Cheers: Season 8, Episode 3

A Bar Is Born (12 Oct. 1989)

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Sam is reevaluating his life in light of the fact that Rebecca has chosen Robin Colcord as the love of her life, with whom, by the way, she has not yet slept. Rebecca plans on changing ... See full summary »



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Sam is reevaluating his life in light of the fact that Rebecca has chosen Robin Colcord as the love of her life, with whom, by the way, she has not yet slept. Rebecca plans on changing their sexual relationship status when Robin returns from his current business trip to Switzerland, but is nervous about doing the deed after such a long abstinence. With Sam, the guys at the bar convince him that what he should do is get his life back by buying another bar. Sam does find a place, and gives his notice to Rebecca. However, the new site of "Sam's Place" is not all that it's cracked up to be. It's a dump in need of major renovations and is located in the worst neighborhood in Boston. But underneath the maggot infested boardings are nice touches such as a lead pane stained glass window, hardwood floor and marble bar top. Sam decides to move forward on the plans. An unlikely source makes Sam look at his plans in a different light, and to go after what he really wants. However, this person may... Written by Huggo

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Dr. Frasier Crane: There's an old real estate maxim that says the three most important things when looking for a property are location, location, location.
Woody Boyd: That's just one thing.
Dr. Frasier Crane: That's the point Woody.
Woody Boyd: What, that real estate people are stupid?
Dr. Frasier Crane: No, that location is the one most important thing in real estate.
Woody Boyd: Then why do they say that it's three things?
Dr. Frasier Crane: Because real estate people are stupid.
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Real Estate People Are Stupid
1 May 2011 | by (New York, NY USA) – See all my reviews

Sam Malone becomes a man again, because he has a dream, because he has a drive, because he's not just some pretty-boy ex-ballplayer serving booze and nodding obnoxiously as the people around him live their lives, because he's in genuine conflict. He doesn't like working as a bartender when he knows he can successfully run his own bar.

It's amazing how the introduction of Robin Colcord can turn multiple characters towards new and hilarious story lines, and in this episode Sam decides to leave Cheers and open his own place, Sam's Place, which is not to be confused with Sam's Club, a subsidiary of the Walmart Corporation.

Okay, so Sam's Place needs a little work... maybe Robin can help out! Colcord convinces Sam to drop the idea and then turns around and buys the property himself. It's taken us exactly three episodes to discover who Robin Colcord really is: a greedy, selfish, cold-hearted, ego-maniacal bastard. Thank you, Robin...

Let's just say you no longer owe us a favor.


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