Cheers: Season 5, Episode 14

Diamond Sam (15 Jan. 1987)

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Sam and Diane announce to the gang at the bar that they are engaged, however Carla goes into deep denial about this news, which is her worst nightmare. Diane loves this one engagement ring,... See full summary »



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Sam and Diane announce to the gang at the bar that they are engaged, however Carla goes into deep denial about this news, which is her worst nightmare. Diane loves this one engagement ring, and so does Sam until he finds out the $5,200 price. Norm mentions to Sam in secret that he has a jeweler friend, the term jeweler used very loosely, who can reproduce the ring for a fraction of the cost at $1,200. Sam agrees with the ruse. After giving Diane the knockoff ring, he in turn needs to tell one lie after another to protect his secret, each lie costing his some money. After he figures he can no longer support the lie, he goes and buys the real ring, now having paid in total $9,000 for the real ring, the knockoff and all the items to support the lie. Afterward, Diane, without Sam's knowledge, finds out that Sam bought the knockoff ring. Diane however doesn't know that Sam has in turn purchased the real ring, which ends up causing some complications in their relationship. Written by Huggo

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Diane Chambers: Oh Sam, what did the doctor say?
Sam Malone: Same thing he always does: "Wow".
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Diamond Sam (#5.14)
21 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sam is getting Diane an engagement ring. But the one she wants costs too much so he thinks of getting her a cheaper one and pretend it is the same. He has to go through a lot to hide it from her which costs him more and at the end he buys her the real ring. Only she hears about it being not the same one and throws it out of the window.

It gets harder and harder to like Diane. The cost of the first ring he got her is still huge. Nowadays I wouldn't want a ring for this price and in the 80's it must have been worse. But she is so damn greedy.I wish Sam would just dump her right there. The only fun part of this episode was Carla finally getting that Sam and Diane are engaged. And of course the usual good performances by the actors. But I hope to soon have some episodes where this annoying Sam and Diane wedding will be in the background.

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