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Feeble Attraction 

Due to declining business since he has decided not to work, Norm has to fire his secretary, the mild mannered Doris. He writes her a letter of reference, which in her warped mind she ... See full summary »

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Due to declining business since he has decided not to work, Norm has to fire his secretary, the mild mannered Doris. He writes her a letter of reference, which in her warped mind she misconstrues as a love letter. She confesses her supposed mutual love for Norm. Despite subtle and not so subtle hints from Norm, Doris just won't leave him alone. Frasier tells Norm that she is suffering from lack of self-esteem and he needs to build up her confidence to get rid of her. But a confession by Doris as to why she wasn't attracted to him when she worked for him gives Norm the idea of how best to get her to stop loving him. Meanwhile, Woody and Rebecca bore the gang with their respective stories. Woody's is about the coldest day ever in Boston, knowledge of which ultimately comes in handy. Rebecca's is about the antique desk that Robin has given her as a gift. He has let her know that there is a ring associated with the desk, the 'where' he will divulge to her next he sees her in two weeks. ... Written by Huggo

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During the opening Sequence, Frasier makes mention to living in the 90's, however the episode aired on December 7, 1989, 24 days before 1990. See more »

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[Sam is reading about Rebecca's new antique desk]
Sam Malone: "This certificate authenticates that this desk once belonged to George Bernard Shaw. It has become known as 'The Ring Desk' because of the dark ring clearly visible on the desktop where he set down his teacup upon completing the fifth act of 'The Man and Superman'." I wonder if that's the one where he fought the Mole People?
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References Fatal Attraction (1987) See more »

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Seasons in the Sun
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Written by Jacques Brel & Rod McKuen
Performed by Cynthia Stevenson
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Feeble Attraction (#8.11)
9 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

After Norm decides to stop working his business doesn't do too well. So he has to let his secretary Doris go. He also writes her a recommendation letter which she for some reason sees as a love confession. So she starts stalking him. Norm tries everything to have her let him be, he even gives her her job back so she has her self confidence again.

It is a simple storyline, but it is very well done. Actually, it is a perfect story for Norm, him being so frustrated trying to get rid of a woman was wonderfully done.

Would also like to bring up a great moment of Woody, who was in a pretty small and insignificant story, but had a brilliant line "I don't want to use my knowledge for my advantage"


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