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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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Himself / Joliet Jake Blues / Various Characters (archive footage)
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Himself / Elwood Blues / Various Characters (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
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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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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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With a little help from my friends
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Courtesy of Maclon Music Inc/BMI
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I've got Soon-Shine, unt a Klow-dy day...
15 May 2006 | by (Lindenhurst, IL) – See all my reviews

...Pardon my Ludwig van Beethoven cover of The Temps.

So I'm looking for something play on VHS, as I'm going to be watching in a room with only a VCR. The local ma and pa video store's last VHS new release available is over two years old ("The Passion of the Christ"), so I'm stuck looking at old stuff to rent. The owner points me to some tapes he's looking to dump @ $1.99/ea. (the cost of a rental), and I don't even have to return it. What a deal! This is how I happened to rediscover THE BEST OF JOHN BELUSHI, a tape I originally enjoyed when it came out over 20 years ago. And I want to tell you, even though I've seen all these bits before (and several of them multiple times through the years), the laughs still come. Nearly a quarter of a century after Bluto checked out, he's still one of the funniest guys ever to grace us with comedy.

So sit back and just enjoy Joliet Jake, Vito (along with Laraine Newman's hilarious take on "Valley Speak", which pre-dates Moon Zappa's by 5 YEARS!) , Miss Liz Taylor (and her lodged chicken), Samurai Delicatessen, The Thing That Wouldn't Leave, Joe Cocker, and Belushi's Shatner impersonation, perhaps the first real satirical take on Captain Kirk's crappy acting from STAR TREK. It'll have you in stitches. Promise!


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