Cheers: Season 8, Episode 10

The Art of the Steal (30 Nov. 1989)

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Rebecca is afraid that Robin is getting tired of her since after four dates they have not yet slept together. So in an effort to spice up their relationship, she decides to wait for him in ... See full summary »



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Rebecca is afraid that Robin is getting tired of her since after four dates they have not yet slept together. So in an effort to spice up their relationship, she decides to wait for him in his apartment stark naked. However, Sam finds out Robin's delayed by a few hours so he rushes off to Robin's apartment to tell Rebecca, in large part in his wish to see her naked. But neither Rebecca or Sam get their wish when ready to leave the apartment, Rebecca, thinking that she's pushed the elevator button in Robin's apartment, accidentally triggers the security system instead. All the doors and windows are secured and Rebecca and Sam are trapped inside. What's worse is that they also trigger the electronic laser sensor system, so they can't even move for fear of cutting one of the laser sensors. They have to figure out how to get out of their predicament without setting off the alarm before Robin returns. Meanwhile, back at the bar, Norm tries to teach Woody about economics. That lesson ... Written by Huggo

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Rebecca Howe: You've got a reputation of being uninhibited: lowdown, dirty, perverted.
Carla LeBec: You should have known me when I was a real slut.
Rebecca Howe: Let me ask you a question here. What is the wildest thing you ever did to really get a guy's attention?
Carla LeBec: Let me see. There was the time I was making love to a guy on a carousel.
Rebecca Howe: Where? At an amusement park?
Carla LeBec: No. LaGuardia Airport.
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The Art of the Steal (#8.10)
9 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Rebecca is worried that Robin gets bored of her because of the lack of sex. So she goes to his apartment to wait for him naked in front of TV. But he calls cheers that he is late, so Sam goes to tell Rebecca (well mainly to see her naked). They end up activating a security system and stay in the apartment until they can get out.

Lots of fun jokes. I liked the monopoly game the guys were playing with all the replacements of parts that were lost. Cliff talking about his tapeworm when he was a kid was awesome. The more other characters are getting mean to Cliff the more I like him. I wish they didn't have all this animosity against him though, especially from Norm.

The main story ended up being funnier that I expected. All that lasers an Sam thinking how Norm and Cliff would find that cool! He was a bit too sexually assaulter like in this episode but still good parts in it.

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