Cheers (1982–1993)
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Teacher's Pet 

Sam gets Coach's help to help him pass a geography class and get his high school diploma. But he eventually finds an easier way to pass the course.

Director:

James Burrows

Writers:

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

Episode complete credited cast:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Shelley Long ... Diane Chambers
Nicholas Colasanto ... Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso
Rhea Perlman ... Carla Tortelli
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff Clavin
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
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Storyline

Sam is being very secretive. Diane finds out that his secret is that he's gone back to school. But later, initially to her horror, she finds out that he is not getting his college degree, but rather his high school diploma, which he will earn if he passes the one course he is taking. Coach shows some interest in going back to school as well, and although Coach needs a few more credits than Sam to graduate - actually a few more years - he decides to take the same Geography course as Sam. Nearing the end of the course, Coach and Sam are getting the highest marks in the class and are enjoying their experience. Coach is getting his good grades through hard work and studying. Sam on the other hand, as Diane eventually deduces, is getting his high marks because he and Miss Purdy, the teacher, have a special relationship, not quite typical of a teacher/student. In other words, they're sleeping together. Diane chastises him, although she doesn't need to as Sam knows what's happening is wrong.... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1985 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Diane's recreational reading: *The Psychology of Self-Esteem* by Nathaniel Branden. See more »

Goofs

Sam holds a Geography text book entitled "The World and It's People," with the incorrect contraction of "it is" instead of the possessive "its." See more »

Quotes

Diane Chambers: [about Cheers] If ignorance is bliss, this place is Eden.
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Connections

References The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959) See more »

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