"We used to make fun of Chris [Farley] at table reads. We were like, ‘Are you ripping off Belushi in this one, or just Aykroyd?’ Because he liked those guys so much that he would incorporate them. He wore Belushi’s pants from wardrobe if he could find any… He would keep those; he’d wear them. Chris looked up to Belushi as the king. My argument was that I actually thought he was funnier than Belushi. And he wouldn’t accept that… I would say, ‘Was Belushi trying to be like anybody? No. He just did whatever the funniest thing he could think of was. You’re hysterical on your own, you don’t need any of that, don’t try to be like him, don’t even look up to him. We all think Belushi is great, but you’re fine on your own.’ And I thought that angle might get to him… It didn’t work."
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David Spade, Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live
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