Cheers (1982–1993)
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Sam gets a call from an old flame, Judy Marlowe. Sam and Judy haven't seen each other in fifteen years. Back then, Judy, a divorcée, and Sam spent much of their time together with Judy's ... See full summary »


James Burrows


Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 2 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
Bebe Neuwirth ... Dr. Lilith Sternin
Sandahl Bergman ... Judy Marlowe
Chelsea Noble ... Laurie Marlowe
Patricia Morison ... Mrs. Ridgeway
Peter Schreiner Peter Schreiner ... Pete


Sam gets a call from an old flame, Judy Marlowe. Sam and Judy haven't seen each other in fifteen years. Back then, Judy, a divorcée, and Sam spent much of their time together with Judy's young daughter, Laurie. Upon meeting again, Sam is relieved to see that Judy is still a knock-out. What he doesn't expect though is that Laurie is now all grown up and is equally as beautiful as her mother. Sam being Sam has the hots for both Judy and Laurie, and beyond the warnings of Frasier, tries to date both. Meanwhile, Rebecca hires Woody as a clown to entertain at a corporate children's party. At the last minute, Woody is called in for a real acting job and has to ditch the party clown job. Rebecca demands that Frasier take Woody's place as he was the one who suggested she hire Woody. What Woody forgets to tell Frasier about is the handkerchief trick - pulling out the handkerchief from the clown's lapel pocket makes his pants fall down around his ankles. What's worse for the unsuspecting ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama







English | French

Release Date:

5 January 1989 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Judy Marlowe: Guess what?
Sam Malone: What?
Judy Marlowe: My daughter Laurie came along to say 'Hi.'
Sam Malone: You know, I'd love to see her again. Weren't the three of us-didn't we have fun together? Huh?
Judy Marlowe: You were always a great 'Uncle Sammy.' A lot of men get jealous-they don't want to share.
Sam Malone: Hey, I hope I never get so possessive that I'm not willing...
Laurie Marlowe: [walks into the bar, not the little girl Sam remembers, but a grown-up and attractive young woman] Hi, Mom!
Sam Malone: -to share!
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References Pinocchio (1940) See more »

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Sam the Stud Mule
28 August 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Two plots. A woman named Judy calls the bar and Sam realizes it is a woman he dated fifteen years previously. She had a little girl and Sam like doing things with her. Well, that little girl shows up and she is a knockout. Sam can only think of one thing: have sex with mom and daughter. Of course, this is hugely complicated and definitely sick, even for Malone. The second plot has Woody ready to perform as a clown at an executive's, daughters birthday party. But he gets a call for his understudy role and Frasier must sub for him. This part is much more fun.

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