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Who would Sam consider his best friend?

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    seeker1961

    [1]Aug 18, 2008
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    Which of the main characters do you think Sam would consider to be his best friend? And how does it vary by season? In my opinion, Coach was probably his best friend in the first season or two, but by the end of the show, it's hard to say. He knew Carla, Norm, and Cliff the longest, but he seemed to confide a lot in Frasier, Woody, and Rebecca.
    Edited on 08/18/2008 6:35am
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    chipsaugratin

    [2]Aug 18, 2008
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    In the first years, it was definitely Coach, who was also a mentor, a father-figure and the guy who helped Sam through his drinking problems. It was definitely not Diane - she was the romance of his life, but they were never friends.

    At the end, it was clearly Rebecca - they both said so on more than 1 occasion.

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    HelloStuart

    [3]Aug 18, 2008
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    His c***.

    But seriously- in the early years, Coach/Ernie was without question Sam's best friend, mentor, and guardian angel. As for the later years, it was more about his circle of friends and acquaintances at Cheers than any one person in particular.

    Edited on 08/18/2008 8:08am
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    Spartan2k88

    [4]Aug 21, 2008
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    i'd probably go with Rebecca
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    drudager

    [5]Mar 29, 2012
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    Spartan2k88 wrote:
    i'd probably go with Rebecca


    No way. Definitely was Carla in the post-Coach era. They seemed to have the most serious convos in the office. I think after the horrible baby plot era Same & Rebecca drifted apart when Robin Colcord came into the picture. Sam & Rebecca's friendship never seemed genuine or full to me.
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