Originally Posted by Zbu Manowar
Two things to keep in mind about Norm MacDonald: he seems to actually care about Bob Saget a lot (Saget directed his movie) and can't really seem to bring himself to really bash him down. That and worrying about the absent Artie Lange might have fucked with his roast a little.
That said, anything bad said about Norm can be negated by listening to his Chris Kattan story. It's utterly perfect.
I'm not sure what you're saying about the roast here, because I don't think you can
say anything bad about him based on that clip. It was goofy and soft on purpose, and came out hilarious on the other side. It was a concept that worked and I don't think it had much to do with holding back, I think he just (rightfully) thought that roasts are terrible.
My favourite part was John Stamos' awkward reaction shot.