The Jerk was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $73 million at the box office. It was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and won the award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the People’s Choice Awards. The film is considered a classic of American comedy and has been praised for its humor, heart, and originality.
The phone book scene in the movie The Jerk is a classic moment in comedy history.
Navin Johnson (Steve Martin), a naive and optimistic young man, is so excited to see his name in the new phone book
The scene is funny because it captures Navin’s simple joy at being recognized.
It is a reminder that even the smallest things can bring great joy
I’m somebody now! Millions of people look at this book every day! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity – your name in print – that makes people. I’m in print!