Courtney Thorne-Smith delighted with Norm Macdonald Jabbed Chairman of the Board – The Hollywood Reporter


Courtney Thorne-Smith wasn’t just not mad at Norm Macdonald for mocking her upcoming film Chairman of the Board of Directors during a classic 1997 interview Late night with Conan O’Brien, she was grateful.

The actress recently appeared on an episode of Inside Conan: An important Hollywood podcast where she was asked about the moment it went viral following the shocking, heartbreaking death of Macdonald in September.

The late comic book actor had everyone in hysteria while starring along with O’Brien’s show Melrose Square Star Thorne-Smith, who was there to promote the soon-to-be-infamous Carrot Top bombshell Chairman of the Board of Directors. Macdonald had a great day mocking Carrot Top and the movie one zinger at a time.

Thorne-Smith related Conan Writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell of the podcast knew the film was going to be a dud at the time and didn’t know how to sell it as a guest on the talk show.

“When Norm started walking, it just felt like a relief to me … because that wasn’t a big project for me,” Thorne-Smith admitted on the podcast. “And I had to promote it. I was so happy when Norm took it and ran with it because I didn’t know what to say. It was a gift. I was beside myself, I was so happy. “

One such joke from Macdonald was, “If it has a carrot shell, you know what a good name would be for it? Cash poison. I’ll check it out Courtney, ”he said along with another clever prick at the title. “I bet the ‘board’ will be spelled ‘bored’.”

On the podcast, the actress stated that she took the film because she wanted to do comedy after the serious character drama Melrose Square. And Courteney Cox had done it Ace Ventura: Pet Detectivewhich she thought was as silly as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

“It’s one of those things – [the script] read as funny. I had high hopes for it, ”said Thorne-Smith. “The experience wasn’t great and I thought, ‘This is not going to be what I was hoping for.'” She added that the O’Brien interview was her highlight Chairman of the Board of Directors chapter.


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