Laraine Newman Shares Telegram to ‘SNL’ Cast from Dan, John on ‘Blues Brothers’ Set
Laraine Newmon, one of the original cast members of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” shared a newly-unearthed telegram from fellow Season 1 cast members Danny Aykroyd and John Belushi on Monday.Newmon transcribed the telegram in a series of tweets, which she said was sent while Aykroyd and Belushi were waiting in their trailers on the set of “The Blue Brothers” 1980 film to congratulate the “Saturday Night Live” cast on their first season without the duo.“So here we are the veterans gone Hollywood.
We are locked in mobile homes staring blankly at fake wood paneling waiting interminably for lighting set ups.
Now, on the eve of your grand, brave, new season, we wish you solid premises, big ratings, good spirits and the best of luck,” Ak Both of us genuinely miss the atmosphere of Dirty Rock in the fall, The renewal of friendships with the crew, the creative exchange with the cast and writers.
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