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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri (2004)

Cheri Oteri  |  Unrated |  DVD
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  • Actors: Cheri Oteri
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: May 23, 2006
  • Run Time: 78 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,539 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri" on IMDb

Special Features

Disc 1:
  • Photo Gallery
  • Audition
  • Dress Sketch
  • TV Appearance - Conan
  • Audio Commentary

  • Editorial Reviews

    Product Description

    Cheri Oteri's peppy, energetic style always made her characters on SNL hilarious to watch. From physical comedy (along side Will Ferrell) as the Cheerleader, Arianna, to impressions of Barbara Walters and Judge Judy, to wacky characters like Rita Del Vecchio, Nadeen or prescription drug junkie Collette Reardon, Cheri made audiences laugh so hard they often needed time to "Simma Down." Now you can own the best of Cheri's performances on one DVD. Be sure check out the bonus features such as the audio commentary and get a first-hand account of SNL from Cheri herself, as well as a sketch from a dress rehearsal that's never been seen until now!

    Cheri Oteri breathed bracing fresh air into the seasons she appeared on Saturday Night Live, and created memorable characters both absurd and delightful. This 78-minute disc contains samples of some of her signature performances, including the preternaturally peppy cheerleader, Arianna, paired with a strapping Will Ferrell. (Ever tried to lead a cheer at the team's…swim meet? Arianna never met a challenge she couldn't conquer.) Oteri also takes on media icon Barbara Walters, satirized decades earlier by the incomparable Gilda Radner as Baba Wawa. Oteri's impersonation both pays homage to Radner's and takes it to a new level of absurdity; Oteri's Walters is a randy, name-dropping old coot who doesn't miss a beat--or an opportunity to aggrandize herself ("I was horseback riding the other day with Saddam Hussein…"). Don't miss the brief skit where Walters tries to have phone sex with a nonplussed Tom Brokaw. Other signature characters include Oteri's Judge Judy and the prescription hound Collette (appearing here in a priceless bit with John Goodman as a flummoxed pharmacist). And of course, the abusive Burger Castle counter chick Nadeen, who shoots down every customer request with a "Simma down, now!" Extras include audition and dress rehearsal footage, and an audio commentary by Oteri. --A.T. Hurley

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Ya best simmah! June 28, 2007
    This is one of my favorite SNL DVDs. I've always wondered why these DVDs weren't longer; they could easily fit twice the skits on one disc. Still, they chose Cheri's material well: Nadeen's "simmah" skit with Tobey Maguire, Collette's prescription chase with John Goodman, Cheri's horny wife to Chris Kattan's horny husband with Sarah Michelle Gellar, and the classic Mrs. Delvecchio skit with Christopher Walken...not to mention 2 awesome cheerleader sketches. All of these characters had other great skits as well (the horny husband and wife buying a car from Ben Affleck was priceless) but this is a solid 80 minutes of comedy for a great price. Pick one up - you won't be sorry.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Simma Down Nah! November 17, 2006
    Taco! Burrito! What's that under your Speedo?

    I love Cheri Oteri's characters! She was always someone I looked forward to seeing on SNL during her era on the show, and I was very sad when she left. I was so excited to see this at the video store last week, I picked it up without hesitation. Her Barbara Walters bits are great, and of course Arianna is great, too. My favorite is still Nadine, though. I can't help but laugh every time I see the Burger Castle skit. I hope they put the other Nadine skits on another dvd along with other classic Cheri performances. Everyone needs to go out and get this one today!
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    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have! Hoping for a Best of Part 2!!!! May 24, 2006
    By RSR
    Good stuff for any Cheri Oteri fan. I personally think that Cheri's talents were very underated and I'm glad they finally released this dvd. One thing I wish they included in this best of dvd was the "Robin Bird Show" where she played a has been porn star with a talk show. It was pretty over the top. Maybe they will release a part II dvd. There are still so much other matieral that she has done so I don't see why they couldn't! Highly recommended and you won't be sorry you purchased this dvd.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Cheri is a genius! July 30, 2006
    If you want a good belly laugh, just watch this dvd. It is good medicine for the soul! The Simma character gets funnier and funnier every time you see it. Leg up is priceless. She is a true comic original with talent that is greatly missed. Where are you Cheri? I hope there is more to come!
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars CHERI IS THE CHERRY OF SNL!! July 7, 2006
    I have waited so long for this DVD to finally come out!!!! I was amazed at all the "MALE" best ofs and virtually none of the females being recognized as some of the top comics of SNL. This is a genuinely super DVD!! I laughed all the way through - get it - this one's a keeper!!!!!
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars best "best of" June 22, 2006
    By CQ
    Best gift ever! I had been waiting for this to come out and it's even better than I expected. The audio commentary is hilarious! Hopefully, full seasons of SNL will be released soon.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars She is amazing but what's with the montages? June 15, 2006
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    The 4-star rating is no reflection on Ms. Oteri herself, who was always my favorite cast member. She is amazing and can make anything hysterical, in my opinion. And the DVD does have its strong points; namely, the "lost" Morning Latte sketch and the audition footage. But why the Barbara Walters/Cheerleaders montages? I would have rather seen ONE entire BW/View sketch rather than 10 seconds of all of them. Surely they could have fit some of these on instead of, maybe, the full length airplane sketch with Chevy Chase, who seems to get more laughs (why?) while being woefully unfunny. The commentary is great - for the most part it's stuff the average SNL fan would want to hear. Cheri comes across as very genuine in person, which I kind of knew already. Naturally funny, talented and intelligent! What more could you ask for?
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars I am in total agreement with Previous Reviewer May 26, 2006
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    The first person who reviewed this is right- so much more of Cheri Oteri was missing from this DVD but I have waited (impatiently!) for YEARS for the release of this DVD so I am just glad to have some best of Cheri Oteri on SNL to watch- over and over. I hope they do release a part 2 DVD. Cheri Oteri needs her own show- like Tracey Ullman where she can explore her characters and create new ones. This DVD made me pee in my pants from laughter.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love this classic comedy purchase :)
    Totally satisfied with this one too; Came in quick, clean a,d ready to play! Would recommend this seller, and come back for more items :) Cheers
    Published 1 month ago by whiteboi8814
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Sheri is great on SNL
    Published 1 month ago by Big AL
    5.0 out of 5 stars SNL: The Best of Cheri Oteri
    Cheri Oteri was one of my favorite SNL alums.
    Published 2 months ago by Bella Swan
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff
    I'm a big SNL fan.
    I base my rating not on the hard product (which was in good condition) but on the material on the disk. Read more
    Published 7 months ago by Josh A
    4.0 out of 5 stars Need more Collette prescription drug skits!
    Why isn't Cheri on TV somewhere. This past year she did a fox football skit called the "Dallas sellers club" on Fox NFL Pregame show and hit it out of the park. Read more
    Published 7 months ago by Joseph C. Martinak
    5.0 out of 5 stars SO FUNNY!
    Cheri was always one of my favorites in the 90s. The DVD has some of her very best skits while she was on SNL. "Sim-sim-simmer down nowwww!"
    Published 8 months ago by Laura
    5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!
    I dont give 5 stars easily but Oteri in my opinion is and always be the queen of SNL, second to none. Me or my company never laughed so hard, EVER1
    Published 11 months ago by a jean g
    5.0 out of 5 stars Ya Wonder ...
    Ya wonder why Cheri Oteri isn't in any Tina Fey movies or TV shows because she's a lot more talented and funny than Amy Poehler. Read more
    Published 13 months ago by Tina
    3.0 out of 5 stars Cheers, Cheri!! Could Be Five Stars With Editing!
    Cheri's fans will love revisiting her big moments: Lavish cheering with Will Ferrell, the prescription lady, some hilarious Barbara Walters (watch how an early dose of Ms. Read more
    Published 14 months ago by Jack Pripusich
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love Cheri
    Cheri Oteri is amazing and to see the best of her talents all on one DVD is the best thing ever.
    Published 15 months ago by Inkd22
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    Why did it take sooooo long to release this on DVD?
    I have been waiting for this day since she left the show. She is my favorite actress in the world!!!
    May 19, 2006 by Chris Angelle |  See all 3 posts
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