Season 3 Episode 5

Sam Turns the Other Cheek

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 01, 1984 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Sam makes up an elaborate story to explain how he got shot in the rear end, not wanting to tell everyone the real reason - he was shot at by a jealous husband.

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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 (1)

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Carla: What a night. Two hundred bucks in tips.
        Coach: What are you gonna do with all that money, Carla?
        Carla: I am going to spend it all on my kids.
        Coach: Good girl.
        Carla: How many gunny sacks and one way tickets do you think it will buy?

      • Diane: Coach, I think there's something rotten in the state of Denmark.
        coach: It's all that cheese.

      • Carla: You know, I got my bad dental habits from my parents. They taught me to brush after every war.

      • [After Sam's just made a scene breaking up with a woman.]
        Diane: Available in paperback whereever nauseating trash is sold.

      • Sam: I don't get involved with married women.
        Norm: Neither do I.

      • Diane: It's nice to know you draw the line somewhere.
        Sam: I draw lots of lime. As a matter of fact there are three types of women I don't get involved with: married, underaged and comatose.
        Norm [to Cliff]: He's added one.

    • NOTES (1)

      • David Lloyd received an Emmy nomination for Best Writing in a Comedy Series for his work on this episode. This was Lloyd's third nomination for "Cheers" in as many years.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Diane: Coach, I think there's something rotten in the state of Denmark.

        Diane misquotes the famous line, "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" from William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet.