Cheers: Season 7, Episode 12

Please Mr. Postman (2 Feb. 1989)

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Cliff is saddled with the task of training a new postal employee, and he's not too happy about a rookie getting in his way. However he changes his tune when he meets her: Margaret 'Maggie' ... See full summary »

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Cliff is saddled with the task of training a new postal employee, and he's not too happy about a rookie getting in his way. However he changes his tune when he meets her: Margaret 'Maggie' O'Keefe. Maggie is as passionate about the post office as Cliff, and she vows, with his mentoring, to be the second best postal employee behind him. Maggie's post office passion transfers itself to Cliff, who is as surprised and as nervous as he's ever been to this revelation as it will be his first time with a woman. At their scheduled rendezvous at an out of the way motel, things are going well until a policeman comes by asking the motel guests about the stolen postal truck, obviously the one Maggie used to drive to the motel. Will Maggie's actions be a deal breaker for sex-starved Cliff? Meanwhile, in Sam's never ending quest to bed Rebecca, Frasier suggests that he find the one sensory stimulus that turns Rebecca's crank. She admits to Sam that she does have one, it being a song from her ... Written by Huggo

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In trying to uncover the song that turns Rebecca's "knees to butter", Sam asks her mother, who tells Sam that her favorite song was "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" by the Righteous Brothers. Sam later enters Rebecca's office with a tape player playing the song to tempt her; when the episode originally aired, the song was "You've Lost That Loving Feeling," but in the show's reruns in syndication and on home video (including DVD and streaming), the song is a different Righteous Brothers hit, "Unchained Melody." This is presumably due to licensing issues; there are several other "Cheers" episodes whose soundtracks have similar substitutions, although none with a different song by the same artist, and none in which the song title was mentioned in the show's dialogue. See more »

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Margaret 'Maggie' O'Keefe: [about Cliff not going to Canada with her] But Cliff, it'll be so terrible. I'll, I'll be so cold and all alone. Who will keep me warm?
Cliff Clavin: You'll do fine Margaret. Women have that extra layer of fat.
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You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
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Music & lyrics by Phil Spector, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Music Directed by John Scott as Johnny Scott
Performed by The Righteous Brothers
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Cliff's Heartbreaking Romance
30 April 2011 | by (New York, NY USA) – See all my reviews

What should have been a great episode is an uncomfortable mess, and I blame Annie Golden as Margaret O'Keefe.

See, the Cheers writers had found a formula they liked: establish a character (let's take Frasier) and give him a significant other that is an even more extreme version of themselves (like Lilith). They would later do the same thing with Woody and Kelly, so on paper Cliff and Margaret seemed like a perfect match. Unfortunately there's something about the way Ms. Golden carries herself that's not funny and only tragic... her delivery makes me want to weep with sorrow. Maybe it's her mousy movements or down-turned smile. She's missing the lighthearted UN-awareness that's essential to comedy, and she and Ratzenberger have zero chemistry together. She would appear on the show three more times, but I would have suggested producers re-cast the part and change the character's name, since she sucked the funny out of whatever scene she was in.

So Cliff has his first affair, and there's something almost cruel about giving the long-lonely Cliff his perfect match and then plucking her away- the guy gets laid one time and he has to pay for it with his career. Then his girl moves away and he can't be with her because of his commitment to his country. Too heavy, too dark for this series.

Meanwhile Sam discovers Rebecca's sexual button: The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling." When he goes to play the song, though, we hear another Righteous Brothers' number, "Unchained Melody." Nobody seems to notice that they're not playing the correct song, and this wasn't a DVD music change... this is the way the episode originally aired. Confused? We all are.

By the time Annie gets Cliff kicked out of the Garden of Eden for tasting the Forbidden Fruit the last song we want to hear is "The Ballad Of The Green Berets," but it ends the episode and puts a bizarre spin on the proceedings. This is not a comedy... this is a heart-breaking story of love, loss and the pain of existence. Let's leave the heavy stuff to "Punky Brewster."

GRADE: C-


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