On the first episode of Norm Macdonald’s new live Internet talk show on the Video Podcast Network, Bob Einstein recounts tales from his time shooting the Super Dave Osbourne Show in Toronto in the 80s. It’s a very loose show with a very loose theme that is only watchable because Norm Macdonald is a comic genius and Super Dave spins one hell of a yarn.
At the beginning of the segment (start the video at the 00:12:00 mark) Einstein starts to tell a story about his first Super Dave stunt that involved jumping off the CN Tower, but beforehe can get to the meat of the story Norm abrupty and hilariously cuts him off, prompting Einstein to tail off on a tangent about how Norm reminds him of talk show host Mike Douglas, never to return to the subject. This is the nature of podcasts, I suppose.
But after a rambling story about Sly Stone and “The Smallest Man in the World,” Einstein turns the limited focus of the show to a story about working with a “little guy” (“little person,” Norm corrects him) who looked “exactly like Ronald Reagan with a suit and tie,” and how the staff at the Royal York hotel called him to say, “Mr. Einstein, your midget is walking down the hall in his underpants.” I don’t think I really need to say anymore, but keep watching for mention of our notoriously terrible “Toronto storms.”