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The King of Beers 

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 »

Director:

John Ratzenberger

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Kirstie Alley ... Rebecca Howe
Rhea Perlman ... Carla Tortelli
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff Clavin
Woody Harrelson ... Woody Boyd (credit only)
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Bebe Neuwirth ... Dr. Lilith Sternin
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Cliff Bemis ... Mike
Cameron Thor Cameron Thor ... Marketing Analyst
Paul Willson ... Paul Krapence
Joe Costanza Joe Costanza ... Ray
Bradford English Bradford English ... Chuck
William Long Jr. William Long Jr. ... Mr. Hoffmeyer
Mirron E. Willis Mirron E. Willis ... Delivery Man
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1992 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

In the last scene involving the slot machine, the reels change position in the first shot after Rebecca hits the jackpot. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

This Old Man
(uncredited)
Performed by George Wendt
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