Cheers (1982–1993)
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Show Down: Part 2 

Diane is still involved with Sam's brother, but she confesses that she is in love with Sam. So she returns to the bar to give him one last chance to admit that he loves her too.


James Burrows


Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 3 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
Lois De Banzie ... Lady #1 (as Lois de Banzie)
Helen Page Camp ... Lady #2
Alan Koss Alan Koss ... Alan
Paul Vaughn Paul Vaughn ... Paul
Peggy Kubena Peggy Kubena ... Cindy
Tim Cunningham Tim Cunningham ... Chuck
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff


Sam continues to try and deny that he has feelings for Diane, while she goes out with his brother. And Diane continues to date Sam's brother, while she admits to the Coach that she really likes Sam better, if only Sam would offer her some sense of commitment. Diane decides to confront Sam, and if she gets nothing from him, she vows to walk out of the bar forever. He gives her nothing, so she walks out, almost, again and again and again. Sam and Diane continue in their verbal sparring, until Diane threatens him with the cruelest torture of all. They go through a roller coaster of emotions in the short in the span of about five minutes, with the final emotion being... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama



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Lois De Banzie (Lady #1), who is having difficulty choosing her drink, goes on to appear in Season Four of Cheers (1982) as a different character - a nun - who also shares a scene with Shelley Long (Diane). See more »


[Two proper looking middle-aged women are in the bar. Carla is about to take their order]
Carla Tortelli: So, what'll you have?
Lady #1: I'll have a cup of tea.
Lady #2: And I'll have a small sherry.
Carla Tortelli: OK.
Lady #1: Well, that sounds nice. Sherry sounds very nice. And it is late afternoon. And I think I'll have a glass of sherry too please.
Carla Tortelli: Two sherries.
Lady #1: Ah, make that a glass of wine. White wine.
Lady #2: Wine! I haven't had a glass of wine in ages. Is your wine dry?
Carla Tortelli: Yeah, it's OK.
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Five of the Funniest Minutes in TV History
8 August 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The give and take between Shelly Long and Ted Danson in this episode stands up to any amazing comedy team ever. Sam loves her, but the two of them are so stubborn that they can't do a thing. Two scenes. When they are arguing and they open the office door. Oh, my God. And the final scene of the season may never be topped.

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31 March 1983 (USA) See more »

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