The guys at the bar feel sorry for Carla because nobody has responded to her newspaper singles ad. So they start sending her romantic responses from a fictional airline pilot.



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Sotto the Mime
Michael Alaimo ...
Vinnie Claussen
Jack Gallagher ...
Customer (as Jack F. Gallagher)


Carla's a little depressed. No one has answered her personal ad, in which she was totally honest, including about the size of her family. To boost her self-confidence which they figure will ultimately attract men, the guys at the bar decide to create a fictional respondent - Mitch Wainwright, airline pilot - obviously who will always make excuses for not being able to meet. Diane disapproves as she sees no good coming out of a lie, especially when it comes time for Carla and Mitch to meet. Carla is ultimately enchanted by Mitch, so enchanted that she waits for a date with Mitch to the exclusion of all others, including Vinnie Clausen, who may be no Mitch Wainwright but is at least a real person who answered her ad. Meanwhile, Diane is taking a mime class and brings the resident mime, Sotto, into the bar to entertain the patrons. Diane is sure that Sam, who hates mimes as does everyone else in the bar, will love the art form by evening's end. Every single person in the bar does have ... Written by Huggo

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14 November 1985 (USA)  »

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2 Good 2 Be 4 Real (#4.7)
14 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Carla puts a dating ad into a paper but has no replies, she is upset so the guys decide to write her a letter pretending to be an international pilot with a picture that came with Norm's wallet. She is very excited but having such a great guy interested in her makes her reject the normal but real guy who replied to her so Sam has to confess what they did.

I really like to see them being such good friends to each other even though it didn't go as their planned. I sure laughed a lot in this episode! The mime wasn't a bad part either, mainly for the moment when Sam throws his hat away and tells him to fetch it.

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