Cheers: Season 4, Episode 6

I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday (7 Nov. 1985)

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Sam loans Diane $500 to buy a book autographed by Ernest Hemmingway. She later gives the book to Sam as collateral until she pays back the loan, but Sam accidentally destroys it.

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Diane is more distracted than usual. She wants to buy an autographed first edition copy of Ernest Hemingway's 'The Sun Also Rises' for $500, but is short of cash. She contemplates asking Sam for the money, but hesitates based on their history. But she does ask, and Sam surprisingly agrees. Despite stating that he doesn't need to know what the money will be used for and that he never expects to see the money again, a grateful Diane says that she will repay him. A couple of weeks pass, Diane has purchased the book but Sam hasn't seen a penny of repayment. In fact, Diane seems to be spending a lot of money of late on little luxuries for herself. When Sam learns from Carla that Diane bought one book with the money, he does take his frustrations on not getting repaid out on Diane. As a display of good faith, Diane gives Sam the book as collateral until she pays him back. An incident with the book brings Sam and Diane closer together, but perhaps not quite in the way Diane anticipates by ... Written by Huggo

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The title is a reference to the character Wimpy from the Popeye the Sailor Man cartoons who had the signature line, "I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today." See more »

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Sam Malone: [about the $500 he leant Diane] What did she spend it on?
Carla Tortelli: A book.
Sam Malone: A book.
Carla Tortelli: A book.
Sam Malone: One book?
Carla Tortelli: One single, five hundred dollar book. And it's already been a movie.
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I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday (#4.6)
14 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Diane borrows 500 from Sam because she wants to buy a Hemingway book that is also signed. He doesn't pressure her into paying back right away but gets upset when he sees her getting expensive clothes, eating expensive food and buying girl scout cookies. She gives him the book as a deposit but he accidentally ruins it and pretends that he likes this book so much so he now owes her 700.

A fun episode, but I must say that it hurt my heart to see Sam ripping the pages out of the book! It being bloated because of water wasn't such a big deal in my opinion. I wonder if this episode will have an effect on the future episodes and their relationship.


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