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Season 3 Episode 12

A Ditch in Time

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 20, 1984 on NBC
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Episode Summary

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.

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    Rhea Perlman

    Rhea Perlman

    Carla Lozupone Tortelli LeBec

    George Wendt

    George Wendt

    Hilary Norman "Norm" Peterson

    Ted Danson

    Ted Danson

    Sam "Mayday" Malone

    Shelley Long

    Shelley Long

    Diane Chambers

    Nicholas Colasanto

    Nicholas Colasanto

    Ernie "Coach" Pantusso

    John Ratzenberger

    John Ratzenberger

    Clifford C "Cliff" Clavin, Jr

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • 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.

      • Norm: I used to think that sleeping was the greatest pleasure you could have in bed. Now I'm sure of it.

    • 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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