Cheers (1982–1993)
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The Coach's Daughter 

Coach is distressed when his sweet but insecure daughter introduces him to her boorish, obnoxious fiancé.


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
Allyce Beasley ... Lisa
Philip Charles MacKenzie ... Roy
Tim Cunningham Tim Cunningham ... Chuck
Jacqueline Cassell Jacqueline Cassell ... Woman No. 1 (as Jacqueline Cassel)
Teddy Bergeron Teddy Bergeron ... Man No. 1
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff


Coach's daughter, Lisa, stops by the bar to introduce her fiancé, Roy. Unfortunately, he's an obnoxious lout, which is obvious to almost all (Diane initially gives Roy the benefit of the doubt but comes to the same conclusion). Coach has a heart-to-heart with his daughter, in which she acknowledges that Roy is flawed and is using her but says she wants to be married and have a family and thinks that Roy may be her only chance. Elsewhere in the bar, Diane tries her hand at caricature, only to find that -- as is the case with most of her creative endeavors -- her ambition exceeds her talent. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

28 October 1982 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the first time the inside of Sam's office is shown. See more »


The shot of outside the bar, between the hook and Act 1 indicates that it is nighttime, immediately followed by Norm walking in greeting everyone, "Afternoon Everybody". On other occasions, he says, "Evening Everybody". See more »


Norm Peterson: What do you sell?
Roy: I sell suits door-to-door.
Sam Malone: [pointing at what Roy's wearing] Is this one of the suits, here?
Roy: You took the bait, Sam.
Sam Malone: I did?
Roy: [handing over his cigar to his fiancée, Lisa] Hold this.
Roy: [standing up to show off what he's wearing] I'm wearing an Omni suit right now, and man am I comfortable. The best part is it's versatility. This suit comes with two coats, three pairs of pants, and five reversible vests. This ensemble makes one hundred twenty combinations, everything from dignified to ...
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William Tell Overture
Composed by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by Shelley Long
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5 August 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Coach's daughter shows up at the bar with her sleazy fiance. He is a suit salesman and about as cocky as a man can be. He also has ulterior motives in marrying her. So the bar patrons immediately take a dislike to him. The story is a bit touching, but it doesn't have the zip others have. After all, it's the first season and they are trying to find their way yet.

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