Friday, October 15, 2010

Black Sheep free on HULU!!! Thank you to our loyal reader Lauren for letting me know about this.

A couple things to watch for in Black Sheep: 1) When playing with kids at the beginning of the movie, Farley, uses the same football play he did in Tommy Boy when they were cow tipping, "32 Belly Option on two." 2) Chris's brothers Kevin and John play security guards at the Rock the Vote Mudhoney concert. 3) When Farley is eating the plate of Chicken wings and says the punchline "Rectum, damn neared killed him," the complete joke is:

Little Johnnie's teacher asked him how his weekend was.

"Horrible, a car hit my dog in the ass," he said.

She said, "Rectum."

"Wrecked him?" Johnnie said. "Damn near killed him!"

Before watching this film do not let the late Gene Siskel influence you. According to the skinny half of Siskel and Ebert duo, in a Entertainment Weekly interview, he was quoted as saying "A couple of months ago I walked out of my first movie as a critic, Black Sheep. Can't stand Chris Farley. Just rubs me the wrong way. I knew John Belushi, and he's no John Belushi."

Monday, October 11, 2010

Farley Brothers Radio

Looks like Chris's brothers John and Kevin have their own podcast on itunes (check it out here: farleybrothersradio). Brodcast from the Hollywood Second City, they are requesting questions in regards to their famous brother through facebook (you can submit them in the comments section here: ChrisFarleyFacebook). I asked what cigarettes and beer preference Chris had, let see if they answer this in a future broadcast. I have had the great privilage of meeting John and Kevin back in 2002. A friend of mine, Chrissy, invited me on a trip to go to Madison, Wisconsin for a Comics Come Home event headlined by David Spade and featuring the flying farley brothers. Along with obtaining great seats, she arranged for us to go to the meet and greet after the show. As excited as we were to meet Richard from "Tommy Boy," he was a NO SHOW! But Kevin and John more than made up for it by posing in pictures with us (please note my realization that you can see through dress shirts was not understood until after these photos were taken).
I was also lucky enough to meet and take a photo with Maryanne Farley (Chris's mom), which I will post at a later date (when I locate the photo).

When you are at the Chris Farley facebook page check out the photos. It appears that the management overseeing Chris's image, CMG Brands, has taken a proactive response in marketing its newest client. Also Second City has posted rarely seen Farley videos from the Chicago Stage circa 1989, all you need to do is "Like" their facebook page to check the videos out.

Walmart has a new outer shell for the Tommy Boy Holy Schnike edition dvd. It is a reflector cover with two different images from everybody's favorite movie.

The only other information that I have to report is a new entry on Chris's IMDB listing. It appears that Chris Farley and Chris Rock were on the Today Show in 1990. Not sure if this is 100 percent accurate, but this becomes the first interview segment with Chris, if it is. Would love to see this clip. If anyone knows how to obtain the Today Show episode from October 19th 1990 leave a comment or email me at

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Home

Just moved into a new home and what better way to greet the new surroundings than with the stylings of the Callahan Auto fashion line at Target.

From left to right: my brother Chris (not named after Mr Farley), my mom Mary, brother's fiancé Mindy, my Dad Roy, my wife Ashley and of course me.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Twitter Account

Check out @farleyville on twitter. Stop by and follow the account for quick news, random Farley thoughts and I will let you know when the blog is updated. Thanks for your support.

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Target Tommy Boy Tshirts

It appears that nearly 15 years after the orginal motion picture release of Paramount's Tommy Boy, Target has released movie releated tshirts found in the mens section. I actually saw a lot of people showing their Irish spirit wearing the green Callahan Auto shirts on St. Patrick's Day of this year. At only $7.99 a pieces it is a great way to show support for Chris Farley's most memorable movie. I purchased some of the shirts on sale for $5, so keep an eye out for the weekly circulars. I am not sure if these are available at other stores, let me know if you spot them elsewhere.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Chris Farley and Bilnd Melon

On January 8, 1994 Jason Patric hosted Saturday Night Live along with musical guest Blind Melon. Farley was dressed up in a bee costume (imitating the chubby girl from Blind Melon's infamous music video "No Rain") as Patric introduced the band. You can check out this video on Blind Melon's dvd "Letters From a Porcupine" and below.*

Picture from "the Chris Farley Show:A Biography in Three Acts"

Maybe not purposely, but in a way, the choice of outfit paid homage to Chris' hero, John Belushi who also dressed up in a bee costume on several occasions during his SNL tenure.

What I have more recently discovered is that this "partnership" on SNL was not the band's and Shannon Hoon's only encounter with Mr. Farley. As a "deleted scene" from the "Chris Farley Show" book Tom Arnold revisits a memory from Woodstock 94:

TOM ARNOLD, friend:

In 1994 they had the Woodstock twenty-fifth anniversary concert in upstate New York. We took a helicopter in there. Chris took his sister Barb. We were supposed to introduce some of the bands, and right before he went on, he said, “I just talked to my agent, and he says I should get paid for this.”

They weren’t paying anybody. I was like, “Well, they’re kind of letting us do this. We’re just going to introduce the band, and then we get to hang backstage, but I’ll let you decide what you’re gonna do.” So I went out and introduced Nine Inch Nails or one of the bands, and Chris saw that and it looked like fun and he said, “Fuck it. I’ll do it. After the next one, introduce me, and I’ll come out.”

So I went back out there and I was all excited and I said—this is right after True Lies came out—I said, “Ladies and Gentlemen…Arnold Schwarzenegger!” The crowd went nuts. They were like, “YEAH!!!” So Chris came out and the whole place was like, “What the…?” Chris was so mad. And as soon as he got onstage, someone picked up a big piece of mud and hit him with it from about thirty yards out.

He was of course hilarious in making something out of the whole thing for the audience. But he was pissed. He was pissed. I said, “Well, if you hadn’t been such a pussy about the money thing. Of course we’re not gonna get paid. From the looks of things, these guys are gonna lose money on this anyway.” So, you know, he didn’t want his “art” to be taken advantage of, and yet he would perform for anyone at any time wherever he was.

Woodstock 1994 also marked a high point for Blind Melon, as they put on one of the most memorable performances at the festival. Shannon and Chris met up after the set to take this picture together.*
Picture from "A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other"

These two encounters were the only ones that I knew about until I discovered this... Listen for Chris' voice in the background during the opening seconds of this Blind Melon bootleg recording of the song "Walk" from the Roseland Ballroom on Febuary 17, 1994.

As you can hear from the muffled audio clip, a girl asks Chris if he is from Saturday Night Live and wants to know if he is going backstage. The rest is hard to understand but a few of Farley's characteristics shine through on the audio. Of course if anyone else can translate or clear up the audio any better it would be appreciated.

Shannon Hoon, would pass nearly two years later of a heroin and cocaine (speedball) overdose. Which is very similar to the way Chris passed, with traces of cocaine and morphine (metabolized heroin) in his system. As Jerry Seinfeld's attempt at an animation motion picture taught us, that bees make the world go round. Maybe it is fitting that these two entertainers met because of a bee...costume

*Thanks to foreverlights & ~ M A T T at the Blind Melon Forum
**Link to Tom Arnold Interview: