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    dvenyce

    [1]Jun 18, 2009
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    To the best of my knowledge Norms' wife Vera was never shown on Cheers. The closest to seeing Vera was Season 5 Episode 9 Thanksgiving Orphans. Whne she entered enteren at the end but Dianne threw the pie which hit her.

    Does anyone know the reason for the producers/writters decision to not show her?

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    chipsaugratin

    [2]Jun 18, 2009
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    The only reason I would suggest is that it has been a staple type of running gag for many sitcoms over the years. Examples: On the "Mary Tyler Moore" show, there was Phyllis' husband Lars, talked of but never seen or heard. On "Rhoda" Carlton the Doorman, heard but never seen. On "Frasier," Niles' wife Maris, spoken of but never seen or heard. On "Cheers" Vera, heard, parts of her seen, never her face seen. On "Home Improvement" the neighbour Wilson, heard, but his face never fully seen until the series finale. On the Judd Hirsch sitcom "Dear John" 1 member of the singles group, a tall older gentleman, never had any dialogue. On "Will & Grace" Karen's husband Stan.

    Edited on 06/22/2009 8:08am
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    HelloStuart

    [3]Jun 18, 2009
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    chipsaugratin wrote:

    The only reason I would suggest is that it has been a staple type of running gag for many sitcoms over the years. Examples: On the "Mary Tyler Moore" show, there was Phyllis' husband Lars, talked of but never seen or heard. On "Rhoda" Carlton the Doorman, heard but never seen. On "Frasier," Niles' wife Maris, spoken of but never seen or heard. On "Cheers" Vera, heard, parts of her seen, never her face seen. On "Home Improvement" the neighbour Wilson, heard, but his face never fully seen until the series finale. On the Judd Hirsch sitcom "Dear John" 1 member of the singles group, a tall older gentleman, never had any dialogue.


    Don't forget Al's mom on "Home Improvement" and Karen's husband on "Will & Grace."
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    drudager

    [4]Mar 29, 2012
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    HelloStuart wrote:
    chipsaugratin wrote:

    The only reason I would suggest is that it has been a staple type of running gag for many sitcoms over the years. Examples: On the "Mary Tyler Moore" show, there was Phyllis' husband Lars, talked of but never seen or heard. On "Rhoda" Carlton the Doorman, heard but never seen. On "Frasier," Niles' wife Maris, spoken of but never seen or heard. On "Cheers" Vera, heard, parts of her seen, never her face seen. On "Home Improvement" the neighbour Wilson, heard, but his face never fully seen until the series finale. On the Judd Hirsch sitcom "Dear John" 1 member of the singles group, a tall older gentleman, never had any dialogue.


    Don't forget Al's mom on "Home Improvement" and Karen's husband on "Will & Grace."


    And also so far Howard Wolowitz's mother on the "Big Bang Theory".
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