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Bad Neighbor Sam 

John Allen Hill, a famous Manhattan restaurateur, has bought Melville's, which Rebecca thinks is going to boost business for Cheers. Hill and Sam's relationship starts off slowly and gets ... See full summary »

Director:

James Burrows

Writers:

Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Bebe Neuwirth ... Dr. Lilith Sternin
Keene Curtis ... John Allen Hill
Carl Mueller Carl Mueller ... Jeffrey
Sandy Edgerton Sandy Edgerton ... Hilary
Tamara Mark ... Martha
Philip Perlman ... Phil
E.E. Bell ... Bradley
Aileen Fitzpatrick Aileen Fitzpatrick ... Mrs. Armstrong
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John Allen Hill, a famous Manhattan restaurateur, has bought Melville's, which Rebecca thinks is going to boost business for Cheers. Hill and Sam's relationship starts off slowly and gets worse and worse. The first spoken threat from Hill is the fact that he actually owns the property of the bar's pool room and washrooms, implying that he wants Sam to meet all his demands or else. Hill wants a floor mat at the bottom of the interior stairs and wants to use the bar as the restaurant's lounge which includes treating Cheers' staff as Melville's staff. And a consequence of Hill's ownership of Melville's is that the bar is filled with a different yuppie clientele, who most importantly don't know that Norm's bar stool is only for Norm. But the last straw for Sam is that Hill wants his parking spot back, which Sam has always used to park his beloved Corvette. Sam and Hill refuse to do business with each other, which leads to Hill bricking off the bar's hallway - the one leading to his ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama

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Norm claims to have occupied the corner stool since the Ford administration. In an earlier episode, a customer who hadn't been to Cheers in twenty years recognized Norm immediately. Therefore, Norm has been a Cheers customer since the Nixon administration (or earlier) and changed stools during the Ford administration. See more »

Quotes

[Woody is phoning Kelly to find out who the man was that took suggestive photos of her. A French speaking man answers the phone]
Woody Boyd: [to Norm, Frasier and Cliff about the man on the phone] Do you know what that pervert said to me? 'Allô'. What does that mean in English?
Norm Peterson: Wai, wai, wait, I took some French in high school. I think allô, allô means, um, 'I've got your girlfriend in my arms and, um, soon we'll be naked, you stupid cuckold'.
Cliff Clavin: That's funny, Norm, because I thought it meant, 'I have your ...
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Connections

References Good Neighbor Sam (1964) See more »

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New Villain in Town
3 September 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A snobby restaurateur buys Melvilles and this leads to a house of horror for Sam. The guy is a complete ass and does everything he can to make Sam's life miserable. It's all based on property rights. Sam goes bananas in this episode and it is quite hilarious.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 November 1990 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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