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November 19, 1985|DENNIS HUNT

"The Best of John Belushi." Warner. $24.98. Why wade through those "Saturday Night Live" reruns looking for the best Belushi skits? They're here--16 gems from 1975-78. The beefy wildman's skill as an impressionist is evident--his characters include Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, a hip Beethoven, and a Samurai swordsman running a sandwich shop. The last skit, "Don't Look Back in Anger," features Belushi as an old man walking through the graveyard, recalling the deaths of his late "SNL" pals. The irony is disturbing, as he boasts of outliving his friends. But this cassette is a reminder of a very funny man. 1/2

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