Tough guy bar patron, Victor, has taken a dislike to Cliff and his know-it-all attitude. Carla eggs Cliff on to confront Victor, as she says he is just a blow-hard who will back down once Cliff shows he's not afraid of him. Reluctantly Cliff does so, but Victor doesn't back down, wanting to "take things outside". While Victor goes out waiting for Cliff, Cliff sneaks out the Melville's entrance. The next time Cliff comes to the bar, he brings his tough guy colleague from the post office, Lewis, in the off chance that Victor shows up as well, which he does. Knowing that Lewis is there, Cliff verbally pushes Victor more. Lewis defends Cliff until what Victor says about Cliff makes Lewis think that Victor is right. Without his bodyguard, Cliff uses the oldest back down statement in the book: that he knows karate and his hands are lethal weapons. Victor says that he will leave Cliff alone if Cliff admits that he's a loud mouth know-it-all. It's time for Cliff to put up or shut up, Diane ... Written by
Did You Know?
This is one episode where Shelley Long's character Diane says, "poor Cliff," after he walks out of the bar thinking he will not return. Diane always being so formal always addressed Norm and Cliff as, "Norman" and, "Clifford," and this is one instance where she did not use the full name. See more
The "Cliff Clavin" dummy that Diane is carrying up the stairs is much smaller than John Ratzenberger
and is missing the white socks that he (Cliff) was wearing in that scene. See more