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Battle of the Exes 

Sam agrees to be Carla's date for her ex-husband Nick's wedding. And Sam's appearance makes Nick jealous, and causes him to ask Carla to take him back.

Director:

James Burrows

Writers:

Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Shelley Long ... Diane Chambers
Nicholas Colasanto ... Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso
Rhea Perlman ... Carla Tortelli
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff Clavin
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Dan Hedaya ... Nick Tortelli
Jean Kasem ... Loretta
Allen Williams Allen Williams ... Dr. Paul Kendall
Jacqueline Cassell Jacqueline Cassell ... Customer #1 (as Jacqueline Cassel)
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Storyline

Carla comes into the bar in a huff. Her ex-husband Nick is getting remarried to stereotypical dumb blonde Loretta, and Carla is invited to their wedding that evening. What Carla is upset about is that he is marrying "a dish", while he knows that there is no one special in her life; he is rubbing his happiness in her face. Diane suggests that she bring to the wedding someone who would make Nick jealous. Carla jumps to the conclusion that Sam would be the perfect person. Sam and Diane are scheduled to go away for the weekend, and thus he declines Carla's offer, that is until Nick and Loretta show up at the bar and do indeed rub Carla's nose in their "wedding bliss". Sam and Carla go through with the charade of being boyfriend/girlfriend through the wedding, and post-wedding at the bar, where Nick and Loretta show up. Their charade does the trick as witnessed by a resulting act by Nick. But at the end of the day, Carla may still feel that she got the short of the life stick. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1984 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title is from the phrase that describes the relationship between men and women: The Battle of the Sexes. See more »

Goofs

Cliff says "Hey, I'm Clifford Clavens" instead of "Clifford Claven". See more »

Quotes

Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso: Diane, if you're looking for a place to stay, there's a lovely little inn up in Vermont my wife and I used to drive to all the time.
Diane Chambers: What inn?
Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso: In our station wagon.
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References Lady and the Tramp (1955) See more »

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The Wedding
14 August 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is the first appearance of Nick Tortelli, Carla's ex-husband. He has met a tall blonde ding dong named Loretta and they are going to be married. Carla knows he is trying to rub her nose in it, so she gets Sam to come as her date to the wedding. We get that interesting byplay that Carla and Nick will have again. There is a touching moment between Sam and Carla.


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