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The Coach's Daughter 

Coach is distressed when his sweet but insecure daughter introduces him to her boorish, obnoxious fiancé.



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


Coach's daughter, Lisa, stops by the bar to introduce her fiancé, Roy. Unfortunately, he's an obnoxious lout, which is obvious to almost all (Diane initially gives Roy the benefit of the doubt but comes to the same conclusion). Coach has a heart-to-heart with his daughter, in which she acknowledges that Roy is flawed and is using her but says she wants to be married and have a family and thinks that Roy may be her only chance. Elsewhere in the bar, Diane tries her hand at caricature, only to find that -- as is the case with most of her creative endeavors -- her ambition exceeds her talent. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama





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28 October 1982 (USA)  »

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According to producer Ken Levine, when Coach tells Lisa that she looks just like her mother, the audience howled with laughter. The laughter was deleted from the final print because the line was supposed to be poignant. See more »


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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Performed by Shelley Long
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Coach's daughter is obviously Moonlighting
17 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Coach shines in this episode involving his wallflower daughter, Lisa (Allyse Beasley), stopping by Cheers to introduce Roy, her obnoxious ass of a fiancé whom everyone dislikes almost immediately. Coach has to find it in himself to tell his daughter exactly how he feels about this new man in her life which leads to a pretty memorable, well-acted scene by the late great Nicholas Colasanto that solidified my enderance to one of the beloved characters in all of TV land. Meanwhile, Diane takes up a new hobby which doesn't go spectacularly well (for either here or the bar patrons). Philip Charles MacKenzie is suitably slimy as Roy, the loser door-to-door fiancé

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