Monday, March 5, 2012




'Saturday Night Live'

John Belushi

Mario Puzo


Deceased Multiversal Recastaway

From Wikipedia:
Vito Andolini Corleone is a fictional character and the main character in Mario Puzo's novel "The Godfather", as well as Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" trilogy, where he was portrayed by Marlon Brando in "The Godfather" and by Robert De Niro in "The Godfather Part II". Premiere Magazine listed Vito Corleone as the greatest movie character in history. He was also selected as the 10th greatest movie character by Empire Magazine.

In Puzo's novel, Vito Corleone is the head of the Corleone crime family, the most powerful Mafia family in New York City. He is depicted as an ambitious Sicilian immigrant who moves to Hell's Kitchen and builds a Mafia empire, retaining (and strictly adhering to) his own personal code of honor. Upon his death at the end of the novel, his youngest son, Michael, becomes the Don of the Corleone family. Vito has two other sons, Santino ("Sonny") and Frederico ("Fredo"), as well as a daughter, Constanzia ("Connie"), all of whom play major roles in the story. He also informally adopts another son, Tom Hagen, who grows up to become the Family's consigliere.


Tom Hagen.....Bill Murray
Don Vito Corleone.....John Belushi

Tom Hagen: -- They did a lot of work on it, they spent a couple millon dollars. Now, it's true, they showed the bad side of the family. But you came off looking really well tonight.

Don Vito Corleone:
I don't know. You know, if what they say is true, the camera really does put on ten pounds, you know? I don't like the way we were portrayed, you know? The movie's the one thing, but.. there's too much violence on television. Oh, it's a dirty business. I want no part of it. No more "Godfather" on television!

Tom Hagen:
We'll try whatever we've got to do. The Nielsen ratings were awfully high. It's gonna be difficult to get them to cancel parts two, three and four. In fact, they have plans to do even more.

Don Vito Corleone:
What plans?

Tom Hagen:
Well, they've already started developing two new shows - "Godfather Knows Best", and another thing called "The Courtship of Eddie's Godfather."

Don Vito Corleone:
How could NBC treat me with such disrespect?  All I've done for them. When they wanted Dean Martin to star in a series, who got him for them? I did. Ah, but let's face it - they never wanted my friendship. It's okay, I understand - but, now, this? How can they do this to me? We made a no contract.

Tom Hagen:
They didn't have to have a contract. We have no legal recourse!

Don Vito Corleone:
Ah, legal recourse. Legal recourse. We'll go to the mattresses!

Tom Hagen:
What do you suggest we do, Godfather? Make them an offer they can't pass by?

Don Vito Corleone:
Hmm.. Something like that. Let's see. We move hard, fast. Tom - you go to NBC in Hollywood, take Clemenza with you. I want Grizzly Adams to wake up with a bear's head on his pillow. That'll take care of it.

Tom Hagen:
Okay. How about "Saturday Night Live"?

Don Vito Corleone:
Noooo. No, my grandchildren love the show, it makes them laugh. And there's not enough good satire on TV these days. Besides.. I love it when they say, "Live, from New York, it's Saturday Night!"

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