Monday, March 14, 2011
Norm! - A Wistful "Cheers" to Another Termination-of Employment Scene
A while back, I did a post listing a number of movies, songs, etc., in which ERISA or ERISA-like issues make an appearance. The recent economic downturn caused me to recall another such appearance in the world of pop culture, this time in one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, Cheers. In the episode in question, The Executive's Executioner, Norm is chosen to be the employee charged with terminating other employees. Why? Because of Norm's extremely high level of empathy. I won't say more here, and, if you're interested in some right-on-the-money black humor relating to this unfortunate topic, check it out.