Monty Python’s Parrot Sketch Not Included on VHS. Starring Steve Martin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Carol Cleveland, Connie Booth. Directed by Ian McNaughton. 1989.
From the VHS box cover:
You look like the type we’re looking for. Warm and breathing — a perfect customer for this hilarious 20th anniversary look back at the BEST bits, pieces and gags of Monty Python foolery.
Parrot Sketch Not Included features snippets of Pythonmania never before available in the USA. And it’s packed with unforgettable moments from longtime faves like the Fish-Slapping Dance, the Ministry of Silly Walks, the Argument Clinic, World Forum and the comfy chair torment of the Spanish Inquisition.
In nature, a snake cannot have legs. In show biz, an act that’s enduringly popular has legs. Monty Python’s got ’em. However, the lads do remind you that it’s impolite to stare.
L.A. Story on VHS. Starring Steve Martin. With Victoria Tennant, Richard E. Grant, Marilu Henner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patrick Stewart. Directed by Mick Jackson. 1991.
From the box:
Something Funny Is Happening in L.A.
Steve Martin is Harris Telemacher, a wacky television weatherman, who thinks his life is perfect, except for an erratic relationship with a style-conscious girlfriend (Marilu Henner). Then, one bright and smoggy L.A. day, an electronic freeway sign changes his life, when its advice leads him into a frivolous romance with a young and beautiful blonde (Sarah Jessica Parker) and ultimately, to true love with the woman of his dreams (Victoria Tennant).
Little Shop of Horrors on VHS. Starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin. With Tichina Arnold, Tisha Campbell-Martin, James Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Guest, Bill Murray. Directed by Frank Oz. 1986.
From the box:
“The looniest, nuttiest, most outrageous movie musical comedy in years.”
Business is blooming at Mushnik’s Flower Shop. Customers are rushing in to see the exotic potted plant called Audrey II. But if they knew the truth, they’d rush right out. Audrey II is more vampire than vegetable. It’s a “mean, green mother from outer space” who’s about to fill Mushnik’s little shop with kooky horrors.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles on VHS. Starring Steve Martin, John Candy. With Laila Robins, Olivia Burnette, Kevin Bacon, Diana Castle, Michael McKean. Written and directed by John Hughes. 1987.
From the box:
Neal Page is an advertising executive who just wants to fly home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his family. But all Neal Page gets is misery. Misery named Del Griffith — a loud mouthed, but nevertheless loveable, salesman who leads Neal on a cross-country, wild goose chase that keeps Neal from tasting his turkey.