Cheers: Season 5, Episode 19

Dog Bites Cliff (19 Feb. 1987)

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On his postal route, Cliff is bitten by a dog, and decides to sue the owner for $200,000. Madeline, the dog's owner, ends up being a beautiful, voluptuous woman, but one that is up front ... See full summary »



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On his postal route, Cliff is bitten by a dog, and decides to sue the owner for $200,000. Madeline, the dog's owner, ends up being a beautiful, voluptuous woman, but one that is up front about wanting to help Cliff despite the fact that she has little money. Cliff and Madeline start dating, the gang at the bar thinking that it only a ploy on her part for Cliff not to sue. Cliff realizes this is the case, but is still dating her in hopes of trading dropping the lawsuit for a roll in the sack. Madeline announces to everyone that her lawyer wants her to get Cliff to sign a waiver to absolve her of any responsibility, but she refuses to do so. Perhaps Madeline really does like Cliff. Or maybe she's got other methods of getting her way. Madeline and Cliff make it all the way to bed in a nice suite at the Ritz, when... Meanwhile, Diane is off on a Buddhist monastery retreat for a couple of weeks. Written by Huggo

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After Cliff signs the release paper, Madeleine runs over to the phone to check her messages. She picks up the phone Cliff dropped and starts dialing without even hanging up the phone first. See more »


Cliff Clavin: I guess we were like a pair of lovers that were never meant to be. Like Romeo and Juliet. Rhett and Scarlett. Heathcliff - Cathy.
Woody Boyd: Heath, Cliff and Cathy - isn't that three people, Mr. Clavin?
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Dog Bites Cliff (#5.19)
22 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Cliff got beaten by a dog during work and decides to sue the owner. But the owner is a hot woman and she flirt with Cliff and they tart to go out. Everyone in the bar is sure that she is just trying to make him drop the charges. The woman assures him it is not the case but when they go to a motel and he drops the charges she leaves him.

Hurray, Diane is on vacation. Thanks to this there was no annoying wedding story but some fun episode about Cliff. Of course one feels bad for him but it has some great moments. Such as Woody talking to Cliff' mother. Or how Cliff called Sam before he thought that sex will happen as he was scared.

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