Watch Adam Sandler’s Original Version Of The Thanksgiving Song
Turkey, turkey dap!
It’s hard to believe it’s been over 30 years since Adam Sandler debuted the original version of the Thanksgiving Song. What started out as an idea that was supposed to showcase an individual cast member that would write and perform a Thanksgiving song. It turned out that Sandler’s version was an instant hit, and became a tradition that lives on to this day.
Adam still performs the song live at his shows around the holiday and he has since updated some of the lyrics that are now dated. I mean does anyone under 40 know who Betty Grable is?
When SNL was truly funny
When the song was first performed in November of 1991 the cast was incredible. It featured Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Chris Rock, Julia Sweeney, Kevin Nealon, David Spade, Chris Farley and of course Manchester New Hampshire’s own Adam Sandler. Most of them went on to star in movies and television sitcoms.
Most importantly, the show was very good. The writing was original with great characters like, The Church Lady, Hans and Franz, Wayne and Garth and Rob Schneider as the “making copies guy” just to name a few.
Is Saturday Night Live alive?
I suppose you could call me a skeptic or someone who preferred things back in the day. I maintain that Saturday night live of today is nowhere near as good as it was in the 70s 80s 90s and early 2000s. Something happened to the show that has made it loses focus from the idea of being funny and relevant to being politically correct.
The show obviously leans in one direction, politically and it shows. If you were honest, you would admit that the show is much more politically aligned with one party. In the days of Chevy Chase, Dennis, Miller, Kevin Nealon, and Norm MacDonald. The show was not aligned with any particular party. The idea was to poke fun at all sides without a particular political perspective.
Today’s weekend update is much more in line with the left than the right. I’m not saying that’s right or wrong, I just think it was better when it was down the middle.
Let’s watch the legendary debut of The Thanksgiving Song