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Cheers: Daddy's Little Middle-Aged Girl

1110. Daddy's Little Middle-Aged Girl

Aired December 10, 1992

Rebecca's father, Navy Captain Franklin Howe (Robert Prosky), visits Boston and takes stock of his daughter's life. Meanwhile, Woody insists that he and Kelly live in his cramped apartment.

Quote from Woody

Sam: You think Kelly's gonna be happy in that little place of yours?
Woody: Well, what does it matter? I'm the husband. I call the shots.
Frasier: Isn't that rather sexist, Woody?
Woody: Well you've got to understand. That's how I was brought up. Back in Hanover, the man is the king of the castle. When he gives an order, all his wives have to listen.
Frasier: Wives, Woody?
Woody: Wife. I said wife, singular. [laughs] I mean, the thought that a man could have more than one wife, that's preposterous. I mean, I not to mention illegal. I know that. So do all the citizens of Hanover.

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Quote from Frasier

Norm: Anybody else curious about Hanover?
Frasier: Come on, Norm, I'm sure it's just a a normal, rural, small, little farm town. I'm sure Woody's stories are all greatly exaggerated.
Norm: Want to go there?
Frasier: What, end up as a human sacrifice to the corn god? Thank you, no.

Quote from Cliff

Carla: Hey, guys. Guys, guess what grown-up bar manager is still getting an allowance from her Navy dad.
Woody: Who?
Sam: An allowance, huh? That explains how she can afford a fancy car and that apartment of hers.
Cliff: Boy, imagine somebody getting an allowance at her age, huh? [scoffs] My ma cut me off when I was 30. No ifs, ands or buts, and it hurt, I tell you. Hurt like hell. Oh, but it had a happy ending.
Norm: Made you more self-reliant, Cliffie?
Cliff: Nah, nah, a couple years later, her pension fund went bankrupt. She had to come crawling to me for some dough. Yeah, I just gave her the old horse laugh. What goes around, huh, boys?

Quote from Norm

Franklin Howe: God, this place makes me sick. Bunch of indolent do-nothings sitting around on their fat cans.
Norm: You know, if you squint really hard, it could be Vera.

Quote from Rebecca

Rebecca: Listen, I need your help. Listen, my my dad can be kind of critical, so let's not go into some of the dumber things that I've done while I've worked here.
Carla: Well, what are we gonna talk to him about?
Rebecca: I don't know. You could talk to him about anything. Talk to him about the weather. Just my dad sort of thinks that I'm some sort of screw up.
All: No!
Rebecca: Very funny. It all started when my dad took me as a little girl on a tour of his aircraft carrier, and I well, to make a long story short, I... I shot something off the boat. One international incident, and I am branded for life.

Quote from Norm

Norm: It's got to be just so demeaning, you know? You're living your life on the dole the whole time take, take, take.
Sam: [gives Norm a beer] You want that on your tab?
Norm: Yeah, please. How can she look at herself in the mirror? I would die of embarrassment.

Quote from Frasier

Rebecca: It was terrific. You know, when I was a kid, I used to be afraid of my dad 'cause he was sort of pushy and overbearing, but I'll tell you, we have really learned to communicate. It's just like two adults, one on one.
Carla: You mean like one adult asks the other one for a raise in their allowance, and the other adult says, "Okay, Pookie"? [Norm chuckles]
Rebecca: Very, very funny, Carla.
Frasier: Now, now, now, let's not all jump down Rebecca's throat. I received a stipend from my father for a time, a little out-of-pocket money to spend as I saw fit on entertainment, what have you. So, you see, I've been through exactly what Rebecca's going through right now.
Rebecca: Thank you, Frasier.
Frasier: And then, I turned 11.

Quote from Rebecca

Franklin Howe: Pookie, I've been doing some thinking. We've got to talk. Sit down.
Rebecca: Not another review.
Franklin Howe: Yes. Another review. Princess, we have a situation here. Now, I've butted out of your life for 39 years.
Rebecca: Thirty-five, Daddy.
Franklin Howe: Honey, I was there.

Quote from Cliff

Cliff: Normie, it's the Kennedys.
Norm: Let's go tell the guys downstairs.
Cliff: No, no, no, I've got a camera with me. Here, quick, get a snapshot. I'll... I'll pretend I'm with them. I'll be nonchalant, okay?
Ethel Kennedy: Oh, would you guys like a picture?
Norm: Oh, that would be great. Do you mind?
Ethel Kennedy: No, no.
Norm: You sure you don't mind?
Cliff: Great, thank you. Thank you.
Norm: Okay.
[Norm and Cliff stand side-by-side, opposite the Kennedys, as Ethel Kennedy takes their picture]
Cliff: [chuckling] That's great. All right.
Norm: Thank you so much.
Cliff: Thank you. Appreciate it.
Norm: Nice to see you.
Ethel Kennedy: Nice to meet you. Bye.
Norm: Yeah. Bye-bye.
Cliff: All right! Hey!

Quote from Cliff

Norm: What you doing?
Cliff: I'm, uh, writing a little letter here to that Russian cosmonaut who's stranded in the space station up there.
Norm: How are you gonna get it to him?
[Cliff balls up the paper and throws it away]

Quote from Woody

Woody: [answers the phone] Cheers. Hi, honey. Oh, now, let's not go through this again. I thought we already had it decided. We're gonna stay in my apartment. Well, how do you know you don't like it? You haven't seen it yet. Trust me, Kelly, you're gonna come to love Chinatown. Now... Now, don't forget, our place is the one right next to the shop with the beheaded ducks draining in the window. Well, I love you, too. Bye-bye. [smacks lips]

Quote from Woody

Sam: What was that all about?
Woody: Well, uh, since our wedding, Kelly and I have been living in one of the Gaines' guest houses. Now she wants to get a house of our own, but I can't afford it, so I think we should just live in my old apartment.
Sam: You kept your apartment the whole time?
Woody: Well, I kind of had to. I have a ten-year lease.
Sam: How did you get stuck with a ten-year lease?
Woody: I had to do some pretty fancy talking. I save ten bucks a month. That's money in my pocket.

Quote from Carla

Carla: Ooh, nobody told me the fleet was in. So what can I get you, you silver-haired boy toy?
Franklin Howe: I'm looking for Rebecca Howe.
Carla: Why do you want hamburger when you can have fillet mignon?
Franklin Howe: She's my daughter.
Carla: Ooh.

Quote from Sam

Sam: Hi there, I'm sorry. Uh, did I hear you right, that you're Rebecca Howe's father?
Franklin Howe: That's right. Captain Franklin E. Howe, United States Navy.
Sam: Oh, I'm Sam Malone. You know, maybe she mentioned me to you.
Franklin Howe: Yes, you're the bright young fellow who tried to have a baby with my daughter without the sanctity of wedlock.
Sam: So, my name came up then.
Franklin Howe: I have just one question for you. What the hell were you thinking, boy? What the hell were you thinking?
Sam: Um, well, we were both thinking, sir, that, you know, because we're such good friends... We weren't in love, yes, that's true, but we thought maybe we could be a, you know, mommy and a daddy without the commitment and the other stuff. I know... I know saying this right now sounds kind of even to me, it sounds... Is it hot in here or is it just me?

Quote from Carla

Rebecca: Everybody, I want you to meet my father. You can just call him Brig. That's his nickname. They call him Brig because he put so many sailors in jail.
Carla: Then, why don't they call me Brig?

Quote from Rebecca

Rebecca: [to the guys at the bar] Anyway, I just... It's just very important that he thinks that I know what I'm doing, so let let's not bring things up like losing the liquor license or, uh, or the flood. And God forbid, do not mention the fire.
[meanwhile, Woody serves Franklin Howe:]
Franklin Howe: She lost the liquor license, and then she flooded the place?
Woody: That's not the capper. [chuckling] Then, she burned it down.
Franklin Howe: Oh, Pookie. You burned down the bar.
Rebecca: I know, I was gonna tell you, but I thought you'd be mad.
Franklin Howe: I see. It's the playroom incident all over again.

Quote from Woody

Kelly: Hi, Woody.
Woody: Oh, hi, honey. Did you find the apartment?
Kelly: Yes, Mr. Smarty-Pants, I found it. Very funny. Now, where's your real apartment?
Woody: What are you talking about?
Kelly: Woody, the place you gave me directions to was this stinky little room with bars on the window and an old Farrah Fawcett poster on the wall.
Woody: Hey, I'm married, not dead.

Quote from Kelly

Kelly: Woody, please let my family buy us a house. Don't make me go back to that place.
Woody: Kelly, that's our home. That's all I can afford, and that's where we're gonna live.
Kelly: [sighs] Well, Mr. "No wife of mine will have her family buy us a house even if we have to live like peasants" Boyd, if you insist, then I guess I have no choice.
Woody: Well, first of all, that's not my name. And second of all, I do insist.
Kelly: Fine, I'll move my furniture in first thing this afternoon. I have to tell you, Woody Boyd, this is the worst day of my life, and I wish I was dead. [cheerily] Bye, everybody.
[As Kelly goes to leave, Navy Captain Franklin Howe enters and holds the door open for her.]
Kelly: [hands over a tip] Oh. Thank you.

Quote from Woody

Franklin Howe: Hey, pretty boy! Where's my daughter?
Woody: Well, she's in the office. You want me to go get her?
Sam: No, Woody, I think he was talking to me.
Woody: [chuckles] Oh, right. Maybe a few years ago.

Quote from Sam

Franklin Howe: Well, Malone, how long do you think she can stay in there?
Rebecca: Sorry to say, sir, for a long time. There's food in there, there's water, and the sofa pulls out into a bed.
Franklin Howe: Well, there's a shock, sex boy.
Sam: Hey. You asked...

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