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Behind Every Great Woman

‘Behind Every Great Woman’

Season 3, Episode 19 -  Aired February 21, 1985

When Sam tries to impress a reporter who questions his intelligence, he tries to tap an unwitting Diane into sharing some pointers about art.

Quote from Norm

Norm: [enters] Afternoon, everybody.
All: Norm!
Sam: What would you like, Norm?
Norm: A reason to live. Keep them coming.

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Quote from Frasier

Sam: [comes out of his office] Diane, am I pronouncing this right? Giv-er-ny?
Diane: [French accent] Giverny.
Sam: Thank you.
Frasier: It seems every time we have a discussion about something, it turns into- What was that all about?
Diane: Sam is developing an interest in the Impressionists.
Frasier: Hmm.
Diane: Hmm, what?
Frasier: Hmm, this is suspicious. I think it's part of Sam's grand design to win you back.
Diane: Oh, not this again. You're starting to sound like a broken record.
Frasier: Oh, now you're saying that I'm redundant. That I repeat myself. That I say things over and over.

Quote from Norm

Norm: Cliffie had the Ton O'T-Bone. For less than four bucks you get 24 ounces of USDA choice beff.
Cliff: Beff? No, you mean beef.
Norm: Beef? Don't be ridiculous, Cliffie, that stuff is beff. It's a Hungry Heifer trademark for a processed, synthetic... What, uh, meat-like substance.
Cliff: Oh, no.
Norm: What do you expect for four bucks? You see me complain about the loobster?

Quote from Norm

Cliff: You look a little peaky there, my friend.
Norm: I'll be all right as soon my dinner settles in.
Sam: You didn't eat at the Hungry Heifer again?
Norm: Yes, I did. The place is all right. I just didn't order the right thing. I just couldn't resist the muscles.
Cliff: Hey, I love seafood.
Norm: No, there's a big burly waiter. He makes you shut up and eat.

Quote from Carla

Sam: Guys, does anybody remember anything that Diane has said about Impressionism?
Carla: No, but I know she makes a bad first one. After that, it gets worse.

Quote from Carla

Sam: I found out Paula likes French Impressionists, so I got to find some smart things to say. Yeah, she's an art buff and I'm a Paula-in-the-buff buff.
Carla: Give up on this one, Sammy.
Sam: Listen, I'm doing just fine. I've had two dates with her. As long as I keep throwing out Dianeisms, there's no problem.
Carla: Haven't you had your fill of dames like that? I thought that disaster with Diane would have soured you on brainy women. Or women. Or life.

Quote from Cliff

Norm: [enters with Cliff] Afternoon, everybody.
All: Norm!
Cliff: Afternoon, everybody. [silence]

Quote from Cliff

Carla: So how was your meal at the Hungry Heifer?
Norm: Well, Cliff was a little fussy at first, but I think I made a convert out of him.
Carla: Really?
Cliff: Well, yeah, my steak was a little gristly, but what do you expect from a place decorated with a mural depicting the Heimlich manoeuvre?

Quote from Sam

Sam: Oh, hey, guys, I got a letter from Coach. He's in Ohio.
Larry: What's he doing in Ohio?
Sam: Uh, a family reunion. There's some pictures in there of him with everybody.
Carla: Let me see.
Cliff: Whoa. Hey, that's a very attractive family there, Sam, but how come everybody but the Coach is black?
Sam: Well, that's not his family. He was sent an invitation by mistake. He didn't want to hurt anybody's feelings by not showing up.
Carla: Well, looks like they've accepted him.
Sam: Are you kidding? He's been going for the last six or seven years. In fact, I think next year they're going to have it at his place. It says here, "Send my love to everybody at Cheers." Then he signs it, "Uncle Whitey".

Quote from Sam

Diane: [to Frasier] You do repeat yourself on this subject. And it's very cynical of you not to believe that Sam is developing an appreciation, a genuine appreciation, for culture.
Sam: I'm sorry, Diane, just one more art question here.
Diane: What is it, Sam?
Sam: All right. Excuse me. Okay, now, this Rubens guy. Is this the same guy that invented that sandwich?
Diane: No, I don't think so.
Sam: Well, okay. I was just wondering, boy, 'cause I tell ya, the women in his paintings look like they really tuck away the groceries.
Frasier: [to Diane] You're right. He'll be a curator in no time.

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