Over the weekend, Adam Sandler returned to Saturday Night Live for the first time in 24 years. And while his debut had more than its share of hilarious moments, it also had a very sentimental one—when Sandler performed a touching tribute to his late friend and former SNL castmate Chris Farley.
“He was a one-man party,” Sandler sang of Farley, who died of a drug overdose in 1997 at the age of 33, adding that the first time they met, “he cartwheeled around the room and danced with a cleaning lady.” The two comedians were on SNL together from 1990 to 1995 before they were both fired from the show.
The song, which first premiered in Sandler’s 2018 Netflix stand-up special, 100% Fresh, features some of Sandler’s favorite memories of Farley along with Farley’s most iconic SNL sketches. As Sandler performed the song on Saturday’s episode, clips of Farley played in a video montage behind him.
Sandler also sang about how much he misses Farley and his antics. “When they ask me who was the funniest guy I knew, I’d tell them hands down without a doubt it’s you,” he said. “I miss hanging out watching you try to get laid.”
But the 52-year-old also sang about how much he wishes his friend was still around. “You’re a legend like you wanted, but I still wish you were here with me, and we were getting on a play to go shoot Grown Ups 3,” he ended the song. “Life ain’t the same without you, boy. That’s why I’m singing about my boy, Chris Farley.”