Thursday, March 5, 2015

John Belushi as Samurai Futaba

Samurai Futaba
Saturday Night

This unused postcard was printed in 2013.

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In the early years of Saturday Night Live, John Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) portrayed an archetypal samurai—he had a dedicated concept of honor, spoke only (mock) Japanese, and wielded a Japanese sword. Each sketch had him located in a different place and time that was typically inappropriate for a samurai, yet he performed his tasks perfectly, despite scaring his clients quite a few times.


ONeal said...

VERY cool card! I have been a fan of SNL since the very beginning.

Brenda Perez said...

Didn't they start like 50 years ago? ;-)