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Rebecca is upset that Evan Drake has promoted Sam to an executive position at corporate, the position of Eastern Regional Sales Manager to be more precise. Rebecca thinks something is fishy... See full summary »

Director:

Tim Berry

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Kirstie Alley ... Rebecca Howe
Rhea Perlman ... Carla LeBec
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff Clavin
Woody Harrelson ... Woody Boyd
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Tom Skerritt ... Evan Drake
Pamela Bowen ... Mimi
Vince Howard ... Heppel (as Vincent Howard)
George Shannon George Shannon ... Burns
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Rebecca is upset that Evan Drake has promoted Sam to an executive position at corporate, the position of Eastern Regional Sales Manager to be more precise. Rebecca thinks something is fishy about the promotion. Despite having nothing to do even after asking Drake about his job responsibilities, Sam is oblivious to any ulterior motives for his promotion. Even after playing in the corporate league's first playoff game for the company, Sam is still oblivious but Rebecca catches on: Sam is the company's softball ringer, and once the playoffs are over, Sam will be let go from his executive position. Rebecca relishes the opportunity to rub Sam's smug nose in it, but a story by Sam make may her change her mind in telling him. Regardless, Sam uses any opportunity to reach his ultimate goal with Rebecca. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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The title is based on the title of the film The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956), starring Gregory Peck. See more »

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[Rebecca has just heard that Evan Drake has promoted Sam to an executive position at corporate]
Rebecca Howe: Something funny is going on here. Why did he hire Sam? Why is he making him an executive? What's the matter with me?
Woody Boyd: For one thing, Miss Howe, you talk to yourself an awful lot.
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References The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) See more »

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Sam Hits the Corporate World
27 August 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Out of the blue, Evan Drake offers Sam Malone an executive position with Lillian. Sam begins work and basically plays with his pencil sharpener. He has no idea what to do. Well, it turns out that the corp. has a highly competitive softball team. It doesn't take much thinking to figure out what is going on. Rebecca becomes aware and feels for Sam. But Sam shows some true colors at the end.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1988 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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