Cheers: Season 8, Episode 2

The Improbable Dream: Part 2 (28 Sep. 1989)

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Rebecca is whisked off her feet by the latest man of her dreams, the extremely wealthy businessman, Robin Colcord. He has taken her on his private jet to several cities on the west coast, ... See full summary »



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Rebecca is whisked off her feet by the latest man of her dreams, the extremely wealthy businessman, Robin Colcord. He has taken her on his private jet to several cities on the west coast, lavished her with expensive clothes and jewelry, and pampered her with spas and facials. Sam on the surface is getting on with his womanizing life, but a dream unmasks some what he concludes are deeper feelings for Rebecca which he believes Robin doesn't feel. Some additional information Sam finds out about what's not going on between Rebecca and Robin may help his cause. Written by Huggo

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Offstage, Sam makes out with a woman on the pool table in the back room. As they emerge into the bar, Sam looks at her backside and says "Don't worry, the chalk will rub off." However, as she walks away the back of her dress is now visible and is perfectly clean. See more »


Dr. Frasier Crane: So Sam, do you remember anything else about the dream?
Sam Malone: No, that was the eeriest thing. I mean it was real, it was vivid, like you, like real life.
Carla LeBec: Sammy, that's a premonition dream. That means it's really going to happen.
Dr. Frasier Crane: Oh Carla, that's an old wives' tale.
Carla LeBec: I'm an old wife.
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1 May 2011 | by (New York, NY USA) – See all my reviews

This is Part II of the Season Premiere, and Robin Colcord has whisked Rebecca away on a romantic capitalist fantasy tour, sending her on spa days and shopping sprees. Roger Rees is brilliant as the millionaire investor, and he gives a completely unique spin to his punchlines with his seemingly-eternal pauses: "I'll fax you....... every day."

Instead of dramatizing and romanticizing the Rebecca/Sam relationship the writers take a much more honest and realistic approach: these aren't star-crossed lovers who were destined for a love affair, but they both still mourn for the relationship that never was. How true.

The bar has become the perfect yuppie clubhouse, maybe a stronger and more enduring image of Cheers than Charles/Burrows/Charles had ever conceived, since the show's creators are no longer patronizing us with phony images of blue-collar slobs enjoying sports and guzzling brew- this is an honest snapshot of the American culture at the time: consumerist professionals looking to hide and numb themselves from society's endless pressures. Frasier and Lilith seem more at home here now than even Norm, as Cheers has truly become a refuge from the cold of the modern world.

In this episode Sam realizes he has Feelings for Rebecca, but he may be too late because, as Robin Colcord says with his trademark pause: "I care for you... very.... very..... deeply."

This is greatness at every level.


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