How To Play The Ukulele Like Steve Martin
The Jerk-What A Legend
The Jerk was Steve Martins first role in a movie and Navin R. Johnson is one of my favorite characters of all time and this movie is definitely one of the funniest movie ever to be made. In a scene after he meets a woman named Marie (Bernadette Peters) , as they walk along the beach they sing “Tonight You Belong to Me”, a beautiful 1950′s song, with Navin playing a martin ukulele and Marie on the cornet. It’s a great scene and Steve’s Ukulele playing is perfect (Steve is a renowned musician). Check out this legendary scene…..
Funny enough, in this scene, as Steve Martin stands up, you hear a crunch, and that is actually Steve, standing on the Martin Ukulele by accident as he had just put it down, hilarious.
My Favorite movie quote:
Navin R. Johnson: Huh? I am *not* a bum. I’m a jerk. I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now I only have two things: my friends, and… uh… my thermos. Huh? My story? Okay. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child. I remember the days, sittin’ on the porch with my family, singin’ and dancin’ down in Mississippi…
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