Cheers (1982–1993)
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If Ever I Would Leave You 

After Loretta dumps Nick, he performs odd jobs around the bar for Sam in an effort to try to win Carla back.

Director:

James Burrows

Writers:

Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Shelley Long ... Diane Chambers
Nicholas Colasanto ... Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso (credit only)
Rhea Perlman ... Carla Tortelli
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff Clavin
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Dan Hedaya ... Nick Tortelli
Jean Kasem ... Loretta Tortelli
Steve Giannelli Steve Giannelli ... Steve
Kelsey Grammer ... Frasier Crane
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Storyline

Loretta has left Nick to pursue a singing career. What's worse for Nick is that Loretta gets everything in a divorce based on their prenuptial agreement. As soon as Carla sees him, she knows that Loretta's dumped him. Nick asks Carla for a second chance, not only for herself but also for the kids. Carla rebukes him, as does everyone else in the bar... that is, except Sam. Nick begs Sam for a job doing odd jobs around the bar, and Sam ultimately relents. After three weeks of working at the bar, everyone thinks that Nick is making a real effort to turn his life around, everyone but Carla. Sam and Diane suggest to her that he may be worth giving another chance, but Carla's not too sure. Even after Carla witnesses Nick's harsh reaction to Loretta when she comes into the bar, she's not too sure. Even after she and Nick go off and do family things together, she's not too sure. She just doesn't believe he'd stay with her if Loretta wanted him back. She tests him by calling him pretending to ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1985 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Coach's absence is explained by his visiting his sister in Minnesota. See more »

Goofs

Nick suggests to Carla that they go to White Castle and get some hamburgers which would be rather inconvenient as there are no establishments of that non-national chain restaurant in all of New England. See more »

Quotes

Loretta Tortelli: [to Nick] Well, this isn't easy to say, and I don't know what song it's from, but there's a line in some song that goes, "I've got you under my skin".
Sam Malone: "I've Got You Under My Skin", Loretta.
Loretta Tortelli: What? Oh no, this is going to complicate things.
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Connections

References The Sorrow and the Pity (1969) See more »

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