David Spade on the DirecTV commercial: Farley would have loved it

Spade says featuring Tommy Boy in a commercial series that also has scenes from Back to the Future and Aliens “is so cool” since “we made this thing and people still talk about it.”

“Oh, my God if [Farley] was here, I guarantee he’d be stoked that this little movie is included,” says Spade. (Farley died in 1997 of heart failure linked to an overdose.) “The movie is important to me, and I would hate to offend [anyone] because that’s one of my favorite things I’ve ever done. So I would apologize to someone who took it that way.”

Still, he says, if he had to do it over again, he probably wouldn’t have made the commercial. “I wouldn’t want anyone to get a whiff that I’m trying to get something off Chris,” he says.