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 »
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
Large numbers of people tuned in to the first show, believing it to be a spin-off of Cheers. See more »
Norm, I'd like to talk to you regarding our long distance policy (MacDonald, Norm@Norm Henderson)
[on the phone]
: Okay, sir
You have all these calls to China. Who do you know in China?
Well, no one until you call, sir. Hold on one second.
[into phone, in Chinese]
Ni hao ma. Ding hai Prince Albert in a can?
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The Norm Show is gonna be a big hit. Trust me. This has everything a sit-com should have. Great acting, funny humor, originality, and... well that's about all it needs. Norm MacDonald's monotonical jokes hit you dead on, and Laurie Metcalf is great as the leading actress on the show. But still, Norm MacDonald is the highlight of the show. He doesn't even have to make a joke to get you laughing. Though it is kind of unrealistic, with Norm being an ex-hockey-player-turned-social worker, but that's just part of the originality. Everyone will love this show after watching just one episode, so I think it'll be around for a while.
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