Cheers: Season 7, Episode 7

How to Win Friends and Electrocute People (15 Dec. 1988)

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The Cranes are going on a driving vacation, and Lilith admits to Sam that she doesn't know how to drive and would like him to teach her. He soon regrets saying yes as she becomes an ... See full summary »



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The Cranes are going on a driving vacation, and Lilith admits to Sam that she doesn't know how to drive and would like him to teach her. He soon regrets saying yes as she becomes an aggressive, maniacal driving machine, with Sam taking the brunt of other drivers' wrath against her. Meanwhile, Rebecca gets her photo taken for a newspaper article. However her photo gets printed in the wrong and unfortunate section of the newspaper. And Cliff is going into the hospital for an appendectomy. He's making a big deal about the life and death nature of the surgery. While in the hospital, he gets no visitors as everyone at the bar assumed that someone else had gone to visit him. Frasier volunteers only since he has to make rounds at the hospital anyway. When he arrives at Cliff's room, he finds out that Cliff has already been discharged. Frasier makes some disparaging remarks about Cliff which Cliff overhears. Cliff is hurt that no one came to visit, Frasier leveling with him that perhaps it is... Written by Huggo

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Cliff has an appendectomy, but right after he is released from the hospital he wrestles a man to the floor to get the button to the shock apparatus. That couldn't happen without pulling his stitches. See more »


Sam Malone: [enters Cheers, holding a handkerchief to his nose] You know, you're insane! You're a maniac! You're certifiable!
Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane: I'm glad to see you're talking to me again. Has your nose stopped bleeding?
Dr. Frasier Crane: Sam, are you all right?
Sam Malone: Yeah - no thanks to your wife. I cannot believe you made that gesture to that guy!
Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane: I've seen people make that gesture to Frasier all the time.
Sam Malone: Yeah, but Frasier's not driving an eighteen-wheeler with a little bumper sticker that says 'Insured by Smith and Wesson'!
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How to Win Friends and Electrocute People (#7.7)
5 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Cliff has to go to the hospital for his appendix and shows that he hopes he will get visitors. But everyone somehow forgets it and doesn't go. Just Frasier is sent with a card but Cliff is now upset that he is not popular among the gang and wants to become a better person by using shock therapy.

A great episode that makes fun of Cliff's characteristics that make him such an outstanding part of the show. All those shock moments are fun. Ad really, I doubt they don't love him. He is nicer than Carla and everyone went to the hospital when she was there.

The second story is also great. It is about Lilith and Frasier going on a road trip and Lilith learning to drive. The terrified Sam who taught her and his descriptions of Lilith on the road were awesome.

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