Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (1998)

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A compilation of the best Saturday Night Live sketches as a tribute to the late Chris Farley, one of SNL's greatest Stars.


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Everybody remembers Chris Farley, the big loveably guy from Saturday Night Live. Before he was the Beverly Hills Ninja, or Tommy Boy, or even before he was in Black Sheep or Almost Heroes, Chris was on Saturday Night Live and played characters like Matt Foley the energized motivational speaker, Bennet Brauer the gross-out news correspondent, Chippendales' dancer, and many more! Written by Dylan Self <>

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Great collection of Farley's best skits. Unfortunately some things were omitted.
6 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Chris Farley was a truly talented individual. It is sad that there aren't many comedians like him today. This DVD collection shows some of his best skits and believe me they are wonderful. All of the skits on the best of collection except perhaps maybe one or two show Chris Farley and his masterful talent of making the world laugh.

I have never really watched SNL so I have probably not seen many other skits that Farley had to offer. This collection is really a gem though. I also like some of the other comedians who had starred a while back on SNL and would love to get copies with Sandler and Meyers.

First off I want to say that the extras on the DVD collection are a great addition. The outtakes were hilarious! Dress rehearsal was not bad but still funny. I also enjoyed watching the extras of him as guest on both Leno and Conan.

Farley is best known for his Chippendale's skit which of course he goes all out on and doesn't hold back. He's not afraid to show his fat gut at all. He was on of those guys who just wanted to make people bust a gut. This isn't my favorite of his skits but is still entertaining. My personal favorite is when he stars as a contestant on a Japanese game show. Believe me if you've ever seen a Japanese game show you know what I'm talking about. Also some other skits that I love are the Lunch Lady skit, Bill Swerski's Super fan, and many others. However there are some skits I did not care for. The Hidden Camera skit showed a side of Farley that I don't care for. I know he's acting but I would rather see him doing the happy go lucky guy and not someone who has a short temper. Another skit that wasn't all that great was the one where he dresses as a woman who sells hair products. Not terrible but not great either. However I will say that Farley played the female character to a T.

The biggest problem I had with the DVD is that I noticed a skit that was missing and also some stuff had been censored. I have seen this collection before on DVD. I don't believe I have ever seen the VHS version but I know that I checked out the DVD before and everything was included. In the version I bought the Schmitt's Gay skit is not included and some stuff had been censored as well. I have seen the full version and am disappointed that this stuff was butchered by the censors. I can understand if they did it for television but to cut this off from the viewers own copy was wrong.

Other than those few things this is still a great collection of one of Saturday Night Live's best comedians. Chris you are dearly missed. It's too bad that we lost you so soon. Thank you for the laughter you brought us!

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