The events almost always sparks nostalgia about their greatest moments.
Comedian celebrity-news” target=”_blank”>Norm Macdonald< after a private battle with cancer, social media has been flooded with tributes to the late star, including recirculating clips of some of his most famous moments in the spotlight.
The actor had a storied career with a five-year tenure on “saturday-night-live” target=”_blank”>Saturday Night Live<” and more recently in television shows like “tv” target=”_blank”>The Orville< and was known for his genres as well.
In memorial of the popular funnyman, here’s a look at some of his funniest moments:
‘Celebrity Jeopardy!: French Stewart, Burt Reynolds, & Sean Connery’ – ‘Saturday Night Live’
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“SNL” and its cast members are widely known for creating some of the best celebrity impressions in show business and Macdonald’s Burt Reynolds is among those that are fondly remembered long after the performance.
During a 1999 episode of the sketch comedy show, Macdonald impersonated Reynolds for a fictitious round of “Celebrity Jeopardy!” hosted by Will Ferrell’s alex-trebek” target=”_blank”>Alex Trebek<
He’d often bring up the scandal and heavily implied that Simpson was guilty of murder. According to Deadline, Macdonald blamed his exit on the show on Simpson’s friendship with NBC’s West Coast Division President Don Ohlmeyer.
Despite any potential behind-the-scenes tension caused by the jokes, Macdonald kept them rolling as they were fan-favorite moments of his tenure.
‘Nightline with Bill Clinton and Bob Dole’ – ‘Saturday Night Live’
In the 1990s, then-U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., announced he’d be stepping down in order to focus on replacing President the-clintons” target=”_blank”>Bill Clinton< when he told a rambling story about a moth visiting a podiatrist.
The moth has a strange string of existential problems including a disdain for his job and son.
When asked why he visited a podiatrist rather than a psychiatrist, the moth said: “‘Cause the light was on.”
Courtney Thorne-Smith and Norm Macdonald on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”
Norm Macdonald poked fun at Courtney Thorne-Smith during a shared interview on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien.’ (Getty Images)
During another iconic visit to Conan O’Brien’s talk show, Macdonald sat in for an interview with “Melrose Place” star Courtney Thorne-Smith and took several cracks at the star and her massively popular show.
He also made fun of her movie “Chairman of the Board,” which co-starred Carrot Top – including the title of their movie and his fellow comedian’s inability to perform in bed.
‘New Hire’ – ‘Norm’
After his popular run on “SNL,” Macdonald had a sitcom called “Norm” that ran from 1999-2001.
During one memorable episode Norm begins a new job and is introduced to his co-workers. Just moments later, he asks a co-worker to watch out for one of his clients as he heads out to lunch, visibly altering the clock on the wall to reflect a time much later in the day as he walks out of the office.