We know that Andy was in a few commercials. He was in Web commercials for York patties and then in Pepsi commercial with Justin Timberlake. Surely nobody minds Andy making a few bucks doing this, having fun with it, and entertaining us.
But what about the recent commercial where David Spade re-appeared in Tommy Boy again, changing his lines to sell DirecTV? Was that exploiting Chris Farley and Tommy Boy?
Check out this article:
If he had to do it again, David Spade wouldn't agree to hawking DIRECTV alongside a scene with his late friend Chris Farley from "Tommy Boy."
"I wouldn't want anyone to get a whiff that I'm trying to get something off Chris," he told People magazine.
The 30-second commercial, which played during the World Series, has been chided by some critics as being tasteless. In it, Farley does his famous "Fat Boy in a Little Coat" routine from the 1995 movie while Spade, inserted into the scene by technology, promotes the satellite service.
Spade expressed "slight shock" that anyone would find the ad offensive.Read all the critiques here:
"These commercials are cool," he told People. "They're well done. They're clever. And that they would include "Tommy Boy" in that company, I thought was very flattering."
"Oh, my God if [Farley] was here, I guarantee he'd be stoked that this little movie is included," he said. "The movie is important to me, and I would hate to offend [anyone] because that's one of my favorite things I've ever done. So I would apologize to someone who took it that way."
The commercial series also included scenes from "Back to the Future" and "Aliens."
We all know that David is right. Chris would have done it just to get Tommy Boy on TV again. Chris was pretty laid back about all that stuff.