Cheers (1982–1993)
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Swear to God 

Sam is in the middle of picking up an attractive woman named Suzanne in the bar, when he's telephoned by another former lover named Denise who wants to see him as soon as possible. So many ... 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 LeBec
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff Clavin
Woody Harrelson ... Woody Boyd
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Eric Christmas ... Father Barry
Kim Johnston Ulrich ... Rachel
Shanna Reed Shanna Reed ... Suzanne


Sam is in the middle of picking up an attractive woman named Suzanne in the bar, when he's telephoned by another former lover named Denise who wants to see him as soon as possible. So many women, so little time. He chooses to see Denise, while he puts current prey, Suzanne, on hold. However, Denise doesn't quite want a liaison: she tells Sam that he is one of two possible men who fathered her newborn child. Sam is shaken at the news, and swears to God that he will forgo sex forever if the child isn't his. He decides to change that to three months, which is like a lifetime for Sam. He quickly finds out that he is not the father, and is relieved. He is just about ready to head off for an evening of debauchery with Suzanne when Carla reminds him of his vow to God. Because of Carla's strong Catholic background, she convinces Sam, with a little unwitting help from Woody, that a vow to God is something one should not take lightly. Sam asks for advice from Father Barry and Frasier, the ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

3 November 1988 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


First appearance of Eric Christmas as Father Barry. He would appear in three more episodes. See more »


When Sam talks to God, and shows him the picture of the young lady that he wants to leave with for a good time( flight attendant who has lay over). You can clearly see the picture is not her, as well as it not the size not the same the one she pulls out of her purse. See more »


Suzanne Porter: Boy, what a day.
Sam Malone: Yeah?
Suzanne Porter: Yeah. I can't wait for it to end. All I can think about is getting home and jumping into bed.
Sam Malone: Do you need anybody to break your fall? Hi, Sam Malone.
Suzanne Porter: Hi, Suzanne Porter.
Woody Boyd: Sam, you done picking up on this lady?
Sam Malone: Not quite Woody.
Woody Boyd: I'm sorry to interrupt you, but Denise called.
Sam Malone: Ohhhh, Denise.
Suzanne Porter: Who's Denise?
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References Let's Make a Deal (1963) See more »

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27 August 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Before Sam finds out he has not fathered a child, he promises God he will not have sex for three months. So there's the premise. What unfolds is wonderful. He is inundated with beautiful young women, coming on to him. There are great scenes, like his meeting with a priest (Erich Christmas from our own Guthrie Theatre) and Woody coming in the door, dressed as Moses. And the finale is terrific. Don't miss this one.

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