Nick and Loretta - Carla's ex-husband and his new wife - come to the bar to talk to Carla. Loretta can't bear children, so they want to take one of Carla and Nick's existing five kids, namely the oldest Anthony, who is under Carla's custody. Carla is incredulous and refuses. Nick threatens to take her to court, stating that in comparison to his stable life, she is an unfit single mother who works in a seedy bar night after night. She still refuses. It isn't until Nick speaks to her alone that she agrees. Everyone is stunned that Carla gave in. Although she says she's happy with one less child, they can tell that she truly is crushed. She finally admits that she could never stand up to the powers of Nick Tortelli, who has this secret magic over Carla and all women. The gang at the bar proclaim their support for Carla to stand up to Nick and not sign the legal papers. When Nick and Loretta come back with the legal papers, Carla tries to resist the powers of Nick, which, if she succeeds,... Written by
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Per the title, long before reality television came along the TV show An American Family
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When Nick and Loretta come into Cheers to get the adoption papers signed, Sam is behind the bar, and the front table is empty. In the next instant, Sam is in front of the bar asking Carla if she has something to say to Nick. When Carla goes to answer Nick, he and Loretta are sitting at the table, and both have a drink, even though nobody served them. See more
I just realized that Carla and I are both women.
References Days of Our Lives
Call Me Irresponsible
Written by Sammy Cahn
, Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Dan Hedaya See more