Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey
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(Oct 28, 2003)
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Best known for his impressions, his "Best of" DVD is loaded with them. George Bush, Regis, Jimmy Stewart, Ross Perot, George Michael, Johnny Carson, etc... Some of our old favorites are also revisited: The Church Lady, Garth Algar, Hans and a Grumpy Old Man. Whichever is your favorite, you will enjoy them all. This is some of the best material Saturday Night Live has to offer, courtesy of their best impressionist to date.
Also included on the DVD you will find Carvey's original SNL audition tape footage and appearances on Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien.
The Church Lady and the Church Chat bits. One of his classic characters right? NOT one entire sketch. They cut up several of them. Just ruined the whole thing.
Wayne's World, cut up.
Other sketches cut up.
This has been done on several of the SNL Best Of DVD's.
Very disappointing, a let down.
And, that is why you don't edit the sketch down to SECONDS long in some cases. SNL is funny because we love to watch the actors feed off of each other. Seeing a few minutes of Church Lady is like seeing none of it once I get mad at the TV for cutting the sketch short. And, some of them are literally seconds long. We need to see the whole sketch to watch all of the subtle looks and expressions that happened on the show then. At points I feel like I bought a DVD that is an infomercial for another seperate real DVD I can't buy. I'm not showing this to a room full of ADD patients, I am sitting back on my couch trying to enjoy Dana Carvey change the face of comedy and save SNL from near insignificance...following the years when Joe Piscopo was the anchor of the cast AKA the funniest of the non-funny. Don't play any of the sketch if you plan to edit out any of it, please!
You decide for yourself, knowing the above, if you think it is worth it. I am a massive Dana Carvey fan and would probably pay to see him read from the phonebook so it was worth it to me. But I am left with a sour taste in my mouth from the editing.
It was SNL's loss.
Happily, this collection really showcases some of Carvey's best work on the show. And as the Church Lady might say: "Well, Isn't THAT special??"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thinking of buying this but am only interested in The Church Lady. Wondering if someone can tell me how often these skits appear on this DVD.Published 3 months ago by onesix
Warning! This disc does NOT contain his Buddy Precisely bit ("Wait in the bar, wait in the bar...")Published 5 months ago by NaplesDoug
One of our all-time favorites of this series - especially Church LadyPublished 6 months ago by Anonymous9
This is one of the best SNL that I have seen. So funny, Dana Carvey is brilliant in this. You must get this one!Published 8 months ago by CV-Lusso
My favorite character of Dana Carvey is the Church Lady. I was hoping to find a DVD with all of those skits but had to settle for this one. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Chartj
Had a lot of Dana Carvey characters he do so well that we love when he was on the show.Published 13 months ago by S. Yee