Cheers: Season 1, Episode 5

The Coach's Daughter (28 Oct. 1982)

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

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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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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 »

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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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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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