Season 7 Episode 7

How to Win Friends and Electrocute People

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 15, 1988 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Sam : I cannot believe you made that gesture to that guy!
      Lilith : I see people make that gesture to Frasier all the time.
      Sam : Yeah, but Frasier's not driving an 18-wheeler with a little bumper sticker that says "Insured by Smith and Westin."
      Lilith : Well, he cut me off.
      Sam : That happens all the time. It doesn't mean that you gun it up to 80 and run the guy off the road.
      Lilith : I blew his doors off, didn't I?
      Sam : And the last thing you want to do is stop the car, get out and start poking the finger in the folds of his neck.
      Lilith : I wasn't afraid. I thought you could handle him.
      Sam: Yeah, well I tried, didn't I?
      Lilith : Oh yes. That vicious head butt to his fist send him reeling.

    • Carla: Hey Cliff, when you were in the hospital did they give you a lobotomy? I mean it suits ya.

    • Woody: Sam's giving Dr. Sternin driving lessons.
      Cliff: Shouldn't he be giving her personality lessons. (gets shocked)

    • Frasier: Where is Mr. Clavin?
      Nurse: He was just discharged.
      Frasier: Oh great! Just my luck. (Cliff walks in behind him) I'm the one who gets to run all over town to find a stupid card for the idiot Clavin and he isn't even here. (Turns around and sees Cliff) Just a token of how much we care.

    • Norm: Yeah, why wasn't it the stupidest?
      Frasier: Well frankly it lacks meaningless statistics and inane historical trivia. Say where is Cliff anyway?
      Sam: Yeah is he still in hospital?
      Norm: I don't know. How's he doin'?
      Sam: I thought you were gonna go see him.
      Norm: Well I tried. I mean I got as far as the hospital lobby but you know that smell of alcohol makes me really queasy. (motions for a beer refill)

    • (Lilith asks Sam to teach her how to drive.)
      Lilith: How do you think I'll do?
      Sam: I've never had a woman in a car that didn't do great.
      Lilith: Wonderful. You teach me to drive and I'll help you with your sense of humor.

    • Frasier: Great news everybody. Lilith and I have just gotten back from the auto club.
      Lilith: We have the complete itinerary for our motoring trip through the USA in our Chevrolet.
      Frasier: It's a Mercedes, dear.
      Lilith: That was a joke, Frasier.
      Frasier: Oh I forgot I married a madcap.

    • Rebecca: The Globe's doing an article on women who run pubs and now he wants to take my picture. I really dread this.
      Sam: Why?
      Rebecca: Because I get so tensed up in front of a camera. All of a sudden I look like something the cat coughed up.
      Carla: Ooo, can I have an 8x10 for my mantlepiece?
      Rebecca: How about a 2x4 for your bridgework?

    • Al: (pressing the shock therapy button) Dance, mailman, dance.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The episode title is a play on "How To Win Friends and Influence People", a self-help book by Dale Carnegie written in the 1930s. It was on the New York Times best-seller list for 10 years.

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