Cheers: Season 4, Episode 20

Save the Last Dance for Me (27 Feb. 1986)

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Carla turns to Sam as a partner to go up against Nick and Loretta in a dance competition.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Floyd Panjeric
Eddie Csznyk
Sinara Stull ...
Cheryl Koski


The Boston Boppers television show - Boston's equivalent of American Bandstand - is holding a reunion. Carla and ex-husband Nick used to dance on the show when they were teenagers, they being the best dance couple at the time. Carla wants to go to the reunion with Nick only because there is a dance contest with a first place prize of $500 and trip to Hawaii. However, when Nick - with current wife Loretta in tow - shows up to discuss going to the reunion together with Carla, they get into an argument about who was and is the better dancer. The argument breaks down into a contest pitting Nick against Carla, Nick vowing instead to bring Loretta. Carla first thinks about asking another old Boppers dancer, Eddie Csznyck, a great dancer who always had the dance hots for Carla. Eddie is willing but not able as he has an accident which sidelines him. Diane suggests to Sam that he take Carla. At one point in their relationship, Diane and Sam clandestinely took ballroom dance lessons, and Sam ... Written by Huggo

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The title is the same as the song "Save the Last Dance for Me" written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman and first recorded in 1960 by The Drifters. See more »


Sam Malone: [about dancing] No, really, you should have seen Carla and Nick out there. They were like Fred and Ethel, really.
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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »


Unchained Melody
Written by Hy Zaret & Alex North
Performed by The Righteous Brothers
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