Cheers (1982–1993)
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Rebecca Gaines, Rebecca Loses 

Rebecca is having her rich man obsession again, the object of her affection this time being Mr. Gaines. Although she has never really had any interest in him before, their shared knowledge ... See full summary »


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Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 5 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Kirstie Alley ... Rebecca Howe
Rhea Perlman ... Carla Tortelli
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff Clavin
Woody Harrelson ... Woody Boyd
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Frances Sternhagen ... Esther Clavin
Jackie Swanson ... Kelly Boyd
Richard Doyle ... Mr. Walter Gaines
George Hearn ... George
Robert Cornthwaite ... Hives
Paul Willson ... Paul Krapence
Calvin Remsberg Calvin Remsberg ... Baritone
Renata Scott Renata Scott ... Party Guest


Rebecca is having her rich man obsession again, the object of her affection this time being Mr. Gaines. Although she has never really had any interest in him before, their shared knowledge of classical music - for her, it's more of a loathing due to her forced classical music upbringing - brings them together. He invites her over to his house for an evening of classical music. This evening is not quite what either expects, which in turn makes Rebecca do some things she probably would like to forget. Rebecca ultimately comes to a realization about her rich man obsession in general, but she has to translate that realization into action. Meanwhile, Cliff and Ma Clavin are feuding. By Cliff's words, the tone of his voice, his actions and absence of any trace of Mrs. Clavin when Carla, Norm and Paul break into Cliff's apartment, the threesome are convinced that he has murdered her. Written by Huggo

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Did You Know?


Cliff has placed his mother in a nursing home but everyone at the bar thinks he has murdered her. Earlier in the day when this episode was to air, a real-life postal worker in California murdered his mother. At first, NBC was not going to air the episode. They aired the show, but pulled all advertising of it because it had everyone talking about the possible murder of Cliff's mother. See more »


Dr. Frasier Crane: [to Carla, Norm and Paul] If you really think Cliff is capable of murdering his mother, why do you remain his friends?
Paul Krapence: He's my ride.
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References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »


Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children)
Composed by Gustav Mahler
Performed by Calvin Remsberg
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Rear Window Revisited
19 September 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

There are two interesting plots here. The first involves a misunderstanding. Mr. Gaines, Kelly's dad and Woody's father in law, invites Rebecca to his house for an evening of Mahler. She doesn't understand she is to be the bartender and leaps to the conclusion that a rich man is interested in her. In the much funnier plot, Cliff talks his mother into going into a retirement community, but the guys at Cheers believe he has killed her. Of course, all the dialogue promotes this idea. We move into the next episode with these two events moving things along.

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6 May 1993 (USA) See more »

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