Kidsday: 'Steve Martin: The TV Stuff'
This is a hilarious three-disc DVD set, "Steve Martin: The Television Stuff" (Shout! Factory), featuring the comedian's best stand-up and television specials. As it says on the box, the set "finally delivers one of the most unique and treasured eras in Steve Martin's career."
You will be laughing for hours because there are stand-up routines and many TV specials that he has had. There are lots of guest appearances as well.
This is a great treat for the whole family, especially because it shows kids like me what comedy was like for their parents when they were younger. My favorite part of it was the "King Tut" scene when Steve Martin was dressed up like King Tut and danced and sang a parody of King Tut's life. Another favorite part of mine was "The Absent-Minded Waiter," which was his Oscar-nominated short film. I liked this because he acted as a very forgetful waiter who forgot to wash his hands after he used the restroom, forgot to put out glasses before pouring water in them, and kept asking the customers what they wanted to order, but the waiter was so forgetful that he gave them back $10,000 in change.
Another favorite of mine was, "All Commercials," where they had many great guest stars and started making fun of commercials. I think this will appeal to kids like me if they are looking to watch some hilarious comedy. I can't wait to watch more of Steve Martin's bits.
Let me introduce you to this book
I read the book "I Once Met a Monster on My Way to School," by T.D. Snoggins (Legwork Team Publishing). This very funny story is about a boy named Talbot. He saw a monster who ate a sock on his way to school. He told his family about the monster, but they did not believe him.
Talbot decided to stay in his room until someone believed him. Everyone formed a chain pulling him from his room. At the end of the chain was the monster! After everyone saw him, they fainted and the monster ate their socks, too!
I read this book to my 2-year-old sister, and she liked it. I would recommend this book to kids her age. You will like the pictures, too.
--Kidsday Reporter Sebastian Jean-Baptiste, 10, Elmont