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Steve Martin's Best Show Ever (1981)

Steve Martin's fourth NBC special.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Steve Martin ... Himself / Various
Dan Aykroyd ... Yortuk Festrunk / Irwin Mainway / Alexander Haig / Dr. Frederick Treves
John Belushi ... Zhelezna Postruk
Gregory Hines ... Himself / Lionel Foot
Lauren Hutton ... The Artist
Bill Murray ... Bytes
Laraine Newman ... The Artist's Friend / Mona
Lynn Redgrave ... Mrs. Kendal
Paul Shaffer ... Himself / Jo Jo the Dog-Faced Boy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Davis
James Downey
Al Franken
Eric Idle ... Reporter
Frank Kopic Frank Kopic
Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

Steve Martin's fourth NBC special was in the spirit of his previous association with "Saturday Night Live". It was broadcast live from Studio 8H, produced by Lorne Michaels and featured some original cast members of the show. Sketches included: the Festrunk Brothers (Martin and Dan Aykroyd) in a womens' art gallery (with Larraine Newman, Lauren Hutton and John Belushi in drag); Martin as "The Elephant Guy" (with Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Lynn Redgrave); Irwin Mainway (Aykroyd) hosts a game show for stupid people (with Newman and Gregory Hines). Written by MrBlondNYC

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steve Martin's Best Show Ever See more »

Filming Locations:

Kensington, London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Broadway Video See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This special was broadcast live. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Elephant Man (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Hail to the Chief
(uncredited)
Music by James Sanderson
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Lost copy of my tape
24 November 2006 | by borlandkSee all my reviews

This was one of the best television experiences of my life. For 23 years, my family watched our tape of it each Thanksgiving Eve. Unfortunately, it has been misplaced. Can anyone help me replace it? Every element of it was wonderful and, although it was a parody, it reminded me of the the great television variety shows at their best. There was something in the show to attract everyone and most of it has been committed to memory: Did dinosaurs build Stonehenge?, Elephant Guy, the wonderful performance of Gregory Hines, Sucker Showcase and Steve Martin positively at his best. NBC really needs to offer this on DVD.


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