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Don Juan Is Hell 

Diane uses Sam as a case study for a paper in her Human Sexuality class, but she paints an unflattering picture of him. Meanwhile, Woody challenges Carla to a sports trivia contest, and Cliff grows a unique squash.



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Carla is the bar's resident sports trivia buff, and takes on all comers. Woody thinks he's up to the challenge and tries to memorize all in Carla's sports book. He ultimately goes just a little too far in his studying. Diane is doing some studying of her own. She is taking a psychology course on human sexuality, and is racking her brain to come up with an interesting term paper topic. Sam figures that sex is his area of expertise, and thus offers to be Diane's term paper subject. She's a bit reluctant at first due to their past sexual history, but Sam is so adamant, she agrees. Without Sam's knowledge, she writes a paper on Don Juanism. The paper gets raves from her professor, who thinks it's publishable. His only reservations are that "Trevor" - the name she's given Sam in her paper - is too perfect an example of the subject that he could be construed as being made up. In getting the paper published, Diane has to decide whether to divulge Sam as Trevor, which could open up Sam's less... Written by Huggo

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12 December 1985 (USA)  »

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After the sports trivia contest with Carla, a spaced-out Woody continues misquoting random trivia he memorized. There is no record of a shortstop named Elmer Goodwoody ever existing and the actual 1959 winner of the California derby was Finnegan. See more »


Sam and Diane discuss Sam's inability to have a non-sexual relationship with any woman, yet Sam and Carla's friendship is completely ignored. See more »


Sam Malone: [about the paper Diane wrote on his sexual behavior] Everything in here is true, including the part about, I've never had a non-sexual relationship.
Diane Chambers: Now there. That's a good example of exaggeration. You and I have a non-sexual relationship.
Sam Malone: How can you say that?
Diane Chambers: Well, I think the fact that we don't have sex is a major hint.
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References Cheers: The Groom Wore Clearasil (1985) See more »

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Don Juan Is Hell (#4.11)
14 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Diane is taking a class on human sexuality and uses Sam as a case study for her project. She presents him as having a Don Juan syndrome and her professor is really impressed by the paper. After the class where she presents the case the class comes to the bar to meet Sam as he wanted. And Diane tries to make him feel better that her conclusion about him is not 100% true.

It was pretty funny. Actually Sam's character seems pretty tame when compared to the ones from today's shows. But yes he is very much a player guy as they want to portray him.

The stories about Cliff's squash and Woody learning sports trivia are alright. Not much in them but they also take little screen time.

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