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John Belushi's 65th Birthday

Published: 1/24/2014

John Belushi Memories

John Belushi is back in the news more than 30 years after his untimely death, as casting announcements for a planned biopic begin to surface. As far as we're concerned, though, Belushi is always timely, and the characters he played are always hilarious. Many of his Saturday Night Live skits rank among the show's all-time best, and such movies as Animal House and The Blues Brothers will keep us laughing for years to come.

On the day when he would have turned 65, we're remembering the comedic great by reading the latest Belushi news, watching some favorite clips, checking out quotes by and about Belushi, and more.

Aykroyd on Belushi

When asked, after Belushi's death, what he thinks about when he thinks of his friend, Dan Aykroyd replied:

"How hard we used to laugh. We used to be immobile with laughter."

AP Photo

Radner on Belushi

“In loving memory of John Belushi, who can hit me without hurting me and who can hurt me without hitting me.”

-Note left by Gilda Radner in a Saturday Night Live scrapbook

Belushi's Best Lines

"Food fight!" (Animal House)

"Cheeseburger, cheeseburger. No Coke. Pepsi." ("Billy Goat Tavern" skit from Saturday Night Live)

"How much for the women? We want to buy the women." (The Blues Brothers)

"But noooooooooooooo!" (Saturday Night Live weatherman)

"I owe it all to little chocolate donuts." (Saturday Night Live ad parody)

"Over? Did you say 'over?' Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no!" (Animal House)

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