Saturday Night Live the Best of Mike Myers
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None of this to say that this isn't a funny compilation. It is. The Wayne's World sketches *are* probably the best efforts, and the others aren't dull by any means.
It just would be nice if Broadway Video did serious fans a favor and used the storage capacity of the DVD format to create performer anthologies. I would rather have *all* the sketches of a particular performer and be able to decide for myself which were the funniest. At the very least it would be nice to have the first of each major character's appearances. It would been even better to have some commentary by Mike Myers and maybe the writing staff on how the characters came into being. Now that the show has reached the mature age of 25, maybe Lorne Michaels will produce a more behind-the-scenes, documentarized compilation series in the future.
Until then, the "Best of" series is a good enough substitute.Read more ›
For example, I remember one sketch where Glenn Close was hosting a Christmas special and Mike played an effeminate Tiny Tim. I thought it was the funniest thing I'd ever seen. But the sketch is cut out of the Comedy Central version.
I do enjoy some of the rather off-the-wall sketches that are included in this collection. To name a few: Phillip the hyper-hypo sketch, Theatre Stories with Cucumber Jones, and the Weekend Update with Mick Jagger (Myers) and Keith Richards (Jagger).
Coming from a Mike fan, this is just so-so.
Make sure you check out the extras -- there was a very funny Scottish Soccer fan sketch in there.
Oh, I found that the menus on this disk were poorly done and took forever to navigate, at least on my DVD player.
Even if you don't consider this his absolute best, I find it pretty hard for anyone not to enjoy what's on here. Whether you like Wayne from "Wayne's World" or Dieter, host of the German television show "Sprockets", eveything here will make you laugh. Also, a wealth of unknown sketches are here. The "RAF" sketch with Rob Scneider as Adolf Hitler is funny if a little dated (literally dated - it takes place in 1943). "Philip" and "Lothar Of The Hill People" were two of the most controversial sketchs in the show's history. I didn't enjoy the latter sketch but the former is hysterical. The "Simon" sketch is also very funny. "Dieter's Dream" is an eerie sketch. It's easy to laugh at it (especially Phil Hartman's cameo and the "Electric Company" parody with the German nun), but you can't help but be a little freaked out by it. The "Coffee Talk" sketch features hilarous cameos by Madonna (who delightfully disses herself), RoseannEe Barr and Barbara Streisand. The Material Girl also pops up in "Wayne's Wolrd" in the infamous fanatsy sequence. It's quite gross but very funny to watch Wayne and Madonna tongue - kiss each other and to see Dana Carvey dressed in that balck outfit (the sequence is a parody of the controversial "Justify My Love" video). Also included are his hilarious impressions of Ron Wood and Mick Jagger.
This is a very funny dvd.Read more ›
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Love it -- great video and lots of laughs - thanks for such great service!Published 7 months ago by StillHere61
One of the world's biggest Comedy King's Right here , love the Skits pretty bizzare and Hilarious Mike Myers is Awesome ,had to have it!! -Jordan From California.Published 9 months ago by Jordan Michael
We order these for a child/young adult with Down Syndrome and he loves the original cast. He can sit for hours and hours Imitating the skits!Published 10 months ago by dianep
I've been a fan of Mike Meyers' work for a very long time and when I bought this DVD I was interested and had intention on seeing what Myers' work on Saturday Night Live was like. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Tim Johnson