--First of all, look at his name: John Candy. Then picture his outfit in Armed and Dangerous--maroon security guard jacket that is about three sizes too small (basically had claim to Fat Man in a Little Coat riff years before Farley), goggles, a leather swim cap and a scarf. He looks like he belongs on Duck Tales, yet he still scores a cute, pre plastic surgery Meg Ryan (albeit Ryan was cinematically tagged by Billy Crystal. eeeease.) Then consider the awesome fact that when Candy (aka Frank Dooly) and Eugene Levy get some info out of Zeus while he's working out at the gym, Candy completely haymakers this blond weightlifter chick. And its still hilarious. Can you picture Chris Farley's goofy ass ever getting away with that.
--John Candy gives a Fletch-like comedic effort in Who Framed Harry Crumb. Chris Farley is...Beverly Hills Ninja.
--Sure, Animal House is a classic, but gimme a fuckin break. Are you one of those frat guys with the Bluto Bartowski poster in your dorm room? Ooh lets start a food fight. Lets get...REALLY drunk. Candy got offered a part in Animal House II but he turned it down to make a little classic called SPACEBALLS. You cant fuck with the Shwartz biatch. Plus he's Rockin rare Jovi in the winnebago while Lonestar rolls a doobwah. By the way, actual quote from that fag Mark Magrath on VH1: "Dude, surefire way to rock a saturday night. Get a 12 pack, call up a couple of buddies, and fire up Animal House." What a pussy. I heard he has two Crazy Town cds.
--Candy died on the set of his final movie, securing him mythic status for all eternity with Brandon Lee. Cant really fuck wit the Crow.
--Candy continually denied invitations to join Saturday Night Live because he felt loyal to his loony canadian Hoser friends at SCTV. As a direct result, SNL gets completely gay and Candy goes on to star in Speed Zone, The Great Outdoors, and Planes Trains and Automobiles, not to mention he is the Polka King of the Midwest, Gus Polinski, in Home Alone. (By the way, does anyone know the name of his band?)
--How played are drug overdoses? Seriously, everyone and their mother has overdosed on something sometime or another. Fat+Coke=Dead Comic. Sam Kinneson. John Belushi. Chris Farley. John Candy survived the motherfuckin' '80s--probably the "cokiest" decade of all. Now thats a man that knew how to handle his high.
--Belushi's big claim to fame was a Blues Brothers. Candy cameod in the Blues Brothers movies like it was no thang, then hit the set of The Great Outdoors as Chet Ripley where he carried that movie on his back. Actually Akroyd was pretty funny in that too. Other classic Candy cameos--Splash, National Lampoons Vacation, Stripes. Killin it.
--Ween dedicates "Chocolate and Cheese" to Candy. Now thats brown baby.
--Belushi rallies a bunch of frathouse rejects to get back at some preppies. Candy qualifies the Jamaican Bob Sledding team into the fucking Winter Olympics.
--Not only could John Candy play a cuddly fat guy as well as Chris Farley, but have you seen Uncle Buck. What an asshole!
--Did I mention Who Framed Harry Crumb?
LIST OF ITEMS CONSUMED DURING BREAKFAST BY THOMAS IN VEGAS. (By Gangsta) While recently in Vegas I witnessed an eating machine that could top one of the greatest athletes* of our time (kobayashi the 3 time world hot dog eating champ).
*Kobayashi was actually referred to this on ESPN
-A six egg spanish omelet with hash browns and whole wheat toast.
-The Blue Banana smoothie with a protein boost.
-An order of the special of the day... All-You-Can-Eat pancakes. (They came 4 to a plate and were over a foot in diameter.)
-A second round of the pancakes.
-Half of the person next to him's toast.
(he said he would have had a third round of the pancakes but we all needed to go gamble)