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See what Steve Martin did back when he was funny and didn't take himself so seriously. Amazing to see that he went on for an hour doing just silly stuff. Don't think many people nowadays would think putting on a trick arrow or bunny ears would be funny, but back in the 1970's nobody had even considered it. The short film is very funny and the "homage" is kind of interesting, especially seeing Letterman before he was a star and wearing cheap clothes. In any case, it's very dated material now, and I know the routine by heart but still fun to watch. I guess Steve knew what he was doing by changing his "look" and his comedy. Still, wouldn't mind seeing him pick up a banjo again and do "Ramblin Man." This was a interesting time for comedy, a time when comedians were never "big" but Steve MArtin was one of the first, if not the first, to be doing Stadium Shows. An 8 of 10. B-.
I love this show. I taped this off showtime when I was a kid and wore out the VHS tape. It has permeated my entire life as I still find myself quoting bits and pieces from it today! Nobody knows what the hell I'm talking about when I bring up a Steve quote in random conversations. It really shows how so much of his humor transcends the decades when I can still find ways to relate back to it. The show has two short movies and Steve's live show taped in LA. The Absent Minded Waiter is the better of the two short skits in my opinion. Both of the short skits are loaded with cameo appearances from the stars of the 70's (notice a very young David Letterman) all of which were probably honored to appear with Steve. A MUST watch in my opinion!!
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