Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (323)

  • Laurie: Danny, come in. Come on, the dog is gone. Danny: Where is he? Laurie: He's in the other room. He wants you to feel comfortable so he's changing into his cat costume.

  • Laurie: So whaddya got in mind for plan B? Norm: Oh, well, y'know, I was gonna do nothing, but I thought it would be too lazy, so I'm gonna get drunk.

  • Norm: Y'know what? I'm gonna get a dog of my own, y'know? I love the idea of having a friend that I can lock up when I'm not using him.

  • Laurie: Maybe there just shouldn't be any rules in the whole wide world. Maybe we all should just rub ice cream on our asses and run down the street yelling, "Howdy, I'm on fire!" Think about that.

  • Diane: I thought you said "trouble" was your middle name. Norm: No, I mis-spoke. "Trouble" is my last name. My middle name is "Do-anything-to-avoid."

  • Norm: Yeah, well, so what? Why can't I have sex with a client? I mean it's not like we're psychiatrists or... undertakers.

  • Laurie: If anyone needs me, I will be in the bathroom setting myself on fire.

  • Laurie: God forbid somebody should come in here smelling like a normal human being. Danny: Oh, this goes way past smell. It has a texture. Kinda like stucco.

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Notes (15)

  • Amy Wilson joins the cast as Molly.

  • The new theme song is "Too Bad" by Doug and the Slugs.

  • The title of the series changes from The Norm Show to Norm.

  • New opening credits.

  • Norm Macdonald and Artie Lange also played half-brothers with different mothers in Dirty Work (1998).

  • Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, and Ryan Stiles were all stars of The Drew Carey Show, which aired immediately before Norm in the 1999-2000 season. That show's first live episode aired the same night as this episode.

  • New credits, just slightly different than the previous one.

  • This episode featured a special contest where viewers were required to find as many movie quotes and props as possible.

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Trivia (9)

  • Norm's address is given as 228 West 20th St. The apartment number, however, is not given.

  • We learn Laurie's last name.

  • This episode was based on a real-life happening for Norm MacDonald from a time when he woke up in a rehab center after a night of drinking.

  • Mr. Curtis' first name is revealed to be Anthony.

  • Danny's last name is given as Sanchez and Molly's is given as Carver.

  • Mr. Denby's first name is given as Max.

  • Norm's apartment number is revealed to be 6E.

  • Norm went to James Monroe High School.

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Allusions (2)

  • The episode title is a play on that of Jon Turteltaub's 1995 film While You Were Sleeping.

  • The title and plot elements are plays on Nancy Meyers' 2000 film What Women Want.