Bringing the Text to Life
Comedians Dan Akroyd and the late John Belushi teamed up to create a host of memorably wacky characters. But few could top the absurdity of Jake and Elwood, the Blues Brothers. These two genially corrupt, amiably amoral bozos are sent out on an ill-fated fundraising mission for their old parochial school by a fierce old nun. As they blundered through a series of larcenous schemes and made movie-mayhem, Jake and Elwood established their credibility by quietly proclaiming to all their detractors, "We're on a mission from God."
In the face of ludicrous and often illegal fundraising attempts, Jake and Elwood's explanation for all their activities is totally absurd. Obviously these two morons are not on any "mission from God." They are two losers trying to run a successful series of scams.
It is easy for us to laugh at the prospect of such out-of-it dipsticks as Ackroyd's and Belushi's Jake and Elwood being on "a mission from God." The whole notion is hilarious. The problem is that when ...