Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Resurrecting Chaplin

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Charlie Chaplin died on Christmas Day 1977 and — I'm not making this up — a little more than two months later his body was stolen from his grave and held for ransom. Surprise surprise, this tactic failed. After two months the body was recovered and the grave robbers caught.

Which brings us to this 1978 SNL "silent movie" skit featuring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as the criminals, Bill Murray as the policeman, and Gilda Radner as the corpse....

Trivia note: Fourteen years later, Dan Aykroyd played Mack Sennett in the film, Chaplin.

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