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Monday, August 13th, 2012

'Steve Martin: The Television Stuff'

Well, this looks awesome: Steve Martin: The Television Stuff is a new DVD set being released on September 18th that gathers up a whole boatload of rare early TV appearances by the snow fox himself. It's three discs worth of material (over six hours!), and at $30 it seems like a pretty great deal. Even if you mostly watch streaming stuff at this point, this may be worth getting back into DVDs for. Here's the full rundown of what you'll find inside:

Over six hours of rare stand-up, television specials, guest appearances and more.

Steve Martin remains one of the most beloved and creatively prolific talents in American comedy, but until now his body of work on television has been largely unavailable on DVD. That all changes here. From the stand-up act that made him a comedy rock star (of which only two complete performances were ever recorded, both included in this set) to his four joyfully twisted NBC sketch comedy specials, his Oscar-nominated short film and a jewel box of additional comic bits, The Television Stuff finally delivers one of the most unique and treasured eras in Steve Martin’s celebrated career. Featuring special guest appearances by Dan Aykroyd, Laraine Newman, Lauren Hutton, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Lynn Redgrave, Paul Simon, David Letterman, Carl Reiner, Eric Idle and Johnny Cash

The Stand-up Specials

* On Location With Steve Martin (Live At The Troubadour, 1976)

* Homage To Steve (Includes The Absent Minded Waiter and Steve Live At The Universal Amphitheatre, 1979)

The NBC Specials

* Steve Martin: A Wild And Crazy Guy (1978)

* Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty (1980)

* All Commercials . . . A Steve Martin Special (1980)

* Steve Martin’s Best Show Ever (1981)

Bits And Pieces

Spanning 1966 to 2005, a collection of television guest appearances, speeches and music videos.

Yes, please.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.brayer Robert Brayer

    This looks terrific, thanks for pointing it out, a must buy

  • http://twitter.com/ninesnowboots Ben

    Steve Martin's Best Show Ever is like a lost episode of SNL, with about half the cast and Paul Shaffer.  Writing staff is pretty much all SNL writers (including '79-80 hires Tom Gammill, Max Pross and Sarah Paley).  It was also done live from 8H during one of the SNL dark weeks.