I'm rewatching part of it now--it's free on Amazon Prime--and it's the best I've ever seen.
I think that at his best Norton's show is unmatched by any late night show on American TV except for Carson when he was at his best. (There are plenty of YouTube highlight to view if you don't get BBC America.)
Arnold Kling, responding to a post by Tyler Cowen, writes:
If you think that the banality of popular culture is a new phenomenon, I’ve got some episodes of My mother, the car to show you.
That made me laugh out loud. I remember"My Mother, The Car" and how dopey the show was. (Mom was a kvetsch!) That was 1965-1966 and while there's no doubt there's a lot of silliness today, I agree with Mr. Kling: it's certainly not new.
I didn't count, but it's a long article, so they do seem accounted for all of them.
Dana Carvey doing on his best bits. (Not for sensitive souls.)
Seinfeld pretty much ruined all the rest of comedy TV for me. ("Not that there's anything wrong with that.")
Interesting. But if you're rewatching Seinfeld, I suggest you start with season three.
I hope he gets the weekday slot.
Economist Bryan Caplan's "top social science insights" from the show. (But he's wrong about the ending.) (Link via Marginal Revolution.)
And here again, I think--I believe I've already linked to it but I didn't find it looking quickly--is probably the show's single best scene: Carmela gets what she richly deserves.
One of the very best five-minute sequences from Johnny Carson's Tonight Show.