Frasier, his mother - Dr. Hester Crane - and Diane are having dinner together at Melville's. Diane is nervous enough meeting her for the first time because she's his mother and could be her future mother-in-law, but Dr. Crane senior is also an eminent psychiatrist who may analyze every minute detail of Diane's behavior. When they meet, everything is rosy as both women seem to like each other. However, the first moment Hester gets Diane alone, she threatens to kill her if she continues dating Frasier. Diane is shocked and stunned, and Hester continues the threat through what seem to be harmless innuendos to the uninformed. Diane, not knowing if Hester is serious or kidding, decides to take action which places Frasier in a precarious position. Elsewhere in the bar, it's Norm's 36th birthday, and he drops hints to everyone as such. Although his words say that he wants no special treatment, the tone of his words, on which everyone picks up, is that he wants special attention. He does get ... Written by
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Based on the date that this episode was released on. It was probably filmed on or about George Wendt's actual birthday. He was 36 years old (just like in the episode) on Oct. 17, 1948. Around the time they might have been filming this episode. See more
Coach pops the champagne cork which hits Norm and he falls backwards off his bar stool. When the others get him back up on the stool, the cork is stuck on his forehead. But, as he fell, you could clearly see the cork wasn't on his forehead yet. See more
Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso
What would you say to a nice beer, Norm?
Written by Mildred J. Hill
and Patty S. Hill
sung by the gang at Cheers See more