Joe Mulholland, Head of Production at a Hollywood studio, makes a rather fool-hardy promise to a dying friend. He undertakes to make a major movie using the title - if not the content - of ... 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 »