A slot machine is accidentally sent to the bar. Everyone is hooked on playing it, which for them is not a bad thing as the machine is paying out to everyone, that is except to Rebecca. She ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Woody Boyd (credit only)
Cameron Thor ...
Marketing Analyst
Joe Costanza ...
Bradford English ...
William Long Jr. ...
Mr. Hoffmeyer
Delivery Man


A slot machine is accidentally sent to the bar. Everyone is hooked on playing it, which for them is not a bad thing as the machine is paying out to everyone, that is except to Rebecca. She sees her losing streak on the machine as a metaphor of her life. Feeling sorry for her, Sam has the machine rigged to pay out to Rebecca to make her feel better. That act doesn't quite come out as planned. Fortunes seem to be on the upswing for Norm. A stint on a beer tasting survey panel parlays itself into a paid position at the brewery as a quality taste tester. Norm is in seventh heaven and doesn't even feel the need to get paid for such work. The position is on a trial probation basis and Mike, Norm's supervisor, assures Norm that he has the job permanently despite having an interview with the company president, Mr. Hoffmeyer, which is just a formality. The formality may not be quite so when loser Rebecca gets indirectly involved. But Rebecca's slot machine experience and Norm's interview show ... Written by Huggo

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8 October 1992 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Norm Peterson says he is 43 in this episode, corresponding to actor George Wendt's age when the episode was shot. See more »


The slot machine works immediately after being unpacked from its crate, despite not having its coin hoppers filled first. Slot machines are not sold with money inside. See more »


Norm Peterson: Rebecca, has it ever occurred to you that maybe the reason you always lose is because you think you're going to lose?
Rebecca Howe: Oh, don't give me that crap. I tried that positive thinking stuff, and I knew it wouldn't work, and sure enough, it didn't.
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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »


This Old Man
Performed by George Wendt
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The King of Beers (#11.3)
28 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Norm is asked to participate in a focus group. He agrees as he finds out it is about beer. He has to drink different beer and talk about taste. Norm is so good at it they think of hiring him. He is all excited as this is what he loves to do. He just needs to talk to the main guy and he messes it up after talking to Rebecca who passes her insecurity to Norm.

I must say I feel really bad Norm didn't get this job! He would be perfect for it and would love it. The way he cried and kissed those huge beer containers was just too cute. And he was so verbose about beer, the way he described it was great.

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