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The Best of John Belushi (1985)

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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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)
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Steve Cropper ... Himself (Blues Brothers) (archive footage)
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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: Michael Palin/James Taylor (1979) See more »


Love Theme
from The Godfather (1972)
Courtesy of Famous Music Corp/ASCAp
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Wonderful good-bye from his widow
23 May 2006 | by jed-57See all my reviews

Judy Jacklin Belushi (now Belushi-Pisano) writes about putting together this collection in her book "Samurai Widow". It is wonderful - a great goodbye to the Love of her life. Even if you didn't love him before, you will after watching this.

You see Belushi at his best, including doing Beethoven, the Godfather, Joe Cocker, and more. Most are better than the real person being portrayed could have done it.

Unfortunately, my VCR ate this tape and killed itself doing it. It STILL isn't out on DVD, but I check every now and then. If you are fortunate enough to run into the tape, or if you live in the future and the DVD was finally released, don't miss this. You'll laugh and cry and smile and maybe even sing a little. You won't watch it just once.

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