By Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
May 5, 2019
For the first time in more than two decades, comedian Adam Sandler returned to "Saturday Night Live" to host this week's episode – and kicked off his appearance by letting everyone know why he left in the first place.
"I was fired. I was fired," the "Wedding Singer" star crooned during his opening monologue. "I was fired, so sad to tell. Well, I never saw it coming. I got fired from 'SNL.'"
The former cast member, who appeared on the show from 1990 to 1995, drew cheers as he referenced his old characters, Crazy Spoon Head and Canteen Boy, and former colleague Chris Farley, who died in 1997.
"I was fired, not rehired. Well, it made me sad and blue," Sandler sang. "I told my boy Chris Farley I got fired, and he said, 'Sandman, they fired my [expletive], too!'"