Cheers (1982–1993)
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Pudd'n Head Boyd 

The Drs. Cranes are a little stressed at each of their respective practices, and Sam suggests they take a vacation. They immediately go on vacation mode in preparation for their impending ... See full summary »

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The Drs. Cranes are a little stressed at each of their respective practices, and Sam suggests they take a vacation. They immediately go on vacation mode in preparation for their impending Caribbean cruise. Will it relieve their stress? Meanwhile, Woody has joined a local theater group. He tries out for the company's original 4-hour play called "Authors in Hell"; he ends up being the understudy for the Mark Twain role. He wears his costume into the bar each night in the hope that he will go on, and at work he spouts Mark Twainisms to everyone. Into the bar walks a new customer named Mary, an older woman who is a bit nearsighted and who has recently become a widow. Mary and Woody as Mark Twain hit it off. It seems as if Mary really believes Woody is a well spoken older gentleman. The problem becomes how kindly old gentleman Woody can break the news to Mary that he isn't who he appears to be. Written by Huggo

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The title comes from the Mark Twain or Samuel Clemens novel Pudd'nhead Wilson published in 1894. See more »

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When Mary returns to chat with Woody, the female customer in the yellow blouse enters the bar twice, once when he was standing, and the second time after he sat down. See more »

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[At Cheers, Woody is dressed as Mark Twain]
Carla LeBec: Woody, you have been coming in here dressed in that ridiculous get-up for three weeks now. When are you going to stop this nonsense.
Woody Boyd: Carla, as an understudy, I have to be dressed and ready to go on at a moment's notice. Putting on make-up like this can take hours, but I wouldn't expect you to understand.
Carla LeBec: Why, because I'm not in the "thea-tah".
Woody Boyd: No, because you don't wear make-up.
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Pudd'n Head Boyd (#6.9)
1 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Woody is trying to get into acting. He doesn't get the part butt becomes the understudy for the part of Mark Twain. He keeps on coming dressed as Mark Twain to the bar to always be ready to go on stage. And this is when an older woman gets interested in him. Woody thinks it is because she thinks he is her age and is worried about dumping her.

I love Woody's costume. Not just that but his performance at the end made one laugh as well. And the story is well done because until the end we believe that Woody is right and that old lonely lady really is in love with the guy she thinks is older. Nice to see Frasier and Lilith in between with their little vacation story.


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