Cheers (1982–1993)
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Coach Returns to Action 

Coach wants to ask out an attractive younger woman, but he doesn't have the guts. Sam sets his sights on her too, but he keeps getting shot down--badly.

Director:

James Burrows

Writers:

Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Shelley Long ... Diane Chambers
Nicholas Colasanto ... Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso
Rhea Perlman ... Carla Tortelli
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Murphy Cross ... Nina
Bill Wiley ... The Tour Guide
Keone Young ... Tourist #1
Barry Cutler ... Tourist #2
Eve Smith Eve Smith ... Tourist #1
Julia Hendler Julia Hendler ... The Little Girl
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff
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Storyline

Coach is attracted to Nina, a young woman who has just moved into his building. Excited, he tells Diane of Nina, swearing her to secrecy if only because of his and Nina's age difference. Nina shows up at the bar to wait for the heat to be turned on in her apartment. Diane has asked Sam not to hit on Nina, although she doesn't tell him the reason in keeping Coach's confidence. This request only intrigues Sam more, and he tries repeatedly to get Nina to go out with him. Meanwhile, Diane urges Coach to pursue Nina, thinking that Nina is indeed interested in him. Coach ends up using an old and painful trick from his baseball days to try and get the girl. Elsewhere in the bar, the pipes have backed up in the men's room, forcing the patrons to use the facilities up at Melville's. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1982 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The conversations between Sam and Nina became the basis of a memorable part of "Superstar Television," an attraction/show that ran from May 1, 1989 to September 26, 1998, at the Disney-MGM Studios theme park (*now called Disney's Hollywood Studios) at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, A park guest was chosen to play the role of Nina and have the "conversation" with Sam. Using video special effects, the park guest actually appeared on the theater's in-house TVs to be talking to Sam. While Sam and the others appeared via special effects, the park guest sat on-stage at a real scale model of the Cheers bar, which was built by Disney as an exact, but smaller, replica. See more »

Goofs

The characters talk of it being 30 degrees outside and Nina waits at the bar until the heat is fixed in her apartment. Yet, during a cutaway scene to the outdoors, the sky is bright and the leaves are green and full. Uncommon for Boston in the winter. See more »

Quotes

Carla Tortelli: That St. Mathias is a great school. I've had two kids thrown out of there.
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Connections

References 12 Angry Men (1957) See more »

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