Sam Bissel is a wholesome family man with a loving wife, Min, and two loving daughters. They lead a happy suburban life. The only part of Sam's life that he is not happy about is his job as a lowly cog in the art department of the advertising firm of Burke & Hare. Sam's professional life takes a major turn when he is made executive of the Nurdlinger Dairy account. Simon Nurdlinger is a wholesome family man who wants a wholesome family man with wholesome family ideals heading his account, Sam the only one in Burke & Hare that fits the bill. Sam's home life also takes a major turn when Min's college friend, Janet Lagerlof, moves in next door. Janet stands to inherit $15 million from her grandfather's estate, but the will has a clause that she must be happily married to inherit the money. Janet is technically divorced from Howard Ebbets, and states that getting back with Howard is not worth $15 million. But when Jack Bailey and Irene Krump - two of Janet's relatives who would like to ...
Slam! Bam! Here comes Sam!...Caught in the Middle of a Two-Woman Jam!
Did You Know?
The Burke and Hare reference is also a self-referencial in-joke by Jack Finney
who wrote GOOD NEIGHBOR SAM and INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. See more
When Min serves Sam macaroni and cheese, the serving spoon changes between shots. See more
Say, he's sensitive, isn't he?
Very! He's creative.
Referenced in Cheers: Bad Neighbor Sam
Let Hertz Put You in the Driver's Seat
Lyrics and Music by Richard Adler
Performed by The Hi-Los See more