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Frasier is nervous about a speech he has to make at a seminar. Carla suggests a device she uses: picture everyone naked, but wearing black socks. She says that you just can't help but laugh at the picture. It works. As Frasier practices it with people in general, he gets more and more and more relaxed. Perhaps he gets a little too relaxed as he forgets something important. Meanwhile, Rebecca is asked by yet another Vice-President at the company to do a menial task. Mr. Sheridan needs someone to house-sit and look after his dog Buster while he's away on a trip. As usual, Rebecca agrees, although this time she does so reluctantly in part because looking after such a large house by herself spooks her out a bit. Sam sees this as the perfect opportunity to get her into bed by visiting her at the house and playing on her insecurities. However as Sam enters the house, Buster finds an open door to leave. So Rebecca, Sam and the rest of the gang at the bar are placed on Buster search detail. ... Written by Huggo

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19 January 1989 (USA)  »

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In one scene in the Sheridan house, Sam is sitting on a sofa with his right arm resting on top; in the next shot, his arm is at his side. See more »


[while Mr. Sheridan is in the kitchen with Satan who he thinks is his own dog Buster, Sam enters with the real Buster]
Rebecca Howe: Sam, get that mutt out of here.
Sam Malone: What?
Rebecca Howe: Sheridan's in the kitchen with Satan.
Sam Malone: This is no time for folk singing.
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References Adventures in Babysitting (1987) See more »

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Don't Say "Cochise" To This Dog
30 April 2011 | by (New York, NY USA) – See all my reviews

Rebecca gets a job house-sitting and watching Sir Brownsville The Gallant from Fair Haven Manor, otherwise known as Buster, a dog. He belongs to Mr. Sheridan, one of the company executives, and he goes missing after Sam comes to visit one night. The Cheers gang swings into action to help her find the mutt before his owner comes home.

This is a hilariously funny episode with joke after joke. Sam refers to himself in the third person, edging ever closer to Fonzie status. ("Sammy carries whatever he needs.") Rebecca is perfect as the neurotic tornado trying not to let this simple job destroy her: "OR I could just put steak sauce on my throat and let Satan chow down."

The finale is excellent, with Cliff taunting the dog and Woody making the sign to avoid unnecessary bloodshed. It's easy to see many of the actors cracking up at various times in the episode, especially Kirstie Alley. Goodnight, everyone!


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