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I guess I just like liking things

In the history of entertainment there have been two (with a slightly-possible third) entertainers who’ve had careers I wish I had: Phil Hartman and Steve Martin (possible third: Jim Carrey). Unfortunately, we’ll never get to know what else Phil would have done, but Steve keeps surprising us. I strongly urge you to read his autobiography Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life if you haven’t already. It’s wonderful.  He has written books and plays, done stand-up and magic, movies and TV, and even plays the banjo well enough to get Grammyed for it.  There’s your entertainer, my friends.

While you have most likely seen The Jerk and Planes, Trains, & Automobiles and maybe read The Pleasure of My Company, there’s a good chance you haven’t seen The Absent Minded Waiter. The quality on this video isn’t great, and you likely won’t enjoy it as much as I do, but I think it’s another fun piece of the Steve Martin puzzle. Plus, Teri Garr is in it, so it’s got that going for it, which is nice.


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