Picks and Pans Review: The Jerk
updated 02/15/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 02/15/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST
While NBC gambles on Steve Martin's new comedy series tryout, ABC is banking on his 1979 slapstick movie smash. Martin plays the dimwitted son of black sharecroppers who strikes it rich and falls for Bernadette Peters.