The Gap Girls almost became Hollywood!
David Pique starred in recurring Gap Girls sketches on Saturday Night Live with Adam Sandler and Chris Farley from 1993 to 1995. In the skit, the comedic trio played three Gap employees who didn’t take their jobs seriously and often ignored customers to talk about boys and dating.
spade says SNL Creator Lorne Michaels wanted to turn Cindy, Christy and Lucy into a feature film.
“That didn’t happen, but that was when I thought the movies were really easy to find because I was delusional,” Spade said on his fly on the wall Podcast. “One summer we made Tomboy. Lorne had a deal with Paramount, it was pretty easy. Next summer [Lorne] said, ‘Why don’t you guys Black sheep? and the following summer, ‘Maybe you can do the Gap Girls movie.'”
Spade and Farley played in both 1995 Tommy Boy and 1996 Black sheepwhich helped raise the profile of both comedians.
As to why the Gap Girls movie never happened? Well, Spade didn’t think he could write it.
“Things [the movie] I had it against me if I wrote it — which was probably the first thing,” Spade said. “I was running out of ideas for sketches that were four minutes long.