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Fools and Their Money 

Sam's good intentions backfire on him when he doesn't place a risky $1,000 bet for Woody with his bookie, only to have Woody win his bet.

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Frasier is taking stock of his relationship, or ex-relationship with Diane, and although he wants to move on, he isn't dealing with it very well. He and Diane get into several words, none of them kind. Frasier tries to take some solace - very little solace at that - by "hanging out with the guys" who are watching football on this typical Sunday. Woody is having the best time as this week will be the third in a row that he will have won the bar's football pool. Norm offhandedly muses about how much money Woody would have won through real betting. Woody feels mentally ready to do so, and asks Sam, who knows a bookie, to place a $1,000 bet for him, that amount his life savings. Sam is reluctant to do so, even more so when he sees that many of Woody's picks are underdogs, but does agree when Woody seems determined to find anyone to do it for him. The next week, everyone is surprised that Woody actually won his bet, netting him $10,000. But an act by Sam may threaten those winnings, which ... Written by Huggo

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19 December 1985 (USA)  »

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The title has been taken from the common expression: A fool and his money are soon parted. See more »

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Frasier walks up to the bar after arguing with Diana, but disappears in the next shot. See more »

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Sam Malone: I'm in, I'm in, I'm in big, big trouble. I did something that it felt so right when I did it, but now it turns out to be all wrong.
Diane Chambers: What's her name, and how many months?
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Music by Daniel E. Kelley
Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley
Performed by Ted Danson & Woody Harrelson with the episode cast
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Fools and Their Money (#4.12)
14 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The gang enjoys watching the football games on Sunday. And Woody decides to place a bet with all the money he has which is $1000. To protect him Sam doesn't place this bet, but as it turns out Woody was right and would have won $10000. Now Sam has to explain it to Woody who actually takes it very well.

Woody is an absolutely sweet character. And seeing him yell this time was not something one is used to, but it was a greatly done storyline that not only made me laugh but also feel bad for everyone involved. And it was sweet to hear all the mentioning of Coach, they even used his trick at the end how not to be mad.

And it was also very Funny to see Frasier criticize Diane's language skills.


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