Cheers: Season 3, Episode 18

Bar Bet (14 Feb. 1985)

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Sam has to find a woman named Jacqueline Bisset and marry her so that he can win a bet he made when he was off the wagon and keep the bar.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso (credit only)
Eddie Gordon
Laurie Walters ...
Jacqueline Bisset
Thomas Babson ...
Tom Sherry (as Thomas W. Babson)
Dean Dittman ...
Al Rosen ...


An old friend of Sam's, Eddie Gordon, comes to the bar. "Friend" is probably too strong a word as Sam can't remember who he is. He is indeed not a friend, but someone who bet Sam, while Sam was on a drunken spree a year ago, that Sam would marry Jacqueline Bisset within a year or turn over the bar to him. Eddie has come to collect on his bet, which was written on a piece of paper signed by Sam. Sam has until the end of the day tomorrow to marry Jacqueline Bisset or perhaps lose the bar. Sam doesn't know what to do, and even he admits that he wouldn't be able to woo Jacqueline Bisset enough in one day to marry him. Carla comes up with a bizarre idea: the bet does not state that Sam has to marry THE Jacqueline Bisset, and supposes that there must be another Jacqueline Bisset somewhere in the U.S.; get her under the Sammy spell, get a quickie wedding and a quickie annulment. The gang comb through telephone books from all over the U.S. looking for a Jacqueline Bisset. They eventually find... Written by Huggo

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Bar Bet (#3.18)
11 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

One day a guy comes to the bar and turns out that he was somebody who made a bet with Sam that if Sam doesn't marry a woman named Jacqueline Bisset he will lose his bar. Sam finds another Jacqueline Bisset and convinces her to marry him. But at the end he doesn't have to, because they make an arrangement with the guy.

The best about this episode is to see Michael Richards. This was even before his Kramer days, so it is really fun to see him on screen so young.

The story itself is alright too. I liked the character of Jacqueline, the final scene was pretty funny.

Now Coach wasn't there. I guess this is it, I know the actor died some time in 1985....Will miss Coach!

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