Carla, questioning Rebecca's potential parenting skills, bets her $5 that she can't take care of an egg for three days. Despite a rocky start, Rebecca seems like she's going to win the bet. Or does Carla have other things on her mind? Meanwhile, Norm is doing another paint job for the Cranes, during which Frasier accidentally falls on top of Norm, causing a bruised disk in Norm's back. Because Vera is away and Norm is immobile, Frasier suggests that Norm stay at their house on the couch until Vera returns. Lilith reluctantly agrees. Lilith ends up being at Norm's beck and call, especially getting him one beer after another. Just as Lilith is at the end of her rope, Norm offers his gratitude to her - she can't now kick him out. But there's another problem: Norm can't go to the bar, so the bar comes to Norm. How much will Lilith be able to handle of people, especially the Cheers gang, invading her house? Written by
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The title is based on the 1939 play, "The Man Who Came to Dinner." In the play a blowhard critic breaks his hip at a dinner party and must stay with the host until he heals, during which time his presence wreaks havoc on the host family. It was adapted for the screen in 1942 starring Monty Wooly, Ann Sheridan, and Bette Davis. See more
[Norm is providing a quote for a paint job
I think I can swing the whole thing today for, uh... what do you say, four hundred dollars?
Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane
Uh, that's a little pricey, isn't it?
Uh, all right. Well, say, two hundred, and you supply the food and beer?
Dr. Frasier Crane
Four hundred it is.
References This Old House
Those Were the Days
Music by Boris Foman
Lyrics by Eugene Raskin See more