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  • Actors: Christopher Guest, Robert Smigel
  • Directors: Christopher Guest, Robert Smigel, Robert Altman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Albert Brooks
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • VHS Release Date: October 28, 2003
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000065GBW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #905,659 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Schmitz Gay: Chris and Adam Sandler as gay buds who like beer and speedos.
Roger Copeland
Chris Farley is one of my all time favorites from SNL, and this dvd shows him at his very best.
Kindle Customer
This will make you laugh silly and is funny that it makes Farley's co stars even laugh!
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful By J. Brittman VINE VOICE on March 1, 2005
Format: DVD
So sad. So much talent, so little left for us to cherish, but this IS IT. This is the treasure trove that Chris Farley left us before he passed. The Matt Foley: Motivational Speaker sketch is without a doubt the funniest piece of sketch that I have EVER seen on SNL. Just look at David Spade and Christina Applegate's faces, they cannot stop laughing, it's just that funny. This DVD version does elimate some classic skits such as The Herlihy Boy and Schmitts Gay but the remainder and the extras make this worth the price of purchase. Among the best are Chippendales Dancer, Da Bears ("I'M NOKING...NOKING!!!), Bennett Brauer's Weekend Update commentary ("maybe the network would be happier with someone who doesn't EAT THEIR OWN DANDRUFF or FRIGHTEN SMALL CHILDREN"), Grandma Sketch w/Sandler & Married Old Couple sketch with Sandler and of course, The Chris Farley Show. The bonus features on this DVD are great too, there are 2 talk show performances, one with Conan O'Brien and one with Jay Leno. I'm convinced that Farley suffered from anxiety/panic disorder because if you watch these interviews you can see that he is so uncomfortable (sweating and clenching his fists) during these interviews. I truly believe if he would have gotten some professional help for his anxiety instead of self medicating he might still be with us today. But anyway, this is some of the funniest sketch comedy ever created and is an absolute must-own for even a casual fan. Highest Recommendation...R.I.P Chris Farley.

P.S. "I Don't give a damn, cause i'm movin' in...I'm sick and tired of livin' IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!!!!!!!!!!"
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By D. Hill on August 31, 2004
Format: DVD
This is a great DVD - very funny. If you like SNL, you will probably like this DVD. I had only seen the original 2000 release (by the exact same name as this one) of this DVD before buying this new 2003 release. The 2000 release was made by Vidmark/Trimark (ASIN: 157362862X @ amazon.com) instead of from Lions Gate Home Entertainment. This version is edited a little from the original, so the actual tribute is probably about a couple minutes shorter than the original release. However, the one upgrade is more extras (special features). There are two hilarious clips of late show appearances that are not on the original release. Then there is a short outtakes reel which is decent, a deleted skit which isn't very good, and some photos to look at. So it depends on which you would rather have.

Here are the cons:

I'm not sure exactly how much was left out on this new release but I do know that the "Herlihy Boy: House Sitting Service" skit with Adam Sandler was cut out (which is my favorite SNL skit of all time). Another great segment that was left out was the "Little Women"-esque sequence where they fall through the ice and start cursing and make a pact with the devil. Yet another skit that was taken out was the "Shmitt's Gay Beer" skit, which doesn't bother me because I did not like it anyways (but some people like it). One final segment that was left out was the "in memoriam" introduction by Tim Meadows at the beginning of the previous release.

Now for the pros:

Excellent skits include Matt Foley's Motivational Speaker "Go For It" skit, "Hidden Camera Commercials," the "Chris Farley Show" with Paul McCartney (and clips of 2 more), & the Japanese Game Show, which are four of my favorite SNL skits ever (after the "Herlihy Boy" skit of course).
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jesse Ross on March 29, 2006
Format: DVD
I have the original VHS release of this title. It was a lot of fun and always made me laugh. Then I bought this DVD release, which I later found out is mysteriously missing seven minutes worth of footage. Some of my favorite scenes are cut. Now I'll have to go back and buy the previous DVD release. Why they can't release it completely the second time around is beyond me. But what's here is great, so you might want to buy it anyway.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Roger Copeland on May 4, 2005
Format: DVD
Chris Farley was a big man with big comedy. His physical comedy was wild and hilarious. He you scream "Good Lord!" and make ti the funniest thing. Of all the SNL dudes, he's one of the top. Why did he die?

The best skits:

Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker: It's his best known bit. It's given us the classic lines "I live in a van down by the river" and "You're not gonna amount to Jack Squat!" David Spade can't keep still in this one. He knows Chris is funny, too funny.

Schmitz Gay: Chris and Adam Sandler as gay buds who like beer and speedos. I love their farce commercials.

Bob Swersky's Superfans: DA BEARS!!! Michael Jordan pops up for this one.

Chippendale Audition: That's a lotta rolls. Jan Curtin looks too interested to me.

Columbian Decaf Coffee Crystals: Why...you son a b*tch! You no good damn son of a b*tch! You lied to me! You lied to me!"

There are also a few bits montage bits of various falling scenes and such. Amogn the other SNL players on are Phil Hartman, Adam Sandler, and Keven Nealen.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bernard Chapin on July 16, 2007
Format: DVD
I don't hear too many people talk about Farley anymore and I think that is rather sad as he was a gifted performer. All of his best shticks are recorded in this DVD but it could easily have been two hours long. One hour does not do justice to the guy in my opinion. Yes, a lot of the great stuff is here such as his Matt Foley character, Bennett Brauer, and the Chippendales skit he had with Swayze. It's enough to heighten your appetite for Farley but not enough to fill you. His death was truly a shame. I think comparisons to Belushi are appropriate, but Farley never had the range or amazing talent of John. Nevertheless, we're worse off without the large fellow.
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