NY Mag on Chris Farley

20 May

chrisfarley.jpgNew York Magazine, one of the top publications out there, delivers again with their recent feature on the new Chris Farley biography. It’s a fantastic recap of his life and the reasons for his eventual demise.

The most interesting part, however, was the discussion about Farley’s hilarious (or not?) sketch as the super-fat Chippendale’s dancer. One of his most memorable moments, I guess I always figured it was a unanimous favorite amongst his friends. Not so.

Bob Odenkirk’s take:

“Fucking lame, weak bullshit. I can’t believe anyone liked it enough to put it on the show. Fuck that sketch. He never should have done it.”

And Chris Rock’s:

“There’s no turn there. There’s no comic twist to it. It’s just fucking mean. A more mentally together Chris Farley wouldn’t have done it, but Chris wanted so much to be liked … As funny as that sketch was, and as many accolades as he got for it, it’s one of the things that killed him. It really is. Something happened right then.”

I never thought about it before, but you know what — those guys were dead-on. Now I feel kinda bad for laughing my ass off during the first, oh, twenty or so times I saw that sketch. RIP buddy, even though your obsession with pleasing people eventually killed you, you left us with some highlarious memories.


One Response to “NY Mag on Chris Farley”

  1. Cool Rut May 21, 2008 at 11:50 am #

    Actually, I laughed more at the Roadhouse star’s hair.

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