Saturday Night Live Honored Peter Aykroyd in The Simu Liu Episode

Saturday Night Live Honored Peter Aykroyd in The Simu Liu Episode

Peter Aykroyd, former Saturday Night LiveDan Aykroyd’s younger brother, Dan Aykroyd was a cast member and writer who recently died. The screenwriter and comedian was honored SNLSimu Liu hosted the episode last night and he presented his own title cards. The show also tweeted out a video featuring The Java Junkie. 

The Java Junkie was an animated short film/ segment that Tom Schiller directed. Schiller made many shorts in the early years. SNL years. The film stars Peter Aykroyd playing Joe, a down-on-his luck man who has just lost his girlfriend and job. After a day of grinding coffee in the same diner, he drowns in his sorrows and spirals out of control. It’s quite artistic, as many of Schiller’s SNL works These wereIt pokes fun at the 1950s-style cautionary film. It’s available to view below. SNL


Peter Aykroyd was also a long-standing actor, despite his single season (1979-1980). Saturday Night Live. Credit: He has a story to credit from the 90s horror comedy Nothing But Trouble. Starring Demi Moore, Chevy Chase and John Candy, the film was a failure at the box office. It flopped at the box office and didn’t receive particularly kind reviews from critics, but it has since developed a cult following, probably because of how It’s unapologetically out ThereIt is. Additionally, he co-developed the science fiction drama Psi FactorThe series aired for eighty-eight episodes over four seasons on Canadian television. Elwood Blues, which I portrayed in the Blues Brothers Animated SeriesJim Belushi stars alongside in many small roles, including in Dragnet, Spies Just Like Us Coneheads.

Saturday Night LiveThe cast is generally very careful about respecting its long and rich history. Cast members return on a pretty regular basis, and there seems to be a sense of community and shared experience in a way that’s fun for viewers to see. As such, it’s not a surprise SNLIt was a way to honor Peter Aykroyd. It’s also nice to see the show tweet out The Java Junkie, as it’s a good representation for how weird and different the show was willing to be, especially in the early 1970s. There was a lot more high concept bits going on that weren’t necessarily trying to produce laugh-laugh-laugh, more trying to comment on something or explore some kind of new idea. A good modern comparison is when Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney would. Get really strange

During this time of sorrow, our thoughts and prayers go out to Dan Aykroyd as well as the entire Aykroyd Family. 

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