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Honor Thy Mother 

Woody, without authorization from Sam or Rebecca, has placed a free drink coupon into a coupon book. Rebecca and Sam hate the idea as it will only attract a gaggle of freeloaders into the ... See full summary »



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Woody, without authorization from Sam or Rebecca, has placed a free drink coupon into a coupon book. Rebecca and Sam hate the idea as it will only attract a gaggle of freeloaders into the bar. The coupons also place a further strain between Sam and John Allen Hill, who tries to use them to his advantage. The bar's troubles are nothing compared to Carla's. Carla's mother, Mama Lozupone, has had the "death" dream. She and Carla are currently on the outs since Carla has not stuck to family tradition that has been handed down for generations. The tradition is that every female in the family has named one of her sons with the given name of her father and the maiden name of her mother, which Carla refuses to do (it would mean the son would be named "Benito Mussolini") because - even if it would make her Mama happy before she dies. But she has a change of heart, thinking about herself and if her kids didn't do something she wanted while on her deathbed. She asks all of her kids if anyone ... Written by Huggo

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3 January 1991 (USA)  »

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All of Mama Lozupone's children are not present at her deathbed. Carla has a younger sister named Annette, introduced in Season 2. Annette's absence is understandable, however, considering that she was played by none other than Rhea Perlman. See more »


Just before Carla starts describing the "death dream", a man is seated at the bar in front of her, back to the camera, wearing a gray sweater. As she starts describing the dream, in shots towards the end of the bar where Frasier and Norm are seated, the profile of a woman's face is seen on the right edge of the screen. By the end of the scene, wide shots reveal a woman now seated at the bar.with a drink, when nobody has served her. A few seconds later, as Sam drags Carla out of the bar, nobody is sitting there. See more »


Carla Tortelli-LeBec: [about changing his name to Benito Mussolini] Look, Gino, do you even have any idea who Mussolini was?
Gino Tortelli: Well no, I didn't before but then Anthony told me all about him. Ma, this guy ran this whole country. And do you know what they called him? They called him Il Duce. Huh? The Duche! Hey yeah, that's right, it's me, Duche Tortelli.
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References The Parent Trap (1961) See more »

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Honor Thy Mother (#9.13)
20 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Carla's mother has a "death dream" which means she should die soon. Carla goes over and her family again has a fight over Carla refusing to follow the tradition of calling one of her sons with the first name of her dad and maiden name of her mom, which in her case would be Benito Mussolini. Turns there never even was a "death dream" and it was just a trick to make Carla do it.

Ah traditions. People often stick to them no matter how harmful and stupid they are. This episode shows very well the harm of such traditions. And we also get to laugh about Carla now having two Madonna's and one MC Hammer among her kids. And Gino even volunteered to be Benito Mussolini.

Also the scene of Frasier telling Carla how all myths about death were nonsense and then got all scared when Lilith came and poked him on the back saying that it is time to go.

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