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Jim Belushi recalls he "begged" to be rehired at SNL following his firing after throwing a fire extinguisher at then-executive producer Dick Ebersol

“Dick put me in my place, rightfully, and had the courage to do it,” Belushi, who followed his brother John Belushi at Saturday Night Live, tells Vulture. “I came back; I begged (him) for forgiveness, and he put me on probation. My wife at the time said, ‘You thrive on probation. You were on probation from freshman to senior year of high school. You operate better with boundaries.'” Belushi's rehiring was short-lived, however, since Lorne Michaels returned in 1985 and fired the entire cast and writing staff.
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