Cheers: Season 4, Episode 4

The Groom Wore Clearasil (24 Oct. 1985)

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Sam accidentally convinces Carla's son Anthony to get married, Cliff is convinced that he's grown a potato that looks like Richard Nixon, and Diane blows her opportunity to get a part-time position at the university.



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Carla is upset that her sixteen-year old son, Anthony, is lovestruck with a girl named Annie. Carla thinks that Anthony needs to spend some time with an adult male figure to give Anthony some idea of what he would be missing by not experiencing male adult life as a single. Sam agrees to be that person. After his day with Sam is filled with 'Annie this' and 'Annie that', Anthony confesses that he and Annie want to get married. Sam's womanizing ways do not impress Anthony. Carla finds out about Anthony's plans, Anthony who credits it to Sam. Anthony and Annie even come in with a consent form to get married. Carla finally offers them a deal: no communication whatsoever for two weeks, and if they still want to get married after that, she will give them her blessing. Carla's thought is that Anthony needs no distraction from Annie for his eye to wander to other girls. What will two weeks apart do to Anthony and Annie's relationship? Meanwhile, Diane tries to get a job as a teaching ... Written by Huggo

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Carla Tortelli: [about her son, Anthony, wanting to get married] You're only sixteen.
Anthony Tortelli: You were pregnant when you were sixteen.
Carla Tortelli: Yeah, but I wasn't stupid enough to be married.
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The Groom Wore Clearasil (#4.4)
13 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Carla feels that her son needs more of time with a man since his father is so bad. So Sam spends some time with him and Anthony says that he wants to marry his girlfriend. Sam wants to show off how great it is to be single but this doesn't work and actually makes Anthony more sure. Carla hopes now that he is like his father and asks for 2 weeks hoping that he will find another one. Yet him and his fiancé come in 2 weeks but then he sees his girlfriend's cousin and goes after her.

Ah must be a sad message to people whose parent is a jerk! But no I am sure they exaggerated the inheritance lot here.

The funnest part was Diane's interview for sure!

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