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Save the Last Dance for Me 

Carla turns to Sam as a partner to go up against Nick and Loretta in a dance competition.

Director:

James Burrows

Writers:

Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Shelley Long ... Diane Chambers
Rhea Perlman ... Carla Tortelli
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff Clavin
Woody Harrelson ... Woody Boyd
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Dan Hedaya ... Nick Tortelli
Jean Kasem ... Loretta Tortelli
Hal Landon Jr. ... Floyd Panjeric
Nick Dimitri ... Eddie Csznyk
Sinara Stull Sinara Stull ... Cheryl Koski
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Storyline

The Boston Boppers television show - Boston's equivalent of American Bandstand - is holding a reunion. Carla and ex-husband Nick used to dance on the show when they were teenagers, they being the best dance couple at the time. Carla wants to go to the reunion with Nick only because there is a dance contest with a first place prize of $500 and trip to Hawaii. However, when Nick - with current wife Loretta in tow - shows up to discuss going to the reunion together with Carla, they get into an argument about who was and is the better dancer. The argument breaks down into a contest pitting Nick against Carla, Nick vowing instead to bring Loretta. Carla first thinks about asking another old Boppers dancer, Eddie Csznyck, a great dancer who always had the dance hots for Carla. Eddie is willing but not able as he has an accident which sidelines him. Diane suggests to Sam that he take Carla. At one point in their relationship, Diane and Sam clandestinely took ballroom dance lessons, and Sam ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

27 February 1986 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Area code (609) is for residents of central and southern New Jersey. See more »

Quotes

Cheryl Koski: Carla, is that you?
Carla Tortelli: Yeah. Cheryl, is that you?
[after Cheryl says yes, they immediately ignore each other and walk away, and Carla turns to Sam to explain]
Carla Tortelli: We never liked each other very much.
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Connections

References American Bandstand (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Tutti Frutti
(uncredited)
Written by Little Richard and Dorothy La Bostrie
Performed by Little Richard
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