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The Best of John Belushi (1985)

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The series will follow Jake and Elwood Blues, along with the characters within their master blues band, as the boys take their act on the road and back to their native Chicago.



Credited cast:
John Belushi ... Himself / Joliet Jake Blues / Various Characters (archive footage)
Dan Aykroyd ... Himself / Elwood Blues / Various Characters (archive footage)
Chevy Chase ... Himself / Various Characters (archive footage)
Jane Curtin ... Herself / Various Characters (archive footage)
Elliott Gould ... Himself / Various Characters (archive footage)
Buck Henry ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Klein ... Himself (archive footage)
Garrett Morris ... Himself / Various Characters (archive footage)
Bill Murray ... Himself / Various Characters (archive footage)
Laraine Newman ... Herself / Various Characters (archive footage)
Gilda Radner ... Herself / Various Characters (archive footage)
Rob Reiner ... Himself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Cropper ... Himself (Blues Brothers) (archive footage)
Donald Dunn ... Himself (Blues Brothers) (archive footage)
Steve Jordan ... Himself (Blues Brothers) (archive footage)


Compilation of SNL sketches including Samurai Deli, Star Trek - The Final Mission, The Luck of the Irish and Don Vito Corleone in group therapy.

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3 August 1985 (USA) See more »

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John Belushi - najlepsze numery See more »

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Original air dates/live performances:
  • "Soul man": 18 November 1978
  • Samurai Delicatessen: 17 January 1976
  • Beethoven part I: 22 November 1975
  • Bill Murray's Celebrity Corner: 11 November 1978
  • "I'm a King Bee": 17 January 1976
  • The Godfather group therapy: 10 January 1976
  • Beethoven part II: 22 November 1975
  • Little Chocolat donuts: 19 November 1977
  • "B Movie Boxcar Blues": 18 November 1978
  • Olympia Restaurant: 28 January 1978
  • The Thing that wouldn't leave: 25 March 1978
  • Weekend Update rant: 19 March 1977
  • Beethoven part III: 22 November 1975
  • "With a little help from my friends": 25 October 1975
  • The Last Voyage of the Starship Enterprise: 29 May 1976
  • Shiller's reel: Don't look back in anger: 11 March 1978
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Edited from Saturday Night Live: Rob Reiner (1975) See more »


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Written by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown
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SNL's first "best-of" video is still one of the best
10 January 2002 | by FiggiedanSee all my reviews

Belushi was a true original and is sorely missed. This is a video that every comedy fan needs to have in their collection. His comedic talent was astounding and it is great to see him in his heyday in the sketches like the Blues Brothers, the Little Chocolate Donuts Commercial, the Samurai, the Hulk, the rants on the News, etc. If I could pick the 10 best players in an "ultimate 1975-2001 SNL lineup" they would include Belushi, Eddie Murphy, Dana Carvey (the top 3 I think), Gilda Radner, Martin Short, Will Farrell, Adam Sandler, Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, and Billy Crystal. Also included would be pre-1984 Steve Martin as the host and Dennis Miller, Norm MacDonald, Tina Fey and Chevy Chase as quadruple-anchors for the news (ok that's 15). There are so many talents that spawned from the show, but Belushi's star shone brightly -- it's a shame he didn't stick around with us longer. Note: this was SNl's first "best-of" videos - I recall it being priced at a modest 19.95 for the Xmas season in 1985! Also, check out the Eddie Murphy one, another 10/10 video!

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