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June 29, 2007


D. McEwan

My father's name was Norman. He never watched CHEERS. (He wasn't allowed to, as Mother took a dislike to Ted Danson, and refused to allow it on.)Thus for the last 8 years of his life, he was of course greeted with shouted "NORM!"s, particularly when attending family gatherings of his siblings and nephews and neices. He never understood this, as prior to 1982, he'd never experienced this phenomenon. So on behalf of my late father, thanks for 8 years of bewilderment.I thought it was funny though.


Kevin, I watched this show at ten, and ill tell you not understanding why people liked to hang out at a bar and what a bar was i loved this show, it was classic. unforgettable.


What? No, It's a dog eat dog world, and I'm wearing Milkbone underwear?


I was an NBC Page during the first season and was at most of the filmings, which was a real treat for me. The one NORMism I remember best was "What's up Norm? / My nipples, it's freezing out there." The laugh it got first time through was tremendous but there was a technical issue and they had to do a take 2. From my perch in the stands I could see how disappointed the cast & crew were.


My favorite courtesy of Woody:"What are you up to Mr. Peterson?""My ideal weight if I was 11 feet tall."

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i just loved norm. i want to grow up and be just like him.

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how could you not like norm. he was the best.

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    Ken Levine is an Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer. In a career that has spanned over 30 years Ken has worked on MASH, CHEERS, FRASIER, THE SIMPSONS, WINGS, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, BECKER, DHARMA & GREG, and has co-created his own series including ALMOST PERFECT starring Nancy Travis. He and his partner wrote the feature VOLUNTEERS. Ken has also been the radio/TV play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres.
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