Cheers (1982–1993)
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Affairs of the Heart 

Sam and Diane try to stop Carla from sleeping with her new boyfriend after they learn that he has a heart condition.



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Henry 'Hank' Zenzola


Hank, a newcomer to Cheers, has the hots for Carla, but Carla won't give him an inch. He seems like a nice guy, but Carla is afraid that anyone that seems nice that is interested in her, or in who she is interested, has some rotten aspect in his life. Diane and the gang persuade her to take a chance, and after her initial grilling where she doesn't uncover any deep dark secrets, Carla starts dating Hank. After a few dates where things go very well, Carla ceremoniously dumps Hank. All are confused, including Hank. Sam finds out that the only thing that Carla and Hank haven't done is make love, Carla hesitant because this issue may be his one major fault. Allowing herself to be vulnerable, Carla whisks Hank off so that they can have some privacy. After they take off, the Coach however lets slip that Hank is indeed hiding a secret from everyone that could really affect if Hank and Carla should really get together. Because of Hank's secret, Carla, regardless, believes she will forever ... Written by Huggo

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10 November 1983 (USA)  »

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Sam Malone: Lefty had a heart problem.
Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso: That's it. Hank has the same thing. I mean, the least bit of excitement - wham, bam, he's curtains.
Diane Chambers: Coach, how about sex?
Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso: Diane, please! I thought you were Sam's girl?
Diane Chambers: Coach, I'm talking about Hank.
Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso: Hank is seeing Carla.
Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso: [to Sam] Are you listening to this?
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Affairs of the Heart (#2.6)
7 April 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A guy who comes to the bar really likes Carla. She resists to go out with him because she is sure that something must be wrong with him. But Sam convinces her to do it. It works great and one day they want to go and have sex but coach tells in the bar that the guy has a heart condition and Sam and Diane go to prevent a disaster from happening.

I loved this episode! Too bad there was no happy ending but all the moments made it hilarious. Carla being mad at him when he flirts with her, kicking Sam, go out with him first and make all the checking on how crazy that is and as well as Sam and Diane at the bedroom door before Carla and the guy come in. Carla was at her best in this episode.

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