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.
Farce / Spoof Comedy President Nixon and V.P. Agnew , as if they were Laurel and Hardy . done in a black-out style, mainly just an excuse to present gags which allow Rich Little to do his Richard Nixon persona.
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 »
Steven, a clumsy man with the memory of a goldfish, works as a waiter at a fancy restaurant downtown. When the happily-married couple of Bernie and Susan arrive for dinner, the most absent-minded waiter in the world will do everything in his power to offer an unforgettable and profoundly gratifying experience.Written by
This is the kind of genius timing that Steve Martin is known for. The scene, however small, is a great example of the perfection of Martin's early stuff. Elements: Timing, extenuating circumstances, through line, immediacy, wonderful tactics, very clear obstacles and a perfect sense of doing it for the first time.
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