It was solely a matter of time.
When Rudy Giuliani’s son, Andrew, introduced his plans to run for governor of New York earlier in the present day, social media celebrated in snarky type: by shouting out the basic “Saturday Evening Dwell” sketches through which the former NYC mayor’s progeny is portrayed by the late Chris Farley.
The spoofs are at present trending on Twitter.
“Seeing Andrew Giuliani trending solely makes me miss Chris Farley,” tweeted one “SNL” fan in reference to the hilarious skits.
One other wrote, “Andrew Giuliani is working for mayor. Actually?” No, however: “Can’t assist however consider Chris Farley.”
Farley, who died in 1997 at 33 after 17 stints in rehab, struggled his entire grownup life with drug and alcohol dependancy. However die-hard followers look again to his tenure on “SNL” as the most effective within the present’s historical past, usually recalling his over-the-top impressions just like the one in all Andrew, and naturally, his iconic Chippendales bit.
In one of many immortal Giuliani sketches, titled “Opening Evening Yankee Stadium” from “SNL’s” 19th season in 1994, Farley’s Andrew may be seen performing obnoxious at Yankee Stadium.
One other depicts the “SNL” legend parodying the 7-year-old’s notorious attention-seeking antics throughout his father’s inauguration as mayor in 1994.
If he does enter the gubernatorial race, the youthful Giuliani will likely be going toe to toe with Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who’s at present mired in a torrent of scandals involving sexual misconduct claims and his dealing with of nursing properties in the course of the pandemic.
Andrew, who’s married to actual property exec Zivile Rezgyte, appeared assured within the prospect of working the state — regardless of the inevitable resurfacing of the embarrassing parodies.
And the skits weren’t the one second of Andrew’s previous that the social media plenty had been remembering Wednesday.
In 2008, Andrew was dismissed from the Duke golf crew, and he filed a lawsuit over the motion, main some insiders to label him “entitled.” A decide ultimately dismissed the swimsuit.
“Sure, I’m contemplating working for governor,” mentioned Andrew, 35. “There’s a possibility for Republicans to take again New York. Completely.”