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10 Tommy Boy Facts You Never Knew

10 Tommy Boy Facts You Never Knew

Holy Schnikes! Not a day goes by that we don't miss the late Chris Farley and we couldn't count how many times we've quoted Tommy Boy, with David Spade, Brian Dennehy, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek, Dan Akroyd, and of course, Herbie Hancock. Here we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about Tommy Boy.

The working titles were awful

Imagine if Tommy Boy had been called Billy the Third: A Midwestern. Thankfully, Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels had Billy Madison happening around the same time, so that title was scrapped. Other near misses included Fat Chance and Xl. In a 2015 interview with Consequence of Sound, director Peter Segal said the only scene to survive from the Billy the Third script was the part where Farley changes in the airplane bathroom. Segal had worked with Farley on an HBO special and an episode of The Jackie Thomas Show, where Chris played Tom Arnold's brother.

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