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Coach in Love: Part 1 

Coach falls in love and gets engaged. But when his fiancée wins the lottery, her feelings toward him take an unexpected turn.



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Sue Blanchard


Mother and daughter, Irene and Sue Blanchard, come into the bar for a drink. There is an intense and immediate eye contact between Coach and Irene, following which Coach says to Sam that he is going to marry her. Needing some support and a distraction for daughter Sue, Coach asks Sam to come with him to introduce themselves. Despite the fact that Sue is not Sam's type, he agrees to support Coach. Following introductions, Sue apparently is not attracted to Sam either, which makes Sam now interested in getting her to go out with him. With Coach and Irene, there is a sense of nervousness on Coach's part but Irene seems equally as interested him. After three weeks of dating, Coach announces to everyone in the bar that he is going to ask Irene to marry him, they who are happy about this news and wish him good luck. The Coach takes Irene aside in the bar and in a roundabout way asks her, to which she says... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama





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8 November 1984 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso: Normie, Normie, how did you propose to Vera?
Norm Peterson: Well, I ah, you know something? I don't think I did. Do you think there could be a loophole in this terrible tragedy?
Cliff Clavin: No, not if you consumated it.
Norm Peterson: Egad, why couldn't we have had this conversation yesterday?!
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References The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981) See more »


Isn't It Romantic?
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Nicholas Colasanto
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Coach in Love: Part 1 (#3.6)
10 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A woman comes to the bar and Coach instantly falls in love with her. They start dating and he doesn't wait long until he proposes, she says yes and they start celebrating. Then her daughter, who Sam hit on but whom she refused, calls and tells her that she won 2 million in lottery. Irene is very excited, but it seems that her excitement about marrying Coach has vanished.

A pretty great storyline. Coach being in love was very cute, I can't say that the two had that much chemistry but it was still fun to watch with him being in such a different position. And one gets to look forward to the next episode after we see that Irene isn't that in love with him.

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