Coach is distressed when his daughter, an insecure spinster, comes to town to introduce him to her boorish, obnoxious fiancé.



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Tim Cunningham ...
Jacqueline Cassell ...
Woman #1 (as Jacqueline Cassel)
Teddy Bergeron ...
Man #1


Lisa, the Coach's Plain Jane daughter, stops by the bar so that she can introduce Coach to her fiancé, Roy. Roy is an obnoxious lout which is obvious to all. Even though Diane initially gives Roy the benefit of the doubt, she also eventually comes to the same conclusion as everyone else. The Coach has a heart-to-heart with his daughter regarding his feelings about Roy. Lisa realizes that Roy is a lout and that he is only marrying her to advance his career - she is his boss - but she wants to be married and have a family. She feels Roy may be her only chance. A realization by Coach about Lisa may make Lisa come to an important realization about herself and in turn her current engagement. Elsewhere in the bar, Diane embarks upon drawing caricatures of bar patrons; like most of Diane's creative endeavors, her ambition far exceeds her talent. And Coach makes an admission about the glasses in the bar. Written by Huggo

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28 October 1982 (USA)  »

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Lisa Pantusso: Look, Daddy. I'm not dumb. I know Roy's abrasive. I know he's insensitive, and I know he's probably only marrying me so he can get the Pennsylvania territory.
Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso: Why would you want to marry a man like this?
Lisa Pantusso: Isn't it obvious to you?
Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso: Nothing's ever obvious to me.
Lisa Pantusso: Daddy, don't make me say this.
Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso: What, what?
Lisa Pantusso: I want to be married and I want to have children. Roy is the first man that ever asked me to marry him, and I'm afraid he's going to be the last.
Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso: Oh, come on honey. There must have been dozens of ...
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William Tell Overture
Composed by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by Shelley Long
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Episode 5: Time For Coach To Shine
5 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Coach's(Nicholas Colasanto)Daughter, Lisa(Allyce Beasley), is coming to introduce her fiancé, Roy(Philip Charles Mackenzie)in Cheers. As soon as everyone meets the obnoxious Roy, no one likes him, especially Coach. But Coach is having a hard time trying to figure out, how to tell his Daughter, not to marry this idiot Roy. All of which leads to a well acted, heartwarming, perfect scene, between Coach and Lisa in Sam's(Ted Danson)office. In this Episode, Coach proves that his character has more personality, than just being a dumb Bartender, who's been hit on the head with a Baseball too many times in the past. Colasanto's performance here is fantastic, and somewhat powerful. Not to say the whole Episode is a Drama, because it's not. It also has some very funny moments in it, such as Diane(Shelley Long), drawing Characterizes of the Bar's Customers...badly! But it's Coach, that owns this Episode. Beasley is very good as Lisa, and Mackenzie is a little funny, but in an irritating way of course. All in all, I like this Episode for the writers finally fleshing out Coach's character little bit. In the end, a nice Episode with good performances, good writing, and some good humor, Episode 5:"The Coach's Daughter", gets an 8 out of 10 from me.

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