The Truth About Norm Macdonald And Adam Sandler's Friendship

Throughout the 1990s, Norm Macdonald experienced the true career highs that comedians seek to aspire. With an illustrious career spanning nearly five decades, the late Macdonald has made people laugh endlessly with his roles on "Saturday Night Live," "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo," and "Dr. Dolittle." Though he had an extensive resumé, there's one flick in Macdonald's filmography that stands out above the rest: "Billy Madison."

In his first-ever film gig, per IMDb, Macdonald starred as Frank beside the famed Hollywood superstar Adam Sandler in the iconic 1995 film. It was on the set of "Billy Madison" that Macdonald and Sandler developed a burgeoning friendship that lasted for the years that followed, as evidenced by Sandler's appearance on "Norm Macdonald Live" in 2014. Furthermore, the duo reminisced about their "Billy Madison" experience during their 2016 appearance on "Conan," over 20 years removed from the release of the film.

So now you're probably wondering more about Norm Macdonald and Adam Sandler's friendship; well lucky for you, we've got the scoop. Read on to learn more!

Norm Macdonald and Adam Sandler had a decades-long friendship

In 2016, the comedy crew of Sandler and Macdonald — alongside David Spade, Rob Schneider, and Nick Swardson — appeared on "Conan" and recalled some fond memories together throughout their careers. Sandler, who worked alongside Macdonald in "Billy Madison," recalled a funny story of the two upon first meeting. As Macdonald was set to portray Frank, the best friend of Billy Madison (played by Sandler), the latter figured it'd be best to partake in some repartee beforehand to better understand Macdonald's acting style.

"I'm doing a scene with Norm at the pool. I say my line and I think I did it very well, and then I'm like, 'Let me see how Norm ping-pongs this line back,'" Sandler recalled during the interview. "So there was a little bit of a delay, and I was, like, 'Old Norm likes to a take his time,'" Sandler said, before adding, "I'm waiting longer and going, 'Wow, he's really milking this one.' And a few more seconds later I noticed old Norm was sleeping." Macdonald then interjected, saying, "They wanted to me to play a drunk, and so I said, 'You got some booze?'" Macdonald also revealed that when Sandler initially addressed him as Frank, he was left wondering: "Who the f*ck is Frank?"

We're sure Adam Sandler is missing his good friend Norm Macdonald today.