Cheers: Season 7, Episode 6

Norm, Is That You? (8 Dec. 1988)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Drama
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The Cranes are having their apartment redone and have called in renowned designer, Ivan. They've also got Norm doing the prep work and painting. However, Ivan's ideas are all form and no ... See full summary »

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The Cranes are having their apartment redone and have called in renowned designer, Ivan. They've also got Norm doing the prep work and painting. However, Ivan's ideas are all form and no function. On top of that, he's snobbish and dictatorial. So they fire him. Inadvertently, Norm, by just moving a chair in their living room so that he can spackle a wall, causes Lilith and Frasier to gush about the great placement of the chair in its new location. Norm really does show his talent for what he calls color and "where to place the ottoman", and he is hired to design the Crane's apartment, which he wants kept secret from everyone at the bar. The design turns out to be exactly what Lilith and Frasier want. The Cranes recommend Norm to their yuppie friends of friends, Kim and Robert Cooperman, who also want their place redone. Norm's initial meeting with the Coopermans doesn't start off well. It's because, as Frasier tells him, the Coopermans are snobs who expect their designers, to use ... Written by Huggo

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The title comes from the movie Norman... Is That You? (1976). See more »

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Cliff Clavin: [with Sam, Woody and Carla, after overhearing Norm's conversation with interior decorating clients about his sexuality] Norm, how could you do this to us?
Norm Peterson: What, do what?
Cliff Clavin: We're your best friends. I can't believe you didn't feel close enough to share this part of your life with us.
Norm Peterson: This part, what... Guys, I'm straight. I'm not gay.
Cliff Clavin: No, no, who cares about that. You can get stuff at wholesale.
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Bite Me I Love You
30 April 2011 | by (New York, NY USA) – See all my reviews

This episode, in my humble opinion, marks the beginning of the show's second Golden Age, which would last all the way to the end of Season Eight. (The first Golden Age was Seasons 3-5.)

The characters all seem to find their new grooves: Frasier and Lilith are the yuppie power couple, Norm becomes a Professional Mooch, Cliff is finally embracing his insanity, and Rebecca is enjoying the downtime between breakdowns. If I could pinpoint a moment when the writers had found their stride for the "new" Cheers it would be right here.

The episode is a classic sexuality farce in which Norm pretends to be gay to get work as an interior decorator. Rebecca's weight becomes the subject of jokes, and if anyone associated with the show knew how big she'd actually get they would surely have kept their mouths shut.

A classic episode with a ton of laughs. What's not to love?

KIM: Kiss, kiss...

LILITH: Yes, yes.

GRADE: A+


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