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(The Smoking Gun)   Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of John Belushi's passing   ( divider line
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3228 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Mar 2002 at 10:48 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-03-04 10:51:04 AM  
Gotta go see the penguin.
2002-03-04 10:51:19 AM  
It's always the great ones that go early. Pauly Shore is going to live forever.
2002-03-04 10:51:49 AM  
Lets do a line for him.
2002-03-04 10:53:22 AM  
2002-03-04 10:53:26 AM  
I'm going to celebrate by doing speed balls and drinking scotch.
2002-03-04 10:53:57 AM  
I'm eating a box of little chocolate doughnuts for breakfast. And then getting lunch at the Samuria Deli.

SNL has never been as funny.
2002-03-04 10:54:02 AM  
ScreaminginDigital: Pauly Shore is like the bomb, buuuuuuuuuuuudy!

Lord, I hate that tool.
2002-03-04 10:54:09 AM  
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2002-03-04 10:56:14 AM  
I'm going to have a grilled cheese sandwhich for sandwhich, cheeseburger! Okay, and a rye and coke, Pepsi!

RIP, John!
2002-03-04 10:58:19 AM  
20 years from now will we be talking about how Chris Farley was stupid enough to kill himself? I wonder....
2002-03-04 10:58:44 AM  
I loved his WU bits where he'd start off calmly doing his story and end up in a rage... "But noooooooooo..." Hilarious.
2002-03-04 10:59:59 AM  
...and I still don't believe that the man did anything even remotely close to "funny" in his entire life.
2002-03-04 11:00:12 AM  
'passing' is so vague. 'Dying in a pool of cold vomit OD'ing on a speedball' catches the mood
2002-03-04 11:01:00 AM  
My dad and John were buddies in High School. (Wheaton Central for anyof you who care.)

He has TONS of picture of the two of them from back then.
I even have one of John holding me when I was just a wee, fresh turd!
I don't really remember anything of him excpet for his movies, but I miss him profoundly.

The man was, still is, and always will be a pure comic genius!
2002-03-04 11:02:10 AM  
What a loss to the comedy and music world. I remember vividly feeling how stupid and useless his death was. It made me angry, but I was not surprised. I still have a copy of the John Belushi video, "Best of John Belushi" from his days at SNL. Nothing will ever replace some of the characters that he created. Still makes me laff toady.
2002-03-04 11:02:12 AM  
Little chocolate donuts, breakfast of champions.
2002-03-04 11:02:15 AM  
Glad he dead! That's one less fat drug addict in the world.
2002-03-04 11:07:36 AM  
"WAS IT OVER WHEN THE GERMANS BOMBED PEARL HARBOR??!! NO!!!" Who else could have delivered such great dialog as well? He's missed, he'll always be missed. Chris Farley was a funny guy, but he was no Belushi.
2002-03-04 11:09:35 AM  
SNL years with Belushi, Radner, Akroyd, Morris, were the BEST.
2002-03-04 11:11:08 AM  
Hell, we're talking now about how Farley was stupid enough to kill himself. Same age as Belushi when he died as well. Farley was funny, but he was no Belushi.
2002-03-04 11:16:20 AM  
L'il Chocolate Donuts!
2002-03-04 11:17:48 AM  
SLAYERSWINE: I guess so. Being a youngin' and all I just don't find his comedy any more amusing or breakthrough than the normal craptastic stuff that spurts out of todays comedic "stars."

Mayahps if I was conciously aware back then I would have viewed his comedy as breakthrough and/ or "cutting edge", but nowadays, it's been way overdone and I've seen many people execute his style much better than he did.
2002-03-04 11:18:04 AM  
He's not a patch on Dubya.
2002-03-04 11:18:40 AM  
Bite me, Slayerswine
2002-03-04 11:25:33 AM  
On the subject of biting, I was delighted by this poetic email exchange between me and a friend I hadn't heard from for a while:

ME: "What's the score, poofy boy? Too busy sucking on a big dick to talk to your mother any more?"

HIM: "Bite me, pig-farker."

If that doesn't piss on Shakespear's chips, I don't know what does.
2002-03-04 11:29:13 AM  
Jerk, please give one example of someone "executing his style much better than he did".

Hell, Belushi did Joe Cocker better than Joe Cocker himself.
2002-03-04 11:36:04 AM  
See if you can guess what I am now.

A zit! Get it?
2002-03-04 11:41:39 AM  
If Aaferg dies will have one less fat fark from Missouri
2002-03-04 11:44:25 AM  
To all those disparaging the great Belushi who are too young to remember him: I believe I speak for all the "old fogies" on this thread, and Slayersine in particular, that we will not give any credence to criticism of John Belushi's comic genius from a generation that has made Tom Green a star. If he has been imitated, it is a tribute to his genius. Thank you.
2002-03-04 11:45:21 AM  
The man practically added the word 'Toga!' to the English language... he deserves respect if only for that. But the other stuff he added, like the SNL Samurai was just hilarious!

.... sad way to go though ...
2002-03-04 11:46:15 AM  
one of my favorite bits was he and Ackroyd doing "the bass player' and Mr. Roger's...don't think it was on SNL, though...Lemmings, maybe?....anybody know what in blazes I'm talking about?
2002-03-04 11:53:31 AM  
"The bone marrow is red-brown and juicy"

2002-03-04 12:13:38 PM  
In five years, we won't even remember who Chris Farley was, let alone in twenty. He was no Belushi.
2002-03-04 12:40:29 PM  
At least his pancreas was "grossy normal"! Really, other than a mucousy nose, he was pretty darn healthy for an overweight man. Too bad he fvcked it up with drugs...
2002-03-04 12:41:30 PM  
I was only 4 years old when Belushi died, but the man is by far my all time favorite comedian. The things that he could do, not even by saying anything, but just by his facial expressions, were pure genius. Animal House wasn't even centered around him, but the one memoriable character from the movie is still Bluto, sayin "they took the bar! The whole farking bar!" He was the magic on SNL in the early years, as his energy carried the cast of it to heights that will never again be reached. His portrayal of Jake in the Blues Brothers was something that was not only classic, but the man could truly sing as well as act. Mr. Belushi, there will never be another one of you, and we will always miss you and what you could have contributed to the comics of today. RIP friend.

2002-03-04 12:45:18 PM  
ScreamingInDigital: I'm not going to argue my opinion on this matter. As Nabbl pointed out, the "older" guys all have a rememberance of him from their youthful years, which gives the respect a whole new edge. I didn't find him funny when I was young, and now that I am older I can look back on his work without prejudice and simply go "blah." I have seen his works imitated for 20+ years and frankly, it's boring. It's been overdone to the point of no return and since I was not alive to appreciate the "original" when it was "original", I don't find it funny now.
2002-03-04 12:51:22 PM  
Did any of you realise that Spike Milligan died last wednesday? HE was pure comic genius. Completely mad, though.
2002-03-04 12:55:21 PM  
Not that I'm detracting from the big loveable teddy bear of the Blues Brothers.
2002-03-04 01:04:49 PM  
Give an example. You don't have to argue it, you're free not to respond. You made the statement, twice now, but have not backed it up.
2002-03-04 01:07:31 PM  
ScreamingInDigital: If I give an example, you will undboutedly respond with a "These are the reasons you are wrong", then I'll be forsed to explain myself... I don't feel like it today. I stated an opinion. I don't feel that I need to explain myself.
2002-03-04 01:20:13 PM  
I guess the "you're free not to respond" wasn't clear enough. I'd simply like to hear who you think has done a much better job of doing Belushi's style.

Then I can laugh at you.
2002-03-04 01:27:03 PM  
"Christ, 7 years of college down the drain!"
2002-03-04 01:30:24 PM  
Ode to John Balushi:

**drum roll**
.........YOU'RE DEAD!
2002-03-04 01:44:33 PM  
As one of us "old fogies", I remember when a new episode
of SNL was good cause to actually stay in and watch TV on
a SATURDAY night!! Hell, it was cause for a party! break out the sixpacks and Spleefs, gotta new SNL on! Really'
too bad that it sucks so badly now, the world lacks for
comic genius these days. My assignment in hell will be
watching Tom Green and Pauly Shore for eternity. oh, and Carrottop too.
RIP John!
Please send snow!
2002-03-04 02:31:25 PM  
My fave Belushi quote? blues brothers
Belushi-NO farkING WAY! its all in the delivary the way hew sez tht is classic.
2002-03-04 02:36:17 PM  
Wow, I must be getting old! I think I was in 5th or 6th grade in 1982! I remember hearing the bad news of his death from our science teacher.

And yes, Saturday Night Live has sucked since about 1996 or so. It will never be as funny. The lamest it ever was was when they had that dumg fag Jim Breuer who did that gay ass "Goatman" skit. How farking lame.

-he who stacks pork
2002-03-04 02:40:20 PM  
It can't be twenty years, but yet it is. There was one guy who didn't just burn his candle from both ends, but from the middle too.

Neutrino - That is so cool. You're one lucky sod (as we say in the UK)!

As for me, tomorrow I'm gonna stick my video of the Best of John Belushi in the VCR, and but my feet up with four whole fried chickens and some dry white toast. And a coke. And a crate of Jack Daniels.

"Christ. Seven years of college down the drain."
2002-03-04 02:42:23 PM  
Oh and after the Milligan debacle of last week, for once I am glad that you Americans and I have one comedy hero in common.
2002-03-04 03:28:28 PM  
Best. Movie. Ever.
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Best. Character. Ever.
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20 years. Damn I'm old. I was in the Grocery Boy Jr. playing Pac-man when I heard the news.

Farewell funny man...
2002-03-04 04:18:25 PM  
"... there gonna make a movie about you... gonna called it Wired..."

you are missed, my man.
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