Sumner Sloan, Diane's ex-fiancé and old English professor, tells her that he submitted one of her old unfinished novels to an editor at a publishing house, the editor who sees promise in it and sees the possibility of it being published. Diane hasn't yet finished it, in fact she hasn't written anything since she started working at Cheers. Sam secretly overhears their conversation, and thinks that their impending wedding may be holding Diane back in her writing career, something she's always wanted. Sam and Diane discuss her writing career in relation to their marriage, they both feel that in the immediate future only one of the two will happen. Each has his/her own feeling of what should happen, each being so steadfast in their view to an extreme. Sam's perspective is based on a daydream he has about himself and Diane in old age together, she having forgone her writing career. When push comes to shove, one of the two makes a unilateral decision for the two of them, that person who has...
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Sam ends up with an 8-ball in his mouth while hiding under the pool table eavesdropping on Diane and Sumner. George Wendt, who plays Norm Peterson, also had an 8-ball in his mouth when he played a marine Private Mosconi in M*A*S*H (season 11 episode 2, "Treat or Treatment"). See more
Sam emerging from under the pool table with the 8 ball in his mouth after hearing Sumner tell Diane about her manuscript being accepted has several problems, even ignoring the impossibility of the ball becoming lodged in his mouth as a comedic gag. First, there is no way in the preceding shots out in the bar that Sam could have beat Sumner and Diane back to the pool room to hide without them seeing him, as the leave him at the front of the bar and he's never seen walking past before the go down the hall. Second, Diane throws the 8 ball into the corner pocket. The ball would have traveled to the ball-return slot, clearly visible in the shot, not under the table. See more
Come on, let's do it. Let's go get a Justice of the Peace.
Better yet, let's wed at Cheers.
It's ideal. Right there in front of our dearest friends who've been witness to our love, seen the good times and the bad times, shared our joys and sorrows, how perfect. Those dear souls will share our moment of ultimate joy.
Better still, why don't we have them over right here? We'll do it right here.
[screws up her face
Oh, I don't want those people in my house.