Season 3 Episode 5

Sam Turns the Other Cheek

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



  • Trivia

    • Cliff mentions to Norm for the first time in the series that he still lives at home with his mother.

  • Quotes

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

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