Cheers: Season 4, Episode 26

Strange Bedfellows: Part 3 (15 May 1986)

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Councilwoman Eldridge presses Sam for a marriage proposal, but Sam remains noncommittal. She then dumps Sam after he and Diane create a scene at her press conference. The incident leads Sam to a proposal--but to whom?



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Episode cast overview:
Steve Giannelli ...
Alan Koss ...
J.J. Wall ...
Reporter #1
Lawrence Lott ...
Reporter #2
Sheila Scott-Wilkenson ...
Reporter #3 (as Sheila Scott-Wilkinson)


Norm continues to have supposed problems with his sister-in-law Donna, which is made worse by Vera's absence. Meanwhile, Diane returns to Cheers, despite her assertion that she would never step foot in there again, if only to apologize to Sam about accidentally eavesdropping on his and Janet's private conversation. Diane doesn't have an opportunity to do what she wants, but gains some intelligence on how best to get the upper hand in her and Sam's relationship, which leads to a public spectacle. The aftermath of that spectacle leads to Sam coming to a conclusion about his marital life. Sam picks up the telephone and tells the person on the other end that he wants to marry her. 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 »


Woody Boyd: [about Janet and Sam] She's telling him what to say and what not to say at the press conference today.
Diane Chambers: Oh, there's a press conference?
Woody Boyd: Yup, and it's going to be right here in the bar.
Diane Chambers: Oh, that's quite unorthodox.
Woody Boyd: No, I think it's open to all faiths.
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References Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) See more »

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Strange Bedfellows: Part 3 (#4.26)
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Diane comes to Cheers to confess to Sam that she was present during his and Councilors conversation but she has to hide again as they are coming together. The councilor says they need to make a decision about their relationship since she is a political figure. Diane comes to her press conference and makes a scene about it. Sam gets dumped after and at the end he calls somebody and proposes.

A great episode. Woody made me laugh a lot when he thinks that Diane has problems listening to Sam and when she even asks when he will go to the men's room.

And we have a good cliffhanger at the end. Whom did Sam call? I bet it as Diane of course!

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