Season 1 Episode 10

Endless Slumper

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 02, 1982 on NBC
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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

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

    What an episode! Sam gives his lucky bottle cap to a fellow Sox pitcher so that he may experience some good luck but in turn gets bad luck. We find out that the bottlecap is from the last beer bottle that sam ever drank and that he uses it to keep himself in check. The best part was definetly at the end when Sam fills himself another beer and everyone is thinking that he's gonna go back to his alcoholic self. However, he send the beer down the bar table and it bends which shows that he's got his mojo back. great episodemoreless
  • It just keeps getting better and better!

    "CHEERS" gets better with every passing episode of the season. This episode is mostly about superstitions, as Sam thinks all his bad luck is due to the fact that he hasn't got his lucky charm on him anymore.

    Nevertheless, the ending sequence is a rather good one, and it really has us trying to guess if he's going to drink or not. When he finally does the trick with the glass I felt relief.

    Lastly, the opening sequence features one of the funniest scenes: Carla has run an ad on the paper, trying to find a tutor for her kids (yeah, good luck!). When a lovely elderly lady comes in, Carla wants to be punched by her, in order to see if she can handle her kids--and, OH, she CAN!moreless
Rhea Perlman

Rhea Perlman

Carla Lozupone Tortelli

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

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  • 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.

    • (talking about how Sam was able to make the beer slide around the corner of the bar)
      Diane: Okay how do it?
      Sam: Well it's just one of my two hidden talents. The other one is just as impressive.
      Diane: But you can hardly charge a buck for it.

    • Coach: What the story, Norm?
      Norm: A thirsty guy walks into a bar. You finish it.

    • (Carla is inteviewing her children's new tutor)
      Carla: Have you been is any major military skirmishes?
      Miss Gilder: What?
      Carla: Look it's very important that I know you can handle yourself.

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