Adam Sandler & Chris Farley during "Happy Gilmore" Premiere at Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinema in Century City, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
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Adam Sandler Saved David Spade From Chris Farley's Fists On The Set Of SNL
A generation of comedians who started on “Saturday Night Live” in 1990 were often called “The Bad Boys of SNL,” and they included iconic stars such as Adam Sandler, David Spade, and Chris Farley. In an interview with Conan O'Brien, Sandler reminisced about working with Spade and Farley and recalled a dark episode where Farley nearly beat up Spade.
Small things enraged Farley, as Sandler shared, “When he'd get pissed at David, Farley [would] always come over to me ... like, he had a crazy temper, Farley. So he would just be stewing mad about nothing — about [Spade] — but just, like, whatever. Like, if a girl talked to [David] he'd be like, ‘Why is that girl–’ like, he'd get so angry that David was talking to a girl or something.”
Sandler convinced Farley that his rage could only lead to a lose-lose situation. He added, “I'd be like, ‘No ... don't hit [David].’ And he'd be like ‘No, I gotta hit him! I'm gonna crush him!’ And I would say, ‘It doesn't make sense — if you knock him out you're known as a jerk. And if you lose, my god, you're known as just a giant p****.’ And he'd be like, ‘You're right, you're right.’”