Norm (1999–2001)
"The Norm Show" (original title)

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Norm Henderson is an ex-hockey player who was banned from hockey for life for gambling and tax evasion. Now he must do 5 years of community service as a social worker or go to prison. His ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins. See more awards »
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 Norm Henderson (54 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Laurie Freeman (54 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Danny Sanchez (54 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Max Denby (49 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Artie Henderson (42 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Shelly Kilmartin / ... (30 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Taylor Clayton / ... (27 episodes, 1999-2001)
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Norm Henderson is an ex-hockey player who was banned from hockey for life for gambling and tax evasion. Now he must do 5 years of community service as a social worker or go to prison. His coworkers are collection of burn-outs and basically inept losers, with one exception - Laurie, who ends up spending a lot of time trying to bail out Norm. Written by Mike Konczewski

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It is mentioned in the pilot that the team Norm once played hockey for was the Edmonton Oilers. See more »

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Laurie: What are you going to keep doing this all your life? You know there is nothing sadder than a 70-year-old prostitute!
Norm: Yeah, you don't wanna have to be taking your teeth out twenty or thirty times a day!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live 25 (1999) See more »

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Too Bad
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Performed by Doug and the Slugs
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Funny guy, standard sitcom
13 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Norm MacDonald is a funny man. He really shined as Weekend Update anchor on SNL and it was a shame when NBC canned him (especially after seeing the unfunny anchors that followed). He was even funnier when he did the talk-show circuit, where he would always crack up hosts and audiences with his off-the-wall improvisational wit. Now giving him his own show is a great idea, but not if your just using his name and presence without really utilizing his talents.

What they've done here is stick Norm Macdonald in a really run-of-the-mill sitcom. Granted, it may be one of the better sitcoms, but it's a sitcom nonetheless. And if you've got half a brain and have seen the comedies of the past, you'll notice there is nothing new here. Old jokes, old situations, little substance. It's a cookie-cut genre that takes Norm's humor for granted.

If one positive thing has arisen from the series, it has been keeping Norm in the spotlight so he continues to pop up on late-night TV to promote it, therefore setting the stange for classic spontaneous Normisms!


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