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March 27, 2010

SNL Throwback Of The Week #7, 3/27/2010

I am a huge Saturday Night Live fan. One of my earliest memories was of my parents watching SNL every Saturday while we were tucked in our bedrooms, and sometimes being allowed to watch for a bit. The show has gone through its ups and downs over its 35 year run, but the fact that it is still on the air after 35 years is a testament to the staying power of the show. Lorne Michaels is a genius at finding and developing young, comedic talent. SNL has produced a bevy of stars over the years, from Eddie Murphy to Tina Fey. The show is doing well again thanks to Ms. Fey and the rest of the team, but I love watching clips from the old shows. Every Saturday I will give you guys one of my favorites. This weeks clip features the late great John Belushi in his memorable character "The Samaurai". This time we find the Samaurai working at a front desk clerk at a hotel. Chevy Chase is trying to get a room and some info on the hotel, but Belushi has some other plans to share instead... Also, the clip features a very unlikely Samaurai Bellhop, played masterfully by the one and only Richard Pryor. Watching these two great comedy legends who have passed on way to early will surely bring a smile to your face. Its great to catch some of the early seasons of SNL and see these future stars before they were huge. Enjoy. Live from my living room, It's Saturday Night!!!!

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