Category Archives: Sam’s Women

Sam’s Women: The Best Friend, Part II

When we left off in yesterday’s Part I post, Sam was trying to warn Diane that her old friend Heather was hitting on him: “Listen, sweetheart, I didn’t want to have to tell you this, because you’re pals and all that, but she’s coming onto me, gangbusters. And I’ll tell you something else. I need a little help here because I don’t have that much experience saying no to women. The closest I’ve ever gotten is: ‘Not now, we’re landing.'”

But Diane doesn’t believe him, so she invites them both over for dinner. But when Heather pulls out all the stops with her next outfit, Diane starts to falter.

Heather: “Well, what do you think about this dress? I just bought it today. I saw it and I just had to have it.”
Diane: “Why did you buy a dress today of all days? You come into the bar, you meet…everyone, and you go out and get a ‘come-get-me dress.’ Explain yourself.”

In the words of a man in the 80s, she looks like a stone cold fox:

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A few newer dresses and pumps that fit the bill:

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1. Dagmar Majorelle Tunic Dress. 2. ASOS T-Shirt Dress with Embellished Shoulder Detail. 3. Corpus Acid Wash Sleeveless Shirtdress. 4. Helmut Lang Slack Drape Panel Dress. 5. Seduce Geo Enamel Earrings. 6. Stella McCartney Cherubina Heavyweight Jersey Dress. 7. By Malene Birgir Silk Satin-Trimmed Woven Dress. 8. Charles by Charles David Pinot in Sepia Combo. 9. Maison Martin Margiela Stacked Cyldiner-Heel Sandal. 10. Jason Wu Short Sleeve Dress in Moss Green.

And finally, the scene in which Diane loses her cool, thankfully captured and uploaded on YouTube by some other Cheers fanatic:

Here’s to Sam’s Women!

Cheers,

Chloe

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Sam’s Women: The Best Friend, Part I

In this installation of the Sam’s Women series, we focus on Season 2, Episode 11, in which Diane receives a visitor:

Diane: “Hello, everyone. This is Heather Landon, my oldest friend.”
Carla: “Meet her this morning?”
Diane (to Heather): “That’s Carla. She likes a little witty repartee, she just isn’t capable of it.”

They may have met in fourth grade, but Heather is grown woman by the time she walks into Cheers. And I mean grown. And she looks good.

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Unfortunately, Sam notices. And Heather starts flirting…

Below are expensive and inexpensive modern versions of her day-to-evening outfit. Rag & Bone vs. Uniqlo, Kelly Wearstler’s vs. Topshop’s takes on cupro pants, and two nearly identical black ankle boots for two very different prices.

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1. Rag & Bone Lund Pullover ($255). 2. Uniqlo Women Color Mixed Crew Neck Sweater ($30). 3. Kelly Wearstler Spear Color Blocked Cupro Pant ($295). 4. Topshop Cupro Soft Wide Leg Trousers ($90). 5. Sass & Bide Seven Ways Belt ($120). 6. Topshop Clean Faux Pony Metal Belt ($60). 7. Barneys New York Co-Op Short Platform Ankle Boot ($495). 8. Enzo Angiolini Yilin Ankle Boot ($140).

Stay tuned for Part II, when Heather and Sam land themselves in a bit of trouble. Coming tomorrow!

Cheers,

Chloe

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Sam’s Women: The Understudy

In the Season 1 finale, Diane takes off with Sam’s wunderkind brother, Derek. Understandably, it incites Sam’s jealous side:

Diane: Derek wants to fly me out to Martha’s vineyard tonight.
Sam: On a plane or on his back?

So when Diane goes for Derek, Sam does what he always does in emotional turmoil. Makes a late-night call to a dependable understudy.

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Debbie slips quietly into the bar after closing time with long eyelashes, a killer body, and an easygoing (emphasis on easy) attitude:

Sam: Hi Debbie. Boy am I glad you could make it tonight. I didn’t feel like being alone tonight.
Debbie: Well it really isn’t very fair of you to call me at the last minute like that. It’s a good thing my boyfriend’s a heavy sleeper.

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1. Vince Suede Tunic Dress. 2. Antonia Zander Blue Heather Silk-Cashmere Bishop Sleeve Turtleneck. 3. Halston Wrap Tuck Dress. 4. T by Alexander Wang Melange Sweater. 5. Diane Von Furstenberg Haley Snake Belt. 6. Bernhard Willhelm Acid Wash Loose Fit Dress. 7. Alice + Olivia Shira Chunky Turtleneck. 8. Levis Bright Skinny Belt in Blue. 9. Adidas Slvr Scarf Dress. 10. Ashtiani Wool Peplum Dress. 11. Lacoste Long Sleeve Dress. 12. People Tree Nina Fleece Dress in Dark Blue.

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Sam’s Women: The Distraction

Season 1, Episode 21: Diane is being wined and dined by Sam’s impressive brother, Derek. After Sam mopes around, unwilling to reveal that he’s jealous, Carla gets fed up.

Carla: You know something, Sam? I used to admire you. But you know what’s happened to you ever since she got here? You’ve turned into a big weenie! You’re a dink, a wimp, a fred, a loser!

So, in the beginning of Episode 22, Sam returns from a night on the town with this stunner (to whom he says “I’m sorry I shrieked the wrong name.”). Carla is relieved that Sam has gotten back on the horse, so to speak.

Carla: Sam I’m proud of you. You took my little wimp speech to heart. It’s great to see you back in action again!
Sam: Yea, I wanna thank you for that. Took my mind of my brother and your skinny co-worker. I don’t care where they are anymore…where are they?
Carla: Well Bobby and Suzy saw them at the drive-in sharing a cherry coke and fries (rolling her eyes).

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It’s a little hard to see, but the gorgeous distraction is wearing an incredible fringed sweater. Luckily, some fine brands are making uncannily similar ones today. And if you don’t want the whole sweater fringed, slap this fringe collar over any old sweater to spruce it up.

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1. BB Dakota Zowie Sweater. 2. Staring at Stars Fringe Sweater. 3. Isabel Marant Fringe Sweater. 4. Scotch & Soda Bohemian Tape Yarn Sweater with Fringing. 5. Daydream Nation Fringe String Color Triangle Collar. 6. Rebecca Taylor Fringe Mesh Pullover. 7. Isabel Marant Yoan Sweater. 8. Pixie Mart Diamond Fringe Sweater. 9. ASOS Fringed Sweater.

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Sam’s Women: Mrs. Robinson

In Season 1, Episode 13, Sam is seduced by a confident and pushy talent agent more than several years his senior.

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It isn’t easy to make a bobble knit sweater or a skirt suit look seductive, but the cougar manages just fine. So impressive are her skills, that Carla goes to her for advice:

Carla: Tell me something, Red. Are professional athletes better between the old Wamsuttas (a brand of sheets, I found out after a solid 10 minutes of Google research) than ordinary men?
Cougar: I’ve had no experience with ordinary men.
Carla: Oh me neither, but I’m trying to work my way up to one.
Cougar: Believe me, athletes take their pants off one leg at a time just like anybody else.
Carla: They take off their pants?! Whoa!

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Sweaters:  1. Blue Chunky Crop Sweater.  2. Carven Bobble Knit SweaterSuit (Mango is super affordable!): 1. Mango Asymmetric Hem Blazer.  2. Mango Pleated Sheer Shirt.  3. Mango Peplum Skirt.

Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson!

Cheers,

Chloe

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Sam’s Women: The Blonde Bombshell

If you recall from the first Sam’s Women post about Season 1, Episode 2, Diane believes that Sam only dates big-breasted airheads. This is the blonde bombshell (in a cashmere sweater dress) that leads her to that conclusion:

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Sam: Do you think there’s a chance you and I could go somewhere and laugh together?
Brandee (“with two e’s,” she said): My mother told me to watch out for guys in bars.
Sam: Well then let’s get out of this bar so you don’t have to work.

(Apparently that was a good line in 1982.)

What my mother always told me, wherever I was headed, and especially if I was wearing a dress, was to “bring a sweater.” Thus, the sweater dress:

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1. MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela Jumper Dress. 2. Lanvin Wool-Cashmere Sweater Dress. 3. Labour Of Love Multicolour Wool Sweater Dress. 4. Designers Remix Sweater Dress. 5. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Sweater Dress.

Here’s to mom’s advice!

Cheers,

Chloe

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Sam’s Women: The Nerd

In Season 1, Episode 6, Diane’s nerdy friend from college, Rebecca, comes to town “vulnerable and looking for a man to give her an afternoon of unbridled passion.” Even with her granny glasses and goody-goody blouse, Sam doesn’t discriminate.

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Get the look with vintage frames and neck-bow button-ups.

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1. Cazal Vintage Glasses at Farfetch. 2. Oasis Pussy Bow Check Shirt. 3. River Island Dolly Shirt at Asos.

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Sam’s Women: The Ex-Wife

This is the first installation of what I have named the “Sam’s Women” series. Coincidentally, when I went back to find out which episode his ex-wife appeared in, it turns out Season 1, Episode 2 was actually called “Sam’s Women.” True story.

If you don’t know, Sam “Mayday” Malone is the owner of the Cheers bar and an ex-Red Sox relief pitcher. But those two titles pale in comparison to his status as a busy Boston bachelor. Woman after woman, he is cheered on by all his Cheers regulars and staff except for Diane, who is, against her own will, in love with him. In this episode, Diane believes that Sam only dates big-breasted airheads, so Sam tries to prove he can date intelligent women by asking his ex-wife to pretend they went to a play. A clip:

Sam’s ex-wife:

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You might think that turquoise and pink dip-dye ombré effects and flutter-sleeve dresses would not exist today in any form you’d want to wear. But you might be wrong:

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1. Toms Ombré Wool Cordones in Rose Powder. 2. Acne Biddi Long Dip Dye Dress. 3. Ombré Gina Shift Dress. 4. Calypso St. Barth Ombré Scarf. 5. Label Lab Dip Dye Short Sleeve Swing Dress. 6. Cutler and Gross Round-frame Ombré Acetate Sunglasses. 7. Warehouse Ombré Western Silk Blouse. 8. Jonathan Aston Lilac and Pink Ombré Tights. 9. Woolrich Cedar Run Wool Tote in Blue Ombré. 10. Purls Hand Woven Yarn Necklace in Pastel Blue.

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