After a 24-year-absence, Adam Sandler returned to SNL and sang a touching tribute to Chris Farley.

“Saturday Night Live” tied its season high for ratings on Saturday, May 4th with an episode that marked the return of comedian Adam Sandler.

The "Billy Madison" star was fired in 1995 after a five-year run on the show, and returned to host for the first time. During his monologue, he joked that after his firing his eventually won out when his films grossed a combined $4 billion.

Sandler's appearance came on this heels of his popular Netflix special, “100% Fresh,” which marked the comedian's return to stand-up comedy.


In the "Romano Tours" sketch, Sandler played an American tour guide who fights back against negative reviews of his Italian tours. “If you're sad now, you might still feel sad there, okay?” Sandler said in a perfect deadpan. “You are still gonna be you on vacation.”

He also reprised his role of “Opera Man” on “Weekend Update.”

But the night will be forever remembered for a moving tribute he paid to his former SNL co-star and friend, Chris Farley. Farley died of a drug overdose in 1997 at 33 years old.

Towards the end of the show, Sandler strapped on his acoustic guitar and sang a tribute he originally performed on his Netflix special.

The song referenced some of Farley’s most memorable SNL sketches, including Matt Foley who “lived in a van down by the river.” It also recounted Farley’s life-of-the-party antics and substance abuse issues.

"Chris Farley Song"

The 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

On a Saturday night my man would always deliver

Whether he was the bumblebee girl

Or living in a van down by the river

He loved the Bears and he could dance

That Chippendales with Swayze

When they replaced his coffee with Folgers

He went full on crazy

The sexiest gap girl

Without him there'd be no lunch lady

In lunch lady land

Oh, I'm thinking about

I'm thinking about my boy

Chris Farley

After a show he'd drink a quarter Jack Daniels

And stick the bottle up his ass

But, hangover as hell

That Catholic boy would still show up to morning mass

We tell him "Slow down, you'll end up like Belushi and Candy"

He said 'Those guys are my heroes, that's all fine and dandy"

I ain't making that stuff up

That's the truth about my friend

Chris Farley

I saw him in the office crying with his headphones on

Listening to a KC And The Sunshine Band song

I said "Buddy, how the hell is that making you so sad"

Then he laughed and said "Just thinking about my dad"

The last big hang we had was at Timmy Meadows wedding party

We laughed all night long, all because of Farley

But a few months later the party came to an end

We flew out to Madison to bury our friend

Nothing was harder than saying goodbye

Except watching Chris' father have his turn to cry

Hey buddy, life's moved on but you still bring us so much joy

Make my kids laugh with your Youtube clips or "Tommy Boy"

And when they ask me who's the funniest guy I ever knew

I tell hands down without a doubt it's you

Yeah, I miss hanging out watching you trying to get laid

But most of all I miss watching you torture Spade

You 're a legend like you wanted

But I wish you were still here with me

And we would get on to shoot "Grown Ups 3"

Yeah, life ain't the same without you boy

And that's why I'm singing about

I'm singing about my boy Chris Farley

And if you make enough noise

Maybe he'll hear us

Give it up for the great

Chris Farley
Photo courtesy of Justin Sather
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While most 10-year-olds are playing Minecraft, riding bikes, or watching YouTube videos, Justin Sather is intent on saving the planet. And it all started with a frog blanket when he was a baby.

"He carried it everywhere," Justin's mom tells us. "He had frog everything, even a frog-themed birthday party."

In kindergarten, Justin learned that frogs are an indicator species – animals, plants, or microorganisms used to monitor drastic changes in our environment. With nearly one-third of frog species on the verge of extinction due to pollution, pesticides, contaminated water, and habitat destruction, Justin realized that his little amphibian friends had something important to say.

"The frogs are telling us the planet needs our help," says Justin.

While it was his love of frogs that led him to understand how important the species are to our ecosystem, it wasn't until he read the children's book What Do You Do With An Idea by Kobi Yamada that Justin-the-activist was born.

Inspired by the book and with his mother's help, he set out on a mission to raise funds for frog habitats by selling toy frogs in his Los Angeles neighborhood. But it was his frog art which incorporated scientific facts that caught people's attention. Justin's message spread from neighbor to neighbor and through social media; so much so that he was able to raise $2,000 for the non-profit Save The Frogs.

And while many kids might have their 8th birthday party at a laser tag center or a waterslide park, Justin invited his friends to the Ballona wetlands ecological preserve to pick invasive weeds and discuss the harms of plastic pollution.

Justin's determination to save the frogs and help the planet got a massive boost when he met legendary conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall.

Photo courtesy of Justin Sather

At one of her Roots and Shoots youth initiative events, Dr. Goodall was so impressed with Justin's enthusiasm for helping frogs, she challenged the young activist to take it one step further and focus on plastic pollution as well. Justin accepted her challenge and soon after was featured in an issue of Bravery Magazine dedicated to Jane Goodall.

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