Cheers: Season 6, Episode 11

My Fair Clavin (10 Dec. 1987)

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Cliff has bought himself a new condo in a singles building. He starts dating Sally from the building. The guys at the bar are anxious to meet Sally, but Cliff says that Sally wants Cliff ... See full summary »

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Cliff has bought himself a new condo in a singles building. He starts dating Sally from the building. The guys at the bar are anxious to meet Sally, but Cliff says that Sally wants Cliff all to herself and would rather stay in all the time. In reality, Sally is a shy, Plain Jane who would really love to go out with Cliff, but Cliff is embarrassed by her looks. Based on advice from Rebecca, Cliff decides to become Sally's Henry Higgins. Meanwhile, Rebecca has started smoking again to relieve some stress in her life. However she quickly realizes that it was a mistake and wants to quit, a task more difficult than she anticipates. Frasier suggests that she associate smoking with the most vile act she can imagine. As such, she tells Sam that if she smokes another cigarette, she will sleep with him. So Sam does whatever he can to catch her smoking. Written by Huggo

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Cliff and Sally watch Jeapardy! on TV. Jeopardy! is a popular game show, created by Merv Griffin. The show originated in the United States and is currently hosted by Alex Trebek. It has aired continuously since September 1984. See more »

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Dr. Frasier Crane: [to Rebecca] May I suggest something that seems to have worked for many of my patients?
Carla LeBec: What, changing doctors?
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Bad Sally
18 September 2013 | by (New York, NY USA) – See all my reviews

Ouch. This one hurts. It's almost impossible to make Cliff unfunny but this episode succeeds entirely. Mr. Clavin lands a girlfriend, a lanky spinster who tied for Employee Of The Month down at The Yarn Barn. Her name is Sally, and as played by the awkward, giraffe-like Karen Akers she's enough to make you vomit in a neighbor's toilet. I'd like to nominate Karen Akers for "Worst Cheers Guest Star," a very exclusive list that features- among others- Harry Connick, Jr. as Cousin Russell. Karen Akers is not so much an actress as she is a pterodactyl, and her pterformance is simply pterrible.

Cliff and Sally spend their courtship on his couch watching Jeopardy, until he decides to give her a make-over. It's hard to decide which is more nauseating: the beady-eyed sociopath Sally as "nerdy" or as "sexy." Neither one is believable and both should be destroyed for the good of humanity. Cliff finally brings her to Cheers, where Sam Malone- supposed womanizer- actually hits on her. Maybe Sam's herpes was flaring up that afternoon and he had temporarily lost his eyesight, or maybe he was just killing time until the middle school girls were dismissed for the day.

Sally- an unforgettable character- politely asks Cliff if she can interrupt her date with him to go on a date with another man. Seems reasonable. She assures him she'll be right back, and when the ginger flamingo returns she declares her decision to remain "pretty" and pecks through the trash barrel to snack on fresh worms. Okay I made up the worm part but the rest is all true.

In the Sam/Rebecca subplot Miss Howe promises to go to bed with Sam if she smokes another cigarette. She lights up but- being a hypocrite and liar- somehow manages to avoid serving Sam pie. This terrible episode is filled with manipulative women and the worst kind of teasing... we can only hope that Karen Akers served prison time as a result of this crime against television. If you see her, please pummel her with a broomstick or tire iron. You'll be glad you did.

GRADE: D-


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