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But this DVD disappointed me.
Of "The Continental" sketches, the funniest and best is still the first one they ever did. And it's not here.
There are two other Continentals from the show and, in the Extras, there's another that shows both what the P.O.V. camera sees and what the audience sees (making this DVD worth seeing).
The favorite "Cowbell" sketch is already on the Best of Will Ferrell (volume 1). The "Lovers" sketch, which I've never been a fan of, appears on volume 2 of Will Ferrell's Best.
So, for real SNL fans, we already have these.
Another gripe I have is that substandard sketches from more recent shows appear (like the Lifeboat and Centaur sketches) when earlier sketches have been completely ignored. Chris as Rainbow Head on a late 80's show was much funnier.
Like with Will Ferrell 2, it just doesn't feel like anyone really worked very hard putting this collection together. And I really don't think it's just a matter of taste.
But the Fonzie sketch in the Extras is great.
The majority of the sketches ont his dvd are very funny. The best sketches are the two "Continental" bits, "Ed Glosser: Trivial Physcic" (my favorite and a parody of his role in the "The Dead Zone"), "Hardball", the Mango bit, Rita Del Vechio, the cowbell sketch, his monologue with Jimmy Fallon, "Pranksters" and the Census questioning.
The downside is there are several sketches that are not great that should have been left off. The "Centaur Interview" is amausing but not really funny. I liked the double-entendre in "Colonel Angus" but Walken doesn't appear in it until the end, and by that time the joke has run its course. The "Lifeboat" sketch is to absurd for his own good, and not a favorite. What I would have loved to see was Chris as Rainbow Head on "Attitudes" from is first episode in early 1990. And what about the first "Continental" sketch? It was, as one reviewer, pointed out, the best one.
The extras are surprisingly interested. The "Fonzie" sketch is hysterical, and the angel sketch is really entertaining as well. "The Continental" making off is a very intriguing at how this seemingly complex sketch comes into being. Overall, a very enjoyable dvd. Now when will they release "The Best Of Tom Hanks"?
All let-downs aside, there are hilarious moments in the Walken DVD that are worth watching. The "Captain of the Boat" was a favorite when I first saw it and I'm glad to see it here.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really great for the price honestly. I nabbed it for an inexpensive gift for my sister and she loved it!Published 6 months ago by Melissa Collier
I bought this DVD in the pre-youtube world of 2005. I would buy it again if I ever lost it. Excellent, perfect, lovely.Published 11 months ago by Paloma M
Its Walken at his best. The Jersey snowblower scene is five star with Chris in a silk tracksuit.Published 11 months ago by david boyden
one of the funniest snl's ever. I laugh all the way thru, and I've watched it many times!Published 11 months ago by Gretchen H.
Love Christopher Walken. He is so talented. Could watch him in every film. He is that great. More cow bell!!!!Published 11 months ago by Concetta Goldhahn
This was part of a gift basket with a Christopher Walken Tshirt, and a cowbell for my dad who is a huge Walken fan. He absolutely loves this DVD.Published 12 months ago by Pinkcat