Adam Sandler Reveals Truth About Pearl Jam Ripoff

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Adam Sandler on the recent Fly on the Wall podcast joined hosts and Saturday Night Live alumni, David Spade and Dana Carvey for a discussion with absolutely nothing off-limits.

Adam Sandler talks about meeting Eddie Vedder

During the conversation, Adam revisited his original character, Opera Man, and shared where he got the inspiration as well as the story of performing Opera Man as Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam.

“First time I did it, it was just gibberish,” Sandler said of the first Opera Man skit. “It was kind of a theater thing… There was a man who used to sing Opera on the street, he’d hold the can out and he’d come at you like, [imitates opera singing]… that’s kind of how I started it.”

The skit did well, but fizzled out after some time until it was resurfaced by some fresh writers and musicians through the lens of Opera Man on the news.

“I sang as Eddie Vedder once… Opera Man singing about Pearl Jam… they were on the show that night!” Sandler recalled as Spade praised him for an impressive impression.

At a recent concert, Vedder explained to Pearl Jam fans his idea of how a woman should respond if the man they start dating is against legalized abortion. The Pearl Jam singer’s remarks came amid a performance of the rock band’s 1995 Vitalogy single “Not for You” during their May 6 concert at the Kia Forum near Los Angeles.

They likely were spurred by that week’s Politico leak of a U.S. Supreme Court draft. The draft reportedly indicated the court’s plans to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that protects a pregnant woman’s right to choose to have an abortion.

In a fan-captured clip, Vedder says, “I think if you’re a girl or woman out there, and the guy you’re starting to go out with — who you’re thinking about maybe going all the way with — I think if that guy is not pro-choice, then he shouldn’t be allowed to f*** you.”