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