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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:11 am 
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Eddie Murphy would have been better off not even showing up.

For an accomplished comedian like that to not be funny on cue - just smacks of a Chevy Chase-like degradation of talent. Either that or the complete lack of preparation. Why didn't he at least have a writer to help him out?

I found it incredibly sad.


The guy isn't even old. I have no idea how you get the unfunny in the years most comedians hit their prime.

Part of the problem is that he thinks he is a singer. I blame the limited success of Party All The Time on his downfall. It encouraged him to produce crap.

Then he started to get that Madonna thing where he affects some kind of upper class-English accent.

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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:13 am 
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It's been a long road down for the guy. I used to watch Dennis Miller Live as a kid. He made me into the verbose dickhead I am today.

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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
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It's been a long road down for the guy. I used to watch Dennis Miller Live as a kid. He made me into the verbose dickhead I am today.

He started doing a podcast with Carolla a few weeks ago.

Carolla fans hope that Miller can make Adam tolerable (Adam steamrolls everyone on his show, but he wont do that to Miller. Respects him too much)


Anyway, he's still kinda funny but (and this is cliche but true) he's become a caricature of himself. The obscure references seem more planned and crafted than ever.


He said SNL 40 should have started with Lovitz doing the Liar bit and Brian Williams coming in and saying "Yeah, that's the ticket"

I chuckled at that

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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:04 pm 
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Dennis Miller and Norm are #1 and #1A on my Weekend Update rankings, by the way.


Second that on norm. I started with nealon but damn did I like norm. I loved when his jokes fell flat but he kept on going. And I hated Colin Quinn for replacing him. To this day when I listen to a podcast and they name him as a great comic I become irate. Never as good as norm.

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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
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All I can say is I am a Norm fanboy. I thought he was great on the 40th thing. I think he is great in everything he does. I find it hard to find a fault in the man. I suppose I could say that I don't. Perhaps if it is revealed later that he knowingly starved a songbird over a period of several months in order to gain spare change from ladies of the manor squire, I may consider him a scoundrel. However, short of that, I will always adore Norm.

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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
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Who are safer drivers: men or women? Well, according to a new survey, 55% of adults feel that women are most responsible for minor fender-benders, while 78% blame men for most fatal crashes. Please note that the percentages in these pie graphs do not add up to 100% because the math was done by a woman.

For those of you hissing at that joke, it should be noted that that joke was written by a woman, so now you don't know what the hell to do, do you?

No, I'm just kidding. We don't hire women.

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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
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Who are safer drivers: men or women? Well, according to a new survey, 55% of adults feel that women are most responsible for minor fender-benders, while 78% blame men for most fatal crashes. Please note that the percentages in these pie graphs do not add up to 100% because the math was done by a woman.

For those of you hissing at that joke, it should be noted that that joke was written by a woman, so now you don't know what the hell to do, do you?

No, I'm just kidding. We don't hire women.


Norm is a treasure. I remember he once totally mangled the word "Caribbean"--he somehow managed to combine the Care-uh-BE-uhn pronunciation and the CUH-rib-e-uhn pronunciation in some bizarre, irreproducible way. He finished the joke, then smiled and said "two correct ways to say that word, and I missed both of them" and moved on. It was a totally random, throwaway moment, but even at the time (i was probably 14), I realized that very few comics could build a persona of arrogant dickery, puncture it so effectively on the fly, and then immediately re-deploy it for the next joke.

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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
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http://youtu.be/RjUlbTNZKx4?t=11m20s

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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
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Saw Norm at the Tempe Improv in October. He was so great. Fun night.


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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
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Norm selling the Man Grate:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGczCl6_L_o

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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
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I like Norm but Dirty Work was garbage

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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
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Dirty Work grows on you. It's really a good movie after you see it a few times...

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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
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His stuff from Friday on Letterman was pretty touching. I obviously don't know the man, but I have a feeling that he is emotionally removed from pretty much everything except things which are really important to him, in which case he becomes an old softie (to use his words.)

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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
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Happy to see all the Norm love on here. I remember taking my whole family (wife,small son & daughter) to see Dirty Work. It came out in 1998,so my kids were 11 & 10. Little did I know it would have some comedy bits like "dead hookers stuffed in a trunk". :lol:

His type of delivery on SNL news seems to be mimicked by every no-talent hack they have stuck in that chair since with maybe a few exceptions.

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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
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I suspect many of you have seen it, but it's still great ... "Norm Saves the Interview":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL0WayC7jW0

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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
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Don Tiny wrote:
I suspect many of you have seen it, but it's still great ... "Norm Saves the Interview":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL0WayC7jW0


Thanks,Don....That's one I missed.

I actually did Laugh out Loud....great stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
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His stuff from Friday on Letterman was pretty touching. I obviously don't know the man, but I have a feeling that he is emotionally removed from pretty much everything except things which are really important to him, in which case he becomes an old softie (to use his words.)


That was one of the nicest moments I've seen on TV in a long time. Norm seemed very earnest.


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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
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jimmypasta wrote:
Happy to see all the Norm love on here. I remember taking my whole family (wife,small son & daughter) to see Dirty Work. It came out in 1998,so my kids were 11 & 10. Little did I know it would have some comedy bits like "dead hookers stuffed in a trunk". :lol:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKs1ad5DKy8

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 Post subject: Re: Norm MacDonald
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:lol:

Rickles doing what he does best.

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