Chris Farley’s massive steak dinner that left Rob Lowe ‘horrified’

Rob Lowe appeared on Conan Tuesday, where he shared a hilarious story about the legendary Chris Farley. Lowe starred in Farley’s breakout film Tommy Boy, and the two quickly became friends.

“There are certain people in life that for whatever reason you remember exactly where you were when you met them,” said Lowe. “Farley was one of those guys.”

To celebrate the wrap of Tommy Boy, Lowe took Farley to a steakhouse for dinner. He knew Farley loved steak but he was shocked when the comedian ordered two porterhouse cuts of meat. “Upon each bite of the two full bone-in porterhouses he put an entire cube of butter,” said Lowe, reiterating, “On every bite.”

Lowe was horrified, but Farley gave him a pretty funny excuse for why each piece needed its own pat of butter. Lowe recalled, “He said, ‘It needs a hat.’”

Even though the dinner took place 25 years ago, Lowe still remembers it often. He said, “Every bite of steak I eat to this day I go, ‘I wonder if I should put a hat on this?’”

Video Transcript

ROB LOWE: One quick Farley story is-- he loved to eat steak. And I took him to a steakhouse when we wrapped "Tommy Boy." And he had two, two full bone-in porterhouses.

- Rob Lowe appeared on "Conan" Tuesday, where he shared a hilarious story about the legendary Chris Farley.

ROB LOWE: Upon each bite of the two full bone edge porterhouses he put an entire cube of butter. On every bite. And when I was horrified, was like, "Farley! What are you doing?" He said, "It needs a hat!"


- While Farley enjoyed incredible fame and success on screen, he struggled with addiction and depression off screen, which contributed to his untimely death in 1997. But for his friends like Lowe, happy memories of the big comedian still live on.

ROB LOWE: Every bite of steak I eat, to this day, I go, "I wonder if I should put a hat on this?"


CONAN O'BRIEN: Maybe not. Surgeon General might disagree.


CONAN O'BRIEN: You know?


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