Rebecca cuts off unemployed Norm for being unable to pay his hefty bar tab. To pay off Norm's bar tab, Sam convinces Rebecca to give Norm a job at the bar, ultimately deciding on painting her "unneeded to be painted" office. Based partly on a telephone call that Rebecca receives from her boss and unrequited love Evan Drake, Norm and Rebecca begin to bond, this being the first human emotion Rebecca has shown anyone at Cheers. Based on this new bond, Rebecca asks Norm to paint her apartment. Since Norm tells Sam and Carla a bit about what happened between him and Rebecca, Sam sees this new painting job as his next "in" into Rebecca's personal life. Written by
Did You Know?
Rebecca, played by Kirstie Alley
, tells Sam that she was born in San Diego. Sam asks "San Diego, California," to which Rebecca responds "No, Kansas." Alley was born in Kansas. See more
After Norm accidentally paints the door frame then tries to clean it off, streaks of paint appear and disappear between shots. See more
You know, I'll tell you something lady. There was a time when I was considering making love to you, but now it's out of the question. As a matter of fact, you know, I wouldn't make love to you if asked me - if you begged me - to make love to you, I wouldn't. Go ahead, just ask me. Just try. See what happens.
Would you make love to me?
Well OK, but just once.
References Paint Your Wagon