Cheers: Season 3, Episode 5

Sam Turns the Other Cheek (1 Nov. 1984)

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Sam accidentally shoots himself in the rear end after a confrontation with a jealous husband, but he changes the story when he tells it to the bar to make himself look like a hero.

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Sam dumps his latest conquest, Maxine, because she has just told him she's married. Even Sam has his standards. After everyone has left the bar for the night, Maxine's husband, Marvin, comes by the bar brandishing a gun, threatening to kill the man who is cheating with his wife. Sam reasons with Marvin, telling him that he didn't know she was married and when she told him, he ended things with her. Marvin finally admits to himself that Maxine is, in his own words, indeed a "tramp". Marvin is a bit despondent, but Sam manages to get the gun away from him. Thinking that it would be safer there, Sam starts to put the gun in his back pocket when the gun goes off - Sam has shot himself in the butt. The next day, Sam comes into the bar with a cane, limping. He tells everyone at the bar of being held up at the bar last night, fighting off the assailant, and getting shot in the leg after which the assailant runs off. Everyone in the bar think Sam's a hero. As Sam's story changes slightly, ... Written by Huggo

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The title cites a biblical quote from Matthew: But I tell you not to resist an evildoer. On the contrary, whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well. See more »

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Diane Chambers: [about Sam's story] Coach, I think there's something rotten in the State of Denmark.
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Sam Turns the Other Cheek (#3.5)
10 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sam finds out that the woman he is seeing is married and breaks up with her. But her husband finds out and comes to the bar with a gun. Sam manages to calm him down but then he shoots himself in the butt. He makes up a story he tells to others that makes him look like a hero. but the husband of the woman gets mad about it and comes again with a gun, only Diane is there too and she helps Sam out.

Funny episode. I actually thought it would be worse as the guy came second time to the bar and held the gun to Sam, I thought Sam will really just kick him and get the gun away when Diane distracted him. A standard and lazy outcome, but Cheers made it much funnier.


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