Saturday, September 7, 2013

Cheers 8.15: “Finally!, Part 1”

Airdate: 1/25/90

Refers to the long awaited act of consummation – no, not between Rebecca and Sam, but Rebecca and Robin. You see, Robin wants Sam to attend a $1,000 a plate dinner with Red Sox alumni so he can be briefed on baseball (much to Rebecca’s chagrin), but all is forgiven when she and Robin start to get hot and heavy on the limo ride there, giving Sam the boot (literally) in transit. The next day, Rebecca’s beaming face gives it all away, and assorted bar bets are paid out. The next night, Robin says those three magic words to his apparent beloved, but after a bar gang-attended celebration dinner at a seedy burger joint, Sam caches a glimpse of the millionaire locking arms, and lips, with a blonde beauty. He desperately signals a warning, but…. TO BE CONTINUED.

It’s finally happened, but it looks like Sam was right when he forewarned the moony-eyed Rebecca that sex will just mean another notch on his belt. Will this lead to the satisfaction of Sam’s lust (and probably love) for her? Tune in next time, Cheers fans, to find out!!! High point is probably Bill Medley singing “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” in person, although his performance is mercilessly cut short!

Cold open: Frasier brings baby pictures and wants to know who young Frederick looks more like. He supposes it’s only fair, as his wife did “the hard part” for nine months.

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