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Norman's varied career, besides being welcomed home [message #186963] Fri, 17 August 2012 03:37 Go to next message
nebusj- is currently offline  nebusj-
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It turns out Norman is not just an odd person who flew into,
I guess, Detroit sometime in the 70s, but also a recurring character
who's had several films that appear to have been designed for the
educational market:


http://www.phoenixlearninggroup.com/Products/VideoDetail.asp x?id=2427a0a3-9bad-4292-aa8e-620cfafeb2e4&cat=2&sub= 9e058f35-1f9c-4642-aab8-89a68db74241

describes the experience so:

Look up the word "disaster" in the dictionary and it
should say "See Krasner, Norman." This comedy classic introduces
Norman and his penchant for turning even a trip to the men's room
into a hilarious comedy of errors.

Grade Levels: 4 to Adult


And then we get Norman into hte world of recreational forensics with
Norman Gives A Speech:

http://www.phoenixlearninggroup.com/Products/VideoDetail.asp x?id=4bf842aa-ca01-472f-91da-27128bd5343f&cat=2&sub= 9e058f35-1f9c-4642-aab8-89a68db74241

or at they put it:


Norman's back. And this time he's got a deadline to
keep! Anyone who's ever had to prepare and deliver a major
presentation in a short period of time will find this an
identifiable and entertaining guide for what not to do! With
effortless ability, Norman Krasner turns common misfortune into
near-disaster.


Grade Levels: 4 to Adult


Also, what the heck, 70s?

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Re: Norman's varied career, besides being welcomed home [message #186964 is a reply to message #186963] Fri, 17 August 2012 10:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Reaper G is currently offline  Reaper G
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On Aug 17, 12:37 am, nebu...@-rpi-.edu (Joseph Nebus) wrote:
>         It turns out Norman is not just an odd person who flew into,
> I guess, Detroit sometime in the 70s, but also a recurring character
> who's had several films that appear to have been designed for the
> educational market:
>
> http://www.phoenixlearninggroup.com/Products/VideoDetail.asp x?id=2427....
>
> describes the experience so:
>
>                 Look up the word "disaster" in the dictionary and it
>         should say "See Krasner, Norman."  This comedy classic introduces
>         Norman and his penchant for turning even a trip to the men's room
>         into a hilarious comedy of errors.
>
>                 Grade Levels: 4 to Adult
>
> And then we get Norman into hte world of recreational forensics with
> Norman Gives A Speech:
>
> http://www.phoenixlearninggroup.com/Products/VideoDetail.asp x?id=4bf8....
>
> or at they put it:
>
>                 Norman's back.  And this time he's got a deadline to
>         keep!  Anyone who's ever had to prepare and deliver a major
>         presentation in a short period of time will find this an
>         identifiable and entertaining guide for what not to do!  With
>         effortless ability, Norman Krasner turns common misfortune into
>         near-disaster.
>
>                 Grade Levels: 4 to Adult
>
>         Also, what the heck, 70s?

Was there even a point to that short?

And that's what we're talking about after last night?

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Re: Norman's varied career, besides being welcomed home [message #186965 is a reply to message #186963] Fri, 17 August 2012 21:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Joseph Nebus" <nebusj-@-rpi-.edu> wrote in message
news:k0ksc5$ga0$1@reader1.panix.com...
>
> It turns out Norman is not just an odd person who flew into,
> I guess, Detroit sometime in the 70s, but also a recurring character
> who's had several films that appear to have been designed for the
> educational market:
>
>
> http://www.phoenixlearninggroup.com/Products/VideoDetail.asp x?id=2427a0a3-9bad-4292-aa8e-620cfafeb2e4&cat=2&sub= 9e058f35-1f9c-4642-aab8-89a68db74241
>
> describes the experience so:
>
> Look up the word "disaster" in the dictionary and it
> should say "See Krasner, Norman." This comedy classic introduces
> Norman and his penchant for turning even a trip to the men's room
> into a hilarious comedy of errors.
>
> Grade Levels: 4 to Adult
>
>
> And then we get Norman into hte world of recreational forensics with
> Norman Gives A Speech:
>
> http://www.phoenixlearninggroup.com/Products/VideoDetail.asp x?id=4bf842aa-ca01-472f-91da-27128bd5343f&cat=2&sub= 9e058f35-1f9c-4642-aab8-89a68db74241
>
> or at they put it:
>
>
> Norman's back. And this time he's got a deadline to
> keep! Anyone who's ever had to prepare and deliver a major
> presentation in a short period of time will find this an
> identifiable and entertaining guide for what not to do! With
> effortless ability, Norman Krasner turns common misfortune into
> near-disaster.
>
>
> Grade Levels: 4 to Adult
>
>
> Also, what the heck, 70s?
>
> --
> http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/ Joseph
> Nebus
> Current Entry: Playing With Tiles
> http://wp.me/p1RYhY-hX
> ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------


Norman would have been funny on it's own w/o riffing. that said, carrying
Norman references into Manos was a winner. Ernie
Re: Norman's varied career, besides being welcomed home [message #187078 is a reply to message #186963] Sat, 18 August 2012 16:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Doug Elrod is currently offline  Doug Elrod
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On Friday, August 17, 2012 3:37:41 AM UTC-4, Joseph Nebus wrote:
> Also, what the heck, 70s?

I could just imagine someone making a 70's comedy show out of Norman's antics.... All they need to do is add some *comedy*!

-Doug Elrod (dre1@cornell.edu)
But I tease Norman, and the 70's!
Re: Norman's varied career, besides being welcomed home [message #187222 is a reply to message #187078] Wed, 22 August 2012 01:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In <9101748b-7fdf-4990-a020-9199396b2239@googlegroups.com> Doug Elrod <dre1@cornell.edu> writes:

> On Friday, August 17, 2012 3:37:41 AM UTC-4, Joseph Nebus wrote:
>> Also, what the heck, 70s?

> I could just imagine someone making a 70's comedy show out of Norman's antics.... All they need to do is add some *comedy*!

> -Doug Elrod (dre1@cornell.edu)
> But I tease Norman, and the 70's!

There *is* something weirdly amusing about the Norman shorts,
although that's maybe just from how hard it is to imagine who the
shorts were made for, exactly. They can't have gone to the educational
market, but there weren't shorts for theatrical films by the time these
were made (with rare, freak exceptions). They wouldn't fit on TV.
Where was it meant to go?

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Re: Norman's varied career, besides being welcomed home [message #187225 is a reply to message #186963] Wed, 22 August 2012 17:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Joseph Nebus" <nebusj-@-rpi-.edu> wrote in message
news:k0ksc5$ga0$1@reader1.panix.com...
>
> It turns out Norman is not just an odd person who flew into,
> I guess, Detroit sometime in the 70s, but also a recurring character
> who's had several films that appear to have been designed for the
> educational market:
>
>
> http://www.phoenixlearninggroup.com/Products/VideoDetail.asp x?id=2427a0a3-9bad-4292-aa8e-620cfafeb2e4&cat=2&sub= 9e058f35-1f9c-4642-aab8-89a68db74241
>
> describes the experience so:
>
> Look up the word "disaster" in the dictionary and it
> should say "See Krasner, Norman." This comedy classic introduces
> Norman and his penchant for turning even a trip to the men's room
> into a hilarious comedy of errors.
>
> Grade Levels: 4 to Adult
>
>
> And then we get Norman into hte world of recreational forensics with
> Norman Gives A Speech:
>
> http://www.phoenixlearninggroup.com/Products/VideoDetail.asp x?id=4bf842aa-ca01-472f-91da-27128bd5343f&cat=2&sub= 9e058f35-1f9c-4642-aab8-89a68db74241
>
> or at they put it:
>
>
> Norman's back. And this time he's got a deadline to
> keep! Anyone who's ever had to prepare and deliver a major
> presentation in a short period of time will find this an
> identifiable and entertaining guide for what not to do! With
> effortless ability, Norman Krasner turns common misfortune into
> near-disaster.
>
>
> Grade Levels: 4 to Adult
>
>
> Also, what the heck, 70s?
>
> --
> http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/ Joseph
> Nebus
> Current Entry: Playing With Tiles
> http://wp.me/p1RYhY-hX
> ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------

Ah, so this isn't about "Norman, is that you?" starring Norman Chambers,
because the unintended hilarity factor would definitely go up a notch if
that were the case.

Norman... Is That You? (1976)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074973/combined

When Ben (Red Foxx) discovers his wife Beatrice (Pearl Bailey) has run off
with his own brother, he rushes to his son Norman (Michael Warren) to unload
his tale of woe--only to discover that Norman has a secret lover: the
effeminate Garson (Dennis Dugan.) Needless to say, Ben does not take it
well, and numerous complications follow--including Ben's attempt to get
Norman over being homosexual by fixing him up with a hooker (Tammy Dobson.)
Unfortunately, this description of the movie sounds a great deal more
entertaining than the movie itself.

Michael Warren as Norman Chambers
Redd Foxx as Ben Chambers
Pearl Bailey as Beatrice Chambers
Dennis Dugan as Garson Hobart
Wayland Flowers as Larry Davenport

Norman is that you? (Trailer)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmXfnvxXl5w

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SnapTrack
SnapTrack, Inc. was a Silicon Valley technology startup that invented and
sold a GPS-based location technology for cellphones. Founded in 1995 by
Steve Poizner and Norman Krasner, it grew to 65 employees before being
bought by Qualcomm in 2000 for $1 billion in stock.
Re: Norman's varied career, besides being welcomed home [message #187370 is a reply to message #186963] Wed, 22 August 2012 17:39 Go to previous message
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"Joseph Nebus" <nebusj-@-rpi-.edu> wrote in message
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September 13, 1980 Showtime promos Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdUckp2EnZ8

"Welcome Back Norman" begins at 0:21

Uploaded by gamelover1949 on Nov 19, 2010

**NOTE: Part of the short film shown was clipped because of bad video at
that point. I apologize for that.**

Here are some really old Showtime promos from September 1980. Here's what
you'll see.

1. Coming Up Next on Showtime for Saturday Night Fever
2. Showtime Short "Welcome Back, Norman" (this is the vast majority of the
promo)
3. National Lampoon's Animal House
4. Showtime's After Hours promoting Van Nuys Blvd., The Killer Elite, The
Inheritance, and Lipstick
5. Tonight on Showtime with Saturday Night Fever and The Sentinel (it says
September 13th, but no year)
6. Showtime movie bumper
7. Ratings bumper (R, and it recommends the film for mature audiences)
8. Paramount logo
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