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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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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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12 July 1994 (Netherlands) 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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Tie a yellow ribbon
Written by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown
Courtesy of Levine and Browen Music Inc/BMI
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25 October 2003 | by drosse67See all my reviews

How can they put out the Best of Chris Rock and the Best of Adam Sandler on DVD, and pass over this one? Further proof that young people definitely have more influence in marketing and media than us "oldies." This compilation does not include all of John Belushi's greatest skits from SNL, and I would have tossed out a few (the Bees, for example, which I never found funny). But, like the Best of Eddie Murphy (which, I think, is coming out on DVD soon, so maybe there's hope), there are moments in this video that I can watch over and over and still cry from laughing so hard: Joe "John" Cocker, an impromptu parody of Joe Cocker that's dead-on (and, typical for John Belushi, completely over-the-top); Samurai Delicatessen (any of the Samurai skits would have done, but this one is perfect); The Godfather in Group Therapy; his "cool, snorting" Beethoven. It even ends on an ironic, somewhat morbid note (a little skit showing Belushi as an old man, talking about how he outlived the other players). Message to Warner Home video--GET THIS OUT ON DVD, AND QUICK!!!!!

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