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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Dirty Work (1998)
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A loser finds success in the revenge-for-hire business.

Director: Bob Saget
Stars: Norm MacDonald, Jack Warden, Artie Lange
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Norm MacDonald, the iconic anchor of SNL's "Weekend Update" and star of the cult classic Dirty Work, is back with a vengeance.

Director: David Steinberg
Stars: Norm MacDonald
A Minute with Stan Hooper (TV Series 2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Stan Hooper does a popular network TV minute every week out of a Manhattan studio. He decides to move to Waterford Falls, Wisconsin with his wife Molly where they find a quirky band of locals.

Stars: Norm MacDonald, Penelope Ann Miller, Brian Howe
Screwed (2000)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.

Directors: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
Stars: Norm MacDonald, Dave Chappelle, Elaine Stritch
Greg the Bunny (TV Series 2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Hoping to ride on Mr. Gibson's coattails, Greg decides to direct and star in a biblical epic motion picture.

Stars: Eugene Levy, Seth Green, Bob Gunton
Beer League (2006)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An unemployed slacker inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league.

Director: Frank Sebastiano
Stars: Artie Lange, Ralph Macchio, Anthony DeSando
Nikki (2000–2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Nikki and Dwight follow their dreams, while Dwight's mother disapproves of Nikki and their lifestyle.

Stars: Nikki Cox, Nick von Esmarch, Toby Huss
Comedy | Sport
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Stars: Norm MacDonald, Kyle Mooney, Linda Wang
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Garry Shandling pokes fun at sitcom conventions.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Molly Cheek, Michael Tucci
Unhappily Ever After (1995–1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A "Married with Children" take-off with the twist of a schizophrenic father.

Stars: Geoff Pierson, Kevin Connolly, Nikki Cox
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From "MAD TV" to "The Howard Stern Show," best-selling author, actor and comedian Artie Lange is back with the world premiere of his new one-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central, "Artie ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Polito
Stars: Artie Lange
Back to Norm (TV Movie 2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Directors: Michael Dimich, Bruce McCulloch
Stars: Norm MacDonald, Rob Schneider, Janet Varney
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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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Norm's dog is named "Wiener Dog". See more »

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Artie Henderson: I'm a little overweight due to a genetic disorder that makes fried chicken delicious.
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Referenced in Conan: Death Wish Six: Natural Causes (2012) 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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