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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (1998)

Unrated | | Comedy | TV Special 28 November 1998
A Saturday Night Live DVD featuring the best of Steve Martin.

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Steve Martin ... Himself / Various Characters (archive footage)
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A Saturday Night Live DVD featuring the best of Steve Martin.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saturday Night Live: Lo mejor de Steve Martin See more »

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NBC Home Video See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Chris Farley: So, um, you remember when Bill Murray came, when you were the medieval barber and he came with his legs broken from being dragged by the ox cart after having too much mead?
Steve Martin: Yeah what about it?
Chris Farley: Um, that was awesome.
Steve Martin: That was a long time ago.
Chris Farley: Mr. Martin, before I go, I was wondering, I found this in wardrobe and I was wondering if you could sign it.
Steve Martin: My old King Tut costume! I remember this. This was back when the show meant something.
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Music by Merv Griffin
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Some essential sketches and some that I didn't really think were his best
14 August 2006 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

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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