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Carla Loves Clavin 

"Carla Loves Clavin" is an episode of Cheers starring Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley, and Rhea Perlman. It's time for the 53rd annual Miss Boston Barmaid contest, and this year it's being held at Cheers again, but Sam's not happy. The contest organizers have changed the format where beauty, ... See full summary »

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... Sam Malone
... Rebecca Howe
... Carla Tortelli
... Cliff Clavin
... Woody Boyd
... Dr. Frasier Crane
... Norm Peterson
... Emcee
... Mr. Quincy
Jessie Scott ... Shawnee Wilson
... Paul Krapence
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It's time for the 53rd annual Miss Boston Barmaid contest, and this year it's being held at Cheers again, but Sam's not happy. The contest organizers have changed the format where beauty, chest size and overall bimbo-ness account for nothing. Rather, it's now a contest of true waitressing skills. Despite this, Carla is not interested in entering - she knows she can be the best waitress in the world if she wants to be (self-admittedly, her "friendliness" quotient is a bit lacking) and doesn't need anyone to tell her so - until she learns that first prize is a new Mazda Miata convertible. She will do anything to win that car. On the day of the contest, she obtains a confidential document naming the three judges, one of whom is none other than Cheers' own Cliff. Norm convinces Carla that to win the contest, Carla has to be nice to Cliff, not exactly the easiest thing in the world to do for Carla. Carla has to decide if the Miata or being nasty to Cliff is of greater priority. By contest ... Written by Huggo

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21 March 1991 (USA)  »

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The Boston Barmaid Contest was last seen in season one episode No Contest. Sam mentions Diane. However, not flattering as he makes a joke about her bust size or lack of to be precise. See more »

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Woody Boyd: Boy, that Carla sure is smart, buttering up to Mr. Clavin so she'll win. I wish I had those smarts when I was doing the county fair circuit with my hog, Mirabelle. Rule number one: you gotta schmooze. You gotta go to the right parties, you gotta sell out. I wouldn't, so I brought Mirabelle home a loser. Broke my heart.
Dr. Frasier Crane: How was Mirabelle?
Woody Boyd: Not bad with applesauce.
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References Cheers: No Contest (1983) See more »

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