Cheers

Sam Turns the Other Cheek

Season 3, Ep 5, Aired 11/1/84
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  • Episode Description
  • Sam makes up an elaborate story to explain how he got shot in the rear end, not wanting to tell everyone the real reason - he was shot at by a jealous husband.

  • 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)

    • Carla: What a night. Two hundred bucks in tips. Coach: What are you gonna do with all that money, Carla? Carla: I am going to spend it all on my kids. Coach: Good girl. Carla: How many gunny sacks and one way tickets do you think it will buy?

    • Diane: Coach, I think there's something rotten in the state of Denmark. coach: It's all that cheese.

    • Carla: You know, I got my bad dental habits from my parents. They taught me to brush after every war.

    • [After Sam's just made a scene breaking up with a woman.] Diane: Available in paperback whereever nauseating trash is sold.

    • Sam: I don't get involved with married women. Norm: Neither do I.

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    Notes (1)

    • David Lloyd received an Emmy nomination for Best Writing in a Comedy Series for his work on this episode. This was Lloyd's third nomination for "Cheers" in as many years.

    Trivia (1)

    • Cliff mentions to Norm for the first time in the series that he still lives at home with his mother.

    Allusions (1)

    • Diane: Coach, I think there's something rotten in the state of Denmark. Diane misquotes the famous line, "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" from William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet.

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