Frasier finds out some juicy information about Rebecca from her college days, specifically that she was the party girl on campus and that her nickname was Backseat Becky. Although embarrassed by the information albeit one where how the nickname arose not divulged, Rebecca ultimately uses the nickname to her advantage. Meanwhile, Cliff and Ma Clavin, who is just like Cliff in the "know-it-all" department, are on a roller-coaster of emotions regarding the possible selling of their house to commercial developers. Cliff wants to sell in the name of progress, whereas Ma Clavin wants to preserve the memories of their lives in that house and not sell. Cliff and his Ma have to come to a consensus, but someone else or something else may beat them to the punch.
Did You Know?
If not mistaken, the set used for the interior of the Clavin's house is the same that was used when Sam and Diane were house hunting. On a similar subject, it was understood that Cliff and his mother shared an apartment (which did appear in at least one episode). See more
In the previous/first appearance of Ma Clavin in Cheers: Money Dearest
, Cliff set her up with millionaire Duncan Fitzgerald, hoping they would marry and he would become rich. Instead, she convinced Fitzgerald to give the bulk of his fortune to charity. Now, on being given a generous buyout offer on their home she leaps at the chance, as she laments "last night I was poor", and is now enamored with the wealth and opportunity selling their house offers. See more
Dr. Frasier Crane
All right, stop everything. I've got a major news flash. I just had lunch with Miss Howe's former college classmate, and it seems that she had a nickname at UConn.
Dr. Frasier Crane
Well, he wasn't sure how she came by this appellation, but it seems that at some point during her little sojourn there, she became known as... Backseat Becky.
[general laughter among the crowd
Boy, what do you suppose that means?
Woody, what that means is...
Cliff, Cliff, why don't you let someone who's been there tell it. ...
References The Way We Were