It was only a matter of time.
When Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew announced his plans to run for New York governor earlier today, social media celebrated in snarky style: by shouting out the classic SNL skit in which the former NYC Mayor’s progeny was portrayed by the late Chris Farley.
The spoofs are currently trending on Twitter.
“Seeing Andrew Giuliani trending only makes me miss Chris Farley,” tweeted one SNL fan in reference to the hilarious skits.
Another wrote, “Andrew Giuliani is running for mayor. Really? Can’t help but think of Chris Farley.”
Farley, who died in 1997 at 33 after 17 stints in rehab, struggled his whole adult life with drug and alcohol addiction. But diehard fans look back to his tenure on SNL as one of the best in the show’s history — often for his over-the-top impressions like the one of Andrew.
In one of the immortal sketches, entitled “Opening Night Yankee Stadium” from SNL’s 19th season in 1994, Farley’s Andrew Giuliani can be seen acting obnoxious at Yankee stadium.
If he does enter the gubernatorial race, the younger Giuliani will be going toe-to-toe with democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is currently mired in a torrent of scandals involving sexual misconduct claims and his handling of nursing homes.
“Yes, I’m considering running for governor,” said Andrew, 35. “There’s an opportunity for Republicans to take back New York. Absolutely.”
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