The following year, Sandler paid tribute to Aniston when she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, first taking gum out of his mouth and sticking it to the top of the podium for safe-keeping while he talked. He also did not dress up for the occasion, but it’s not as if she would have expected anything less from the Sandman.
“That’s for you, Aniston,” he said, “nothing but respect, the best T-shirt I had. Here’s a little speech I wrote last night.
“Gather around, people of Hollywood” he began, in his best signature-Sandler whoop-de-di-do voice, causing tears of laughter almost immediately, “because it’s fairy tale story time. Once upon a time, there was a poor little Greek girl, growing up in Manhattan by the name of Jeneefer Anistuffelupagus…” Etc.
Approaching his regular voice, he concluded, “I love this girl, my wife loves this girl, the entire world loves this girl…the girl who put the grace in Office Space, put the jolly in Along Came Polly, put the ‘hor’ in Horrible Bosses, put the good girl in The Good Girl and took her naked boobs out of Wanderlust. For god’s sake, let the girl have one thing she can keep to herself, you greedy bastards out there.”