Thirteen years after Adam Sandler released The Hanukkah Song Part 3 comes the newest version of the song, this time with a whole new list of Jewish celebrities.
Sandler performed the newest lyrics to the comedic song at the Judd Apatow & Friends event at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on November 14.
Although Warner Music Group quickly moved to stop all cell phone video of Sandler’s performance that appeared on multiple websites on November 16, Vulture.com managed to transcribe the lyrics before the video was pulled.
Sandler started off his newest version of his classic Hanukkah song by saying, “When you feel like the only kid in town without a Christmas tree, here’s the fourth list of people who are Jewish, just like Jesus, Olaf, Punky Brewster, Judd Apatow, Scott Rudin, and me!”
Among the famous celebrities who will be, or according to Sandler, should be, putting on a yarmulke and celebrating “eight crazy nights”: Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee and “the two guys who founded Google.”
Additionally, according to Sandler, “Princess Leia cuts the halva with Elsa from Frozen” while “David Beckham is the king of soccer studs and also a quarter chosen.”
Other Jewish celebrities mentioned include Scarlett Johansson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Hulk Hogan.
“Harry Potter and his magic wandi-kah, celebrate Chanukah” Sandler sang. “Shia LaBeouf is half a Jew but 100 percent nutty.”
Sandler stumbled a bit when he realized that disgraced Subway spokeman Jared Fogel is “F**k, a Jew.” However, Sandler then added, “But guess who’s Jewish and can fix him? Loveline’s Dr. Drew.”
And while the Christians have Santa Claus on Christmas, the Jews have their own holiday “jolly fat guys: ice cream’s Ben & Jerry,” Sandler joked.
Another great line of Sandler’s was, “We might not have a cartoon with a reindeer that can talk/but we also don’t have polio thanks to Dr. Jonas Salk.”
Sandler ended his song by saying, “So drink your Jaegerbomb-ikkah and smoke your medical-chronikah. If you really, really wanna-kah, have a happy, happy, happy, happy Hanukkah.”
The Hanukkah song was first written for the TV show Saturday Night Live and performed on the show by Sandler on December 3, 1994. The lyrics were then revised in 1999 and 2002.
J-Connection: Sandler is one funny Jew and the best person to join in your Hanukkah celebrations.