Steve Martin: “Old Town Road” Is A Huge Hit In My House

Steve Martin: “Old Town Road” Is A Huge Hit In My House


( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: WE’RE BACK HERE WITH MR. STEVE MARTIN. STEVE DO YOU GET STOPPED ON THE
STREET?>>OCCASIONALLY. THINGS JUST TEND TO STICK IN
YOUR HEAD. I REMEMBER EARLY, IT WAS LIKE
THE 80s, AND I HAD, YOU KNOW, MADE A COMEDY MOVIE, AND YOU
ALWAYS TEST THEM. YOU GO IN FOR A TEST SCREENING,
AND WE HAD PEOPLE IN THERE. SO AFTER THE SCREENING, A
SPOTTED ME– BECAUSE YOU ALWAYS WANT TO HEAR HOW THE LAUGHS GO. AND SHE CAME UP AND SAID, “I
LOVED THIS MOVIE. AND MY HUSBAND LOVED IT. AND HE HATES YOU.”( LAUGHTER ).>>Stephen: WOW UPON.>>AND, LET’S SEE, THIS HAPPENED
IN THE SUMMER. I WAS IN SAN ANTONIO, AND IT WAS
MEMORIAL DAY. AND I WAS PLAYING A MUSIC SHOW
THERE, ACTUALLY WITH THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS, WHO I’M GOING TO
PLAY A SONG WITH LATER. AND I ALWAYS LIKED TO GET TO
KNOW A TOWN AND I WALKED AROUND ON MY OWN AND THERE WAS NOBODY
IN THE TOWN BECAUSE THEY WERE ALL AT THE PARADE. I WAS WALKING AROUND AND CAME
AROUND A CORNER AND THERE WERE THREE GUYS DRINKING IT UP PRETTY
WELL IN A STAIRWELL. AND ONE OF THEM IS STANDING AND
HE’S SINGING, HE’S SINGING INCOHERENTLY. AND HE’S HOLDING A PAPER BAG AND
GOING… ♪ ♪ ♪
AND I WALKED AND HE GOES ♪ ♪ ♪
— “HEY, STEVE MARTIN.”( LAUGHTER )
AND I REALIZED HE WASN’T DRUNK AT ALL. HE WAS JUST SINGING
INCOHERENTLY. YEAH.>>Stephen: DO YOU– YOU
HAVE– I HAVE SOMETHING HERE.>>SURE.>>Stephen: WHICH I THINK IS
JUST WONDERFUL.>>OKAY.>>Stephen: THIS IS A NOTE, I
THINK WHEN SO MANY PEOPLE WERE STOPPING YOU, YOU CAME UP WITH
THIS WONDERFUL NOTE TO GIVE PEOPLE. CAN YOU SHOW THIS?>>I’LL EXPLAIN. PEOPLE WOULD COME UP AND ASK FOR
AN AUTOGRAPH. AND I THOUGHT ABOUT IT, WHAT IS
AN AUTOGRAPH, ALL THIS PSYCHOLOGICAL STUFF. AND I THOUGHT REALLY WHAT
THEY’RE DOING IS MEETING YOU FOR WHATEVER HAPPENS, FOUR, FIVE
SECONDS, AND THEN THEY GO BACK AND SOMEBODY SAYS, “WHAT WAS HE
LIKE?” YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO GET AN
IMPRESSION OF SOMEONE IN FOUR, FIVE SECONDS SO I MADE UP THIS
CARD TO GIVE TO PEOPLE TO TELL THEM EXACTLY THE KIND OF
ENCOUNTER THEY HAD.>>Stephen: WOULD YOU LIKE TO
READ THIS?>>”THIS CERTIFIES THAT YOU HAVE
HAD A PERSONAL ENCOUNTER WITH ME AND YOU FOUND ME WARM, POLITE,
AND FUNNY.”>>Stephen: THAT’S NICE.( APPLAUSE )
>>WHAT’S– WHAT’S INTERESTING– AND I PUT MY SIGNATURE ON THAT.>>Stephen: SURE.>>IT WAS LIKE A PRINTED
SIGNATURE. SO I’D GIVE IT AND THEY’D LAUGH
AND THEY’D GO, “CAN YOU SIGN THAT?”
DEFEATS THE PURPOSE.>>Stephen: YOU ALSO– THIS IS
WHAT I LOVE. I GET A LOT OF LETTERS AND I
DON’T ALWAYS HAVE TIME TO WRITE PEOPLE BACK.>>THIS WAS, YOU KNOW, DURING
THE 70S AND 80s. AND I WOULD GET LETTERS FROM
PEOPLE, AND THE INSTINCT, OF COURSE, IS TO WANT TO BE
PERSONAL AND WRITE– BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TIME. SO I CAME UP WITH THIS KIND OF
FORM LETTER THAT WOULD BE EYE COULD FILL IN, SO THERE WILL BE
A LITTLE CONTACT, AND WOULD ALSO BE, HOPEFULLY. FUNNY. WANT ME TO READ IT?>>Stephen: THAT WOULD BE
WONDERFUL.>>IT SAYS, “DEAR JERRY, WHAT A
PLEASURE IT WAS TO RECEIVE A LETTER FROM YOU, ALTHOUGH MY
SCHEDULE IS VERY BUSY, I DECIDED TO TAKE TIME OUT TO WRITE YOU A
PERSONAL REPLY.( LAUGHTER )
TOO OFTEN, PERFORMERS LOSE CONTACT WITH THEIR AUDIENCE AND
BEGIN TO TAKE THEM FOR GRANTED BUT I DON’T THINK THAT WILL
HAPPEN TO ME, WILL IT… JERRY? I DON’T KNOW WHEN I’LL BE
APPEARING CLOSE TO YOU BEP BUTT KEEP THAT EXTRA BUNK MADE UP IN
CASE I GET TO… FLINT. P.S., I’LL ALWAYS CHERIB THAT
TIME WE SPENT TOGETHER IN RIO, WALKING ON THE BEACH AND LOOKING
AT ROCKS.” IT WAS FUN TO DO.>>Stephen: THAT IS LOVELY. THAT IS VERY THOUGHTFUL.>>IT IS VERY THOUGHTFUL, ISN’T
IT?>>Stephen: I ACTUALLY HAD ONE
OF THESE LETTERS TO PRINT IT OUT.>>AND KNOW YOU DON’T HAVE TIME
TO WRITE ME A PERSONAL THANK YOU LETTER FOR BEING ON THE SHOW. WOULD YOU MIND. I’M SORRY.>>HILARIOUS! OH, MY GOD! THAT HAPPENED!( LAUGHTER )
OKAY, “DEAR…”>>Stephen: STEPHEN.>>”STEPHEN.” WE SPELL OUR NAMES THE EXACT
SAME WAY, STEPHEN.>>Stephen: BUT YOU’RE STEVE.>>I KNOW, BUT YOU WOULDN’T GO
AROUND BEING CALLED STEPHEN. THAT WOULD BE SO ARROGANT.( LAUGHTER ).>>Stephen: UH-HUH.>>GIVE ME THAT NAME AGAIN. “THAT WON’T HAPPEN TO ME”…>>Stephen: STEPHEN.>>I DON’T KNOW– KEEP THAT
EXTRA BUNK MADE UP IN CASE I GET TO THE– WHAT’S THE SHOW?>>Stephen: “THE LATE SHOW.”>>I’LL ALSO CHERISH THAT AFTER
WE SPENT TOGETHER IN RIO WALKING ON THE BEACH, LOOKING AT… EACH
OTHER.”>>Stephen: CAN YOU SIGN IT?>>OH, YEAH, I’LL SIGN IT. I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO SIGN MY
NAME.>>Stephen: IT’S GOING TO BE
SO SAD WHEN I SELL THIS ON EBAY.>>OH, YEAH.>>Stephen: NOW, I LIKE TO
KEEP UP WITH YOUR MUSIC.>>THANK YOU.>>Stephen: WE LOVE HAVING YOU
ON HERE.>>I LOVE TO PLAY MUSIC.>>Stephen: BY YOURSELF OR
WITH THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS. TELL ME WHAT YOU’RE PERFORMING
WITH THEM TONIGHT?>>I’M DOING A SONG– IT’S KIND
OF A STRAY. LAST TIME WE WERE ON THE SHOW WE
HAD AN ALBUM CALLED “THE LONG AWAIT THE ALBUM.” WE DID A SINGLE. BUT WHEN I WAS ALL DONE, I HAD A
SONG LEFT OVER THAT I WROTE AFTER WE HAD RECORDED IT, AND I
THOUGHT WELL, IT WILL JUST SIT THERE. AND THEN I REALIZED, YOU KNOW
WHAT PEOPLE DON’T WANT? 12 SONGS. I’VE GOT ONE SONG. LET’S JUST DO A SINGLE. THAT’S MY BELIEF. YOU’RE IN AN ALBUM. YOU’RE TWO SONGS IN, YOU GO,
“I’M HAPPY.” OR I THINK ABOUT THIS WHEN I’M
DOING THE SHOW WITH MARTY. I THINK, “WE’RE 20 MINUTES IN,
THE AUDIENCE THINKS ‘I GOT IT. I DON’T NEED TO SEE ANYMORE. I GOT IT. ‘.” YOU COULD DO THAT WITH “DEATH OF
A SALESMAN.” “IT’S SAD. LET’S GO.”>>I KEEP UP WITH CONTEMPORARY
MUSIC. THE SONG “OLD TOWN ROAD”–
>>Stephen: HUGE HIT.>>IN OUR HOUSE, TOO. BECAUSE IT WOULD COME ON AND MY
DAUGHTER WOULD RETURN OUT AND GET SO EXCITED AND I WOULD GRAB
HER AND SWING HER AROUND AND TOSS HER IN THE AIR.>>Stephen: HOW OLD IS SHE?>>SHE’S 55.( LAUGHTER ).>>Stephen: OKAY… WELL,
YOU’RE VERY STRONG. YOU’RE VERY STRONG. YOU STAY VERY FIT.>>TOSSING HER IN THE AIR.>>Stephen: STEVE, PLEASE
DON’T GO. THEN YOU WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO
PLAY A SONG.>>I’M NOT GOING, THAT’S YI CAME
HERE. ALSO…>>Stephen: BECAUSE YOU LOOK
GOOD.>>THE MONEY.>>Stephen: STEVE, GOOD TO SEE
YOU. STEVE MARTIN, EVERYBODY. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH A
PERFORMANCE BY STEVE MARTIN AND THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS!

100 thoughts on “Steve Martin: “Old Town Road” Is A Huge Hit In My House

  1. Old Town Road is such a weird unusual pop hit (same as with bad guy) that you can't help but think older people who don't "get" modern music could absolutely fit right in with it because it resembles (in concept) the kind of weird experimental stuff being made in the 80s

  2. Colbert clearly doesn't realize how funny Steve is being here.

    Maybe he's feeling a bit…..outshined?!! 😳

    Still love 'The Jerk', 1977…..
    What a classic!!

  3. My mom wrote Steve, often in the 1970's. She got one of those letters from him. With the "Looking at eachother" filled in. We sent him a telegram to the Tonight Show, a couple days before we were going to see him in Chicago. It was telling him we were sending a box backstage and to please accept it. It was a Coral color rose boutonniere . And when he came on stage , he was wearing it ! Wonderful memory .I was in 7th grade at the time. And so glad that was my first concert

  4. Hey Steve Martin: maybe you could represent me as a lawyer in a felony trial? After all, you're a lawyer too. It could be performance art. The possibilities are endless.

  5. 4:41 A bit of Jobim in the background … though he kept referring to them as “Samba” rather than “Bossa Nova” pieces …

  6. Which is your favourite movie of his? The best one has to be LA Story , though some of the others were good too. That little girl in The Man With Two Brains

  7. Steve Martin is gold. I remember growing up and he was everywhere. Leslie Neilson was also someone I correlate with Steven Martin. I wish I could be a kid again or maybe I'll just continue to be a man child.

  8. Is that a manicure 💅 Steve's nails are polished 😂 I haven't had a manicure in ages 🙈 I feel so bad about my self 🤣

  9. Maybe they agreed to do it, but I wish Stephen wasn't so adversarial with Steve – he walked over alot of his jokes.

  10. I always liked Steve Martin. One of those actors that stood out to me as a kid. He has great smile and that happy attitude.

  11. Steve Martin has been telling that joke since Old Town Road came out. I’ve heard it before in live performance. Lame, contrived interview.

  12. I'm becoming more convinced that Colbert is not comfortable with comedians. He was a douche with Bill Burr, bad with Aubrey Plaza, etc .. , now Steve Martin? I'll deduce it's Colbert. He's out of his element, which I loved him in. Comedy politics…. .. .

  13. Hi! Yeah, I just wanted to come on your show and let everyone see how nice I am to my fans, because that's really
    important that you all know."

    What a prick.

  14. Trust me Steve Martin, if you were walking along the beach in Rio with Jerry, you two wouldn't be looking at rocks… I imagine your "Special Purpose" may come into play!

  15. I love Colbert. But he’s not very generous as an interviewer. And in many cases (not this one though) makes everything about him. I can’t quite wrap my brain around it because he’s brilliant. He just doesn’t do much to elevate the guests.

  16. That story with the three guys and the one is singing, I thought it was gonna end with that was the inspiration for The Three Amigos. Lol

  17. Lol, this interview had me dying several times. And it's all in good fun but the fake condescension was just pure comedic gold.

  18. Colbert is such a pompous ass and in this visit to the “What’s this show called?” Steve Martin so brilliantly and gracefully puts him in his place. I’ve never seen anyone handle Colbert so well. 2nd place goes to Seinfeld who on “Riding in Cars…” Colbert once again says something pretentious and Jerry just replies, “No.”

  19. What a coincidence to see Steve Martin on … I watched Cheaper by the Dozen 1&2 back to back today on the telly and had some good laughs! What a Human Being, gorgeous, and funny never hurt eh!!

  20. Steve is looking confused…the last audience he was in front of had both Democrats AND Republicans in it. How about that!!!

  21. Loads of comments are saying he hasn’t aged since the 80s but he looks way older than he did even in the 90s.

    I think they’re blinded by the grey hair.

    I regularly rewatch his movies – The Jerk, The Man With Two Brains and Housesitter are in fairly regular rotation and he has clearly aged, albeit very well but he’s no Paul Rudd.

  22. What a great touch from Jon Batiste – playing the melody of Antonio Carlos Jobim's 'Wave' right after Steve Martin fills in the sentence about the trip to Rio!

  23. Steve! STEVE, JUST APPEARING ON THIS BOZOS SHOW, MAKES YOU AS POPULAR AS A LEPER! THIS COLDBEER IS A NAZI PROPAGANDIST FOR SWAMP DWELLERS! AS LONG SS YOU STAY IN LINE THEY WILL NOT HARM YOU! just like HITLER DID! EXCUSE ME IF YOU ARE DESPERATE FOR MONEY, WILL TRY TO FORGIVE YOU FOR A CAREER BLUNDER! THIS VLOWN COLDBEER IS A CON MAN FOR THE SWAMP!

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