When I was a kid, the one thing I always looked forward to was the weekend. I knew that would be the one time I could get away with staying up late and my parents wouldn’t be able to tell me to get to bed because I had no school the next day. Finding things to do on the weekend was always easy and being the TV buff that I am (and still am to this day) was staying up on Saturday nights to catch Saturday Night Live. I would always love to catch crazy characters in sketches like “The Church Lady,” “Wayne’s World,” or even political sketches. Nothing was off limits. The show is currently in its 35th season of being on NBC and doesn’t show any signs of stopping. This week the DVD Patrol is doing a special one with some of the hosts who have worked on the comedy program and have gone on to have great careers in the movies. Some of them have even had hits with characters from the show itself. Sit back as we honor some of the best hosts that have graced the show over the years.
Steve Martin: “Roxanne” (1987) - Being polite to someone is always something you try to do everyday of your life. It can be pretty hard when someone has something that can be hard to ignore. C.D. Bates (Martin) happens to be one of those people. C.D. is a great guy and someone you would want to have as a friend but the only problem is he has a very long nose. The type that’s too tough to ignore. Just don’t get on his bad side on that subject. After C.D. meets Roxanne (Daryl Hannah, his problems don’t seem so bad. Now C.D.’s only hurdle is Chris (Rick Rossivich). Chris has just moved into town and is attracted to her but gets nervous around women so he recruits C.D to try and get together with Roxanne. Will this spoil C.D’s plans for his intended soulmate?
The Toddster’s Take- One of the best movies that Martin has ever done. Watching him deal with something physical and using humor to deal with it is a great way to live your everyday life. He’s such a natural comedian that it just comes easily to him. The movie flows very nicely and the rest of the cast makes Martin’s performance shine.