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Adam Sandler closed out his first time hosting Saturday Night Live with a surprising and sweet tribute to his late friend and fellow SNL alum Chris Farley.

Sandler appeared on the famous Studio 8H stage with his acoustic guitar during the show’s final segment before the credits and proceeded to launch into the first verse of an original song.

“First time I saw him he was sweeter than honey
Plaid jacket and belt too tight
He wasn’t even being funny
Then he cartwheeled around the room and slow-danced with the cleaning lady
He was a one-man party
You know I’m talking about, I’m talking about my friend Chris Farley”

Current SNL cast member Leslie Jones shot some of the performance and shared it via her Instagram along with the caption, “Not. A. Dry. Eye. In. The. House…” That sentiment was likely the same for fans watching at home, too.

Chris Farley Song - SNL

Adam Sandler sings a tribute to his friend and Saturday Night Live alum Chris Farley. #SNL #AdamSandler #ShawnMendes #SNL44 Subscribe to SNL: Get more SNL: Full Episodes: Like SNL: Follow SNL: SNL Tumblr: SNL Instagram: SNL Pinterest:


Sandler had a couple of must see moments from Saturday Night including, the return of Opera Man, a family reunion and he talked about why he left SNL.

Weekend Update: Opera Man Returns - SNL

Opera Man (Adam Sandler) returns after 24 years to sing about the week's top headlines including Game of Thrones, the 2020 presidential election and Donald Trump's presidency. #SNL #AdamSandler #ShawnMendes #SNL44 Subscribe to SNL: Get more SNL: Full Episodes:

Sandler Family Reunion - SNL

Adam Sandler goes to a family reunion where all his relatives and friends (Kristen Wiig, Jimmy Fallon, Shawn Mendes, Kyle Mooney, Mikey Day, Pete Davidson, Melissa Villaseñor, Aidy Bryant, Kenan Thompson, Alex Moffat, Beck Bennett, Leslie) act very similarly to characters he's played.

Adam Sandler's "I Was Fired" Monologue - SNL

Adam Sandler sings a song about getting fired from Saturday Night Live with some help from Chris Rock and Pete Davidson. #SNL #AdamSandler #ShawnMendes #SNL44 Subscribe to SNL: Get more SNL: Full Episodes:

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