Fortune and Men's Weight

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (9)

  • Sam: It's a sad world we live in when Sam Malone becomes the voice of reason.

  • Sam: The only battles I've won in life, I've won on my own.

  • Coach: What's up, Normy? Norm: The corners of my mouth, Coach.

  • Coach: What's your most troublesome problem, Norm? Norm: Well that's tough to say, Coach. Let's see I'm overweight, unemployed, separated, depressed, starting to drink too much. My problem is I've never been happier.

  • Coach: How's a beer sound, Norm? Norm: I don't know, Coach. I usually finish them before they get a word in.

  • Carla: Who is the biggest bigwig of them all? Al: Sinatra! Carla: Even bigger! Coach: Ronald Reagan? Carla: No, no, no! Bigger! Bigger! Al: Sinatra!

  • Sam: You can't "kinda make love", Norm. Norm: You don't know Vera.

  • Sam: (reading his and Diane's "fortune") Machine empty. Order more fortunes today.

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Notes (3)

  • Actually, Coach got tricked into buying the "Joke Napkins" in Season One. The episode was "The Tortelli Tort." Hope this helps.

  • This is the first time Coach is bamboozled into buying something from a salesman.

  • This is Al Rosen's first speaking appearance - he was in the background of many previous episodes. Al's single line of dialogue in this episode - "Sinatra!" - earned him the nickname "The Man Who Said 'Sinatra!'" That was how the writers would refer to his character of Al in future scripts.

Trivia (2)

  • Ted Danson is also cracking up at the second shout out of "Sinatra" by Al. He tries to hide it while drinking from his coffee cup.

  • Al Rosen is visibly cracking up at his own joke after the second "Sinatra!"