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Mr. Otis Regrets 

Rebecca tries to check out her competition for Robin at a high society ball.



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Episode cast overview:
Terry Gardner
Cutter Gardner
Colin Wells ...
Barry Zajac ...
Tony DiBenedetto ...
Peter Schreiner ...


Woody is looking for a roommate since his rent is being raised. He finds Terry Gardner - a she, not a he - who, despite her gender, he thinks is perfect, especially since she's from Indiana. But as quickly as Terry moves in, she moves out as she reconciles with her jealous husband, Cutter, who just happens to be a hot tempered old acquaintance of Woody's from back home. Woody has to decide if he will confess to jealous and large Cutter about living with his wife. Meanwhile, Lilith is taking singing lessons as she wants to be able to serenade Frederick, a task at which Frasier scoffs. She may make Frasier eat his words. Elsewhere, Rebecca reads in the society column that Robin's other girlfriend, Jeanne-Marie, the chargé d'affaires with the French consulate, is in town to attend a gala Franco-American ball. Rebecca, jealous, asks Sam to attend to the ball to spy on Jeanne-Marie and report back to her. He does so. In fact, he ends up sleeping with Jeanne-Marie in what he considers the ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama





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19 April 1990 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The title is a parody of the 1934 song "Miss Otis Regrets" by Cole Porter from the musical "Hi Diddle Diddle" which opened October 3, 1934 at the Savoy Theatre, London. An elevator figures significantly in this episode, and the "Mr. Otis" referred to is Elisha Otis, inventor of the safety elevator and founder of the world's largest elevator company. See more »


Carla LeBec: [about Sam sleeping with Rebecca] Did you ever think this day would come?
Sam Malone: As a matter of fact, I never had any doubt here, Carla. Behold the sealed envelope. Please open it and read the contents.
[Sam hands an envelope to Carla, who opens it and reads its contents]
Carla LeBec: "I, Sam Malone, will sleep with Rebecca Howe on the night of April 19, 1990." When did you write this?
Sam Malone: This morning. I write a new one every day.
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References The Jazz Singer (1927) See more »


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Written by Lew Brown, Ray Henderson and Buddy G. DeSylva
Performed by Bebe Neuwirth
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Lilith is taking singing lessons, Rebecca decides to check out Robin's charge d'affaires, and Woody decides to take in a roommate.
5 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another great episode. The Woody storyline could have been better, but Sam & Rebecca's and Frasier & Lilith's were golden. The stunt Rebecca pulls in the elevator has to be one of the highlight moments of her character on the series. Frasier and Lilith's storyline was also very cute. Lilith decides to take singing lessons "so she can sing to Frasier without frightening five years of growth out of him," as Frasier put it. The guys at the bar, including Frasier, all make fun of her until she showcases her talent and makes them eat their words. This, however, is actually a plot-hole. Lilith had already sung twice on the show in "Dinner at Eight-ish" and "The Cranemakers."

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