This came up because a buddy of mine was asking for gathering advice. His teenager is showing an amazing athletic ability that he wants to encourage without overdoing it to the point he overdoes it and drives the kid away from the very thing he’s so naturally gifted at. I told him I understand totally and went right to this scene. I said you don’t want to be Jojo the Idiot Circus Boy loving your sale so much that you kill it. He understood completely. Because there is much wisdom in Chris Farley’s comedy from 25 years ago. If you’re a simpleton like my friend and me.
Anyway, God help me but “Tommy Boy” never gets old. And Farley never stops being funny, no matter how many times you watch. No one else could’ve played this scene and I still miss his genius after all this time.