Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (1998)

TV Special  -   -  Comedy
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 395 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1918 titles
created 30 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1210 titles
created 01 Jun 2012
 
a list of 311 titles
created 05 Jun 2012
 
a list of 996 titles
created 17 Jul 2012
 
a list of 3569 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (1998– )

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (1998– ) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A compilation of the best Saturday Night Live sketches as a tribute to the late Chris Farley, one of SNL's greatest Stars.

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Dave Wilson, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Chris Farley, Mackenzie English, Laurie Shephard
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The best skits from Will Ferrell's days on Saturday Night Live 1995-2002

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Stacey Foster, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Will Ferrell, Sean Bennett, Alec Baldwin
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Mike Myers Is a genius at creating original comic characters, and it all started at Saturday Night Live. Party on with Wayne Campbell on Wayne's World, Dieter on Sprockets, Linda Richman on... See full summary »

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Dave Wilson, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin, Morwenna Banks
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Paul Miller, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Phil Hartman, Tom Arnold, Alec Baldwin
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Before he was the HBO stand-up comedian we all know and love, Chris Rock was on Saturday Night Live doing stand up comedy, expressing his feelings on crime, taxes, prison, holidays, and ... See full summary »

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Dave Wilson, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Chris Rock, Don Pardo, Christina Applegate
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A collection of Christopher Walken's greatest SNL skits and hosting jobs

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Dave Wilson
Stars: Christopher Walken, Rachel Dratch, Jimmy Fallon
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

His life was emotionally closed off from the world, until an orphaned baby showed up at his house.

Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Stars: Steve Martin, Gabriel Byrne, Laura Linney
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Steve Martin's first network special for NBC. The show is half concert footage (shot at the Universal Amphitheatre in LA) and half sketches. Sketches include: Martin as "Turtle Boy," ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Weis
Stars: Steve Martin, George Burns, Johnny Cash
Short | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Conrad Vernon
The Winds of Whoopie (TV Movie 1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Alan Metter
Stars: Steve Martin, David Brenner, Bill Cosby
The Jerk, Too (TV Movie 1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Mark Blankfield, Ray Walston, Robert Sampson
The Downer Channel (TV Series 2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Mary Lynn Rajskub, Wanda Sykes, Andrew Calder
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Himself / Various Characters (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Saturday Night Live: Lo mejor de Steve Martin  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Theodoric of York: Perhaps she is right. Perhaps I've been wrong to blindly follow the traditions and superstitions of the past centuries. Maybe we barbers should test those assumptions analytically. To experimentation and scientific method. Perhaps this scientific method could be extended to other fields of learning. Like natural sciences, art, arcitecture, navigation, perhaps I could lead the way to a new age. An age of rebirth. A Renissance.! Nah.
See more »

Connections

Edited from Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

King Tut
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by Steve Martin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Some essential sketches and some that I didn't really think were his best
14 August 2006 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I would be lying if I didn't say I was rather disappointed on an overall basis here. It's not that Steve Martin's best moments aren't included here - it's just that not *all* of them are. Sure, there are the essentials like King Tut, the Wild and Crazy Guys and other such skits, but a good number of the material included is also rather dull. I know there are funnier skits out there, and I'm just puzzled as to why they would choose some of the ones they did.

Martin was a comedic genius in his heydey, as evidenced here. He may have gone soft over the past few years like Robin Williams and "sold out," but at one time he was a thinking man's comedian - much like George Carlin (minus some of the politics and religion of Carlin's materal) - and that shines through in early sketches. Martin loved toying with perceptions (he studied philosophy in college and a lot of his standup originated from there) - and, for example, the opening involving Martin trying to suck a table through a straw, then abruptly giving up and picking up a banjo, is comedy at its finest.

I just wish they had added some funnier, even more recent stuff to this collection.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD in UK? letyaga3682
monologue PulpFictJim
what's the name of this segment? pyramidgal

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?