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Release Date:
15 October 2005 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

David Spade ... Himself / Various (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shawn McDonald ... Harold

Jason Patric ... Kevin

Matt Piedmont ... Audience Member

Steven Tyler ... Himself

Fred Armisen ... Spook Peterson (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tom Arnold ... Dad (archive footage) (uncredited)

Roseanne Barr ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dana Carvey ... Bob Dylan (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ellen Cleghorne ... Airline Passenger (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tom Davis ... Airline Passenger (archive footage) (uncredited)

Rachel Dratch ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Chris Farley ... Himself / Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

Will Ferrell ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tina Fey ... Yvonne Shirley (archive footage) (uncredited)

Will Forte ... Tan or Grime Guy (archive footage) (uncredited)

Sara Gilbert ... Missy (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jeff Goldblum ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Darrell Hammond ... Skeeter (archive footage) (uncredited)

Phil Hartman ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Teri Hatcher ... David Spade (archive footage) (uncredited)

Helen Hunt ... Total Bastard Airlines Stewardess (archive footage) (uncredited)

Melanie Hutsell ... Airline Passenger (archive footage) (uncredited)

Norm MacDonald ... Airline Passenger (archive footage) (uncredited)

Steve Martin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tim Meadows ... Airline Passenger (archive footage) (uncredited)

Seth Meyers ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dennis Miller ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jay Mohr ... Airline Passenger (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mike Myers ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kevin Nealon ... Michael Tassoni (archive footage) (uncredited)

Sean Penn ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Amy Poehler ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Rob Riggle ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Maya Rudolph ... Employee (archive footage) (uncredited)

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

Horatio Sanz ... Vin Diesel (archive footage) (uncredited)

Rob Schneider ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Sarah Silverman ... Airline Passenger (archive footage) (uncredited)

Julia Sweeney ... Elderly Woman (archive footage) (uncredited)

Christopher Walken ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Leon Ichaso 
Matthew Meshekoff 
James Signorelli (commercial parodies)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Spade  uncredited

Produced by
Ken Aymong .... supervising producer
Michael Bosze .... producer
Stacey Foster .... coordinating producer
Lyle Jackson .... associate producer
Lorne Michaels .... producer
Michael Shoemaker .... producer
Film Editing by
Joe Bonanno (video tape)
Production Management
Nicholas S. Mallardi .... production manager
Sound Department
Chris Seeger .... post-production audio
Jay Vicari .... post-production audio
Editorial Department
Michael Poole .... editor: final cut
Music Department
Cira Limolli .... music clearance
Dina Moles .... music clearance
Other crew
Laurie Berdan .... research coordinator
Joseph Handy .... assistant research coordinator
Sharon Haskell .... title designer: opening titles
Beth McCarthy-Miller .... director: archive footage
Dave Wilson .... director: archive footage
Matt Yonks .... assistant research coordinator

Additional Details

USA:80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

David Spade:[getting a tattoo done by Sean Penn] You're hurting me.
Sean Penn:Yeah, that's what I came here for.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The self confessed biggest jerk of all., 25 November 2006
Author: Chip_douglas from Rijswijk, ZH, Netherlands

One of the nineties 'bad boys of SNL' gets a belated 'Best of' special of his own (yet Rob Schneider is still waiting), featuring a surprising amount of footage from the march 2005 show he hosted less than a year before this one aired. So we switch back and forth between young Spade and current Spade at least three times and get to see almost as much of the current SNL cast (even one seasoner Rob Riggle appears twice) as the ones little old Dave was actually a part of. Strangely enough, the controversial 'Sean Penn Celebrity Roast' sketch with him wearing a prosthetic penis on his nose is not included (at least not in the televised version, maybe the DVD has it). Only the monologue is taken from his first time hosting in November 1998, presumably because he was bragging about this upcoming special in the one from 2005.

For those wondering if Spade had enough stuff on his SNL resume to warrant a best of anyway, there's the classic Total Bastard Airlines (Buh-Bye) routine, Dick Clark's receptionist putting down everyone from Rosseanne to Jesus and 'Spade in America' (all showing his preverance to play the biggest a-hole of them all). The editors wisely chose not to focus on the Spadester's position as Chris Farley's foil, which we already saw on the tribute to the late great Chris. Here, Farley only appears prominently twice: in Gap girls and on a Weekend Update bit, leaving more time for lesser seen skits instead of the same overlapping stuff that's on every other Best of. The second of three 'Spade in America' reports features the extraordinarily humorless Sean Penn giving Spade a tattoo, during which our man Emperor Kuzco actually manages to make Penn laugh! This might well be the most unique footage ever put to film anywhere. To find out what kind of that joker Penn applied to the the man also known as Joe Dirt's arm, you'll have to watch the special.

8 out of 10

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