Last week (on January 24th) was John Belushi’s birthday. The comedic actor/musician would’ve been 68 if he had lived...but noooo, he died way back in 1982. I always enjoyed his work and so in honor of his birth date, here’s a half a dozen John Belushi links for your clicking pleasure. And below that are some coming attractions for next week here on MBIP!
John Belushi and Joe Flaherty Meet on Death Row in This 1971 Second City Sketch
John Belushi started his career in Chicago’s famous Second City Improv Theater. Here’s one of the earliest videos of him and Joe Flaherty on stage in a death row scene in 1971. Note the Sgt. Squeak-like part of the scene at 7:42! Now I’m wondering if Amber ever did time on death row?
'Saturday Night Live': All 141 Cast Members Ranked
John Belushi became famous on Saturday Night LIve in the late ‘70s and in 2016, Rolling Stone ranked him as the top performer ever to have been part of the SNL cast.
15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About 'Animal House'
I think we all know John Belushi fact number 7 and number 13 is no surprise and it’s still impressive he could chug that much tea in one take!
Soul Men: The Making of The Blues Brothers
This is a great article about the making of the other famous Belushi movie, The Blues Brothers.
Bill Murray wrote a lovingly mean eulogy for John Belushi
Bill Murray’s eulogy to Belushi ended up in his movie, “The Razor’s Edge.
“Don’t Look Back In Anger”
He was a dancer!
Coming up tomorrow you can see my Saturday Night dinner from the bar at 2Chez. I’ve never done a blog from 2Chez and the bar there is really cool plus the food was delicious! On Tuesday it’s week number 33 in our year-long sandwich tour and we’re taking the first road trip of 2017. Tune in and see where our travels lead us to and what kind of sandwich we got there! Wednesday I’m doing a Shop Hop at Modern TV, a store that sells and repairs TV sets and it’s been in business in the same location since 1968! Thursday I’m going to show you the best place to go to for snacks for your Stupor Bowl party next Sunday and then on Friday we’ll be hitting one of the oldest taverns in Peoria, Illinois! And i’ll have some vintage photos of it as well, supplied by the former owner’s grandson! So stay tuned for all of that and now have yourself a lovely little Sunday afternoon and evening and we’ll see you all tomorrow!