Cheers: Season 6, Episode 5

The Crane Mutiny (29 Oct. 1987)

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Frasier is feeling pressured by Lilith to get married, and he doesn't like it. He wants to be the man in the relationship and make the decisions. But this relationship is the first one he's... See full summary »



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Frasier is feeling pressured by Lilith to get married, and he doesn't like it. He wants to be the man in the relationship and make the decisions. But this relationship is the first one he's ever had where he does feel sexually desirable in an animalistic sense, and wants to know what that may feel like with another woman. Norm, Cliff, Tim and Alan convince him that Rebecca has the hots for him, and Cliff even manages to get Rebecca to inadvertently give Frasier that impression. The questions become whether Frasier will decide to pursue Rebecca, which means dumping Lilith, and if he does what both Rebecca and Lilith's reactions will be. Meanwhile, the power struggle between Sam and Rebecca at the bar continues, the biggest bone of contention being who's photograph should hang in the bar: the ex-bar owner and pseudo-celebrity Sam or the current bar manager Rebecca. Written by Huggo

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The episode title alludes to a famous 1951 novel by Herman Wouk called The Caine Mutiny. The book was subsequently made into a movie that starred Humphrey Bogart See more »


Frazier interrupts Norm and Cliff playing checkers, to announce that he has dumped Lilith, to pursue Rebecca. Norm's last move on the board is a triple jump, however Cliff's checkers are not even close to one another. See more »


Dr. Lilith Sternin: [to Rebecca, who she thinks is having an affair with Frasier] You and I are both mature women, and I think we should handle this openly and with civility. Believe me, I could be doing you a very big favor. Frasier is not an easy man to live with. He's obsessively compulsive about neatness. The sex is good, but he pouts unless you compliment his performance. Fortunately, his male ego can be satisfied with a simple, "Thank you, Conan".
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References Gunsmoke (1955) See more »

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The Crane Mutiny (#6.5)
31 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Lilith want to get married and Frasier is upset as he didn't have many women in his life. Cliff and Norm play a joke by making him believe that Rebecca is into him and it gets Frasier into lots of trouble because he wants to break up with Lilith to go after Rebecca and as he realizes Rebecca doesn't even know who he is it is too late since Lilith already knows. At the end he still proposes to her.

Finally a Frasier episode! I was just about to complain that I don't see enough of him on this season And Frasier/Lilith episodes are always the best. He is absolutely hilarious in this one. Him interacting with Rebecca were some wonderful scenes.

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