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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Jim Belushi remembers his brother John and reveals a few things you may not have heard yet. "he was a piece of s--- to work with as a busboy"   (suntimes.com) divider line 52
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2014-03-09 08:04:09 PM
Yeah, sounds about right. Cool that Jim donated the money to his church.
 
2014-03-09 08:10:42 PM
Wow.  Bitter, much?
 
2014-03-09 10:00:28 PM
What a great tribute from one brother to another.  Thanks, Jim.
 
2014-03-09 10:05:29 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow.  Bitter, much?


No, just related
 
2014-03-09 10:05:45 PM
John Belushi is and was horribly overrated.  Best thing he did was bring Fear onto SNL.  The rest is mediocrity.
 
2014-03-09 10:10:07 PM
America to Jim Belushi:  "Shut.  Up."
 
2014-03-09 10:12:11 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow.  Bitter, much?


Passive aggressive, a lot.
 
2014-03-09 10:23:01 PM
Sorry Jim, but i think it may not have only been when working with him as a busboy.

/definitely overrated
 
2014-03-09 10:28:28 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow.  Bitter, much?


I thought that Jim was just trying to show the human side of John. To me it was a touching story.
 
2014-03-09 10:51:32 PM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: John Belushi is and was horribly overrated.  Best thing he did was bring Fear onto SNL.  The rest is mediocrity.


I'm sorry but we need an additional choices here, 'Smart' and 'Funny' are not applicable to all comments.
 
2014-03-09 10:51:39 PM
That read like a narcissist's diary entry that he knows will be read by others so he is trying to sound "caring".

/wasn't much of an article
//was too young to really see John Belushi as a "great comedian"
 
2014-03-09 10:53:35 PM
Good to see Jim's a worse writer than he is an actor.
 
2014-03-09 10:58:11 PM

Maynotlast: America to Jim Belushi:  "Shut.  Up."


i63.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-09 11:15:20 PM
John Belushi was the previous generation's Will Farrell. It's just that he didn't live long enough to prove it.

/flame away.
 
2014-03-09 11:19:56 PM

Steep Spiral: John Belushi was the previous generation's Will Farrell. It's just that he didn't live long enough to prove it.

/flame away.


2/10
 
2014-03-09 11:26:07 PM
He could have given us more laughs, but Nooooooooooooo!
 
2014-03-09 11:28:59 PM

Steep Spiral: John Belushi was the previous generation's Will Farrell. It's just that he didn't live long enough to prove it.

/flame away.


Was that supposed to be a compliment?
 
2014-03-09 11:30:23 PM

Steep Spiral: John Belushi was the previous generation's Will Farrell.



you misspelled Chris Farley
 
2014-03-09 11:39:08 PM
Belushi was more brilliant than anyone in this thread, including myself. That was a nice tribute from his brother with some interesting stories. The bit about the food on his shirt was especially insightful.

I was 3 when Belushi died, so I'm not exactly a huge fan. I think you probably had to "be there" at the time to get it. My point of view on all of it is that his death opened a door for Bill Murray to have a career, so there's a silver lining.
 
2014-03-09 11:41:07 PM

John Buck 41: Steep Spiral: John Belushi was the previous generation's Will Farrell. It's just that he didn't live long enough to prove it.

/flame away.

Was that supposed to be a compliment?


Good God no.
 
2014-03-09 11:42:48 PM
Say what you want about the man, always loved his Joe Cocker bit.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=26b_1315119865
 
2014-03-09 11:43:46 PM

shower_in_my_socks: My point of view on all of it is that his death opened a door for Bill Murray to have a career


I'm going to revise this statement, because I don't feel that it's totally fair to Bill Murray. I would say that while he was already well on his way prior to 1982, with Meatballs, Caddyshack, and Stripes already behind him, I think that getting Belushi's role in Ghostbusters is what made him a household name.
 
2014-03-09 11:48:19 PM

Steep Spiral: John Buck 41: Steep Spiral: John Belushi was the previous generation's Will Farrell. It's just that he didn't live long enough to prove it.

/flame away.

Was that supposed to be a compliment?

Good God no.


Good. Belushi though entertaining as hell wasn't a genius. As an aside, his little brother gets way too much negativity. And Farrell is the epitome of an overrated comedic actor.
 
2014-03-09 11:50:06 PM
I dunno, John Belushi sounded like a slightly funnier Philip Seymour Hoffman. I feel it's best he didn't abandon any crotchfruit with some skank.

"Comic genius" to the public and "borderline sociopath" to his family is a pretty stale gig.
 
2014-03-09 11:55:53 PM

shower_in_my_socks: Belushi was more brilliant than anyone in this thread, including myself.


His most brilliant moment was when he OD'd on drugs. Genius move. I mean for a second, you think, woah that's stupid, that's really stupid. But he realized that he could get to heaven early and bypass all this living stuff.

Think of how terrible the past two decades have been to Dan Aykroyd, or John Belushi, or pretty much everyone else except Jim, who died at the very peak of his career. And his death wasn't a suicide like Cobain, he didn't mean to kill hmself, just one of those 'accidents' that happen. So no soulful torment in hell for his sins.

Brilliant guy.
 
2014-03-10 12:01:22 AM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: John Belushi is and was horribly overrated.  Best thing he did was bring Fear onto SNL.  The rest is mediocrity.


Now THAT'S awesome.  Especially since SNL stopped really being daring around time.  Sad.
 
2014-03-10 12:11:06 AM
Animal House
Neighbors
The Blues Brothers

John Belushi was brilliant.
 
2014-03-10 12:21:09 AM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: John Belushi is and was horribly overrated.  Best thing he did was bring Fear onto SNL.  The rest is mediocrity.


That's never gonna work, Jim, stop trying. It's pathetic.
 
2014-03-10 12:23:27 AM

lamric: Animal House
Neighbors
The Blues Brothers

John Belushi was brilliant.


1 out of 3 ain't bad.
 
2014-03-10 12:25:06 AM
John Belushi was quite awesome.

Belushi as Captain Kirk was utterly sublime. He mastered the subtle as well as over the top.

The "chocolate donuts" commercial. (in the style of Wheaties)

Best line from the grossly underrated film 1941:

".....real japs?"   "Nah, wooden japs!"

....and he brought FEAR to SNL.
 
2014-03-10 12:28:37 AM

Strongbeerrules: He could have given us more laughs, but Nooooooooooooo!


Heh

/nice
 
2014-03-10 12:29:44 AM
www.deathandglory.net
 
2014-03-10 12:48:24 AM
i63.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-10 01:06:15 AM
Thanks frostus
 
2014-03-10 01:14:18 AM

craigdamage: Thanks frostus


One of my favorite John SNL bits.
 
2014-03-10 01:15:24 AM

craigdamage: John Belushi was quite awesome.

Belushi as Captain Kirk was utterly sublime. He mastered the subtle as well as over the top.

The "chocolate donuts" commercial. (in the style of Wheaties)

Best line from the grossly underrated film 1941:

".....real japs?"   "Nah, wooden japs!"

....and he brought FEAR to SNL.


You left off, "The Luck of the Irish" SNL rant.
 
2014-03-10 01:44:26 AM

bdub77: shower_in_my_socks: Belushi was more brilliant than anyone in this thread, including myself.

His most brilliant moment was when he OD'd on drugs. Genius move. I mean for a second, you think, woah that's stupid, that's really stupid. But he realized that he could get to heaven early and bypass all this living stuff.

Think of how terrible the past two decades have been to Dan Aykroyd, or John Belushi, or pretty much everyone else except Jim, who died at the very peak of his career. And his death wasn't a suicide like Cobain, he didn't mean to kill hmself, just one of those 'accidents' that happen. So no soulful torment in hell for his sins.

Brilliant guy.


Ah John died, not Jim. Unless you mean "Red Heat."
 
2014-03-10 04:24:36 AM

John Buck 41: lamric: Animal House
Neighbors
The Blues Brothers

John Belushi was brilliant.

1 out of 3 ain't bad.


cdn.uproxx.com
 
2014-03-10 05:02:22 AM
mediamikes.com
"Wrong kid died."
 
2014-03-10 05:50:48 AM

shower_in_my_socks: Belushi was more brilliant than anyone in this thread, including myself. That was a nice tribute from his brother with some interesting stories. The bit about the food on his shirt was especially insightful.

I was 3 when Belushi died, so I'm not exactly a huge fan. I think you probably had to "be there" at the time to get it. My point of view on all of it is that his death opened a door for Bill Murray to have a career, so there's a silver lining.


Nope.  Chevy Chase's exit from SNL did that.
 
2014-03-10 06:16:58 AM

Steep Spiral: John Belushi was the previous generation's Will Farrell. It's just that he didn't live long enough to prove it.

/flame away.


A better comparison would be Richard Pryor.  Similar type of comedy.  Difference was Pryor didn't die when the train hit the wall.
 
2014-03-10 06:41:05 AM

slotz: shower_in_my_socks: Belushi was more brilliant than anyone in this thread, including myself. That was a nice tribute from his brother with some interesting stories. The bit about the food on his shirt was especially insightful.

I was 3 when Belushi died, so I'm not exactly a huge fan. I think you probably had to "be there" at the time to get it. My point of view on all of it is that his death opened a door for Bill Murray to have a career, so there's a silver lining.

Nope.  Chevy Chase's exit from SNL did that.



Think he might be referring to the fact that Ghostbusters was originally written for Ackroyd, Harold Ramis, and John Belushi.

Of course, by then, Bill Murray had already done Stripes and Caddyshack, so it's safe to say he would have had a huge career anyway.
 
2014-03-10 09:31:16 AM

whither_apophis: bdub77: shower_in_my_socks: Belushi was more brilliant than anyone in this thread, including myself.

His most brilliant moment was when he OD'd on drugs. Genius move. I mean for a second, you think, woah that's stupid, that's really stupid. But he realized that he could get to heaven early and bypass all this living stuff.

Think of how terrible the past two decades have been to Dan Aykroyd, or John Belushi, or pretty much everyone else except Jim, who died at the very peak of his career. And his death wasn't a suicide like Cobain, he didn't mean to kill hmself, just one of those 'accidents' that happen. So no soulful torment in hell for his sins.

Brilliant guy.

Ah John died, not Jim. Unless you mean "Red Heat."


I stand by my eulogy.
 
2014-03-10 10:04:39 AM
Excuse me while I go wash myself off because Jim Belushi was in Joliet. I feel dirty by him just being a few miles from me.
 
2014-03-10 10:38:11 AM
"I may have followed in my brother's footsteps"

Yeah......not so much.
 
2014-03-10 11:08:32 AM
TFA article started out okay and then got strange. Finish up what?  I guess he meant crying, maybe, but it sounded as if something were left out of there.

Belushi was okay, but yes, much overrated in death.  Dan Ackroyd was the best part of SNL, hands down.

/according to jim was a fun show, so sue me
 
2014-03-10 01:27:52 PM
So john Belushi fake-cried at his grandmother's funeral for attention, and that's why he's a genius?
He was the right kind of funny for the exact time he became successful. He played brash characters and sold them pretty hard. But that was it. He didn't "define comedy" or even influence it all that much.

And the worst part of his death is that we've had to suffer his annoying, arrogant, talent-less brother.
 
2014-03-10 03:15:26 PM

Far Cough: TFA article started out okay and then got strange. Finish up what?  I guess he meant crying, maybe, but it sounded as if something were left out of there.

Belushi was okay, but yes, much overrated in death.  Dan Ackroyd was the best part of SNL, hands down.

/according to jim was a fun show, so sue me


Ackroyd and Belushi were kind of like Desi and Lucy. Talented alone, but together greater than the sum of the parts.

And to those who say "overrated", tell me a modern actor that can do serious physical comedy on the same level as John.
 
2014-03-10 03:52:20 PM

Another Government Employee: Far Cough: TFA article started out okay and then got strange. Finish up what?  I guess he meant crying, maybe, but it sounded as if something were left out of there.

Belushi was okay, but yes, much overrated in death.  Dan Ackroyd was the best part of SNL, hands down.

/according to jim was a fun show, so sue me

Ackroyd and Belushi were kind of like Desi and Lucy. Talented alone, but together greater than the sum of the parts.

And to those who say "overrated", tell me a modern actor that can do serious physical comedy on the same level as John.


You think Desi Arnaz was a talented actor or comedian?  I don't, and his "bandleading" and singing were nothing to write home about either.  She nabbed him because she thought he was sexy, and his ambition was effective in getting the show produced.  Decent straight man and mugger though.

Physical comedy? Jim Carrey, Robin Williams before he got old, Eddie Murphy, Ferrell and Sandler et al., I don't think there's been a real shortage of physical comics?
 
2014-03-10 05:41:13 PM

jim32rr: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: John Belushi is and was horribly overrated.  Best thing he did was bring Fear onto SNL.  The rest is mediocrity.

I'm sorry but we need an additional choices here, 'Smart' and 'Funny' are not applicable to all comments.


"Troll"?
 
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