David Spade Shares Hilarious Anecdotes About "Dad Figure" George Segal

JUST SHOOT ME - George Segal, David Spade, Wendie Malick, Enrico Colantoni and Laura San Giacomo.
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George Segal, David Spade, Wendie Malick, Enrico Colantoni and Laura San Giacomo.

The iconic actor died Tuesday at the age of 87. 

David Spade on Wednesday honored and celebrated his "dad figure" George Segal, who he starred with on the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me! Segal died Tuesday at the age of 87.

Spade recalled Segal as a generous actor who would "give it up" for other people's jokes but also did not shy away from exchanging friendly jabs with those he liked.

"He would bust my balls all the time," Spade warmly remembered."We just went to lunch together a few weeks ago ... He would wait until the moment I said 'hi' to him and he would say, 'go fuck yourself.' He would say something every time. He liked when you jabbed him. He didn't like when people were too nice."

Spade also shared the fun anecdote that Segal would start to sing "Strangers on the set," a parody of Frank Sinatra's "Strangers in the Night," when cast or crew would have family or friends drop by the stage. "And then he would just drift off and go to his dressing room," Spade added.

Segal taught Spade about acting and life, the comic-actor said. "He was a guy who demanded perfection out of all of us — as long as we were out of there by 9 p.m.," Spade quipped. "Whatever it took. But a hard-out at 9 p.m."

Watch Spade's full tribute below.