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Stand Up - April 30, 1959 

As part of a Catskills comedy act trio, Sam has to convince the other two members that they are in love while saving one of them from the mob.



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Episode cast overview:
Mack MacKay
Frankie Washarskie
Robert Miranda ...
Carlo Degorio
Tom La Grua ...
Joey (as Tom LaGrua)
Mark Lonow ...
Lou Collins
Wil Albert ...
Peter Schrum ...
Trucker (as Pete Schrum)
Jon Melichar ...
Martha Jane ...
Rafe Battiste ...
Mirror Image of Davey Parker
Rosemary Tanguinia ...
Maria Rose (as Rosemary Tarquinio)


Sam leaps into Dave Parker (Rafe Battiste), one half of a stand up comedy act while they are on stage at a Poconos resort. Sam knows nothing of the routine and they're bombing badly until a waitress, Frankie Washarskie (Amy Yasbeck), jumps up on stage and ad libs them out their predicament. She desperately wants to be part of the act and is actually in love with the other half of the comedy act, Mack MacKay (Bob Saget). All of their lives get a little more complicated when a mobster named Carlo Degorio (Robert Miranda) offers them a contract to perform at his club in Las Vegas. They're thrilled at the opportunity, but it's also obvious that the gangster's real interest is in Frankie. When Al (Dean Stockwell) tells Sam that Mack will disappear that night he has to be quick on his feet to get the mobster to lay off. Written by garykmcd

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13 May 1992 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


One of the last names that Donna uses is "Lane" the same name as Lois Lane, and one of her bits is "Supergirl". See more »


When Mack is dragged off after their performance, Sam chases after him and throws a punch at one of the henchmen who falls backward. Sam's punch can clearly be seen hitting nothing but air. See more »


[Al tells Sam that MacKay will soon vanish]
Dr. Sam Beckett: What happens?
Admiral Al Calavicci: I don't know, he was never seen again. In Italian, we say he's probably sleeping with the fishes.
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References The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950) See more »


Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Written by Otto A. Harbach and Jerome Kern (1933)
Performed by Scott Bakula
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