Jim Belushi Recalls ‘Barely’ Surviving ‘SNL,’ Begging to Be Rehired After Throwing a Fire Extinguisher

Comedian Jim Belushi was only on “Saturday Night Live” for a short stretch between 1983 and 1985, but he sure made an impression.

Belushi, whose brother John was one of the original cast members of “SNL,” reflected on his time on the sketch show in a recent interview with Vulture.

As the first cast member to be fired, then rehired, Belushi said the experience, though difficult, was the best thing that could’ve happened to him.“Very simple: I was out of control.

It was the best thing to ever happen to me.

I was out of my mind.

I was throwing a fire extinguisher at [executive producer] Dick Ebersol, a hissy fit,” said Belushi, who appeared on the show in seasons nine and 10.“‘SNL’ is the hardest thing I ever did, and that’s including divorce.

I survived it, barely.

I went back to him with my tail between my legs.

I drop the ego,

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