Steve Martin’s ‘The Jerk’ Trailer (1979)

Steve Martin in The Jerk ('79) - 'Be somebody!'

Just coming in at the tail end of of the 1970s we have the trailer for Steve Martin’s The Jerk. The Jerk released on December 14th, 1979 and is still a highly-watchable, very funny movie. In fact, The Jerk sits at #89 on AFI’s list of top comedies and at #48 on Total Film’s.

For myself and my Jr. High buddies The Jerk loomed large in our lives, was quoted often and in the most inappropriate of situations. I still don’t see why my teachers didn’t find Navin Johnson’s words of wisdom as humorous as we did. “He hates these cans! Stay away from the cans!” and “The new phone book’s here! The new phone book’s here!” Sigh. Comedy gold.

“It was never easy for me.
I was born a poor black child.”

‘The Jerk’ Trailer, 1979

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