Cheers: Season 8, Episode 12

Sam Ahoy (14 Dec. 1989)

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Sam is still aiming to buy back the bar, but is still a lot short on capital. Robin is getting death threats and thus is surrounded by a mass of security guards. The situations in Sam and ... See full summary »



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Sam is still aiming to buy back the bar, but is still a lot short on capital. Robin is getting death threats and thus is surrounded by a mass of security guards. The situations in Sam and Robin's lives intersect when Robin, who was planning on sailing his boat, aptly named The Rebecca, in the Cape Cod Regatta that afternoon, is called off on emergency business. Sam would love to sail the boat in Robin's place since the winner's purse is $10,000. Without Sam needing to ask Robin, Robin does let Sam sail The Rebecca in his place. Now, all Sam needs is a crew, so he enlists the help of Carla and ex-Coast Guard employee Norm. During the race, Sam is working his butt off, but Carla and Norm concede defeat when they drop into last place early on. All three change their minds as to their priority when Norm discovers a bomb on board the boat. They also discover the radio has been dismantled, the lifeboat no where in sight and although the life jackets are there, they can't jump overboard as ... Written by Huggo

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When they are in the bar after escaping the explosion of the boat "The Rebecca", Woody Harrelson turns to Ted Danson and instead of saying "Were you scared Sam?" he says "Were you scared Ted?" See more »


Woody Boyd: Miss Howe? Can I have tomorrow off?
Rebecca Howe: Woody, I pay you for a forty hours a week. I expect forty hours work. Besides, I need you to take me to go get my car once it's finished being detailed.
Woody Boyd: What time will that be?
Rebecca Howe: Right after my beauty shop appointment. I'm getting cellophane highlights put in my hair, then I'm going to have a manicure then a pedicure.
Woody Boyd: Pedicure?
Rebecca Howe: Yeah. I have a date with Robin tonight and I may want to play footsie.
Woody Boyd: All right, I can drive you Miss Howe.
Rebecca Howe: Good.
Woody Boyd: But after that, if ...
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Sam Ahoy (#8.12)
9 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Robin is getting death threats. Robin also needs to go on a sudden business trip and needs Sam to go sail his boat Rebecca for him. Sam goes together with Carla and Norm. They don't do too well in the competition. And after Sam also finds a boat on the boat. Luckily they still survive.

This sounds like a pretty exciting episode, but to be honest it wasn't. It was actually pretty boring with lame text. I can only think of one moment that really made me laugh. It is Rebecca telling with this pride in her face how Robin has threats of being assassinated. Kirstie Alley was great in it.

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