When Chris Farley met Newt Gingrich

Mike Krumboltz
The Upshot

Newt Gingrich's front-runner status in the race for the Republican presidential nomination has inspired a surge of interest in the late Chris Farley's impression of the former Speaker of the House.

Farley, who died in 1997, was well known for parodying Gingrich on "Saturday Night Live."  In one memorable instance, Farley stormed into the House Republican Conference to celebrate the first 100 days of the Republican-controlled Congress. Farley (sporting a gray wig) shook hands with Newt and then proceeded to talk about some of his favorite books, including one by romance novelist Danielle Steele. To his credit, Gingrich himself was laughing as hard as anybody.

You can check out the video above. And keep your eyes peeled for a young John Boehner in the beginning of the clip.