Cheers (1982–1993)
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Let Me Count the Ways 

Diane becomes upset with everyone at the bar when nobody shows any sympathy after she learns that her family cat has died.



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Genius M.I.T. professor and computer geek Marshall Lipton informs Sam and Coach that he knows that the Celtics will lose tonight's game based on a trend he's tracked on his computer. Sam and Coach decide to do what they consider the sure thing by placing a bet against the Celtics, sacrilege in Boston. Is Marshall's prediction actually a sure thing as is a lynching if anyone finds out that they bet against a Boston team? Meanwhile, Diane is distraught to learn that Elizabeth Barrett Browning, her family cat, has passed away. What upsets her equally is the fact that no one in the bar has any understanding of her as a person, this lack of empathy just the latest manifestation. Especially as it relates to Sam, this reaction may be the last straw for Diane who contemplates walking out of Cheers for good. Written by Huggo

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13 January 1983 (USA)  »

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The title is from the quote "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways", by the poet Elizabeth Barett Browning. See more »


Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso: What's doing, Norm?
Norm Peterson: Well, science is seeking a cure for thirst. I happen to be the guinea pig.
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References Fort Apache (1948) See more »

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Let Me Count the Ways (#1.14)
4 April 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Diane gets a call at work from her mother who tells her that her cat died. Diane is very upset but nobody seems to care. When she shows her disappointment with the reaction, many try to make her feel better. As well as Sam who talks to her in the back room about her cat, but it almost gets sexual and they have a fight.

Diane is not my favorite character but in this episode I was really on her side. People not caring about lives of animals is annoying. And I think they made a great job when in the back room she showed why she loved the cat so much.

And once again we get some getting closer between Diane and Sam. Not too many funny moments is this episode though

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