His 1998 appearance on Conan O'Brien. Courtney Thorne-Smith was being interviewed about her new film, Chairman of the Board, starring Carrot Top, and she was making a brave try to look enthusiastic about it. As if sensing that she was less than proud of having done the film and wouldn't be overly offended, Norm...intervened.
Conan: You have a scene where you and him embrace?
Courtney: Yeah, lots of making out.
Conan: Oh, for god's sake...
Courtney: Nothing but making out. It's like 9½ Weeks , but Carrot Top.
Conan: [laughs] Wow! I gotta check out that movie.
Norm: Is it called 9½ Seconds? [Audience laughs; Courtney cracks up] Like he's a premature ejaculator.
Courtney: [smiling] I got it.
Conan: You know what happens? This is what happens. You know what happens, he says "9½ Seconds", and I'm looking at him, 'cause...I know there's more. And I wait, and I wait, and I see the glimmer in the eye, and then, bang! I thought you were going to "crack whore", but no. [to Courtney] What's the movie gonna be called?
Norm: I know what it's gonna be called.
Conan: Yeah? What's that?
Norm: If it's got Carrot Top in it, you know what a good name for it'd be?
Conan: What's that, Norm?
Courtney: It isn't true! Come on. What about my career?
Conan: Courtney Thorne-Smith, the girl sitting to your left, is in the movie!
Norm: I'm gonna go see it, for her! [pointing at her]
Courtney: [laughing] After you scare everybody else away?
Norm: No, I love this girl. I'd go and see any movie with this girl in it. She's a beautiful lady and a talented, nice...talk show guest. [Courtney is cracking up]
Conan: [...] There's this movie coming out, title undetermined at this point.
Courtney: Chairman Of The Board.
Conan: Oh? All right. [Beat, to Norm] Do something with that, ya freak.