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Rebecca Gaines, Rebecca Loses is the twenty-third episode of the eleventh season of the NBC series Cheers.


After Woody, Kelly and her father Walter arrive at Cheers talking about classical music (they'd been to a symphony), Rebecca joins in the conversation and impresses Walter. He invites her to a society function. Rebecca thinks it is a date and is thrilled to bits – but is in for a shock when she arrives. Meanwhile, Esther Clavin has been put in a retirement home by Cliff, but while Cliff feels guilty, the others think he has murdered his mother.


  • This episode marks the final appearances of Esther Clavin and Walter Gaines in the series.
  • Rebecca mistakes the singer to be Raymond Burr. Raymond Burr was a Canadian-American actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside.
  • Cliff has placed his mother in a nursing home but everyone at the bar thinks he has murdered her. Earlier in the day when this episode was to air, a real-life postal worker in California murdered his mother. At first, NBC was not going to air the episode. They aired the show, but pulled all advertising of it because it had everyone talking about the possible murder of Cliff's mother.