This week celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the better comedies to come out in the past 20 years; Tommy Boy. The story of a college graduate (it only took him 7 years) who comes home to his family to help take on the family business of selling auto parts. While most of us celebrate the movie that introduced the phrases like "Fat guy in a little coat" and "Did you eat paint chips as a kid?", there's one person that has a more emotional recollection. We've heard David Spade share many stories regarding Farley and the making of the movie of the years, but David Spade took to his instagram yesterday to share a brand new, but still very touching story regarding the late Chris Farley and the gift they had given each other after the film completed; an autographed Tommy Boy poster.
But it's not the sentiment that makes the story so emotional. It's what Farley wrote on his copy to David.
"I'm told that today is the 20th anniversary of Tommy Boy. Aside from that making me older than fuck I have to say thanks to everyone who has said nice things to me over the years. I was very lucky to be in this movie with one of the all time funniest mother fuckers the late great Chris Farley. Its hard to read but on the poster it says, "David lets stick together!" Signed by chris. We gave each other autographed posters as a joke back then. Now I see it in my office and skim over it because if I think about that for more than 5 seconds I'll start bawling. Like now. As Chris would say. What a pussy. #RIP"
Cheers to the film's anniversay, and cheers to one of film's funniest duos.
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