8 Things You Definitely Didn’t Know About “Tommy Boy”

“Tommy Boy” stands as the ultimate “buddy comedy” of the 1990s. Chris Farley and David Spade in their prime, the DiMaggio and Mantle of ’90s comedy. So why not learn a little bit more about it?

Chris Farley got in a fight with David Spade on set because Spade went out drinking with Rob Lowe the night before and didn’t invite him.

Marquette University is actually Chris Farley’s real alma mater.

When Tommy finds out he passed his final college class, “Helen Keller” appears at the bottom of the grade sheet. She got an F.

Roseanne Barr was supposed to play the waitress Helen, but she was busy.

It’s based off of “Hamlet.” Seriously.

David Spade’s hair sucks in the movie because he refused to let the on-set hairdresser do his hair.

Tommy says “Son of a…” 10 times throughout the movie.


Richard’s car is 1967 Plymouth GTX. Those cars are now worth $40,000.


[via IMDB]

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Brian McGannon

What do I love? I love happy hour, a good golf tan, and getting moderately drunk during dinner.

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