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Feeble Attraction 

Due to declining business since he has decided not to work, Norm has to fire his secretary, the mild mannered Doris. He writes her a letter of reference, which in her warped mind she ... See full summary »


Andy Ackerman


Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 7 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Kirstie Alley ... Rebecca Howe
Rhea Perlman ... Carla Tortelli
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff Clavin
Woody Harrelson ... Woody Boyd
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Cynthia Stevenson ... Doris
Michael Holden ... Joe
John Pappas ... Phil
Peter Schreiner Peter Schreiner ... Pete


Due to declining business since he has decided not to work, Norm has to fire his secretary, the mild mannered Doris. He writes her a letter of reference, which in her warped mind she misconstrues as a love letter. She confesses her supposed mutual love for Norm. Despite subtle and not so subtle hints from Norm, Doris just won't leave him alone. Frasier tells Norm that she is suffering from lack of self-esteem and he needs to build up her confidence to get rid of her. But a confession by Doris as to why she wasn't attracted to him when she worked for him gives Norm the idea of how best to get her to stop loving him. Meanwhile, Woody and Rebecca bore the gang with their respective stories. Woody's is about the coldest day ever in Boston, knowledge of which ultimately comes in handy. Rebecca's is about the antique desk that Robin has given her as a gift. He has let her know that there is a ring associated with the desk, the 'where' he will divulge to her next he sees her in two weeks. ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

7 December 1989 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Frasier calls Doris the Morton Salt Girl. Morton Salt is an American food company producing salt for food, water conditioning, industrial, agricultural, and road/highway use. The "Morton"s Salt girl" also known as the Umbrella Girl has a bright yellow dress, an over sized umbrella and covered in rain water. See more »


Woody says it's the second coldest day in Boston's history. This is not true. The coldest day in Boston for 1989 was -16 degrees on December 23, 1989. Boston has seen multiple colder days throughout the 20th century. See more »


Norm Peterson: Anybody seen Doris around here?
Sam Malone: Oh, yeah, little gal with a Moe Howard haircut?
Norm Peterson: Oh, yeah.
Sam Malone: I thought you got rid of her.
Norm Peterson: Gee Sammy, I'm trying to. I can't shake the girl. I mean, I come in Cheers, she's here. I go upstairs to go plug the parking meter, she's there. I come back in Cheers, she's here. Sammy, it's like somehow she's figured out my whole routine.
Doris: [enters the bar] Oh, oh Mr. Peterson. Somehow I knew I'd find you here when you weren't at the parking meter. Could I warm up your seat for...
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References Fatal Attraction (1987) See more »


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Performed by Cynthia Stevenson
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