Blues Brothers, The Easter Egg - Spielberg Cameo

Near the end, when the brothers are trying to pay the tax, the clerk who finally opens the door, munching on a sandwich, is Steven Spielberg! I know it's a cameo, but it was so unexpected, I consider it an egg.

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Contributed By: Harry Mudd on 09-14-1999
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Azrael writes:
Another interesting "cameo", is the wine steward in the fancy resturaunt where Jake and Elwood draft Mr. Fabulous. It's none other than Paul Rubens, aka Pee Wee Herman.
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benteen writes:
I don't think that I'd count Paul Reubens's appearance in "The Blues Brothers" as a cameo. According to the Internet Movie Database (http://www.imdb.com), "The Blues Brothers" was one of four roles he did in 1980, and it lists his first credit for the Pee Wee Herman character ("Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams") as being released after "The Blues Brothers". If you want a *real* cameo, note that there is a credit for a Judy Jacklin as "Cocktail Waitress". Judy Jacklin, better known then, perhaps, as Judy Jacklin Belushi, was then John Belushi's wife.
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chilley writes:
"See You Next Wednesday" is the name of the porn movie playing at the end of "American Werewolf in London", where David goes to change into the werewolf for the final time - I always thought it was a play on 'see you next tuesday'
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ScullyToo writes:
The "See You Next Wednesday" line is a reference to a real, unproduced script by Landis. He wrote the script (one of his first), but never made it into a movie. I saw that in an interview with him that I read online.
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oswald writes:
No, Muffy! The guy at the END is Spielberg, no question. The guy at the BEGINNING is Oz.
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oswald writes:
If I can correct myself, I JUST READ an interview with John Landis wherein he stated that he does NOT use the phrase "See You Next Wednesday" in every single movie; he's only put it in five or six of them.
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Hate ta tell ya, Muffy, but if you watch the cedits, they say that IS DEFINATELY spielburg
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JAL writes:
"See you next Wednesday" is a reference to 2001--IMDB has an explanation and a listing of which Landis films feature it and where it appears.
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martian writes:
Also, Landis directed Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video and when MJ and his girlfriend are in the movie theater, you hear the line "See you next Wednesday" in the movie they are watching. It may not be in all of his movies but it's in alot of them.
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MJG writes:
Even though it is quite surprising, the appearance of Steven Spielberg is NOT a cameo, because, by definition, a cameo is a NON-CREDITED appearance of an actor or any other well-known person. Steven Spielbergs name, however, DOES appear in the end credits (really at the end, but it IS there). So, in my opinion, this one is not really an easter egg.
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T.J. writes:
muffy is WRONG! it was steven spielberg it even says so in the end credits READ THEM! and it is frank oz at the starting , he not the director tho
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Knightshade writes:
There are actually TWO director cameos. The prison worker who returns Jake's personal belongings to him when he's released from prison is director, occasional actor, and Muppetteer Frank Oz.
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bbX writes:
John Landis loves his director cameos alright. I also remember reading that the billboard sign that the cop car hides behind was an Easter egg. John Landis loves gorillas, and the text ("See you next Wednesday") is a title of an old movie of his, or something. Sorry I can't remember exactly why, but I know it's an egg! bbX
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oswald writes:
Nevada, there is hardly any need for this hostility. John Landis includes the phrase "See you next Wednesday " in all his pictures --
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Jeremy writes:
allright, muffy! Speilberg IS the guy at the clerk's office at the end. It says so in the credits. The credits also say that the director was John Landis, not Frank Oz, although he is a director (in & out). Oz also plays a cop in the Landis directed film, trading places.
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Dude writes:
The fact is Nevada, that John Landis had probably made plenty of films before the Blues Brothers, many of them unheard of I should think. So how can you say that there has never been a film called that? Is it just because you can't find it on the IMDB or something? God, you are so naive, and I might add very rude too.
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If John Landis ever did write a movie called "See You Next Wednesday" he probably got it from the phrase "see you Next Tuesday". It's a play on words, "C U" later.
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Nevada writes:
Sorry, m8 but you are obviously WRONG. John Landis was NEVER involved in a film called "See you Next Wednesday". In fact, such a film doesn't even EXIST. Obviously.
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Tanner writes:
It is impressive to notice something like that. I have seen the entire movie more that 10 times and never recognized him. It may be on the credits, you may even have known it's him from there, but then again who stays to watch all the cretits? It is stupid to critisize someone for that. All this people who make fun of you for using the credits must consider how stupid they have to sit around and watch all the credits (which last for a considerable amount of time).
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David writes:
Although the IMDb list the county clerk as Steven Spielberg it is in fact vetern actor and theater director, Austin Pendlton.
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Muffy writes:
That was not Stephen Speilburg, he was not even the director. Frank Oz (who was the director) however did make a cameo at the beginning as the guy returning Jake's stuff as he is released from prison.
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