In 1978, at the tender age of 14 or so, and just a week after my mom’s death, I watched Steve Martin do this routine on Saturday Night Live. Embedding is disabled in the actual SNL performance, but here’s a live version from 1979.
Shortly after, I had a copy of both the single and the full album (A Wild and Crazy Guy). At the time, I couldn’t afford a lot of vinyl, but I got my hands on anything and everything Steve Martin put out there. I only regret not seeing his stand up work live before he decided to quit the circuit.