Posted on Sunday, November 29th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
There wasn’t a new episode of Saturday Night Live this past weekend, but Ryan Gosling is the first host of three new shows for three weeks in a row starting December 5th, with Chris Hemsworth hosting the following week and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler teaming up to host the last episode of the year on December 19th. However, we’ve got a fun treat to pass the time on the last day of this weekend from an SNL veteran who doesn’t usually give us anything to be excited about anymore.
Adam Sandler did a show recently in San Diego along with his friends David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider, and there he debuted a new version of his famous Chanukah Song, just before the Festival of Lights begins on December 7th. New additions include Scarlett Johansson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and more.
Here’s Adam Sandler’s new Chanukah Song from the Happy Madison YouTube page:
Adam Sandler hasn’t been delivering good comedies on the big screen for a long time now (in my opinion), but during his days on Saturday Night Live, he became one of the most popular cast members of the time. His time during SNL is one of those eras that people always use as an example of when the late night sketch show used to be good. But that’s something that happens with every decade as generations grow older and continue to dislike change.
Sandler used his profile at SNL to launch what was a decent comedy movie career for awhile, teaming up with some of his fellow cast members for movies all the time. But that’s spiraled downward into some lazy comedy writing where Sandler just keeps his less talented friends employed and brings random celebrities in for no good reason.
But the Chankuah Song is something that will endure for years to come, always played on the radio when Christmas music takes over the airwaves right after Thanksgiving (sometimes even sooner). No matter how disappointed I am in Adam Sandler, it’s always nice to see him returning to his roots by updating this song, and it’s infinitely better than watching Eight Crazy Nights. If you need a refresher on the original from the December 3rd, 1994 episode, here you go: