I've been a Steve Martin fan going on 40 years now, ever since he showed up with a fake arrow through his head -- which was an old joke even 40 years ago, but somehow the then-young comedian made it funny.
Remember his song "King Tut"? And the Czechoslovakian brothers? And I still recall his advice on how to become a millionaire, offered on one of his comedy albums. Step one, he said . . . Get a lot of money.
He is truly a renaissance comedian. His writing in The New Yorker and elsewhere has been uneven, and some of his movies are admittedly better than others. I'm sure you have your favorites. One of mine is Bowfinger (1999) co-starring Eddie Murphy, in which Martin plays the washed-up movie director who shoots a film around a big star who doesn't even know he's in the movie. Another is Father of the Bride (1991), a remake of the Hepburn/Tracy classic. He was funny, and as a father myself, I can tell you he played the part perfectly.
Anyway, I recently ran across this clip from -- where else? -- Sesame Street, via the website Funny or Die, featuring Steve Martin and Kermit the Frog. It's not arrow-through-the-head funny, but it will surely bring a smile to your face.
All this just to reflect and enjoy, and appreciate that Steve Martin, now at age 68, is still funny and charming and a blessing to us all.