John Belushi


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Anne Beatts

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Anne Beatts on how she and Michael O'Donoghue worked to get John Belushi (who'd done the "National Lampoon Radio Hour") in the original cast of Saturday Night Live, despite producer Lorne Michael's reservations
Anne Beatts on Saturday Night Live guest host Lily Tomlin (and John Belushi's refusal to perform in one particular sketch)
Anne Beatts on how John Belushi's death postponed the shooting of the Square Pegs pilot

Bernie Brillstein

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Bernie Brillstein on the original cast of Saturday Night Live
Bernie Brillstein on the creation of The Blues Brothers
Bernie Brillstein on a photo with the Blues Brothers
Bernie Brillstein on a photo with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi

Robert Caminiti

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Robert Caminitti on censoring John Belushi on Saturday Night Live, and on his favorite cast members

Michael Chiklis

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Michael Chiklis on playing John Belushi in the film "Wired" and getting blackballed

Jane Curtin

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Jane Curtin on working with John Belushi on Saturday Night Live

Dick Ebersol

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Dick Ebersol on John Belushi
Dick Ebersol on John Belushi joining the cast of Saturday Night Live
Dick Ebersol on getting the bee suits into the third episode of Saturday Night Live
Dick Ebersol on how John Belushi agreed to sign his contract
Dick Ebersol on the birth of the Blues Brothers
Dick Ebersol on the most famous thing that ever went wrong for him on Saturday Night Live

Buck Henry

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Buck Henry on the Saturday Night Live skits with John Belushi and the "Samurai Stock Broker" episode when he was seriously injured

Heino Ripp

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Heino Ripp on working with John Belushi and Lorne Michaels on Saturday Night Live

Paul Shaffer

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Music arranger-composer/performer Paul Shaffer on John Belushi's Joe Cocker musical parodies
Paul Shaffer on the development of "The Blues Brothers" on Saturday Night Live 

Alan Zweibel

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Alan Zweibel on John Belushi on Saturday Night Live
Alan Zweibel on the impact on Saturday Night Live when Chevy Chase left after the first season, and on John Belushi becoming a breakout star
Alan Zweibel on Buck Henry being injured during one of John Belushi's "Samurai" sketches on Saturday Night Live

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