Cheers: Season 4, Episode 25

Strange Bedfellows: Part 2 (8 May 1986)

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Councilwoman Eldridge tells Sam to fire Diane because she's insecure about having one of Sam's former lovers working at the bar. However, Diane accidentally overhears the conversation and tries to beat him to the punch.



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Janet's civic election win has long occurred, and Sam and Janet are still dating. Outwardly, Diane should be relieved as her spoken fear was that Janet was just using Sam to score political points during the election. But Frasier calls Diane out on her true motivations, that being her romantic feelings for Sam. He also says that he does not see a future for Sam and Janet. On top of this, Diane overhears Sam admit to Janet that his longest relationship ever was with Diane, to which Janet responds that Sam should let her go professionally and thus personally. So Diane thinks she's going to beat him to the punch, and decides to resign before he can fire her. As she does so, she reneges as she feels she's giving Sam an easy out, betting him that he doesn't have the guts to fire her. As Sam and Diane argue about what to do about their professional relationship, there is always the underlying issue of their associated personal relationship. Meanwhile, Norm is having some issues at home, not... Written by Huggo

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The title refers to the common expression "Politics makes strange bedfellows" commenting on the odd compromises and partnerships that come in the political arena. See more »


Sam Malone: Hey Senator.
Gary Hart: Hi Sam. You left your coat in my car last night.
[hands Sam his coat]
Sam Malone: Oh, that's sweet of you to bring it by. Thank you.
Gary Hart: Oh, it's the least I could do for a Trivial Pursuit partner. By the way, thanks for your help with those sports questions.
Sam Malone: Oh well, that's, that's my strong point. Thank you for helping me with everything else.
Gary Hart: That's my strong point.
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Strange Bedfellows: Part 2 (#4.25)
19 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The Council is still dating Sam. One night they come to the bar and she asks him what his longest relationship was. He says it was the one of Diane. After this Council asks him to fire Diane. Diane who overhears it comes next day with a huge resignation letter. They have a fight and she leaves.

Another good episode. It had funny moments as well the best is Frasier telling the guy that Diane is somebody who had a sex change and her guessing it.

The fight of Sam and Diane was also very well acted, now we have one more episode left to see how it goes, looks promising

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