It's the annual St. Patrick's Day battle of sales between Cheers and Gary's Olde Towne Tavern. Not only does Cheers lose the battle of the hi-jinx with an unsuspecting Woody taking the brunt of the battle, Cheers also loses the sales bet. Sam has finally had as much as he can take not only with the loss once again to Gary's but performing the most humiliating task he and the guys have had to endure due to the loss. Sam threatens Gary and decides to pull out one of the biggest guns he knows: Harry the Hat. Sam asks Harry to devise and execute the ultimate plan to beat Gary. Harry refuses. Despite Carla's assertion to take matters into her own hands, Sam finally gives up permanently to Gary. When Sam goes over to Gary's to wave the final white flag, he witnesses in horror what he believes is Carla's master plan. But what he witnesses is part of a deal Gary made with Rutherford Cunningham, who Sam knows better by another name.
Did You Know?
: series writer, makes an uncredited appearance as a bar patron. See more
It's unlikely that "Harry the Hat" would be unknown to Gary. Since he's a con man, it would stand to reason that the would not limit his victims to the patrons and employee's of Cheers. Harry would probably have targeted all the major bars in Boston and they would know about him and his record. See more
Harry 'The Hat' Gittes
Face it, you're a bunch of losers. It's nothing to be ashamed of. It's your nature, you know. It's the way God made you. You're part of his master plan. If it weren't for you guys, how would we know who the winners were?
References Star Wars: A New Hope
Everywhere I Looked Was Death, Death, Death
Performed by Maurice Roëves
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