Cheers

A Ditch in Time

Season 3, Ep 12, Aired 12/20/84
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  • Episode Description
  • Sam meets one of Diane's intense friends, who has her parents over to meet Sam, their future son-in-law, hours after their first date.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rhea Perlman

    Carla Lozupone Tortelli LeBec

  • George Wendt

    Hilary Norman "Norm" Peterson

  • Ted Danson

    Sam "Mayday" Malone

  • Shelley Long

    Diane Chambers

  • Nicholas Colasanto

    Ernie "Coach" Pantusso

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Diane: Maybe I'm being an alarmist. She wouldn't be out if she still had problems. Carla: You're out.

    • Norm: We're not exactly what each other wants in a sexual partner, you know? For example, she wishes I looked a little more like Charles Bronson...and, eh I wish she looked a little less like Charles Bronson.

    • Amanda: You make a wonderful first impression. Sam: Well it's my best one.

    • Diane: You can't give her some standard pre-arranged speech you have for dumping women. Sam: I do not have a standard pre-arranged speech for dumping women. Come on, every situation is different. For example now the speech I dumped you with will be totally inappropriate. Diane: I don't think you dumped me. Sam: Well you see that was the beauty of it. Come on give me credit will you, for knowing I couldn't possibly have one speech for every situation. Cliff: Yeah, he's got six.

    • Coach: When you and Vera do have a baby you're going to have to give the kid a name, right? Norm: Yeah, we're toying with the idea of naming it.

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    Notes (3)

    • Considering the year is 1984, it probably refers to the Tigers, probably written by one of the cast or crew who was a fan. It's doubtful a Red Sox bar would be cheering on a then-divisional rival.

    • On the chalkboard, there is a note that says "GO TIGERS" Does this pertain to the World Series, in which the Tigers beat the San Diego Padres, or does it refrence something else?

    • While talking about the things that Sam did wrong while he was with Diane, she mentions the Ski weekend incident fron Snow Job. nice bit of continuity

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