Cheers: Season 9, Episode 1

Love Is a Really, Really Perfectly Okay Thing (20 Sep. 1990)

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As Robin walks into the bar office, what he sees is Rebecca in a state of undress and Sam's shirt button stuck in her blouse's zipper. Rebecca tells Robin that something almost happened ... See full summary »



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As Robin walks into the bar office, what he sees is Rebecca in a state of undress and Sam's shirt button stuck in her blouse's zipper. Rebecca tells Robin that something almost happened with Sam but that nothing did happen. It's a lie, which Sam is supporting. Robin's return prompts Rebecca to go back with him, and to support him during the time of his indictment. She will continue to work at the bar until she can find another, better job. Sam goes back to setting the bar back up the way he used to have it. As a show of gratitude for the support of his customers, Sam decides to wipe out all the bar tabs, including Norm's. But back with Sam and Rebecca, they decide to move on from their sexual encounter. However Rebecca confesses that it was one of the most powerful experiences of her life. As much as he says he had a good time, Sam, on the other hand, states that perhaps his expectations after three years was a little too much compared to the actual act. Rebecca is hurt by this ... Written by Huggo

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With Sam's restoration of ownership of Cheers, the pictures and other bar set decorations have been restored to their places as they were at the end of the fifth season, discarding all of the changes to the bar set made in the sixth season premiere. See more »


As the camera is focused on Norm and Cliff at the far side of the bar, a man in a gray suit passes by as he heads towards the back of the bar. When the shot switches to Woody and Carla moments later, the same man is seen in the background, suddenly back at the front and proceeding to walk by Norm and Cliff again. See more »


Sam Malone: What I can't figure out is why I don't want to tell any of my friends. No, that's not true, I do want to, but I can't. Why? That's... maybe it was such a let down that I didn't feel like bragging about it. Or maybe it was not a let down and I was ticked because she dumped me as soon as her boyfriend walked in. Or maybe she's right, I'm trying to get her back in the sack again. I don't know. God, I just, I'm just a simple guy trying to deal with this complex problem. Or maybe I'm a complex guy ...
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Love Is a Really, Really Perfectly Okay Thing (#9.1)
18 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sam and Rebecca end up making love in the office and this is when Robin comes in, he realized that he loves Rebecca and will turn himself in. So they lie and they don't tell it to the rest of the people. Rebecca then feels that it was because Sam didn't like it, while he just did it out of respect for their friendship, but when they tell it now, nobody believes.

Not a very good episode. I hope it is not going to Rebeca and Sam together, they were too into what happened between them. Also not too many jokes. The funniest part of the episode was Robin, but he acted way out of his character. No way would he come and turn himself in and lose everything for Rebecca who he couldn't even date monogamously

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