Cheers (1982–1993)
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Sam's Women 

Sam is worried that Diane thinks he only dates dumb women, so he tries to impress her with his latest one.


James Burrows


Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Shelley Long ... Diane Chambers
Nicholas Colasanto ... Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso
Rhea Perlman ... Carla Tortelli
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Donnelly Rhodes ... Leo
Donna McKechnie ... Debra
Keenen Ivory Wayans ... Customer #1 (as Keenen Wayans)
Jack Knight ... Jack
Angela Aames ... Brandee
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff


The arrival in the bar of Brandee, a stereotypical dumb blonde, gets the tongues wagging of all the male patrons and of course Sam. Sam is annoyed at the fact that Diane doesn't approve of Brandee or Sam's choices of "fun" women in general. Despite this, Sam tries to prove that his choice of women is not restricted solely to the fun, fast woman stereotype. When this fails, Sam and Diane get into an on-going war of words, Diane accusing Sam of being an over-age adolescent, Sam accusing Diane of being a snob. Sam gets the last word in this issue. Meanwhile, Coach tries to fill in as the sage advisor for a former bar patron who's come back looking for Gus, a previous owner of the bar. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama



Did You Know?


The guy playing pool with Cliff is wearing a Somerville Alumni shirt. Somerville is a city outside of Boston that borders Cambridge. See more »


A former Cheers customer named Leo comes in looking for Gus, the former owner of Cheers. Coach tells Leo he "will makes a few calls", and later informs him that Gus is dead. However, in episode #11.18 Cheers: The Last Picture Show, Gus returns to Cheers and works behind the bar for an evening. This would appear to be a continuity issue, but it easily explainable as Coach's source could simply have been wrong about Gus, or Coach himself could be wrong (as Coach is wont to be). See more »


Sam Malone: What's your name?
Brandee: Brandee - with two E's.
Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso: Brandee with two E's?
[Brandee nods positively]
Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso: [reading the liquor bottle in his hands] Big company like this, they spell it wrong.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Sam on the Make
4 August 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is the first time that Diane begins her assault on Sam's being. He dates five different women in five nights and each is beautiful but dense. Diane starts to diminish him because of it. He must like her because he tries to impress her, but she is so piercing. Full of her own insecurities, but quite insightful, she has him. The results are great. This is also where the secondary characters start to strut their stuff, particularly Norm.

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7 October 1982 (USA) See more »

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