Tuesday I watched a documentary about John Belushi. For reasons I can’t quite explain, the circumstances surrounding his death have always been fascinating to me. If any one of those things happened differently, he might not have died so soon. Though his drug abuse would have likely ended him sooner rather than later. Better to burn out than to fade away?
Tonight, Stripes is on with Bill Murray. And I wonder about whether Bill Murray’s career was helped by Belushi ‘s death? On that note, what about Chevy Chase’s career?
What if Belushi lived to see Ghostbusters become a smash hit after his having done some flops before he died?
Dammit now I’m trying to picture what Spies Like Us would be like if Belushi were in it like he was supposed to.
Need to shut off my brain and sleep!