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Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Norm MacDonald and Steve Martin Embroiled in Most Charming Twitter Feud Imaginable


While on Letterman last night to promote his new Sports Show, internet sensation Norm MacDonald discussed his Twitter feud with Steve Martin, which sounds just as confusing and endearing as you'd think. Apparently, after Martin posted a picture of his missing hat as a larf, Norm accidentally started trouble by asking, "Was it a brown fedora with a red hatband?," not knowing that he could, you know, actually see the hat via TwitPic if he had looked. Befuddled, Martin tweeted, "Still mulling over this tweet from Norm to me. So enigmatic. Put down? Or compliment?" And so the most brutal rivalry in comedy was born. No, both comedians just ended up being exasperated and befuddled and generally adorable. "None of this makes any sense," Dave pointed out as Norm abashedly tried to explain. MacDonald even tweeted Martin to offer something of an apology while Letterman watched: "Im on Letterman now tweeting you. Dave says hi and sorry about the hat." Martin replied, "Just saw Norm MacDonald on Letterman. Accused of misreading Norm MacDonald’s tweets. Can't respond, due to length of Norm MacDonald’s name." Careers have been destroyed over less. Thank god that 140-character limit is there to protect the user.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Worcester/818292220 Ben Worcester

    Greatest. Talk show guest. Ever.

  • http://beinghilarious.blogspot.com Aaron Smith

    Really? Okay, here's how it went down.

    Steve tweeted that he couldn't find his hat.

    Norm replied asking about its color, but he sent the reply to @SteveMartin not @SteveMartinToGo.

    Realizing his mistake, Norm simply corrects the error by sending the following tweet: "@SteveMartinToGo"

    At this point, Steve only sees Norm's most recent tweet of "@SteveMartinToGo" and nothing else. He replies, "Couldn't agree more." making fun of Norm because he thinks it was a mistake.

    Later, Steve continues the joke by pondering what Norm meant be sending him a blank tweet with only his username by posting the tweet about being befuddled.

    Norm mistakes this for a reaction to his question that he sent to the wrong Steve Martin.

    All this time, Norm and Steve have been talking about two different things. And scene.

    • Megh Wright

      …what has Twitter done to us?

    • HerooftheBeach

      Aw hell, that's the best Twitter fight ever. Norm's can't-give-a-shit persona is perfect for Twitter.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ThatNitin Nitin

    Norm Macdonald. David Letterman. Steve Martin. Twitter.

    It's like all my favorite things mashed up together.