Phil Hartman hogged the limelight with ‘Saturday Night Live,’ a late-night live television variety show. He stayed on the show for eight seasons and gained fame for his work. He also bagged in a ‘Primetime Emmy Award,’ for his SNL work. He appeared in ‘NewsRadio,’ the NBC sitcom where he portrayed Bill McNeal.
He has also starred in several films, including ‘Jingle All The Way,’ ‘Houseguest,’ ‘Small Soldiers,’ ‘Sgt.Bilko,’ ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service,’ ‘So I Married an Axe Murderer,’ ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,’ ‘Coneheads,’ ‘The Brave Little Toaster,’ etc.
Some of his noteworthy television appearances and voice roles include shows like, ‘The Jetsons,’ ‘Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures,’ ‘Dennis the Mennace,’ ‘Tom & Jerry Kids,’ ‘The Larry Sanders Show,’ ‘DuckTales,’ and ‘The Dukes,’ besides various others.
After carelessly wasting their atmospheric air, Planet Spaceball’s crooked President Scroob decides to force neighboring Planet Druidia’s King Roland to share their atmosphere by ordering Dark Helmet to kidnap Roland’s daughter, Princess Vespa, on her wedding day. But space-pilot Lone Starr and his loyal half-man/half-dog ‘Barf’ come to help her. They need super powers of ‘The Schwartz’ to save Druidia.
Pee-wee Herman, an eccentric man-child gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight. Therefore, he sets out across the US, on an adventure in order to find it back.
When businessman Sam Stone steals Ken and Sandy Kessler’s design to earn a fortune, the Kesslers take revenge by kidnapping Sam’s wife, Barbara. But Sam in fact is happy as he hates Barbara and was planning to kill her to marry hia mistress Carol. While Sam’s delay in paying ransom puts Kesslers and Barbara in quandary, Carol hatches a plan to blackmail Sam.
Quick Change is a comedy crime film which tells the story of Grimm, who along with his girlfriend and best friend, decide to rob a bank in Manhattan dressed as a clown. However, making their escape from the city seems to be next to impossible, as they face one mishap after another.
Cheech and Chong live in an old house, and due to their loud music, weed smoking, and slacker behavior, their neighbors are quite irritated. Things take a turn after they meet Cheech’s cousin from Texas.
During 1920s, three out-of-work actors, Ned, Lucky day and Dusty Bottoms, who play heroic cowboys in silent movies, accept a show in Mexico assuming that they have to reprise their screen roles. Only on arrival they realize that they’re expected to fight real-life bandits who torment the villagers. As the locals hope for protection, the three must live up to their image.
This black comedy romance film revolves around Charlie, a poet afraid of commitment, who falls in love with a girl Harriet. However, he soon starts suspecting that she may be a dangerous serial killer, and has killed all of her previous partners.
Rich and old Uncle Joe is surrounded by relatives who are waiting for him to die and leave his fortune to them. Things soon take a turn when their uncle decides to hire a new beautiful nurse named Molly.
While airing a science fiction classic named ‘Amazon Women on the Moon’, a TV station starts experiencing problems.
Albert, Euripedes and Otis want to establish themselves as a successful rap group, but things don’t seem to be going well for them. Things turn upside down when Gusto, a nightclub owner is arrested, and Albert steals his identity, after which they manage to rise to fame.
A toy company programs their2 sets of toys, ‘The Commando Elite’ and ‘The Gorgonites,’ with military technology that is used for steering missiles, enabling the toys to move and talk. In a suburban community, the two cliques acquire thinking capacity and creating their own weapons, the Commando Elite set out to destroy the peaceful Gorgonites, consequently putting the neighborhood humans in danger.
The satirical film features about-to-retire LAPD detective Wes Luger and worn-out cop Jack Colt who follow a trail of cookie crumbs to solve Luger’s former-partner’s murder. The trail leads them to Wilderness Girls cookie factory and mastermind Vietnam War veteran General Mortars and Jigsaw, who conspire to mix hard drug in cookies. The two must stop them before it is too late.
A journalist comes to know that he has inherited an old mansion. However, misfortune follows him, and he soon finds himself suspected of murder.
Water is a young PR executive who goes on a blind date with Nadia. However, due to her wild behavior, the date turns out to be quite chaotic. Things turn even worse when it appears that her ex-lover is following them.
Terry is a bank employee who works with computers and talks with others routinely through it. Things take a turn when one day, she connects with a mysterious user named Jumpin’ Jack Flash, and she receives a coded message from him. She manages to decode it and learns that he is a secret agent trapped behind enemy lines.
Sergeant Bilko is a con man who is in charge of the motor pool at an army base. He provides gambling faculties for the soldiers staying there. Things get very complicated when an old enemy from his past shows up for inspection.
Workaholic Minneapolis salesman, Howard Langston, is unable to find time for his family. To make things up to his son, he decides to buy the hottest toy of the season Turbo-Man, but it is sold out everywhere. When a radio-station announces a competition for the doll, Howard finds himself going up against another father Myron.
Coneheads is a sci-fi comedy film, which revolves around an alien couple with cone-shaped heads who are ditched on earth mistakenly, after which they try to adjust living among human beings.
Majo no takkyûbin or Kiki's Delivery Service is a Japanese animated film adapted from Eiko Kadono 1985 novel. The movie follows a 13 year old witch Kiki, who as per her community tradition, moves to the seaside town of Korico to live independently for a year. She kick-starts her own flying delivery service but is soon faced with a challenge when she begins losing her magical powers.
The Brave Little Toaster is an animated adventure musical comedy film which revolves around a group of five outdated appliances who begin a journey to the city in order to find and reunite with their owner, after he abandons them in a cabin in the woods.
This adventure fantasy comedy film revolves around a timid young boy who enters a library in order to escape a storm. He soon finds himself transformed into an animated illustration and must face several obstacles if he wishes to return to real-life.
Phil Hartman Awards
|Saturday Night Live||Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program||1989|