While hordes are ready to stream into any theater with his name on the marquee, you can actually experience the mother lode of Adam Sandler giggles in the comfort of your own home. This collection of nearly 20 skits from the comedian's 1991-95 stint on Saturday Night Live is an essential tool for anyone who's taking life too seriously. The classic characters are all present and accounted for: Operaman, Cajun Man, Gap Girl ("Didja cinch that?"), Kirstie Alley's exuberant bellboy ("Bellissima!"), and, of course, Canteen Boy, found here in a hilariously unsettling encounter with Alec Baldwin's randy troop leader.
The highlights, however, are the tunes, from "The Chanukah Song" ("Paul Newman's half-Jewish. Goldie Hawn, too. Put them together--what a fine-looking Jew!") to the all-out opus "Lunchlady Land," featuring a bemoled Chris Farley rocking out like no one in a hairnet ever has to the "Slop-Sloppy-Joes" chorus.
All in all, it's a nice trip back through SNL time. When it comes to getting in touch with his inner goofy 8-year-old, Adam Sandler is comedy's big daddy. --Bob Michaels
So just keep in mind that this reveiw is based on perfomance alone. I thought that this was an okay show, but like the molly shannon, nothing to get too excited about.Published on Nov. 6 2003
Adam Sandler... dressed like a girl? Drinking a beer called Shmitz Gay? Singing his hilariouse song Lunch Lady Land? All of these sequences on one tape? Yep! Read morePublished on April 22 2003
Adam Sandler is my favorite comedian. No matter what he does, it seems to be golden. There hasn't been a movie from him that I've seen that I didn't like. Read morePublished on April 17 2003 by Originator I Am
For me, Saturday Night Live stopped being funny enough to watch about the same time Adam Sandler left the show. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2002 by Daniel Jolley
Anyone who thinks Sandler is funny needs a psychatrist quick! Mattcarrot, see one soon! For your families sake if not yours.Published on Dec 24 2002
Look at the title of this DVD (or VHS) and that's exactly what you get. "SNL's The Best of Adam Sandler" is a must-have for any Sandler fan. Read morePublished on Nov. 30 2002 by Michael Crane
Somebody please stop this madness. sandler was devoid of talent on snl. This does not change on dvd, except now that it is forever etched in aluminum and plastic. Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2002
This movie RULES!!!I took one star off for Canteen Boy and the Scout Master,though.It was just plain sick.But Schmitts Gay with Chis Farley was really funny. Read morePublished on July 24 2002