Season 5 Episode 10

Everyone Imitates Art

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 04, 1986 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Diane becomes obsessed with tracking down a poem she's sure Sam plagiarized and had published in a literary magazine that has repeatedly turned her work down.

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  • Great episode!!

    This is probably one of my favorite episodes...The whole Diane vs. Sam thing is great and in the end where she catches Sam with her love letters is too cute.

    Woody also has some hilarious lines in this one.
  • The gang from the bar all have no where to go for Thanksgiving, so gather at Carla\\\'s, for dinner..........let the bickeing and sarcasam begin.................

    Although I hate slapstick, the food fight is done skillfully to ensure that it is funny. What is revealing about the charactors in this episode, is that they are all a bunch of losers, but have a real friendship together. This episode really made me feel that the show was much deeper than a mere comedy, and that the writers really cared about the charactors, which in turn was well conveyed by both the classy writing, and the great acting of the cast. A show that can make slapstick funny has to be class.moreless
Rhea Perlman

Rhea Perlman

Carla Lozupone Tortelli LeBec

George Wendt

George Wendt

Hilary Norman "Norm" Peterson

Ted Danson

Ted Danson

Sam "Mayday" Malone

Bebe Neuwirth

Bebe Neuwirth

Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane

Shelley Long

Shelley Long

Diane Chambers

John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger

Clifford C "Cliff" Clavin, Jr

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Diane is leafing through poetry books, chain smoking, (presumably) on her day off. During this time Carla returns from her trip to Memphis. The bar tables are packed. So just who is waiting on all these customers?

    • Is there really a such thing as a 'double C battery'? If so, wouldn't it be a bit less then a C battery? (AAA = less power then AA) So wouldn't it make more sense to name it as a 'B' battery? Also, it would be bigger then a AA but the thing he picks up is very small.

      In answer to the question: Yes, a double-C battery does exist,although it may not have in 1986. It is 3.6 volt, replaces two standard C-cells, and may be be a specialty battery for certain types of equipment, not common for household use.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Woody: You know I was thinking about this the other day and I think in my next life I'd like to come back as the President of France.
      Norm: Why is that, Wood?
      Woody: Well I think it would attract a lot of business to the bar.

    • Diane: This sounds familiar.
      Norm: You said it three times.

    • Diane: How are you, love of my life?
      Sam: Just fine, pain in my neck.

    • Carla: I've been plannin' my Elvis pilgrimage to Memphis for weeks and now Nick is backing out of takin' care of the kids. He says his appendix burst.
      Sam: That seems serious to me.
      Carla: His appendix bursts every time I need a favor.
      Woody: If he was smart, he would have that removed.

    • Sam: (To Diane) Maybe this literary chat wasn't such a good idea... wanna makeout?

  • NOTES (1)