11x15 Loathe and Marriage
First Aired: Feb. 04, 1993 on NBC
Summary: Serafina, Carla's daughter, announces that she is pregnant and wants to marry the father, a retired police officer living off disability who she loves. After discussing the issue, Carla gives Serafina her her blessing and her financial support for the wedding. With her connection to Hill,…
Sam Malone: That's OK, Woody.
Woody Boyd: Yup. Had to make another embarrassing trip to the drugstore to get a little uh...
Sam Malone: [under his breath]... protection?
Woody Boyd: Yeah. You know, Kelly and I want to have a family and all, but we figured we'd wait until after that raise you promised.
Sam Malone: I hope you got a lot of protection!
Woody Boyd: Well, as usual you know, I'm a little embarrassed and nervous when I go in there, so I buy a whole bunch of stuff so it doesn't look like I'm just going to get some... you know.
Sam Malone: Protection.
Woody Boyd: Yeah.
Woody Boyd: [starts emptying his shopping bag] So I got some paper plates, batteries, flash bulbs, Skoal, some gum, Chia Pet, eyeglass repair kit yeah, oh notebook paper, and VO5.
Sam Malone: Where's the protection?
Woody Boyd: See you in about an hour, Sam.
- The song parodied in the title was "Love and Marriage" with has lyrics by Sammy Cahn and music by Jimmy Van Heusen. It was introduced by Frank Sinatra in the 1955 television production "Our Town" that aired on Producers' Showcase.
- One of the episodes gags relating to the re-gifting of a set of Star Trek steak knives. A number of Cheers cast members were connected to the Star Trek franchise. Kirstie Alley co starred in Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan, while Kelsey Grammar and Bebe Neuwirth each made guest appearances on Star Trek The Next Generation. Ted Danson at the time was dating Whoopie Goldberg, who played a recurring role on Star Trek The Next Generation. Danson would also later marry Mary Steenburgon, whose ex husband Malcolm McDowell co starred in Star Trek Generations and was an uncle of Star Trek Deep Space Nine cast member Alexander Siddig. In addition, Norm inspired a nonspeaking background character named Morn on Star Trek Deep Space Nine.
- First appearance of Nick Tortelli after the cancellation of The Tortellis.
- Final appearance of Dan Hedaya, who played Carla's ex-husband Nick Tortelli.