Almost 30 Years Later, Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley’s ‘Chippendale Sketch’ Is Still One Of SNL’s Greatest

Since 1975, Saturday Night Live has helped launch the careers of some of the funniest comedians on the planet. Comedic and acting legends like Eddie Murphy, Tina Fey, John Belushi, Mike Meyer, Robert Downey Jr., and Steve Martian all made their bones on the iconic sketch comedy show. And over the years, there have been a few standout sketches that people can watch hundreds, if not thousands of times and laugh harder each time.

 Classic regular routines like "Wild and Crazy Guys!,” "Van Down By The River, "Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood, "Church Lady,” and "Daily Affirmations,” are just a few of the classic staple skits performed by cast members. But sometimes, they would have celebrity guests who would help the cast members take a skit to the next level, such as the original "Close Encounter” skit featuring Kate Mckinnon, Cecily Strong, and actor Ryan Gosling. While Kate was by far the star of the skit, Ryan’s reactions as he constantly broke character to laugh was what really took it over the top. 

A classic parody from the ’90s that still have folks holding their ribs is one featuring the late comedic genius Chris Farley and the late Hollywood heartthrob Patrick Swayze. In the skit, the two men are auditioning to become Chippendale dancers. And from the moment they both walk on stage, you can already tell it’s going to be hilarious. When the song "Everybody’s Working the Weekend” starts playing, these two bust out some of the most insanely funny moves we’ve ever seen. And like every sketch he’s in, Farley just takes it over the top as he rips open his shirt to reveal his hairy magnificence! There’s a good reason why this clip lives on in the hearts of fans worldwide. You can relive the entire skit or see it for the first time in the video.