Paul McCartney’s Favorite SNL Memories Are Of Chris Farley & Martin Short

During an appearance on Dana Carvey and David Spade’s “Fly on the Wall” podcast, the hosts found themselves nerding out to such an embarrassing degree that Spade finally said what we all were thinking. “Paul, every question we do sounds like ‘The Chris Farley Show.'”

This is in reverence to the simple, yet gut-bustingly hilarious bit where Farley would appear as himself and ask a well-known celebrity the most gushing, star-struck questions ever. Paul McCartney dropped by for the third installment of the sketch, which also proved to be its last. Why? Because you couldn’t top McCartney in terms of fame or performance as he answered inquiries like, “Do you remember when you were in The Beatles?”

McCartney was just about as tight-lipped in discussing the sketch with Carvey and Spade as he was with Farley, but he had nothing but fond memories of doing it. “That was so, so lovely,” he said.

Spade recalled the rest of the cast watching the skit being “in a jealous rage” because Farley got the honor of working with the rock-and-roll legend. But Farley didn’t crow about his good fortune. Per Spade:

“It was one of the highlights of his life he said right after. And it was so good. I like when he [quoted ‘The End’ from ‘Abbey Road’], ‘And in the end, the love you take…’ And he said, ‘Is that true?’ And you go, ‘Yeah, I’d like to think.’ You played that so well, by the way, in the sketch.”

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