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Norm 

The Norm Show (original title)
TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1999–2001)
Norm Henderson is an ex-hockey player who was banned from hockey for life for gambling and tax evasion. Now he must do five years of community service as a social worker, or go to prison. ... See full summary »
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3   2   1  
2001   2000   1999  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Norm MacDonald ...  Norm Henderson 54 episodes, 1999-2001
Laurie Metcalf ...  Laurie Freeman 54 episodes, 1999-2001
Ian Gomez ...  Danny Sanchez 54 episodes, 1999-2001
Max Wright ...  Max Denby 49 episodes, 1999-2001
Artie Lange ...  Artie Henderson 42 episodes, 1999-2001
Faith Ford ...  Shelly Kilmartin 30 episodes, 1999-2001
Nikki Cox ...  Taylor Clayton 27 episodes, 1999-2001
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Storyline

Norm Henderson is an ex-hockey player who was banned from hockey for life for gambling and tax evasion. Now he must do five years of community service as a social worker, or go to prison. His co-workers are a 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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Comedy

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Trivia

Last acting performance from Richard Pryor. See more »

Goofs

When Norm brings his jersey to the memorabilia shop, it's #18. But in Season1, when he is the agony of defeat, he's #19. See more »

Quotes

Max Denby: I had to eat a bowl of fruity pebbles this morning!
Norm: No wonder you have such a fruity personality.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live 25 (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Bad
(theme song)
Performed by Doug and the Slugs
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What's continuity?
9 April 2019 | by ChinkyFunbagsSee all my reviews

Continuity isn't really important in a sitcom if the stories are funny. Married With Children proved that even while re-using the same plots over and over. In less than 54 episodes we learn that Denby never had children, then had a son in high school, then had a grandson that was about 8 or 9. Adding a new character with a NY accent, having her drop the accent and then disappear in less than 6 episodes because she added nothing to the story was just as bad. So was having his dad in an early episode then in a later one pretend Norm hadn't seen him in decades. Not to mention the entire premise of the show is flawed because Norm played hockey and didn't pay taxes in Canada and then got sentenced to community service in New York. I won't mention that being given a cushy job isn't much of a sentence. I never questioned why they mentioned hockey teams like the Anaheim Ducks and the Oilers but called New York's team the Zephyrs. Yet somehow this is still one of the funniest shows ever.


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Official Sites:

ABC

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(54 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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