With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.
Richard E. Grant
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 »
Bernie Cates requests the services of the most absent-minded waiter he's ever seen, who pours water before setting the glasses, endlessly repeats questions, brings wrong orders, and ruins everything- but the bill.
The title is a reference to _"Winds of War, The" (1983) (mini)_ which premiered on the same night. Orson Welles appeared in the promos for the special saying "Why spend 18 hours watching someone else's war, when you know how it comes out? We win, and then have to buy all their cars. Watch 'Steve Martin's The Winds of Whoopee'. See it all in one hour on Sunday." See more »