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Norm Season 3 Episodes

Season 3 Episode Guide

24 Episodes 2000 - 2001

Episode 1

Norm vs. the Sacrifice

Wed, Oct 4, 2000 30 mins

As the third season opens, Norm plays nice with Denby to spare the staff his wrath after Norm dupes him into hiring Wiener Dog. But when a shocking photo falls into Norm's hands, all bets are off---and all jaws are dropped. Jack: Ian Buchanan. Artie: Artie Lange. Taylor: Nikki Cox. Danny: Ian Gomez.

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Episode 2

Secret Crush

Fri, Oct 6, 2000 30 mins

Shelly (Faith Ford) comes back into Norm's life just as his "secret admirer" at the office is about to get a proposal from another man. Meanwhile, Denby doesn't blend well with the others after he is forced to share a workspace with the rest of his staff. Multi-millionaire marrying man Rick Rockwell appears as himself. Spivak: Luis Contreras. Thomas: J.P. Manoux. Leesam: Gil Christner.

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Episode 3

Taylor Leaves

Fri, Oct 13, 2000 30 mins

Norm tries to convince a smitten Taylor (Nikki Cox) that he's no good for her---until her fiancee Danny realizes that he may not be, either. Meanwhile, Wiener Dog's barking lands Norm in court. Landlady: Patricia Belcher. Secretary: Darcy Lee. Shelly: Faith Ford. Artie: Artie Lange.

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Episode 4

The Norm Law

Fri, Oct 20, 2000 30 mins

Denby lobbies to pass a law that would force Norm to get formal training after he mistakenly starts a riot at an all-female juvie hall. Judge: Terry Kiser. Shelly: Faith Ford. Danny: Ian Gomez. Laurie: Laurie Metcalf. Artie: Artie Lange.

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Episode 5

Norm vs. Halloween

Fri, Oct 27, 2000 30 mins

Norm's plan to wow Shelly (Faith Ford) at the staff Halloween party hits a snag when he gets roped into taking a pack of kids trick-or-treating. Meanwhile, Denby dons an old outfit that proves to be the kiss of death for his reputation. Sharon: Bunny Summers. Molly: Camille Winbush. Teddy: Christopher Riccio. Fireman: Pancho Demmings. Debbie: Lisa Deanne. Marva: Peggy Miley.

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Episode 6

Norm vs. the Hopeless Cause

Fri, Nov 3, 2000 30 mins

Norm tries to convert Laurie's lesbian friend (Courtney Thorne-Smith), but it seems she is sweet on another lovable loser in the office. Meanwhile, Danny seeks solace in cleaning to deal with Taylor dumping him. Dennis: Jason Stuart. Ruby: Mary-Pat Green. Simon: Kevin Kennedy. Artie: Artie Lange.

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Episode 7

Norm vs. Youth

Fri, Nov 10, 2000 30 mins

Norm tries to stay young by having a fling with a sweet young thing (Vanessa Evigan) after Laurie lands a college kid (Johnny Galecki). Meanwhile, Danny takes out his anger at Denby on the Internet. Mr. Marmore: Jim Hanna. Shelly: Faith Ford. Bouncer: Rod Tate.

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Episode 8

Norm vs. Youth

Fri, Nov 24, 2000 30 mins

Conclusion. Norm changes his childish views on Laurie's younger man (Johnny Galecki) after he falls for an older lady (JoBeth Williams) with a disturbing link to the lad. Meanwhile, Danny's shaken when he goes rooting into his own family tree and unearths a relative he'd rather prune off the list. Edward: Harper Roisman. Denby: Max Wright.

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Episode 9

Norm vs. Tennis

Fri, Dec 1, 2000 30 mins

Norm takes advantage of Shelly's competitive streak to score points with his ex by letting her beat him at tennis. But will he lose his grip after she makes a racket about his losing ways? Meanwhile, Artie has a hard time swallowing Laurie's advice about his possible eating disorder. Samantha: Katie O'Rourke. Surgeon: Paul Anthony Reynolds. Denby: Max Wright.

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Episode 10

Norm vs. the Kid

Fri, Dec 8, 2000 30 mins

When the each member of the gang takes in a foster child from the same family, Norm gets stuck with the oldest---and boldest---of the brood. Billy: Kyle Sabihy. Jamie: Caitlin Alderton. Maurice: Trevor Einhorn. Edwin: Casey Genton. Shelly: Faith Ford.

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Episode 11

Norm vs. Schoolin'

Fri, Dec 15, 2000 30 mins

Norm's untapped intelligence is let loose by booze after Denby (Max Wright) taunts him for failing their night-school class in social work. Meanwhile, Danny and Shelly pose as Billy's former foster parents in hopes of getting a family to adopt the angry young man; and Artie reaches out to touch a familiar---and frightening---face from his past. Billy: Kyle Sabihy. Mimi: Kathy Kinney. Mrs. Wooten: Lorna Scott. Mr. Wooten: Jim O'Heir.

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Episode 12

Norm vs. Freud

Fri, Jan 5, 2001 30 mins

Oprah guru Dr. Phil McGraw helps Norm face his issues with Denby, who turns out to be the one person Norm can go to for real relief. Meanwhile, Danny and Artie (Artie Lange) bank on an electric fat-loss system to make them rich, only to find that the gimmick is making them twitch. Danny: Ian Gomez. Shelly: Faith Ford.

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Episode 13

Norm vs. Dad

Fri, Jan 12, 2001 30 mins

Hoping to help him overcome his issues with authority figures, Laurie reunites Norm with his dreadful dad (Tom Smothers). But her idea of family therapy nearly kills her clashing clients. Grandpa: Patrick Cranshaw. Artie: Artie Lange. Shelly: Faith Ford. Laurie: Laurie Metcalf.

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Episode 14

Denby Quits

Fri, Jan 26, 2001 30 mins

When Norm's video snooping finally drives Denby to quit, Laurie is given his job as administrator. Not that she wants it. Meanwhile, Danny has trouble expressing his "feelings" to Shelly (Faith Ford). Sweeney: Stephen Root. Micky: Ping Wu. Denby: Max Wright.

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Episode 15

Norm Lets Go

Fri, Feb 2, 2001 30 mins

Norm tries---and fails---to find new friends after he learns the truth about Shelly (Faith Ford) and Danny's secret romance. Meanwhile, Laurie teaches Denby to dance in time for a big banquet attended by his ex-wife and her limber lover. Taylor: Nikki Cox. Mary: P.B. Hutton. Mike: Patrick Kerr.

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Episode 16

Norm vs. Danny and Shelly

Fri, Feb 9, 2001 30 mins

Norm nixes his last chance at romance by bedding Taylor (Nikki Cox) to keep a jealous Danny from dating his former flame, Shelly. And while that mess plays out, Laurie gives Denby a lesson in lavatory etiquette after his divorce leads him on a rampage against women's rights...and restrooms. Artie: Artie Lange. Denby: Max Wright. Danny: Ian Gomez. Laurie: Laurie Metcalf.

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Episode 17

Norm and Wiener Dog vs. Fatherhood

Fri, Feb 16, 2001 30 mins

Norm appears before a judge (Mills Lane) for custody of Denby's poodle's puppies after it becomes clear that Wiener Dog sired them. Meanwhile, Danny tries to get in touch with his feminist side in an effort to win back Shelly (Faith Ford). Laurie: Laurie Metcalf. Artie: Artie Lange.

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Episode 18

Norm vs. Homelessness

Fri, Feb 23, 2001 30 mins

With Denby away on business, the homeless Norm has no choice but to use his boss's place to woo a woman (Melissa Errico) from his past. Too bad the date ends up with Norm still alone and Denby without a home. Rick: Brian "Kato" Kaelin. Artie: Artie Lange.

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Episode 19

Norm Is Fat

Fri, Mar 2, 2001 30 mins

Norm explains his huge weight gain to Shelly through flashbacks that recount his bouts of depression---and boxes of donuts. Meanwhile, Denby gets a special surprise when Laurie starts sleepwalking and winds up in bed with her repulsive roomie. Tina: Laura Margolis. Landlady: Patricia Belcher. Laurie: Laurie Metcalf.

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Episode 20

Norm vs. Deception

Fri, Mar 9, 2001 30 mins

Norm and Laurie find themselves the object of various others' affections after they fake a fling to trick the insurance company. But when Shelly reveals her love for the naughty Norm, she gets her heart broken by her co-workers' cowardly charade. Lee: Neil Flynn. Reporter: Armando Molina. Artie: Artie Lange.

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Episode 21

Norm vs. Cuba

Fri, Mar 16, 2001 30 mins

Norm and Laurie find that mother and father may not know best after taking in a Cuban refugee (Alvin Alvarez) who takes them for a ride. Meanwhile, Artie finds a fast way to make money by selling the kid's story to the highest bidder. Jenny: Kate Walsh. Taylor: Nikki Cox. INS Agent: Ron Pearson.

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Episode 22

Norm's Free

Fri, Mar 23, 2001 30 mins

Norm chums up to Denby in hopes of being freed from probation, but ends up facing a few more years after the boss catches on to him. Meanwhile, Artie and Danny try to cheer up a melancholy monkey. Danny: Ian Gomez. Laurie: Laurie Metcalf. Shelly: Faith Ford.

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Episode 23

Norm Comes Back

Fri, Mar 30, 2001 30 mins

Norm comes back to work at the office to dig up dirt on Denby's boss (Stephen Root) before he shuts the place down to save funds. In the meantime, a psychic gives Artie and Shelly alarming news about their romantic future together. Stevie: Quinn Meyers. Bob: Craig Ferguson. William: Fred Stoller.

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Episode 24

Norm vs. Shelly's Old Flame

Fri, Apr 6, 2001 30 mins

An electric shock lets Norm read men's minds, which comes in handy when he meets a guy (Diedrich Bader) from Shelly's sexy past. Meanwhile, Laurie and Denby put a musical act together that has audiences falling apart. Social Worker: Steve Spiro. Tippi: Peggy Stewart. Mrs. Barrow: Jan Hoag. Artie: Artie Lange.

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