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Diane's Perfect Date 

Sam and Diane agree to find blind dates dates for each other. Diane takes it seriously, but Sam doesn't--assuming that Diane's plan is to set him up with herself. Therefore, he finds a disastrous date for her at the last minute.

Director:

James Burrows

Writers:

Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 2 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
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Derek McGrath ... Andy
Gretchen Corbett ... Gretchen
Doug Sheehan ... Walter Franklin
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff
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Storyline

After a disastrous weekend with her date Walter (whose "party game" is to state automatically how many letters are in the last sentence spoken), Sam and Diane talk about perfect dates, which leads to each thinking they can find the perfect date for the other. They agree to do so. When Diane says that she knows the perfect person for Sam - bright, witty, attractive - he and Coach come to the conclusion that she is talking about herself and on the flip side that Sam would be her perfect date. Thinking that Diane is not bringing another woman, Sam looks for no one for Diane. On date night, Diane indeed does come in with "Gretchen" for Sam. Scrambling, Sam grabs the first stranger he sees to be Diane's date, that being Andy 'Andy' Schroeder. Andy agrees with the ruse. However after Andy makes a comment to Diane about murdering a waitress, Sam thinks that it better that they go on a double date solely for Diane's protection. While out on their date, the bar gang finds out that Andy is an ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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First appearance of Andy Schroeder. See more »

Quotes

[Diane and Walter have just returned to the bar after a weekend-long date]
Walter Franklin: [to Diane] Why don't you introduce me to your co-workers. I'm sure they'd get a bang out of this.
Diane Chambers: [obviously embarrassed] Oh, I don't really think that...
[Sam approaches Diane and Walter]
Diane Chambers: Oh, hello, Sam. Walter Franklin, Sam Malone.
Sam Malone: [as the two men shake hands] How do you do.
Walter Franklin: Ten.
Diane Chambers: [in answer to Sam's confused look about what Walter just said] Uh, he's able to tell you instantly how many letters there are in any sentence you say.
Walter Franklin: ...
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So Funny
6 August 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is a great episode. Sam and Diane challenge each other to get the perfect date for each of them. Sam thinks Diane is trying to get him to be the guy, but when she show up with a spartan woman who calls Norm an endomorph, he has to come up with someone at the last moment. He pays a guy who is just out of jail for manslaughter and the four of them go out on the date. The results are hilarious, including the final couple minutes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1983 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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