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Norm: Season 1 (1999)




Critic Consensus: Breezy to a fault, Norm MacDonald's wry variety of comedy finds mixed success in the sitcom format, scoring some offbeat laughs without gelling into a consistently fun farce.


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A smarmy ex-hockey player is sentenced to community service after his bust for tax evasion, and frustrates coworkers with his rule-bending ways. Originally titled `The Norm Show' for the first of its three seasons, the sitcom tried to make the most of the acerbic manner of star Norm Macdonald.


Norm Macdonald
as Norm Henderson
Ian Gomez
as Danny
Michael McShane
as The Panther
Abe Vigoda
as George Sullivan
Max Wright
as Mr. Denby
Bruce Jarchow
as Anthony Curtis
Richard Fancy
as Mr. Boardman
Janelle Savard
as Young Woman
Frank Novak
as Chuckie
Nikki Cox
as Taylor
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Critic Reviews for Norm: Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (9)

The ultimate lesson of The Norm Show is that it should be The Laurie Show.

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Inappropriateness aside, The Norm Show brings a new comedic voice to prime time. Macdonald's voice may not be to everyone's liking, but it's at least fresh, distinctive and funny.

July 11, 2019 | Full Review…

It's awful. Macdonald is no actor, which doesn't preclude becoming a sitcom star. But the material here is so weak even Olivier couldn't make it look good.

July 11, 2019 | Full Review…

The interplay and comic tension between the characters of Laurie and Norm is one of the more pleasant surprises of TV's midseason.

July 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Why do I like Macdonald on this new sitcom? Maybe he comes across better when he's part of a team instead of smirking solo.

July 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Metcalf's energy just comes across as desperation when she's working with a man who has no inflection, no expression, and no moves and brings nothing to would-be comedy except dead weight.

July 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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