History Headscratchers / Cheers

16th Jun '17 7:57:38 AM DoctorNemesis
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

** There's also the simple existence of a thing called 'hyperbole'. When people say Sam "can't have platonic relationships with women", this doesn't necessarily mean that they are literally saying that he is completely and totally incapable of having anything along the lines of a platonic relationship with a woman and it's an unbreakable law of the universe, they're just emphasising what a huge skirt-chaser he is.
22nd May '17 1:36:58 PM Overfiend
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

** Sam probably thinks of Carla as a sister. That's another line he won't cross- unofficial or not.
22nd May '17 1:30:30 PM Overfiend
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Not meaning to trivialize the struggle with alcoholism, but I imagine it'd be sort of like a person who works in a pizza parlor; you might love it in the beginning, but after awhile you hate being around the product as you smell it all the time, and you get tired of it as you equate it with work.


Added DiffLines:

** Norm is there all the time. He knows every aspect of the bar and the business. He picks up the slack. He even has his own set of keys.
30th Apr '17 9:12:15 AM AdamC
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

** Sam does at one point say he doesn't go after married women (and is implied to dislike the idea of cheating on one's spouse). But even with that, he and Carla have had ShipTeases here and there, and even flirted with the idea occasionally, but always decided they were better as friends. It just doesn't seem like anyone mentions that when talking about how he has to get sexual with every woman he meets.
27th Mar '17 2:54:33 AM DoctorNemesis
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

** I don't remember every relationship Sam ever entered into in the show, but it's possible that there's an unspoken implication that Sam can't have a platonic friendship with ''unattached'' women; if Carla was married when they met, he may have simply decided she was unavailable and so didn't bother pursuing her to begin with. So Carla might not 'count', so to speak.
20th Aug '16 6:40:22 PM AdamC
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* A few episodes mention Sam can't have platonic relationships with women, or ever have a women who he doesn't try to form a sexual relationship with. Why do these episodes never mention his friendship with Carla?
7th Jul '16 5:45:36 PM tmartin09
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** We could also be viewing only a certain part of the week where they happen to have the same shifts/customers.
14th Nov '15 3:03:54 AM shamblingdead2
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** It's hinted at in-universe that her family is wealthy, which would allow her to continue her studies without loans, to a point. At the time, as the previous troper pointed out, academia didn't really prepare people for the "real world." She lacks any real skills or work experience, and she's not the type to get her hands dirty. She probably meant to have an academic career, teaching university, but she also failed at that.
9th Aug '15 8:19:27 AM DoctorNemesis
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Without wishing to diminish the OP's struggles or difficulties, different people struggle in different ways, and they find different ways of coping with their struggles. Some recovering alcoholics, like the OP, find it difficult if not impossible to be near alcohol or the temptation it provides; others find it easier. Given his occupation, Sam is presumably one of the latter.

to:

** Without wishing to diminish or dismiss the OP's struggles or difficulties, different people struggle in different ways, and they find different ways of coping with their struggles. Some recovering alcoholics, like the OP, find it difficult if not impossible to be near alcohol or the temptation it provides; others find it easier. Given his occupation, Sam is presumably one of the latter.
10th Jan '15 9:41:49 PM shamblingdead2
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** Diane states that she has "numerous alma maters," but never really says she's finished any of her degrees (at least, past her undergrad). Unlike the skill-heavy and (relatively) technologically advanced programs that are prevalent today, Diane has few practical skills in addition to the already-noted grating personality. She probably also has quite an accumulated student loan debt, which keeps her working.
This list shows the last 10 events of 44. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Headscratchers.Cheers