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I was under the impression that the character was named for a teacher Farley had in high school, who was also a Catholic priest. Can anyone confirm? 18.104.22.168 00:47, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
The quote is "la-dee-freakin-da" not whoop-dee-freakin-doo" so I went ahead and changed it.
Actually, in the sketch with Sally Field, Matt does say "whoop-dee-frakin-doo," but he is remembered more for saying "la-de-freakin-da."J-Red 23:50, 25 June 2006 (UTC)Outtaherephils
Has to be one of the best characters in SNL history...absolutely frickin awesome!!!--22.214.171.124 20:34, 11 July 2006 (UTC)SB
The story that came to me regarding Matt Foley's name was from his days at Second City. A friend of mine and her husband were there with a friend named Matt Foley when Farley came out as the character and asked for a name. My friend's husband called out Matt's name and it was used and subsequently carried over to SNL. Not sure that this could be verified though. Soonercary 07:08, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
Wait a second. It says he was created by Bob Odenkirk (of Mr. Show fame), but then it says Farley performed him before SNL. Did Bob write for these other groups, too, or what?
Is it true that the table wasn't meant to break in the first Matt Foley sketch?(126.96.36.199 20:53, 22 October 2007 (UTC))
Unless someone can cite a legit source, I don't know that I agree with the part of the article where it says that the character was "moderately popular in its time." It seems to me that it was VERY popular from the start. It received enormous laughs in its very first skit (which is now of course considered a classic; the audience is bursting with laughter and the skit is now notorious for Christina Applegate and David Spade barely able to contain themselves) and - as the article shows - was featured in eight skits on SNL (six of them within a year and a half). It wouldn't have been featured so many times if it weren't considerably popular "in its time." Harry Yelreh (talk) 18:42, 9 May 2011 (UTC)