Tommy Boy Car Scene with Farley and Spade

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Tommy Boy Car SceneWhen we debuted our Classic Videos section with The Beatles’ “Revolution,” we told you that these clips will come from a variety of categories.

We follow-up the Fab Four with the comedic (and singing) talents of Saturday Night Live alums Chris Farley and David Spade from the 1995 road comedy Tommy Boy.

The movie has so many funny scenes that it was difficult to pick just one to our Classic Video but the Tommy Boy car scene won out.

Tommy Boy is a favorite of Best Classic Bands‘ Founder, who estimates that he and his family have watched it together 115 times.

Farley, born February 15, 1964, joined SNL in 1990 and stayed for five seasons. For the most part, his tenure overlapped that of Spade’s and the two became close. For Tommy Boy, the two played characters that were consistent with the roles they became known for in the sketch comedy series. Farley is cast as a lovable loser; Spade plays the know-it-all who torments Farley’s character. Not surprisingly, the opposites attract in this road comedy.

Spade, incidentally, has published his memoirs, Almost Interesting. Whether you’ve seen the movie 115 times or, gulp, never, we’re confident that you’ll howl at this scene. The two are engaged in the time-honored battle of who gets to choose the station on the car radio. When it’s Farley’s “Tommy Callahan” character’s turn, he lands on the Carpenters “Superstar.” “You can change it if you want,” he says. Even though it should come as no surprise what transpires, we laugh out loud every damn time.

Farley died on December 18, 1997. He was just 33 years-old.

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