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By Jie Un
For the Daily
jIf you are still shedding tears over
dorm MacDonald's departure from
"Saturday Night Live," you can put that
box of Kleenex away. After trying his hand
as the news commentator on "Live" with
Tonight at 9:30
no luck, Norm
returns to televi-
sion on a new net-
work with a differ-
ent date and time.
They say practice
makes perfect and
in this case it
seems to be true.
In "The Norm
S h o w ,"
a former profes-
(Laurie Metcalf), better known as
Roseanne's neurotic sister Jackie on
"Roseanne." Originally Norm's social
worker, now she is his co-worker.
Other stars in the show include Danny
(Ian Gomez), another social worker and
Mr. Curtis (Bruce Jarchow), the office
boss who is just waiting for the day to
come when Norm leaves his office.
"The Norm Show" allows MacDonald
to showcase his comedic abilities, which
was something he was unable to do on
"Live." In the premiere episode, Norm is
on a mission to stop one of his clients,
Taylor (Nikki Cox), from working at a
"massage" parlor. With Laurie's help, he
must persuade Taylor to quit her job at the
The best lines and the funniest
moments from the show come in the
exchanges between MacDonald and
Metcalf. The two have great chemistry on
scene and the verbal repartee continues
without missing a beat. At the "massage"
parlor, when Taylor tries to explain to
Norm why she chose her job, Norm says,
"Must have been some career day at your
school." Laurie responds right back with,
By Monica L. Beckham
For the Daily
In a generation full of commer-
cialized hip-hop music that glam-
orizes lifestyles centered on
"money, cash and ho's," traits like
musical originality, creativity and
talent end up taking a back seat to
trendiness and popularity.
Thankfully, just when the industry
and the genre seems overwhelmed
with sampled beats and meaning-
Courtesy of APA
Nonn MacDonald's badk, on ABC, that Is.
"There's nothing sadder than a 70 year old
prostitute, other than her customers."
The other characters 4)n the show, how-
ever, are substandard. Danny is the side-
kick, the friend who is always there no
matter what. Mr. Curtis is the nasty boss
whom everyone talks about behind his
back. He hates Norm and uses every
opportunity to insult him, while Norm
just sits there and takes'it. These two are
just there to fill the empty desks in the
"The Norm Show" vwarks as a show-
case for MacDonald andi Metcalf to shine
and prove their comedic abilities. So
tonight while the WB airs reruns, tune
into the "The Norm Show." It's a show
worth checking out, wheier you're a die-
hard "Saturday Night Live" fan or just
looking for a good laugh:
March 21, 1999
tour, entitled "A
less lyrics, the
from The Roots,
record to the
news for hip-
hop fans. A few
ing its release,
the band began
to the concert. The show was orig-
inally scheduled for 7:30 p.m., but
as the clock passed 8:45 p.m., the
crowd remained surprisingly calm,
despite the fashionably late appear-
ance of The Roots.
The waiting was worthwhile
when the band took the stage.
Along with its music, the band's
appeal was its ability to establish a
rapport with the crowd. On a bare
stage stood the band's five mem-
bers: the drummer ?uest Love,
bassist Leonard Hubbard, key-
boardist Kamal, MC Black
Thought, and Scratch, the human
turntables. For those unfamiliar
with the Roots, all instrumentation
is performed solely by band mem-
bers with no artificial sound.
Shortly after the opening of the
show, the tour's title, "A Common
Evening with The Roots," came
into focus. The hip-hop artist
Common (formerly Common
Sense), joined the performance,
hence clarification of the title.
With Common's assistance, the
band's set pleased both old and
new-school fans by including
tracks from every Roots record to-
date. But some disappointment
was aroused when the hit single,
"You Got Me," with Ervkh ad
from the record "Things Fall
Apart" was performed by someone
other than the featured artist.
Additionally, those familiar wish
Roots' concerts may have been dis-
mayed at the lack of the band's
trademark- "Hip-Hop 101" routine,
in which they perform live covers
of classic hip-hop numbers.
- Despite these minor setbacks, the
concert had no chance to run out of
energy. The highlights of the high-
intensity evening were solo perfor-
mances by ?uest Love, Kamal,
Leonard and Scratch. Kamal dii-
played his keyboard technique by
playing segments of songs ranging
from Bach to DMX and
Beethoven, and Master P. Leonard
performed a rendition of Old
MacDonald, heavy metal style.
As the evening drew to a close,
The Roots, without a doubt, proved
themselves worthy of the fan's
admiration. In the midst of the pol-
luted galaxy of talentless R&B
artists who have nothing more to
say than "Can I Get a What What?,"
The Roots shines far above the rest
as a talented group capable of find-
ing the root of all goodness in the
world of hip-hop.
player who is more
famous for his gambling and tax evasion
,practices rather than his hockey talents.
w ring his probation period, he must per-
orm community service as a social work-
er. That is where Norm meets Laurie
with The Roots."
At Detroit's State Theater, a line
wrapped around the building's
exterior as fans waited for entrance
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