Sam is in the middle of picking up an attractive woman named Suzanne in the bar, when he's telephoned by another former lover named Denise who wants to see him as soon as possible. So many ... See full summary »

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Sam is in the middle of picking up an attractive woman named Suzanne in the bar, when he's telephoned by another former lover named Denise who wants to see him as soon as possible. So many women, so little time. He chooses to see Denise, while he puts current prey, Suzanne, on hold. However, Denise doesn't quite want a liaison: she tells Sam that he is one of two possible men who fathered her newborn child. Sam is shaken at the news, and swears to God that he will forgo sex forever if the child isn't his. He decides to change that to three months, which is like a lifetime for Sam. He quickly finds out that he is not the father, and is relieved. He is just about ready to head off for an evening of debauchery with Suzanne when Carla reminds him of his vow to God. Because of Carla's strong Catholic background, she convinces Sam, with a little unwitting help from Woody, that a vow to God is something one should not take lightly. Sam asks for advice from Father Barry and Frasier, the ... Written by Huggo

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In the end scene, when Fraiser is ushering Sam away to the piano after he tries to unzip Rebecca's dress, Fraiser accidentally calls Sam by his actor's name ( Ted Danson ) when he says " Piano! Piano, Ted !" See more »

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When Sam talks to God, and shows him the picture of the young lady that he wants to leave with for a good time( flight attendant who has lay over). You can clearly see the picture is not her, as well as it not the size not the same the one she pulls out of her purse. See more »

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Suzanne Porter: Boy, what a day.
Sam Malone: Yeah?
Suzanne Porter: Yeah. I can't wait for it to end. All I can think about is getting home and jumping into bed.
Sam Malone: Do you need anybody to break your fall? Hi, Sam Malone.
Suzanne Porter: Hi, Suzanne Porter.
Woody Boyd: Sam, you done picking up on this lady?
Sam Malone: Not quite Woody.
Woody Boyd: I'm sorry to interrupt you, but Denise called.
Sam Malone: Ohhhh, Denise.
Suzanne Porter: Who's Denise?
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No Sex For Sam Malone
30 April 2011 | by (New York, NY USA) – See all my reviews

Sam's reckless sex life catches up to him when an ex-girlfriend claims he's the father of her child. Of course it's a false alarm, but as thanks to God Sam vows to give up sex for one month. Can he do it?

This is a fun and lighthearted episode that might have worked better as the Season Seven premiere. The only over-the-top sight gag here is Woody showing up to the bar dressed as Moses and screaming "Halt, infidel!" for no apparent reason. As someone involved in community theater I can assure you that no actor ever leaves the theater in costume and makeup, for any reason, that no local theater group has understudies and that even if they did there would be no reason for them to ever get in costume. Oh well...

I always found the ending of this episode especially well-written. The fact that Sam finds his faith by not knowing there are Bibles in every hotel room in America is just unrealistic enough to be brilliant. This episode introduces the character of Father Barry as played by actor Eric Christmas, and the scene between he and Sam is a nice change of pace for the show, genuinely heartfelt and funny. A very good episode.

GRADE: B+


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