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#21 78jazz

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 03:41 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 14 September 2021 - 02:22 PM, said:

this one really sucks.  i loved him.  his off-beat awkward style was genius.

RIP Norm.

Mick

This probably explains why I liked him on Weekend Update so much.

What a bummer.

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 04:11 PM

The news is true.  I'm sorry, to hear, see, and read this.  I think some of the comedian work including his own he did was funny.  He will be missed, and remembered.  My condolences, to his family, and friends.  R.I.P., Norm.

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 05:08 PM

Shit.  He was hilarious.  Maybe the Olympics will institute the Summer Olympic biathlon in his honor.  Run the 100 meter dash and then fish.


RIP, Norm!

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 05:08 PM

Very sad. As others said he was a great comedian. He was one of the top guys on SNL at a time when I watched the show regularly. Check out his last Netflix special he did a few years ago. Great stuff! Was really looking forward to a new one from him now that people are allowed to go to things again. Damn.

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 05:54 PM

Rest in Peace, Norm MacDonald.  Thank you for making me smile and laugh. :sundog:

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 05:57 PM

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View PostTimbale, on 14 September 2021 - 02:42 PM, said:

Damn it.  An all time great, taken way too soon.

A favourite among many, many favourites of his stuff is when he did a set at the roast of Bob Saget.  Knowing those things are famously dirty and offensive, MacDonald's set is made up of the most inoffensive dad jokes possible.  His commitment to that bit is so goddamn funny.
Here it is...audio only.



Genius.

Him and the late Cloris were the best parts of that roast.  Love how he went outside the box with an Andy Kaufman style of humor.

Edited by invisible airwave, 14 September 2021 - 05:57 PM.


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Posted 14 September 2021 - 05:58 PM

View Post78jazz, on 14 September 2021 - 03:41 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 14 September 2021 - 02:22 PM, said:

this one really sucks.  i loved him.  his off-beat awkward style was genius.

RIP Norm.

Mick

This probably explains why I liked him on Weekend Update so much.

What a bummer.

Love how he just went after OJ Simpson in some of them.

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 06:49 PM

RIP, Turd Ferguson.

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 07:15 PM

View Postinvisible airwave, on 14 September 2021 - 05:58 PM, said:

View Post78jazz, on 14 September 2021 - 03:41 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 14 September 2021 - 02:22 PM, said:

this one really sucks.  i loved him.  his off-beat awkward style was genius.

RIP Norm.

Mick

This probably explains why I liked him on Weekend Update so much.

What a bummer.

Love how he just went after OJ Simpson in some of them.
His hammering of OJ on Update eventually got him fired.  Not that Norm cared...



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Posted 14 September 2021 - 07:21 PM



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Posted 14 September 2021 - 07:29 PM



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Posted 14 September 2021 - 07:39 PM

I didn't even know he was sick.

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 09:23 PM

RIP

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 10:38 PM

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 14 September 2021 - 07:39 PM, said:

I didn't even know he was sick.

Just like Neil, he kept his illness a secret. I read he had been fighting cancer for ten years. I don't recall him even mentioning it in the last special he did.

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 11:39 PM

View PostThe Analog Cub, on 14 September 2021 - 06:49 PM, said:

RIP, Turd Ferguson.

IMO, that was him at his funniest.

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 01:25 PM

If it's raining on Frank Stallone, it will be because of, you guessed it...Norm McDonald!

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 01:52 PM

Excellent essay by Geoff Edgers on Norm.  As always, the great artists are brilliant but complex!  

https://www.washingt...0aeb_story.html

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 04:13 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 14 September 2021 - 10:38 PM, said:

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 14 September 2021 - 07:39 PM, said:

I didn't even know he was sick.

Just like Neil, he kept his illness a secret. I read he had been fighting cancer for ten years. I don't recall him even mentioning it in the last special he did.

It's an old Norm joke lol.


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Posted 15 September 2021 - 09:14 PM



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Posted 15 September 2021 - 11:53 PM

There's a bit on "Me Doing Stand Up", and it's not in every version of the recording, where he's talking about drawing the blinds in his bedroom. And he's saying how you only draw the blinds when you're about to do something shameful. You'd never draw the blinds when you're baking a pie for the old lady down the street. She doesn't do much baking for herself anymore, why she's got arthritis in her hands and has lost the ability to kneed.

Those tangential little comments. Good Lord, I'm going to miss those.

I've been thinking about why this loss hurts so much. When someone dies that's older or even just washed up, you feel sad, but you can accept it because they didn't really have anything left to say. You could close the book knowing the story had been written to completion. I don't feel that way here. I still need Norm, I could use his perspective, I still find a lot of utility in the way he thinks and communicates. There just isn't another source of that, and the demand isn't sated.

I feel a greedy sense of loss. I just wasn't ready to close this book. But I'm so thankful to have read what I got.

Edited by KenJennings, 16 September 2021 - 11:08 AM.





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