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Season 1, Episode 18: No Contest

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Original Air Date: February 17, 1983.

Written By: Heide Perlman

Plot: Sam enters Diane in the Miss Boston Barmaid competition without her knowledge and she is chosen as …

Season 1, Episode 17: Diane's Perfect Date

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Original Air Date: February 10, 1983.

Written By: David Lloyd

Plot: Sam and Diane agree to play matchmaker for each other.  Diane holds up her end of the bargain, but Sam …

Season 1, Episode 16: The Boys in the Bar

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Original Air Date: January 27, 1983.

Written By: Ken Levine and David Isaacs

Plot: When Sam stands in support of his newly out former teammate, some of the gang worry that …

Season 1, Episode 15: Father Knows Last

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Original Air Date: January 20, 1983.

Written By: Heide Perlman

Plot: FInding herself pregnant again by her ex, Nick, Carla instead pins fatherhood on the more reliable geek …

Season 1, Episode 14: Let Me Count the Ways

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Original Air Date: January 13, 1983.

Written By: Heide Perlman

Plot: Diane is heartbroken when her beloved cat dies, and is doubly hurt when none of the gang seems to care.  …

Season 1, Episode 13: Now Pitching, Sam Malone

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Original Air Date: January 6, 1983.

Written By: Ken Levine and David Isaacs

Plot: Sam is approached by a commercial agent who has more than her percentage in mind.  Diane …

Season 1, Episode 12: The Spy Who Came in for a Cold One


Original Air Date: December 16, 1982.

Written By: David Lloyd

Plot: A mysterious stranger of numerous identities turns up in the bar and captures the imaginations of the …

Season 1, Episode 11: One for the Book

One Book

Original Air Date: December 9, 1982.

Written By: Katherine Green

Plot: Diane is compiling a book of bar room wisdom, including quotes from everyone but Sam.  Sam isn’t happy …

Season 1, Episode 10: Endless Slumper

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Original Air Date: December 2, 1982.

Written By: Sam Simon

Plot: Sam lends his lucky bottle cap to a BoSox pitcher that’s in a slump, and his life begins falling apart.  …

Season 1, Episode 9: Coach Returns to Action

Coach Returns

Original Air Date: November 25, 1982.

Written By: Glen Charles and Les Charles

Plot: Coach confides in Diane about a crush he has on a woman in his building.  When she stops …

Season 1, Episode 8: Truce or Consequences


Original Air Date: November 18, 1982.

Written By: Earl Pomerantz

Plot: Sam insists that Diane and Carla bury the hatchet and Diane is anxious to do so, but mischievous Carla …

Season 1, Episode 7: Friends, Romans and Accountants


Original Air Date: November 11, 1982.

Written By: Ken Levine and David Isaacs

Plot: Norm must wow his boss with both a company party and a date for the evening.  The party …

Season 1, Episode 6: Any Friend of Diane's


Original Air Date: November 4, 1982.

Written By: Ken Levine and David Isaacs

Plot: Following a breakup, Diane’s mousy college roommate turns up looking for a good time with …

Season 1, Episode 5: Coach's Daughter

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Original Air Date: October 28, 1982.

Written By: Ken Estin

Plot: Coach’s daughter Lisa visits the bar with her new fiance in tow.  Everyone’s excited until they meet him.  …

Season 1, Episode 4: Sam at Eleven


Original Air Date: October 24, 1982.

Written By: Glen Charles and Les Charles

Plot: Sam is thrilled when an old pal invites him to be interviewed on the six o’clock news, …

Season 1, Episode 3: The Tortelli Tort


Original Air Date: October 14, 1982.

Written By: Tom Reeder

Plot: As indicated by the title, this is really a Carla-centric episode. Carla attacks a loud-mouth patron who …

Season 1, Episode 2: Sam's Women


Original Air Date: October 7, 1982.

Written By: Earl Pomerantz

Plot: Sparks really begin to fly when Diane gets a glimpse into Sam’s personal life.  The ladies he’s accustomed …

The Pilot: Give Me a Ring Sometime

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Original Air Date: September 30, 1982.

Written By: Glen Charles and Les Charles

Plot: Meet the characters.  Lots of exposition over the course of this very first episode …

Getting Acquainted

Before I begin, a brief introduction is in order.  My name is An, and I'm a 40 year old professional with a husband and two young children.  I attended a Seven Sisters college …