Endless Slumper

Season 1, Ep 10, Aired 12/2/82
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  • Episode Description
  • Sam gets a phonecall from an old baseball friend, Rick Walker, who has been having a lousy season. He wonders what he should do, and Sam tries to help but can't think of what to do. He suggests getting a lucky charm, and Coach says that Sam used to have one. It turns out Sam still does - a bottle cap, which he says he found. Sam lends Rick the cap and Rick's performance improves greatly - whilst Sam goes through a period of very bad luck. When Sam find out that Rick lost the bottle cap, he gets depressed, as Diane finds out that it was in fact the cap off the last bottle of beer Sam ever drank.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rhea Perlman

    Carla Lozupone Tortelli

  • George Wendt

    Hilary Norman "Norm" Peterson

  • Ted Danson

    Sam "Mayday" Malone

  • Shelley Long

    Diane Chambers

  • Nicholas Colasanto

    Ernie "Coach" Pantusso

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • very funny episode. we learn that sam's good luck rests with the bottle cap of his very last beer.

    By kdot1985, May 03, 2006

  • It just keeps getting better and better!

    By DDDFan, Nov 17, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Norm (to Sam): For the first time in my life I would rather be me than you.

    • (When the beer glass falls off the bar instead of curving around the corner) Diane: Gee I hope you didn't lose your other talent too.

    • (Diane is talking about meditation while Rick is talking about sex) Diane: Wait a minute. Don't say that it's not the answer until you've tried it. Sam: Diane. Diane. Diane: Excuse me. My name is Diane and I have done this for years. I'll tell you I would be happy to teach you how to do it. Rick: Well Diane this is very kind of you but I don't think... Diane: No, no no. Please do me the favor of trying it with me. Rick (To Sam): Is she serious? Sam: Oh yes. She's serious. She does it all the time. She just said so. Diane: That's right. Rick (pointing to Sam and Diane): Do you...? Diane: Are you kidding? Him? He would just make jokes. Rick: Well okay then. Okay! What time is good for you? Diane: Well personally I like to get at least half an hour of it in before breakfast. But look anytime is alright with me. Rick: Golly I like you. Diane: You know there is something so beautiful about experiencing it outdoors. Rick: Don't people stare at you? Diane: Yes, sometimes but they end up learning something. Sometimes people even join in. You know all this talk had gotten me so excited. Hell let's do it now! Rick: Outside? Diane: Oh oh no, it's a little cold and I prefer to take my shoes off. Um, Sam could we use your office? Sam: Wait a minute. I'm sorry I let this go too far. Diane (while walking with Rick to the office): No no, we don't need to hear from Mr. Skeptic. Rick here is after something and I can show him where it is. (They go in Sam's office, There's a pause and then the sound of a slap!)

    • Coach (about Rick): What he needs to do is beef up his sex life. You know see a little bit of the ladies. Take the edge off. Norm: He's right. Sammy here has taken more edges off than a carpenter.

    • Rick: Sam, I know it's a litle crazy for a perfect stranger to come in here asking for advice but my pitching coach said you are the one man in this world who could help me. Sam: Well, I'm flattered. Rick: Yeah he said if anyone knows about slumps it's you.

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    Notes (2)

    • NBC rebroadcast this episode on June 9, 1983 and August 16, 1984.

    • Diane's facial tic makes its first appearance. It would be a running joke for her five seasons on Cheers and even in an episode of Frasier.

    Allusions (1)

    • The name of this episode is a parody name to The Beach Boys 1975 album Endless Summer.

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