Highlights From Adam Sandler's Return To SNL

When he was on SNL, Adam Sandler loved himself a funny voice. Cajun Man, Canteen Boy, Hank Gelf and, the Herlihy Boy — all tended to talk like goofy babies. Where does he get his material? On SNL, we got our answer: from his family.

In one sketch, Adam Sandler played Adam Sandler, going home — to New York City, conveniently — to visit the extended Sandler family. And they also sounded like Adam Sandler characters.


Opera Man (Adam Sandler) returns after 24 years to sing about the week's top headlines including Game of Thrones, the 2020 presidential election and Donald Trump's presidency


With Adam Sandler coming back to host Saturday Night Live for the first time since he left the show (or was fired, as he sang about alongside Chris Rock in his monologue) nearly a quarter-century ago, certain things were a given. We got Opera Man, naturally, and the cast all did their best Sandler impressions in a Sandler family reunion sketch. Plus, noted nice guy Sandler was reliably effusive and gracious in praising his present-day SNL successors and former boss Lorne Michaels in the monologue and the goodnights. (It was NBC and not Lorne who really fired Sandler back in 1995, after all.) But it was the last bit of the night that was the biggest hit, as Sandler broke out his guitar for an encore of the tribute song he penned for his late friend Chris Farley.

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