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Sam Malone

Sam Malone

Samuel "Mayday" Malone is a fictional character on the American television show Cheers, portrayed by Ted Danson. The central character of the series, Sam is a former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball team; he owns a bar called "Cheers" and works there as a bartender. He is a recovering alcoholic and a notorious womanizer. Although his celebrity status was short-lived, Sam retains that standing within the confines of Cheers, where he is beloved by the regular patrons. He seduces many women, yet he fails to achieve meaningful relationships with them. Sam had an on-and-off relationship with Diane Chambers in 1982–1987 and the series finale in ... more on Wikipedia

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