March 19, 2015

Norm MacDonald and David Letterman tell their favorite George Miller jokes.

20 comments:

Leslie Graves said...

I see on Wikipedia that David Letterman paid for Miller's leukemia treatment expenses.

To change the subject, how does Ms. Althouse feel about culottes?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/keep-your-cool-in-culottes-1426700862

KK Kraska said...

Who is George Miller?

Ann Althouse said...

I don't see the point of culottes over skirts (except for bicycling). They aren't cooler than skirts. If you're going to have something that long, why not a long skirt? Maybe they are trying to lure women who are uncomfortable in tighter pants and who might buy something in the middle. I predict these women will soon see themselves as having wasted their money. I recommend looking in a mirror critically and thinking about why culottes are almost never in fashion.

tim maguire said...

Norm MacDonald's favorite George Miller joke isn't funny and David Letterman's favorite George Miller joke isn't a joke.

And then we wonder why we've never heard of the guy.

KK Kraska said...

I assume that the Geo. Miller here is the Aussie film director? Don't they have a national health program in Oz?

William said...

Just recently I picked up a book by Jack Paar about his experiences as a late night host. He was perhaps the founding father of late night hosts. Paar had both Nixon and Kennedy on his show. He admits to favoring Kennedy but wrote about Nixon with affection and respect. Can yo believe it? As late as 1962, there were late night comedians who treated Nixon with respect and affection.......Paar said that he had been hosting the Tonight show for five years, that five years was a long time, and that it was time for him to pack it in. Well, he was one of the first and didn't know that late night hosts typically stay around for twenty years.....Paar himself is circling the memory hole, and a lot of the names he dropped have long since passed into oblivion. Our lives are processions of inconsequential moments. The celebrities who ring the chimes of those inconsequential moments soon become ghosts in the hallway.

EMD said...
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EMD said...

I think Norm MacDonald is having a heart attack in that clip.

KK Kraska said...

It will be nice when old Dave finally shuffles off the stage. Sheesh. And the rest of the baby boomer types too. Unfunny old reactionaries.

Dan Harris said...

I have no memory of George Miller, and apparently not many in the audience remember Dan Fogleberg.

CatherineM said...

I love me some Norm.

"I thought it was Dan Fogelberg." Ha! I also love Norm's Bob Ueker stories. You can find the uncensored versions on YouTube when Norm was a guest on Howard Stern.

William Chadwick said...

I used to look forward to George Miller's appearances on Letterman's show. He was one of the funniest comedians who used to appear there regularly, and should be better remembered.

Wilbur said...

The best thing Letterman's ever did: naming his band after Dick the Bruiser, "The World's Most Dangerous Wrestler".

Krumhorn said...

My favorite Miller joke...

In a marriage preparation class, the teacher asked how many kissable areas on a woman's body there are. One guy said, "18".

A French guy in the back yelled, "119!"

Another guy said, "12".

The French guy piped up, "119!"

A sweet girl in the front said, "I only know one...the lips"

The French guy shouts, "120!"

- Krumhorn

Dave Schumann said...

Holy god. When I was a little younger people used to tell me I looked like Norm MacDonald.

Now he apparently can't sit up without having a minor heart attack and he looks like he's been pumped full of saline through his neck. Terrifying.

Ann Althouse said...

"Norm MacDonald's favorite George Miller joke isn't funny and David Letterman's favorite George Miller joke isn't a joke."

Both jokes made me laugh a lot. Totally hit my humor zone. Maybe not yours.

Ann Althouse said...

"Now he apparently can't sit up without having a minor heart attack and he looks like he's been pumped full of saline through his neck."

Yeah, something happened to him!

walter said...

He stopped drinking..and began eating.

Phil 3:14 said...

I laughed at the jokes.

I like anchovies too.

Reaganite Independent said...

You must have a pretty low-intellect following if they've never heard of George Miller.

That, or utterly humorous