a different character]]), ''{{Coneheads}}'', ''{{Airheads}}'' and ''BillyMadison''. After he left SNL, he would star in such films as ''TommyBoy'' and ''Film/BlackSheep'', both of which starred him with Spade, ''BeverlyHillsNinja'' and ''AlmostHeroes''.

Sadly, he suffered from drug addictions and obesity throughout his career. He died tragically of a drug overdose in 1997 at age 33, eerily the same age and under similar circumstances as another SNL alum, JohnBelushi, who Farley was said to have idolized.

Farley's last film, ''DirtyWork'', was released after his death, and also dedicated to him.

!!Tropes applying to Chris Farley:
* AcroFatic: Despite his size, he was incredibly athletic, having previously played football in high school and rugby in college.
* CatchPhrase: His most famous one was Matt Foley's "I am 35 years old, I am thrice divorced, and I line in a VAN down by the RIVER!"
* ElNinoIsSpanishForTheNino: TropeNamer, in his last SNL appearance before his death.
* FatAndSkinny: Chris Farley and David Spade were often praised for their great comedic chemistry with each other in their films and ''[=SNL=]'' skits. It was common for Chris Farley to play a clumsy, but lovable idiot while David Spade would play a snarky and sarcastic little man.
* LargeHam[=/=]NoIndoorVoice: Many of his characters, to such a degree that it often made his castmates [[{{Corpsing}} break character]], with Matt Foley as the biggest offender.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: One of his recurring shticks.
* SadClown: Being one killed him.
** To whit Creator/ConanOBrien paid tribute to Farley by playing a clip from a past appearance in which he sang "I'm a Clown, But I Cry".
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->''"Basically, I only play one character; I just play him at different volumes."''

Chris Farley (February 15, 1964 -- December 18, 1997) was an American comedian and actor famous for starring on ''SaturdayNightLive'' from 1990 to 1995. He, Creator/AdamSandler, DavidSpade, Creator/ChrisRock and Rob Schneider, were known as "the Bad Boys of SNL," known for bringing in a new era of raunchy, shocking humor to the show (which, at first, was refreshing, but soon plunged the show into SeasonalRot in the mid-1990s and was one of the reasons why critics in the early to mid-1990s trashed ''SNL'').

Some of his most famous sketches included "The Chris Farley Show", where he'd nervously interview the guest hosts and/or musical guests, the "Zagat's Guide" sketches in which he and Sandler played wife and husband respectively, the "Coffee Commercial" sketch in which he plays a short-tempered customer, and the "Chippendales" sketch in which he danced off with guest host PatrickSwayze. His characters on SNL included Todd Connor of the Superfans, Bennett Brauer, one of the "Gap Girls" and, most notably, homeless, clumsy motivational speaker Matt Foley. His celebrity impressions included Newt Gingrich, MeatLoaf, RogerEbert, Hank Williams Jr. and Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf.

Farley appeared in a number of movies, which included ''WaynesWorld'', ''Wayne's World 2'' ([[YouLookFamiliar as a different character]]), ''{{Coneheads}}'', ''{{Airheads}}'' and ''BillyMadison''. After he left SNL, he would star in such films as ''TommyBoy'' and ''Film/BlackSheep'', both of which starred him with Spade, ''BeverlyHillsNinja'' and ''AlmostHeroes''.

Sadly, he suffered from drug addictions and obesity throughout his career. He died tragically of a drug overdose in 1997 at age 33, eerily the same age and under similar circumstances as another SNL alum, JohnBelushi, who Farley was said to have idolized.

Farley's last film, ''DirtyWork'', was released after his death, and also dedicated to him.

!!Tropes applying to Chris Farley:
* AcroFatic: Despite his size, he was incredibly athletic, having previously played football in high school and rugby in college.
* CatchPhrase: His most famous one was Matt Foley's "I am 35 years old, I am thrice divorced, and I line in a VAN down by the RIVER!"
* ElNinoIsSpanishForTheNino: TropeNamer, in his last SNL appearance before his death.
* FatAndSkinny: Chris Farley and David Spade were often praised for their great comedic chemistry with each other in their films and ''[=SNL=]'' skits. It was common for Chris Farley to play a clumsy, but lovable idiot while David Spade would play a snarky and sarcastic little man.
* LargeHam[=/=]NoIndoorVoice: Many of his characters, to such a degree that it often made his castmates [[{{Corpsing}} break character]], with Matt Foley as the biggest offender.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: One of his recurring shticks.
* SadClown: Being one killed him.
** To whit Creator/ConanOBrien paid tribute to Farley by playing a clip from a past appearance in which he sang "I'm a Clown, But I Cry".
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8th Jun '13 1:11:28 PM bunchacrunch
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Chris Farley (February 15, 1964 -- December 18, 1997) was an American comedian and actor famous for starring on ''SaturdayNightLive'' from 1990 to 1995. He, Creator/AdamSandler, DavidSpade, Creator/ChrisRock and Rob Schneider, were known as "the Bad Boys of SNL," known for bringing in a new era of raunchy, shocking humor to the show (which, at first, was refreshing, but soon plunged the show into SeasonalRot in the mid-1990s).

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Chris Farley (February 15, 1964 -- December 18, 1997) was an American comedian and actor famous for starring on ''SaturdayNightLive'' from 1990 to 1995. He, Creator/AdamSandler, DavidSpade, Creator/ChrisRock and Rob Schneider, were known as "the Bad Boys of SNL," known for bringing in a new era of raunchy, shocking humor to the show (which, at first, was refreshing, but soon plunged the show into SeasonalRot in the mid-1990s).
mid-1990s and was one of the reasons why critics in the early to mid-1990s trashed ''SNL'').
8th Jun '13 1:10:42 PM bunchacrunch
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Chris Farley (February 15, 1964 -- December 18, 1997) was an American comedian and actor famous for starring on ''SaturdayNightLive'' from 1990 to 1995. He, Creator/AdamSandler, DavidSpade, Creator/ChrisRock and Rob Schneider, were known as "the Bad Boys of SNL".

Some of his most famous sketches included "The Chris Farley Show", where he'd nervously interview the guest hosts and/or musical guests, the "Zagat's Guide" sketches in which he and Sandler played wife and husband respectively, the "Coffee Commercial" sketch in which he plays a short-tempered customer, and the "Chippendales" sketch in which he danced off with guest host PatrickSwayze. His characters on SNL included Todd Connor of the Superfans, Bennett Brauer, one of the "Gap Girls" and, most notably, motivational speaker Matt Foley. His celebrity impressions included Newt Gingrich, MeatLoaf, RogerEbert, Hank Williams Jr. and Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf.

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Chris Farley (February 15, 1964 -- December 18, 1997) was an American comedian and actor famous for starring on ''SaturdayNightLive'' from 1990 to 1995. He, Creator/AdamSandler, DavidSpade, Creator/ChrisRock and Rob Schneider, were known as "the Bad Boys of SNL".

SNL," known for bringing in a new era of raunchy, shocking humor to the show (which, at first, was refreshing, but soon plunged the show into SeasonalRot in the mid-1990s).

Some of his most famous sketches included "The Chris Farley Show", where he'd nervously interview the guest hosts and/or musical guests, the "Zagat's Guide" sketches in which he and Sandler played wife and husband respectively, the "Coffee Commercial" sketch in which he plays a short-tempered customer, and the "Chippendales" sketch in which he danced off with guest host PatrickSwayze. His characters on SNL included Todd Connor of the Superfans, Bennett Brauer, one of the "Gap Girls" and, most notably, homeless, clumsy motivational speaker Matt Foley. His celebrity impressions included Newt Gingrich, MeatLoaf, RogerEbert, Hank Williams Jr. and Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf.



* CatchPhrase: His most famous one was Matt Foley's "I live in a van down by the river!"

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* CatchPhrase: His most famous one was Matt Foley's "I live am 35 years old, I am thrice divorced, and I line in a van VAN down by the river!"RIVER!"



* LargeHam[=/=]NoIndoorVoice: Many of his characters, to such a degree that it often made his castmates [[{{Corpsing}} break character]].

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* LargeHam[=/=]NoIndoorVoice: Many of his characters, to such a degree that it often made his castmates [[{{Corpsing}} break character]].character]], with Matt Foley as the biggest offender.
31st Mar '13 11:56:28 AM LongLiveHumour
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** To whit ConanOBrien paid tribute to Farley by playing a clip from a past appearance in which he sang "I'm a Clown, But I Cry".

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** To whit ConanOBrien Creator/ConanOBrien paid tribute to Farley by playing a clip from a past appearance in which he sang "I'm a Clown, But I Cry".
1st Feb '13 10:21:52 AM nombretomado
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Chris Farley (February 15, 1964 -- December 18, 1997) was an American comedian and actor famous for starring on ''SaturdayNightLive'' from 1990 to 1995. He, AdamSandler, DavidSpade, Creator/ChrisRock and Rob Schneider, were known as "the Bad Boys of SNL".

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Chris Farley (February 15, 1964 -- December 18, 1997) was an American comedian and actor famous for starring on ''SaturdayNightLive'' from 1990 to 1995. He, AdamSandler, Creator/AdamSandler, DavidSpade, Creator/ChrisRock and Rob Schneider, were known as "the Bad Boys of SNL".
31st Jan '13 3:43:35 PM Premonition45
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** To whit ConanOBrien paid tribute to Farley on by playing a clip from a past appearance in which he sang "I'm a Clown, But I Cry".

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** To whit ConanOBrien paid tribute to Farley on by playing a clip from a past appearance in which he sang "I'm a Clown, But I Cry".
25th Jan '13 12:04:29 AM CompletelyNormalGuy
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Chris Farley (February 15, 1964 -- December 18, 1997) was an American comedian and actor famous for starring on ''SaturdayNightLive'' from 1990 to 1995. He, AdamSandler, DavidSpade, ChrisRock and Rob Schneider, were known as "the Bad Boys of SNL".

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Chris Farley (February 15, 1964 -- December 18, 1997) was an American comedian and actor famous for starring on ''SaturdayNightLive'' from 1990 to 1995. He, AdamSandler, DavidSpade, ChrisRock Creator/ChrisRock and Rob Schneider, were known as "the Bad Boys of SNL".
10th Jan '13 3:20:12 AM Gitman
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* FatAndSkinny: Chris Farley and David Spade were often praised for their great comedic chemistry with each other in their films and ''[=SNL=]'' skits. It was common for Chris Farley to play a clumsy, but lovable idiot while David Spade would play a snarky and sarcistic little man.

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* FatAndSkinny: Chris Farley and David Spade were often praised for their great comedic chemistry with each other in their films and ''[=SNL=]'' skits. It was common for Chris Farley to play a clumsy, but lovable idiot while David Spade would play a snarky and sarcistic sarcastic little man.
8th Jan '13 2:00:43 PM Premonition45
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** To whit ConanOBrien paid tribute to Farley on by playing a clip from a past appearance in which he sang "I'm a Clown, But I Cry".
8th Sep '12 12:04:47 PM Premonition45
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Some of his most famous sketches included "The Chris Farley Show", where he'd nervously interview the guest hosts, the "Zagat's Guide" sketches in which he and Sandler played wife and husband respectively, the "Coffee Commercial" sketch in which he plays a short-tempered customer, and the "Chippendales" sketch in which he danced off with guest host PatrickSwayze. His characters on SNL included Todd Connor of the Superfans, Bennett Brauer, one of the "Gap Girls" and, most notably, motivational speaker Matt Foley. His celebrity impressions included Newt Gingrich, MeatLoaf, RogerEbert, Hank Williams Jr. and Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf.

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Some of his most famous sketches included "The Chris Farley Show", where he'd nervously interview the guest hosts, hosts and/or musical guests, the "Zagat's Guide" sketches in which he and Sandler played wife and husband respectively, the "Coffee Commercial" sketch in which he plays a short-tempered customer, and the "Chippendales" sketch in which he danced off with guest host PatrickSwayze. His characters on SNL included Todd Connor of the Superfans, Bennett Brauer, one of the "Gap Girls" and, most notably, motivational speaker Matt Foley. His celebrity impressions included Newt Gingrich, MeatLoaf, RogerEbert, Hank Williams Jr. and Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf.



* FatAndSkinny: Chris Farley and David Spade were ofen praised for their great comedic chemistry with each other in their films and ''[=SNL=]'' skits. It was common for Chris Farley to play a clumsy, but lovable idiot while David Spade would play a snarky and sarcistic little man.

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* FatAndSkinny: Chris Farley and David Spade were ofen often praised for their great comedic chemistry with each other in their films and ''[=SNL=]'' skits. It was common for Chris Farley to play a clumsy, but lovable idiot while David Spade would play a snarky and sarcistic little man.
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