If you remember back when David Spade dropped in with Reddit for an AMA ahead of the release of I Am Chris Farley, he told the origins of “fat guy in a little coat” from when Farley was backstage at SNL. Here’s a refresher if you missed it:
“Chris was always doing that bit to me at work. We shared an office, and you had to walk through our office to get to Chris Rock and Adam Sandler’s office. So these 2 microscopic offices were back to back, and Chris’ desk was behind mine, and he didn’t really know how to write, or read really (kidding!), but he would come in bored, because I would have to write my sketches to try to get on but they would always let him on. So he would get behind me and be bored, everyone would write him sketches, and he would say “Davey… turn around,” and I said “iff this is Fat Guy in a Little Coat, I’m not turning around, it’s not funny anymore.” And he would say “No, i’ve got a whole new thing I’m doing.”
And then I’d turn around, and it would be him in my Levi jacket, and he would say “Fat guy in little coat! Don’t you give up on it!”
The AMA was full of plenty of Chris Farley love, but he brought back the story for Monday’s Conan and spent a little bit of time looking back on SNL with the host. It’s a good time and he even adds a bit more to the story. It’s also fun to hear the story instead of reading it. Spade really helps paint the picture of an already funny story.
(Via Team Coco)