Cheers: Season 4, Episode 23

Relief Bartender (27 Mar. 1986)

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Sam hires a new bartender and appoints himself as host/manager of Cheers. But when his new strategy goes belly-up and he is forced to return to the bar, somebody has to be fired.

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Patricia Veselich ...
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Although Diane and Sam were on the verge of rekindling their relationship following Diane Chambers Day at the opera, the flame subsides a bit when Sam goes on a date with another woman, despite the fact that Sam and Diane aren't officially dating again yet. But Sam has other things on his mind, namely business. Another sports celebrity is opening a chain of pubs which is bound to take away business from Cheers. So Sam proposes a new management structure, where he hangs up his bartender hat to become the full-time manager/host, welcoming guests and devising new ways to drum up business. This scheme opens up another bartender position. The staff at the bar think this idea is bad, but Sam goes ahead with it anyway. Sam hires a new bartender, Ken Charters, a young family man struggling to make ends meet before this job. A week goes by, and Sam's plan is a failure, as he isn't really good at coming up with money raising concepts and patrons are off-put by his hosting. This failure means ... Written by Huggo

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Relief Bartender (#4.23)
18 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sam plans to keep the bar more in business and wants to be the manager and host while getting another bar tender. But his management skills don't seem to be that great. So he wants to go back but has trouble firing the new bar tender, so he convinces Woody to leave but when the other guy later says that he got another job he takes Woody back who in return asks for a raise.

The episode was a bit boring, I guess first the story was too complex to follow with what he wanted to do out of his bar, was boring.

I also felt bad for Woody, why would Sam choose the other guy over him, just because of kids? Seems so stupid


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