Rebecca Howe -
Kirstie Alley played Rebecca Howe, a neurotic
business woman on the situation comedy CHEERS/NBC/1982-93.
While working as manager at Cheers, a bar in
Boston, Rebecca was constantly propositioned by
Sam Malone (Ted Danson), the head bartender.
One day, Rebecca told Sam there was one special
song that made her melt when she heard it. Under
its influence, Rebecca would be likely to do
anything, even with Sam.
She was confident he'd never guess the right
one. Sam, however, using his ingenuity, called
Rebecca's mother and discovered her Achilles
heel was the song "You've Lost That Loving
Feeling" by the Righteous Brothers.
Armed with a tape recording of the song and
hopeful of a swift conquest, Sam entered
Rebecca's office and clicked on the song.
Summoning all her strength, Rebecca fought the
urge to kiss Sam.
Disappointed, Sam left the office defeated. With
Sam gone, Rebecca let the music work its charms
and she became very amorous. Accountant Norm
Peterson (George Wendt) just happened to enter
her office at fever's pitch and mistaking Norm
for a returning Sam, she planted a passionate
kiss on the unsuspecting bar patron.
Later in the series, Rebecca fell in love with
millionaire business man Robin Colcord (Roger
Rees). On two separate occasions he flew each of
the Righteous Brother (Bill Medley & Bobby
Hatfield) to sing their songs to her in person.
Bobby Hattfield sang "Unchained Melody" at
Rebecca's failed wedding ceremony to Robin.
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