Season 1 Episode 13

Now Pitching, Sam Malone

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 06, 1983 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Sam: Listen before you came to work at this bar I never thought that much about morality and integrity. You made me aware of all that stuff for the first time.
      Diane: Thank you, Sam.
      Sam: That's why I'm firing you. You can leave your apron right there on the counter.

    • Norm: Hey my face is new.
      Lana: Good you still have time to return it.

    • Sam (to Lana about Diane): I never mix in her personal life and she mixes in mine.

    • Diane: I've never been a big fan of the women you date. I will say that at least they were too stupid to be harmful.
      Sam: I know they'd grow on you.

    • Lana (about Sam): Who does he play with now?
      Carla: You give broads a good name.

    • Diane: She'll be here. He'll be back and I'll be sick.

    • Diane (about Sam trying to pick up Lana): the mating ritual of the horny breasted lounge lizard.

    • Diane: Based on the fact that he has a long name you could all pronouce, it's my guess he's an athlete. Or will he be president in 1990?

    • Coach: Beer, Norm?
      Norm: Nah, I'd probably just drink it.

    • Diane: Sam, let's talk.
      Sam: There's nothing to talk about.
      Diane: It's important. Come back to the office now.
      Carla: Uh oh. Sammy's in trouble with Miss Chambers again.
      Everyone in the bar: Sam's in trouble with Miss Chambers, Sam's in trouble with Miss Chambers....

  • Notes

    • NBC rebroadcast this episode on May 12, 1983.

    • This is the first episode to show Al Rosen. He is seen at a table in the back in the first scene. He is in his usual seat at the bar in the second scene. He has no dialogue in the episode.

    • Beginning with this episode Cheers timeslot is changed from 9:00 to 9:30 on Thursday nights.

    • This is the first episode where one of the cast members mention that "Cheers is filmed before a live studio audience". George Wendt was the first actor to do so.

    • This is the first episode to feature a celebrity playing him or herself (Luis Tiant).

  • Allusions