Danny Aykroyd and John Belushi requested the cast of "Saturday Night Live" after the duo's departure in a newly unearthed telegram.
Judith Belushi, James Belushi, Jennifer Sloan, Dan Aykroyd and Donna Dixon will be attending the SNL 40th Anniversary Special on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at Rockefeller Plaza in New York.
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Laraine Newmon, one of the original cast members on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," shared a newly unearthed telegram from other season one cast members Danny Aykroyd and John Belushi on Monday.
Newmon transcribed the telegram into a series of tweets she sent while Aykroyd and Belushi waited in their trailers on the set of the 1980 film "The Blue Brothers" to allow the cast of "Saturday Night Live" to have their first season without the to congratulate duo.
“So here we are the veterans who went to Hollywood. We are locked in mobile homes staring blankly at artificial wood paneling and waiting endlessly for lighting configurations. Now, on the eve of your great, brave, new season, we wish you solid prerequisites, good ratings, a good mood and a good moodhe is very lucky. “Ak We both miss the atmosphere of Dirty Rock in autumn, the renewal of friendships with the crew, the creative exchange with the actors and writers. Most of all, we missed the challenge, the immediacy and final definiteness of the work you continue, and the pressing goals that gave our lives. Here in the Midwest we're going to watch with the millions. We remain your propagandists, your defenders and, above all, your biggest fans. It's lonely upstairs, and even if it's not upstairs, it's still lonely. P.S.
Aykroyd and Belushi are two of the most iconic and famous actors in the history of the long-running sketch comedy show. Aykroyd had credits on 76 "Saturday Night Live" episodes before leaving in 1979, while Belushi had 79 credits on the show when he left Saturday Night Live in 1980. Aykroyd has appeared on the show a few times over the past few decades, most recently during its 40th anniversary special in 2015.
In other classic "Saturday Night Live" news, NBCUniversal recently added every season of the sketch comedy show to its Peacock streaming service. This marks the first time in years that the entire 45 season show has been available for streaming in one location. "Saturday Night Live," like most of the other ongoing television shows, has been marred by entertainment industry production problems, but the show's team expects to return to studio production for the upcoming 46th season.