Norm MacDonald - David Letterman - 01-07-1998

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wonderguardstalker : No wonder Norm cried when Letterman went off the show. Letterman is just so fucking nice.

schmidtzcargolbull : Norm is so humble about the whole situation. Doesn't want to bad mouth anyone and acts as if the world owes him nothing.

TayR0C : Norm is the funniest person to ever be on weekend update. The guys now are just "DUDE WHITE PEOPLE LMAO" pathetic

Karemaker : Letterman doesn't like many people and you can tell the majority of his guests he secretly can't wait to see them leave, but he genuinely likes Norm

TheGuitaristNate : Don Ohlmeyer: "Yeah, I'm firing you from the show." Norm: "Oh, that's not good. Why's that now?" Don Ohlmeyer: "You're not funny..." Norm: "Oh, lord, that's even worse news." This story made me laugh to tears. Norm's a genius.

Cate M. : 7:43 "He said to me, he says to me, he says..."

Miles Finnch : A perfect line for Norm would of been, "You know that Don Oholmeyer guy....that guy's a real jerk

drbryant23 : This is outstanding comedy - serious topic, and very little appears prepared.  Amazing how good Norm was back then and Letterman is perfect

bobby brown : i love how letterman is standing up for norm, hes a comedy original.

Emil Osorio Llanos : In all honesty, this has to be one of the best entertainment interviews ever.

gribbleparts : Why did LM duck calling on Norm's behalf? He could have tried. All his offers to help dissolved into nothing or jokes.' Norm was fired because he made fun of OJ and the producer and OJ were friends .. that's the reason most likely.

Aleander : What happened to THAT Letterman? He's not been this enganging for YEARS.

Davis Nafshun : 7:40 - One of the best lines from Norm: "He said to me he says to me he says .... (Pause for Laughter)" - hilarious

NeopantomIme : Weekend Update Hasn't Been The Same Since Norm Left ->.

Davis Nafshun : You walk into a room and then everybody will stop talking, and then so you go "Hey were you just talking about how you were glad I got fired from the update?" and they go "No, no, we were talking about HATS".

Tanmart Selby : This is Grade-A shit stirring.....and I love it!

Mint Wizard : The guy who fired Norm held a party for the jurors that acquitted OJ Simpson

Chester Snapdragon McPhisticuff : I like how they were playing "Purple Haze" during the commercial breaks

Tom Lovin : Ohlmeyer was a friend of OJ's and hated Norm for his jokes about OJ, a double murderer.

Nikki Kaiser : Norm is so sexy!

Paul Ainsile : My two most favorite entertainment funny fellas. The old man would tell me Johnny Carson was the master, nobody would come close. Letterman,in my opinion, is the b's knees. At 12 years old I thought he was zany, enigmatic, funny. At 42 I realize I lack the vernacular to elucidate the monumental influence he and his [comedic] peers have bestowed. Comedic potency is gifted to the very few, not unlike the ability for melodic structure. The beatles, The Stones, Simon and Garfunkel etc. Comedy prowess, to me, should be thus rewarded. Then again, someone farts, i still laugh.

John Burwood : I laughed so hard my guts hurt. Does Norm have no mercy? lol

snuff meister : this might be the oldest video on youtube i ever watched.

Nate S : You got any gum?!

Zennofobic : Don Ohlmeyer is at this very moment getting raped by the Devil. RIP.

Brian Dawkins : that whiskey line kills me every time

luuke luketer : These are called interviews.........

Wawawewa : Almost 20 years later and this is amazing

Brian Lange : i love the admiration these two have for each other. as i understand it they were close "showbiz" friends, but not necessarily "real life" friends. letterman always acts so differently with guests he respects.

E Leo : I remember when I got fired, I was in shock and numb. And I recall thinking they were right and I was wrong, sort of similar to what Norm was saying. I wished I had Macdonald's quick wit, to keep joking even at a difficult time.

Peter Bonde : My two heroes!

tsukiji_wasabi : Norm's "awwwhaww" at the end breaks my heart a littleReally great to see Letterman stick up for him, considering how much of a hero he is to Norm

Christopher Holcomb : Norm McDonald is a true hero of mine.

Mitchell Cumsteen : Norm should've took over for Dave.

bokkey45 : I love how at 11:35 he's clearly referencing the Mr. Peepers sketch with Chris Kattan along with the "cheerleaders" thing with Will Ferrel and Cheri Oteri

Roman Bielskis : 8:13 Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze

Mr.SmithGNR Smith : At least it was Colin Quinn who took over for Norm. Both are legends.

A Febianto : he's one happy fella ain't he

Bondek : the man, the myth, the legend.

nomadcowatbk : would they had fired Norm if Dole won in 96?

shubhamnew : "Hey are you talking about how you are glad I got fired ?!" "No no ... we are uhh talking ...about hats ! "

Dan Maler : Norm is one of a select few that David Letterman GENUINELY loved. So much so that Norm was the guy who was selected to give a big heartfelt farewell speech at Dave's very last episode.

Ace : I love how David sticks up to him like a dad. I'm not surprised Norm cried during the last Letterman show.

kdoeone : My how late night has changed.

sfochild : #latelatenormnorm

PierreAndAndre : Uhhhh... Ya got any gum?

Studley De Muffin : Letterman is the only guy who doesn’t let Norm interrupt him.

nicholas lawler : Imagine you are sitting in that board meeting, around a giant mahogany table, and Captain Cologne and Cufflinks garbles out: " Bercuz he's nart furny!"

RaisedontheRadio : “It Ain’t Whiskey But It’s Good”... the best country music song ever!

uppercut grandma : The fired people enter from the right