Cheers: Season 1, Episode 19

Pick a Con... Any Con (24 Feb. 1983)

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When Sam learns that a conman has taken thousands of dollars from Coach, he turns to Harry "The Hat" to help them get the money back.

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The gang at the bar has found out that a seemingly sweet older bar patron, George Wheeler, has been hustling the Coach out of money for months, to the tune of $8,000. Sam thinks that the only person who can beat George at his own game is Harry the Hat. Apparently Harry knows George aka Eddie the Mole and suggests getting back through the Mole's weak point, that being poker. But if Harry knows the Mole, who's conning who... Written by Huggo

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The characters of Sam and Diane are arguing about their respective ages and who is older than who. At one point, Diane says that Sam is at least seven years older than she. In the show, the viewer is never told their ages. In real life, Ted Danson is about 1.5 years older than Shelley Long. See more »

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In the poker game the cards are first red and then they switch to blue. See more »

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Sam Malone: Hey, you feeling lucky tonight?
Diane Chambers: What have you got in mind?
Sam Malone: [holds up a deck of cards] A game of chance. A simple cut of the cards.
Diane Chambers: What are the stakes?
Sam Malone: If I win, I get to go to bed with you.
Diane Chambers: What if I win?
Sam Malone: You get to go to bed with me.
Diane Chambers: Forget it.
Sam Malone: I understand. You, ah, you'd rather earn it.
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Pick a Con... Any Con (#1.19)
4 April 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Coach got conned by a guy whom he believed out of a lot of money. Sam wants to help him and bails out the well known in the bar con Harry to help them out. They arrange a poker game but Harry keeps on losing. Sam figures out that Harry and George are working together so they arrange a last game when Coach acts with George. But George ends up losing all the money and Harry comes back to give it to them as he was playing with Coach.

Great episode. I knew from the start that Harry was on the right side, as the character is very likable. But it was still a pleasure to watch how they had those little twists in the game. As well as the whole trick Harry pulled with the drink under the hat.


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