The first time I saw Norm MacDonald (on a TV late show) early on in his career.. he told this kind of awkward rambling story about a puppy. It was kind of amusing.. but not rolling on the floor. But the next day the story kept coming back to me.. and I kept laughing and laughing to myself.. about that same stupid dog! Something about his dry way of telling the story just crept into my subconcious.. been a fan ever since!!