Sometimes I wonder if the key to being a great performer is to never develop a real sense of embarrassment. This kid might one day look back on this and shudder, but he shouldn’t. This is awesome.
What you are watching is a more or less perfect lip synch to the song “Dentist!” performed by the one and only Steve Martin in the 1986 horror comedy musical Little Shop of Horrors. The film also stars the fantastic Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia and Bill Murray. (For you kids wondering what in the world happens at 2:35 of the video, this was apparently recorded on tape over a Weight Watchers commercial, which snuck its way back in for a few seconds. One of the many wonders of pre-digital technology.)
Here’s young Steve Martin doing the same song in the film.