Season 3 Episode 21

The Executive's Executioner

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 07, 1985 on NBC



  • Quotes

    • [Mr. Hecht, Norm's boss, confronts him in Cheers' restroom]
      Mr. Hecht: We want you to be our corporate killer.
      Norm: The guy who fires people?
      Mr. Hecht: That's right. You see, we decided that terminating employees puts too much stress on our executives. We think you'll be perfect.
      Norm: Why me?
      Mr. Hecht: Because studies have shown that, uh, it's particularly humiliating when you're fired by somebody who's clearly and markedly superior to yourself. And, uh, that just wouldn't be the case with you, Norman. See, uh, you're just an ordinary Joe. As a matter of fact, we, uh, we checked out your homelife. You have absolutely nothing anyone could possibly envy or resent.
      Norm: I'm honored, sir. But I, this, this sounds like a horrible job, frankly.
      Mr. Hecht: It's a 300% raise and if you don't take it you're fired.
      Norm: Sir, I will have you know that I cannot be bought... and I cannot be threatened; but you put the two together and I'm your man.