Saturday Night Live: The Best Of Steve Martin - The Best Of Steve Martin
TriMark (2000)
Comedy
In Collection
#89
0*
DVD
80 mins
IMDB 7.4

Steve Martin Himself / Various Characters
Dan Aykroyd Himself / Various Characters
John Belushi Himself / Various Characters
Dana Carvey Himself / Various Characters
Chevy Chase Himself / Various Characters
Nora Dunn Jean Kirkpatrick
Chris Farley Himself
Tim Meadows Himself
Lorne Michaels Himself
Bill Murray Himself / Various Characters
Laraine Newman Various Characters
Gilda Radner Various Characters
Beth Cahill Herself
Ellen Cleghorne Herself
Jane Curtin Various Characters
Mel Brandt
Mitchell Kriegman
Laurie Metcalf
Emily Prager
Jack Handey

Director Dave Wilson
David Wachtenheim
Matthew Meshekoff
Tom Schiller
Producer Lorne Michaels
Ken Aymong
Julie Collins
Writer Steve Martin
Michael O'Donoghue

No other person has been a guest on Saturday Night Live as many times as the inimitable Steve Martin, which is what makes SNL's Best of Steve Martin compilation the finest of the series. This collection gives us not only clips of some of the show's funniest moments, but also a sense of how the show has evolved from the 1970s. Earlier monologues were rougher, less staged, but absolutely out of control in the best way, as Martin is given free rein to unleash his "happy feet," play the banjo, and generally explore his zaniness. The earliest clip dates from 1976 and the latest from the mid-'90s, showcasing the program's greatest players throughout the seasons--Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Mike Meyers, Dana Carvey, Nora Dunn, David Spade, Jon Lovitz. The beloved classics are here, from "King Tut," with complete Egyptian regalia, to the arrow through the head to, of course, a "wild and crazy guy." Not enough for you? Well, "excuuuuuuse me." Also included are the Coneheads at home (with Martin playing a hapless IRS agent), "Jeopardy 1999," "Common Knowledge" (one of the wittiest SNL sketches ever), and ads for "Rise" and for "Steve Martin's Penis Cream." This collection will satisfy longtime SNL fans and is a great way to show newer fans what comedy is really about. --Jenny Brown

Edition Details
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Country USA
Language English
Distributor Lions Gate
Barcode 031398731825
Region Region 1
Chapters 17
Release Date 4/11/2000
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
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