Let’s just get this out of the way: Nevermind the naysayers that mindlessly parrot the SNL HAS JUMPED THE SHARK meme, the incontrovertible reality is the show is funnier than it has ever been. Much funnier. Specifically the female cast members. You can check out some of the best bits from this past year HERE. But our hands-down favorite will always be Chris Farley. His comedy — hell his lifestyle — is best described as A Hippopotamus On Angel Dust In The Swarovski Crystal Shop Of Life. Which is why, of course, he was not long for this world. We had were blessed with the opportunity to hang out with him once, and for that we are eternally grateful to the cosmic scheduler that made it all possible. He passed away on December 18th, 1997. Sweaty, loud and always lovable, he made us laugh in that place that no else could touch, let alone find. Not a day goes by in this cussed and joyless world that we do not miss him. Here’s two reasons why.