Cheers (1982–1993)
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Love Is a Really, Really Perfectly Okay Thing 

As Robin walks into the bar office, what he sees is Rebecca in a state of undress and Sam's shirt button stuck in her blouse's zipper. Rebecca tells Robin that something almost happened ... See full summary »


James Burrows


Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Kirstie Alley ... Rebecca Howe
Rhea Perlman ... Carla Tortelli
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff Clavin
Woody Harrelson ... Woody Boyd
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Roger Rees ... Robin Colcord
Eric Christmas ... Father Barry
Edmund Gaynes Edmund Gaynes ... Bartender
Christopher Abraham ... Customer


As Robin walks into the bar office, what he sees is Rebecca in a state of undress and Sam's shirt button stuck in her blouse's zipper. Rebecca tells Robin that something almost happened with Sam but that nothing did happen. It's a lie, which Sam is supporting. Robin's return prompts Rebecca to go back with him, and to support him during the time of his indictment. She will continue to work at the bar until she can find another, better job. Sam goes back to setting the bar back up the way he used to have it. As a show of gratitude for the support of his customers, Sam decides to wipe out all the bar tabs, including Norm's. But back with Sam and Rebecca, they decide to move on from their sexual encounter. However Rebecca confesses that it was one of the most powerful experiences of her life. As much as he says he had a good time, Sam, on the other hand, states that perhaps his expectations after three years was a little too much compared to the actual act. Rebecca is hurt by this ... Written by Huggo

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20 September 1990 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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With Sam's restoration of ownership of Cheers, the pictures and other bar set decorations have been restored to their places as they were at the end of the fifth season, discarding all of the changes to the bar set made in the sixth season premiere. See more »


As the camera is focused on Norm and Cliff at the far side of the bar, a man in a gray suit passes by as he heads towards the back of the bar. When the shot switches to Woody and Carla moments later, the same man is seen in the background, suddenly back at the front and proceeding to walk by Norm and Cliff again. See more »


Rebecca Howe: You have been after me for three years. And you finally got me. I mean, if I was even adequate, I know that you would have run out there and told every bozo in the bar.
Sam Malone: You don't think I wasn't dying to do that. It was making me crazy. It's just that I thought I'd be betraying our friendship. I never really had a friend before.
Rebecca Howe: You have lots of friends.
Sam Malone: No, no, I've never *had* a friend before.
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References The Ambushers (1967) See more »

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Sam and Rebecca
3 September 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This episode seemed endless. Sam and Rebecca make love in the last episode before this. But when Robin shows up, she takes off like a missile. Sam becomes tongue tied and wants to brag, but shows respect and doesn't do so. This just seemed to drag on and the final scene is a great disappointment.

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