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Cliff is downing prescription pills to relieve a work stress-related skin condition. He is, however, taking more than the prescribed dosage. Cliff finds out a side effect of massive dosage,... See full summary »

Director:

Andy Ackerman

Writers:

Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Bebe Neuwirth ... Dr. Lilith Sternin
Phyllis Katz Phyllis Katz ... Brenda Balzak
Lorelle Brina Lorelle Brina ... Viper
Donna Fuller Donna Fuller ... Talk Show Lady
Marsha Kramer Marsha Kramer ... Talk Show Lady
Marti Muller Marti Muller ... Talk Show Lady
Audrey Rapoport ... Talk Show Lady
Mark Arnott ... Mark
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Cliff is downing prescription pills to relieve a work stress-related skin condition. He is, however, taking more than the prescribed dosage. Cliff finds out a side effect of massive dosage, a fact the gang at the bar won't let him forget. Meanwhile, Lilith has written a new book, Good Girls/Bad Boys, the book's premise being that women are initially attracted to what she deems bad boys. However, as women get over that need, they will seek out stable good boys. Lilith is promoting the book on a local women's afternoon talk show. Frasier, not wanting to be the only man in the audience, talks Sam into going with him. At the show, Lilith wants the discussion to be on the scientific merits of her research, whereas Brenda Balzac, the host, is more interested in the salacious aspects of the book's title. In the audience, she sees both Frasier and Sam, who she deems to be the typical good boy and bad boy as portrayed in Lilith's book. An outcome of the show is that Frasier wants to become a ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1990 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Radio/TV host Glenn Beck appeared briefly in this episode, wearing a dark jacket over a gray shirt. He is easily seen talking to a woman in a brown suit to his left. During the following scene in which Woody Harrelson and Rhea Perlman led the customers in singing "We Will Rock You", Mr. Beck pounded and clapped as well, with both hands. Ms. Perlman sometimes gets between Mr. Beck and the camera at different points in this scene. See more »

Goofs

When the group is sitting at the end of the bar kidding Cliff about the side effects of his medicine, there appears to be a large chunk of ice floating in Norm's beer mug. The shot changes and when it returns to Norm, the ice is gone and the level of the beer is now below where it was floating. See more »

Quotes

Viper: [to Frasier] You're getting dull on me, Slash.
[Frasier is unaware that Lilith is standing behind him]
Frasier: Oh, listen Viper, if caring for the one you love, caring for your children, if paying attention to your career and home, if these things be dull, then may I be the dullest man who ever lived.
Lilith: [passionately] You are, Frasier, you are.
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We Will Rock You
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Composed by Brian May
Performed by Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, Woody Harrelson,George Wendt, and Glenn Beck and the other extras
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Yes, Pretty Bad
1 September 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Lilith writes a book and is asked to talk about it on a women's TV show. Sam goes with Frasier to watch and before long they are participants. Sam is a bad boy. Frasier is a good boy. The women go nuts for Sam. So Frasier feels he needs to assert his masculinity. There is kind of a sick thing going on with Cliff. Not up to the usual standards.


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