Re: Robert Smigel defends Chris Farley's classic SNL Chippendales sketch against accusations it fueled his destructive behavior

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Adam H. Kerman

May 2, 2021, 5:40:10 AMMay 2
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>Former SNL writer Smigel discussed the 1990 sketch featuring Farley and
>Patrick Swayze on The Howard Stern Show. Smigel told Stern that the sketch
>is misunderstood. "I was in a debate about it with some people who wrote
>Chris Farley's book, which was everyone weighing in on Chris' life and what
>happened to him," Smigel said. "And I think someone in the book said, 'That
>sketch was the first step in killing him,' because it was like he had no
>respect for himself by doing that sketch." Smigel pointed out that Farley
>was "incredibly nimble" and actually a great dancer. "In a way, it was a
>very empowering sketch, and I think that is what people felt the first time
>they watched it," he said.

Smeagol? My precious!

Oh, c'mon. You were all thinking th same thing.

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