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28 November 1998 (USA) See more »
A Saturday Night Live DVD featuring the best of Steve Martin. | Add synopsis »
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Some essential sketches and some that I didn't really think were his best See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)

Steve Martin ... Himself / Various Characters (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dan Aykroyd ... Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Belushi ... Hunchback (archive footage) (uncredited)
Beth Cahill ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dana Carvey ... Himself / Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

Chevy Chase ... Lee P413 (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ellen Cleghorne ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jane Curtin ... Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

Nora Dunn ... Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

Chris Elliott ... Bob Hillets (archive footage) (uncredited)

Chris Farley ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Phil Hartman ... Himself / Gregory (archive footage) (uncredited)

Buck Henry ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jan Hooks ... Bondgirl (archive footage) (uncredited)

Melanie Hutsell ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Victoria Jackson ... Herself / Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jon Lovitz ... M (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lou Marini ... Egyptian Sax Player (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tim Meadows ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lorne Michaels ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Garrett Morris ... Cliff (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bill Murray ... Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mike Myers ... Himself / Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kevin Nealon ... Himself / Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

Laraine Newman ... Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gilda Radner ... Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

Chris Rock ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Adam Sandler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Rob Schneider ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
G.E. Smith ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

David Spade ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Sting ... Goldsting (archive footage) (uncredited)

Julia Sweeney ... Herself / Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Dave Wilson (archive footage)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dan Aykroyd  uncredited
Steve Martin  uncredited
Michael O'Donoghue  uncredited

Produced by
Ken Aymong .... supervising producer
Michael Bosze .... producer (as Mike Bosze)
Julie Collins .... producer: title sequence
Stacey Foster .... coordinating producer
Lorne Michaels .... executive producer
Michael Shoemaker .... producer
Film Editing by
Joe Bonanno (video tape)
Mark Jankeloff (video tape)
Production Management
Gary Considine .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Caminiti .... associate director (as Bob Caminiti)
Sound Department
Chris Seeger .... post-production audio
Jay Vicari .... post-production audio
Editorial Department
Eric S. Perlman .... editor: avid
Other crew
Laurie Berdan .... research coordinator
Sharon Haskell .... title sequence

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80 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Bob:Les, you wanna stick with Literature?
Les Shermire:No I'll take State Capitals.
Bob:Okay, State Capitals for 100. Oklahoma state.
Les Shermire:Oklahoma City.
Bob:Correct. Let's keep going, New York state.
Les Shermire:New York City.
Bob:Correct. Let's go again, New Jersey.
Les Shermire:Jersey City.
Bob:Yes! You're on a roll. Let's go again, Virginia.
Les Shermire:Virginia City.
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Some essential sketches and some that I didn't really think were his best, 14 August 2006
Author: MovieAddict2012 from UK

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.

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