For sure, she is NOT a fan! It's amazing she even talks to him. But I don't think it's Martin himself, rather, his "art" is not what hers was -acting- nor could it ever be, even though it IS "acting" in a way to impersonate. Even the generation gap is not the difference here; quite simply, she was an accomplished actress, and he's a comedian-impersonator: like softball versus baseball.
I don’t think he’s funny at all.
I'm glad the lead in was misleading, she didn't respond negatively to him or even recognize that he was impersonating her lol...but I'd hate to think of anyone not being a fan of Martin Short😋 He's always been a favorite of mine.
I didnt think this dood was funny at all.....just loud.
This was so awesome.
Awkward to have an elderly woman ignored.. while a young egocentric male does his thing.
Stepmother good movie
Johnny cracking up is the best
The body language of Martin Short and Betty Davis . . they are each in their own realm - but tolerating each other. Miss the days of multiple guests on talk shows, interacting in the most unusual ways... Now it's just one by one, and the host controls all. Similar to what has happened in society.
Short ain't funny but is quirky.
@Bradley Miller extremely hilarious!
Waaaaaay back when SNL was funny.
That boom mic
The fact that he barely acknowledged MS. Davis in the beginning, Taps her shoulder as a afterthought several minutes of being on the show, tells me he has no respect for her as a legend or as a person. Rather he is nervous, talented in his own right, he is missing being a gentleman first.
His Katherine Hepburn was "Marvelous"!
That was a *VERY QUICK* ten minutes and five seconds, Martin Short is a master impersonator. I enjoyed *every second* of this video clip. 😎👍
If we quit medicating boys for ADHD, maybe we'd have more of this.
Watching this clip I can see jimmy Fallon trying so hard to be Johnny with all the laughing
Funniest man on the planet.
3 of my all time favs
Imitation is the best form of flattery!
I love Bette Davis but the cigarette smoking was rude and inconsiderate of everyone else being interviewed. She was an absolute chain smoker.
That was unfortunately just accepted
I was hoping he'd give Bette some Joan Crawford.
I read his book about show business: SHORT ON TALENT.
Betty's throwing shade 😆
Such a funny man. Thought Johnny was going to fall off his chair!
I always admired Martin Short bc he never used curse words! Heaven is lucky to have him! RIP Martin!
He’s still working. I think he’s been touring with Steve Martin (also still alive).
....uuuummmmm.......he’s still alive🤦🏻♂️
I can't remember Martin ever disappointing me in his movies/TV. I am SO in a hurry to see him in "Only Murders In The Building" on Hulu!
Really enjoyed this 👌 ☺
It official Martian short created Jim carey lol 😆
Katherine Hepburn is imperonation is brilliant and the Bette Davis.
he certainly was not a humble person I am sure he would act the same way no matter if queen of england or if President Kennedy was there.
Remember the Non-Smoking section of the Air-Planes? Go figure!
Betty doesn't seem too impressed
So funny, so talented. Love his impersonations.
To the NUTS!! THE BRIDGE MIX THE BRIDGE MIX!! FOOL!
Martin Short is annoying--- Johnny was kind to laugh at a lot of that. Short is also a jerk in person...
Bette Davis was "Knock-Out" beautiful in Cabin in the Cotton 1932.
Johnny developed emphysema from his heavy smoking for decades. You can hear his smokers cough a few times during this video. What a wonderful talent he was. Miss late night shows like these.
Chevy, Martin, Short. The best team SNL ever had in my book!
S. Martin was never a cast member C.Chase & M. Short were only there for 1 season.
Martin Short is one of the great comedic talents. I love his “Ed Grimley” character. I so miss Johnny Carson. No one on the late night circuit right now can hold a candle to him!
I'm going absolutely mental I must say!!!
Johnny Carson , one of a kind. Miss great late night hosts . David Letterman another good one 😂😂
There are no words for the brilliance that is Martin Short. He is a comic genius and the very best of his generation.
@John Belvin Certainly not by making his guests look good.
How Jimmy Fallon got the job I don't know.
It's so funny he does betty davis when he starts and then when he tells her she's hard to do but oh my she can't see he's doing her in imitation. 😆
Isn’t that amazing that you could Smoke on these shows!!
He’s annoying to listen to. This isn’t even funny in the least.
Bette was about 40 here. At her prime. Have another smoke
She was in her 80's. She died a year after this show.
40?!!! My goodness she looks much older.
This is a bygone era. The torch was still being passed
Bette doesn't seem flattered as she should be, that's for sure.
I'm only 53 But those times where beautiful ❤️
This interview was way too long. This guy is annoying. Does not have the class to be in the presence of Bette Davis.
This was one of the worst ever. But funny to watch how it was not funny 😁
He is the best. No one like him
Wow A steady camera focused on professional, classy entertainers for more than 20 seconds, discussing and displaying their craft. Haven't seen that since the 80s The whole short-attention-span school of videography and production started in the 90s and only got worse every year to now. Swooshy jerky cam, sound bite size dialog, dumbed down dialog.
Wow, Martin Short is so relaxed here, in a good way. Very confident and comfortable.
The lozenge thing is classic - heard that many years ago.
too much Martin, not enough of Bette...he is just annoying
Bette was skin and bones at this time
One of the best character actors of all time! His Katherine Hepburn impersonation is next level. Dang I miss the 80's!!
So funny! The impersonations are so good. You just don’t see much of that anymore.
What can you say that hasn't been said. Certifiable genius...
God he is funny!
jofful watching johnny buzzing.
I'm bored already
Love Martin Short! You now instinctively he’s an authentic person. A heart of gold. 💜 (forgive my typo) 🤭 know
Forwarded to James Carnes that’s related to Kim Carnes musician that sings Hit Tune ‘Betty Davis Eyes’
😆 8:07 is the 2nd time Martin impersonates Betty and she doesn't realize it! He first did it at the beginning 0:18 classic 👍
So great. Kept waiting for the Trump bashing but it never came.
I couldn't help but notice the bellows of smoke Bette Davis was blowing in his direction throughout. XD
The 80s were awesome.
Wow - you're really right on top of things.
She's probably thinking "WTF?....." He is a little much, bouncing from one high-energy character to another. Different brand of entertainment than Bette. LOL.
All these has-been old Hollywood types act bored because they were used to a lott of action back in the day, I guess if someone isn't on a drug cocktail or committing a public raping then it's just passe to them.
Bette is an international treasure...the greatest actress ever
This is very disrespectful of her.
Thank you for your post!
Omg! I loved Ed Grimly!
Martin Short is a brilliant actor and comedian
Martin Short, my favorite comedian.
Betty Davis did not suffer fools gladly
Wow! The Queen Herself Better Davis sits beside Marty Short and asks him to immigrate her! He just throws a few words to her instead of initiating a full conversation in her voice with her! A missed opportunity! He probably regrets that from time to time! I a fan of both of them, great talents, just different!
At some point, having some young clown make fun of you and your friends is probably not so funny. Bette Davis gave us all a lot. Matin needs to be careful to respect/honor her even as he needles her and so many of her friends.
Personally I thought Martin short was rude to Betty Davis
Can you imagine Bette Davis just sitting next to you in silence while you do your comedy shtick? Can't relate.
Bad ass broad♥️
I really love Martin Short and I enjoy Betty as well ☺
"You must be born again to see the kingdom of God." Jesus There's more to life than comedy.
Shut the hell up...
I bet you're fun at parties
Oooooh it's the genesis of Jiminy Click
This was fun. His Jerry Lewis sounds a bit more Adam Sandler to me.
He is so talented, you wouldn't know it actually watching him yet to act. It's so strange. He's incredible. But when you see him in a movie or trying to be goofy, it's unbearable.
I’m pretty sure martin Short is now Cathy Griffith
Those Bette Davis Eyes
Can't get over the cloud of cigarette smoke she's puffing out. Amazes me how people sat there un fazed by that back then..
@Christopher Hendricks Thank God we've evolved.. I can't even imagine a world of people puffing in your face..
Yes. I remember being a kid in. The 80s and 90s. You could smoke in any restaurant and even the mall had ashtrays. Definitely was different times.
Every smokers smoke warfs in someone's face. And they don't care. Cigarette smokers are the ultimate don't give a shitters.