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Adam Sandler pays tribute to Chris Farley on 'SNL'

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He sang about his firing from the variety show

Sandler also touched on Farley's relationship with his father, singing how he found his late friend crying as he listened to a song by KC and the Sunshine Band that reminded him of his dad.

He sang that between seasons he "heard a nasty rumour that I was getting the sack" and tried to call creator Lorne Michaels and joked that "he never call me back".

Finally, Sandler sang about Farley's legacy, saying his kids still laugh over YouTube clips of Farley and the movie "Tommy Boy".

Sandler wasn't the only one to lament about being fired on Saturday either, with Chris Rock joining him on stage to sing that he "got fired".

"And when they ask me who's the funniest guy I ever knew, I tell them hands down, without a doubt, it's you".

"In Living Color" was an African-American variety show that aired on Fox between 1990 and 1994.

"Be patient cause it's coming soon", Sandler said to Davidson.

A popular staple of "SNL" in the early 1990s who made his hosting debut Saturday, Sandler starred in a faux commercial about erectile dysfunction, played himself in a "Sandler family reunion" sketch where various current cast members (as well as Jimmy Fallon and Kristen Wiig) did their best Sandler impressions, and even brought back one of his fan-favorite characters.

Sandler crooned the rest of his song.

When he was on SNL - and, to a lesser extent, in his many movies - Adam Sandler loved himself a amusing voice.

Of course, it wasn't just fired amusing people who came along to show some support for Sandler during his big return to SNL; in a family reunion-style sketch making light of Sandler's sourcing for his most freakish screen characters, Kristen Wiig and Jimmy Fallon jumped in to portray his zany parents. The characters included stuttering Bobby Boucher from "The Waterboy", soft-spoken Nicky from his film "Little Nicky" and the immature Billy from "Billy Madison".

Sandler closed out the show with a musical tribute to actor and fellow "SNL" castmate Chris Farley, who died in 1997 from an accidental overdose of cocaine and morphine.

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