Bad Neighbor Sam

Season 9, Ep 9, Aired 11/15/90
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  • Episode Description
  • Sam initiates a feud with the new owner of Melville's, the restaurant upstairs when snobbish restaurateur John Hill buys the building.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rhea Perlman

    Carla Lozupone Tortelli LeBec

  • George Wendt

    Hilary Norman "Norm" Peterson

  • Ted Danson

    Sam "Mayday" Malone

  • Kirstie Alley

    Rebecca Howe (1987-1993)

  • John Ratzenberger

    Clifford C "Cliff" Clavin, Jr

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Sam gets a new rival, and cheers gets better and better in this episode

    By daronin_basic, Oct 28, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Rebecca: Sam, I don't want you to be at me, but I brought Mr. Hill here to settle this mess. Please talk to him. Sam: Oh, sure. I'd love to talk to him. Rebecca: Not with the sledgehammer. Sam: I wasn't going to hit him, just drop it on his foot by mistake. Rebecca: No, Sam.

    • Woody: But so help me God, if a man with a thumb answers...Hold on. It's him. It's the thumb guy and you know what that pervert said? "Allo." What's that in English? Norm: I took French in high school. Allo. Allo means..."I've got your girlfriend in my arms, and soon we'll be naked, you stupid cuckold." Cliff: That's funny, Norm, because I thought it meant..."I got your girlfriend in my arms, and we're already naked, you stupid cuckold." Frasier: Stop heckling the poor lad. Woody, it simply means...that "I enjoyed your girlfriend."

    • Carla: 10 bucks says [Sam] goes ballistic by midnight. Norm: I got 10 that says 11:00. Cliff: I'll take 9:30. Carla: Frase, you want in? Frasier: That won't be fair. I'm a professional psychiatrist. Then again it might give me the edge I need. By 8:15, he'll be spitting up blood.

    • Sam: It seems to me [John Hill's] turning our bar into...something Diane would have liked. Frasier: All, right, Sam. You hold him, I'll hit him.

    • Carla: Have you ever seen so many yuppies with gold cards? Rebecca: John Allen Hill worked his magic, and we reap the benefits. Carla: I love these charge slips. Look here. They put down a five for a tip. All I have to do is stick a one in front of it and I got 15.

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    Notes (2)

    • First episode for Keene Curtis as the recurring John Hill.

    • This is the official 200th episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • Sam learns from John Hill that his Corvette has been towed for parking in John's space. Sam gets mad and tells John that his customers can no longer use "Sam's stairway" going up to Melville's. John then makes an announcement to the patrons of the bar that he is offering a free drink to all customers of Melville's. Everyone then gets up and goes up to Melville's using "Sam's stairway."

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