Cheers: Season 8, Episode 8

For Real Men Only (16 Nov. 1989)

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Carla's task is to get Eddie's number retired from the Bruins as a memorial to him. She is circulating a petition to achieve her goal and does whatever needed, including lie, coerce and ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Michael Currie ...
Mr. Sheridan
Jay Robinson ...
Dr. Levinson
Gilbert Girion ...
Melanie Kinnaman ...


Carla's task is to get Eddie's number retired from the Bruins as a memorial to him. She is circulating a petition to achieve her goal and does whatever needed, including lie, coerce and threaten, to get people to sign. Rebecca's task is to throw yet another corporate party, this time for Larry, a middle manager who is retiring. Rebecca is as enthusiastic about this task as Larry is about his retirement and his feelings for the company, which are not very much. However, when one of the corporate Vice-Presidents, Mr. Sheridan, arrives for the party, Rebecca has to pretend that she put more effort into planning and implementing it than she has, which may be difficult to achieve at the last minute. It might be easier with some advice from Sam. The Cranes are having a party of a different sort. Little Frederick Crane is one week old and it's time for his bris. All the guys in the bar are invited to the ceremony, but they all chicken out from going since they're squeamish about watching a ... Written by Huggo

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Lilith uses the noun form - "meshuggener" (crazy person) - when she should have used the adjective form - "meshuga" (crazy). See more »


Dr. Frasier Crane: God, aren't I a pompous ass.
Sam Malone: No, you're not pompous.
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There Are No Jews In Borneo, Ya Mulyak
5 May 2011 | by (New York, NY USA) – See all my reviews

Penis jokes abound in this episode, which features Frasier having second thoughts about his son's circumcision. Baby Boy Crane is officially named Frederick in this episode- and he appears in the bar hidden in slings and concealed under a raincoat. I think the producers weren't sure how they were going to handle a baby in a tavern and felt invisibility was the smartest way to go.

It's a rather predictable plot, what with the cold feet and Frasier kidnapping his own child, and the highlight of the episode is definitely Cliff's speech about the tribal customs in coming-of-age ceremonies. You can see George Wendt and Ted Danson openly cracking up when he finally delivers the legendary punchline.

The two B-stories this week feature Carla lobbying to have her dead husband's hockey number retired and Rebecca throwing a retirement party for a corporate lackey. The Carla storyline goes nowhere- with few laughs- while Rebecca's subplot is a true gem. Every line is funny as the miserable retiree complains about his fate and Rebecca has to hide her repulsion.

Overall a very good episode that everyone will like. Well... except Bob.


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