Season 9 Episode 5

Ma Always Liked You Best

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 18, 1990 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Esther: Oh, Woody, you're like the son I never had.
      Cliff: What about me, Ma?
      Esther: You're the son I did have.

    • Esther: I can love you both for different reasons; Woody, I can love you because you're generous, kind, and strong, and Clifford, I can love you because I'm your biological mother and nature dictates there be a bond.

    • Cliff: Ma, when are you gonna stop taking pot shots at me?
      Esther: When it stops being fun.

    • (Norm is stuck in a window.)
      Frasier: Is that Norm? I didn't recognize you without the barstool attached.

    • Cliff: I know your wily ways. You're forgettin' I am a graduate of the Esther Clavin School of Emotional Blackmail.
      Esther: Well that and a nickel will get you a civil service job.

    • Esther: I'd have to care to be mad.

    • Norm: Your ma's in town?
      Cliff: Yup.
      Norm: Why don't you pick her up?
      Cliff: No, Normie that would set exactly the wrong tone for this visit. I know why she's here. She wants to move back in with me. But she can just forget it. I tell you. She's not going to be running my life like she did when I was in my mid-30s. No siree sir.
      Woody: I don't get it, Mr. Clavin. I thought you liked your ma a lot.
      Norm: A whole lot.
      Frasier: Too much to be healthy really.

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