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Achilles Hill 

Sam is continuing his battle with upstairs neighbor and the landlord of his pool room and washrooms, John Allen Hill. Sam feels like he needs to do something really to bug Hill. Just then, ... See full summary »


Andy Ackerman


Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 5 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Kirstie Alley ... Rebecca Howe
Rhea Perlman ... Carla Tortelli
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff Clavin
Woody Harrelson ... Woody Boyd
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Bebe Neuwirth ... Dr. Lilith Sternin
Keene Curtis ... John Allen Hill
Valerie Mahaffey ... Valerie Hill
Eric Christmas ... Father Barry


Sam is continuing his battle with upstairs neighbor and the landlord of his pool room and washrooms, John Allen Hill. Sam feels like he needs to do something really to bug Hill. Just then, Sam meets Hills' daughter, Valerie. Sam is not exactly the type of man she usually goes out with, nor is she Sam's type, but he asks her out solely to get under Hill's skin. Having dinner at Melville's, Sam starts to make the moves on Valerie in plain view of Hill. Hill initially feigns disinterest, but ultimately breaks down in tears, telling Sam that he'll give Sam anything if Sam stops seeing Valerie. From this statement, Sam gets his pool room and washrooms rent free, and he gets his parking space back. Immediately, Sam drops Valerie, right in the middle of dinner. Valerie takes Sam rebuke graciously. But immediately after that, Sam decides he wants Valerie back if only because he can't have her, and Valerie still seems interested in Sam, but obviously they will have to keep their relationship a... Written by Huggo

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10 January 1991 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The title is a parody of the Achilles Heel which defines the weakness of an individual and is based on the story of Achilles that is described in Homer's Iliad. See more »


Sam says to Valerie: "Maybe we could go up to the Cape for the weekend." The reference is obviously to Cape Cod and, "the Cape" is quite definitely south of Boston. So, anyone based in (and familiar with) Boston would never say "up to the Cape" . . . the operative word would be "down" to the Cape. See more »


Father Barry: Carla, it may surprise you to learn that since Vatican Two, the church does not accept the existence of Satanically-possessed amusement machines.
Carla Tortelli: First you dump Latin, and now this. What do we pay you guys for, anyway?
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References Super Fly (1972) See more »

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I Think I'm in Love
4 September 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I always thought that Valerie Mahaffey was one of the most beautiful women ever. She has a huge acting career, especially on television. I especially remember her as Eve in Northern Exposure. Anyway, she becomes a pawn in Sam's efforts to get back at Hill, who makes Sam's life miserable. Just when he thinks he is getting away with things, it goes south.

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