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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A Bar Is Born (#8.3)
7 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sam wants to be successful too. He thinks of owning a bar again and finds a place he could buy. Only it is pretty messed up and in the worst neighbourhood in Boston. Sam speaks to Robin and he talks him out of buying it, instead Sam will try of getting Cheers back. While Robin gets that neighbourhood to use Sam's idea.

Robin is absolutely right and did nothing wrong. For Sam this idea was indeed impossible and stupid. While for Robin it is absolutely realistic.

Roger Rees is great at this role. He really owns the character. The scene when he talks to Sam is great because of his screen presence, he is absolutely magnetic.You ca see that this is a successful and rich guy.

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