Season 10 Episode 20

Smotherly Love

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 27, 1992 on NBC

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  • A three-plot episode: 1) Dealing with Lilith's mother; 2) Norm's bar tab; 3) Sam's Atlantic City pick-up.

    I liked this episode. There were some good script exchanges, such as between Woody and Frasier as documented in the Episode Summary: "Appaarently me, Dr. Crane." And Carla meets her match in Betty Sternin, the fire in Carla's sarcasm disappears.

    The theme of the magentic character of Sam is resurrected, as Sam persuades a total stranger to take him to Atlantic City. And as a sub-plot to that theme, there is an amusing spinoff plot regarding Norm's bar tab - presented as a filled loose-leaf binder.

    None of this diminished the primary plot: dealing with Lilith's overbearing mother, and Lilith's quest to stand up to her. Betty's reaction to her finally standing up is an interesting twist.