Sam agrees to be Carla's date for her ex-husband Nick's wedding. And Sam's appearance makes Nick jealous, and causes him to ask Carla to take him back.



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Allen Williams ...
Dr. Paul Kendall
Jacqueline Cassell ...
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Carla comes into the bar in a huff. Her ex-husband Nick is getting remarried to stereotypical dumb blonde Loretta, and Carla is invited to their wedding that evening. What Carla is upset about is that he is marrying "a dish", while he knows that there is no one special in her life; he is rubbing his happiness in her face. Diane suggests that she bring to the wedding someone who would make Nick jealous. Carla jumps to the conclusion that Sam would be the perfect person. Sam and Diane are scheduled to go away for the weekend, and thus he declines Carla's offer, that is until Nick and Loretta show up at the bar and do indeed rub Carla's nose in their "wedding bliss". Sam and Carla go through with the charade of being boyfriend/girlfriend through the wedding, and post-wedding at the bar, where Nick and Loretta show up. Their charade does the trick as witnessed by a resulting act by Nick. But at the end of the day, Carla may still feel that she got the short of the life stick. Written by Huggo

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5 January 1984 (USA)  »

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The title is from the phrase that describes the relationship between men and women: The Battle of the Sexes. See more »


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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso: Diane, if you're looking for a place to stay, there's a lovely little inn up in Vermont my wife and I used to drive to all the time.
Diane Chambers: What inn?
Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso: In our station wagon.
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References Lady and the Tramp (1955) See more »

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Battle of the Exes (#2.13)
8 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Carla's ex husband Nick is getting married and invites her to the wedding. She is upset because she is alone and doesn't want to be like a loser at the wedding, so she ends up going with Sam. They do a great job acting as a perfect couple and Nick even comes to Carla asking to take him back, but she doesn't.

Great episode. The beginning when Carla comes and puts a sweater over everyone's head is hilarious itself. Her ex husband is so sleazy that one really doesn't wonder why Sam agreed to help her, although it is so sweet that he does, they sure are a great gang always for each other. And the ending scene of Sam and Carla isn't bad, one gets why the moment went to the kiss but it is great that they can just stay friends.

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