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Old 02-18-2003, 02:40 PM   #1
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Default 411 The Play's the Thing

The Play's the Thing
September 9, 1969


New York City, New York


As a young man romancing a much, much older woman, Sam must convince her not to move back to Cleveland with her straight-as-an-arrow son and his wife. And somehow he also has to get through a nude version of Hamlet.


Written by: Beverly Bridges
Directed by: Eric Laneuville


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Old 10-06-2005, 07:04 PM   #2
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This was pretty good. Sam leaps in thinking he's having an affair, but he's with a widow. I like how Al says "she's too old for you" and Sam says "she much too sophisticated for you."
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Old 02-03-2006, 05:23 PM   #3
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This was pretty good. Sam leaps in thinking he's having an affair, but he's with a widow. I like how Al says "she's too old for you" and Sam says "she much too sophisticated for you."
haha i loved that joke as well and my best friend and i love the whole having to perform Hamlet Naked thing, its so funny how those two other actors had to yank his custume off for him, poor Sam. lol.

it was good mostly for us ladies, *whistles*
Hunkalious Scott moment! yeah baby!
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:31 PM   #4
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I loved how sweet he was with his lover in this one. And, the director is hiliarious - "Oh! If only you'd SMELLED like that last week!"
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:52 PM   #5
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I thought this episode was below Average. It was a bit amusing(especially "Hamlet" naked) but it wasn't interesting enough,the story was weak,and the acting was O.K but nothing more.
BTW i didn't understand something in this episode - What exactly happend to Sam's host in the original history that Sam had to change?!(except Jane left him and went back to Cleavland,living an unhappy life)
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:37 PM   #6
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What exactly happend to Sam's host in the original history that Sam had to change?!(except Jane left him and went back to Cleavland,living an unhappy life)
Joe Never went on as Hamlet which we later find out is likely due to the naked thing. So his main objective was to go on for Joe as Hamlet and make sure he keeps his career. But then Sam having a big heart had to extend his job to also make sure that Neil did not force Jane back to Cleavland.

I am sorry I don't understand what you find adverage about this episode, I mean come on Hamlet naked...SCOTT NAKED! WHOOO!
everyone has their opinion though.

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I loved how sweet he was with his lover in this one. And, the director is hiliarious - "Oh! If only you'd SMELLED like that last week!"
I agree completely, I just love Sam's sweet side with women, and he was so tender with Jane about insisted how much talent she has and stuff. It was so sweet, and her love for him/Joe in return was very sweet and strong and very inspiring. The charactor of Niel annoyed me how he thought so lowly of his mother but he did have some absoutly halarious lines throughout the episode.

I just think this episode is a ball of fun.
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Old 08-14-2007, 06:51 AM   #7
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Joe Never went on as Hamlet which we later find out is likely due to the naked thing. So his main objective was to go on for Joe as Hamlet and make sure he keeps his career. But then Sam having a big heart had to extend his job to also make sure that Neil did not force Jane back to Cleavland.

I am sorry I don't understand what you find adverage about this episode, I mean come on Hamlet naked...SCOTT NAKED! WHOOO!
everyone has their opinion though.
I thought it might be something like that.
Thank you.
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Old 08-19-2007, 03:45 PM   #8
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This one's not a favorite of mine; the story didn't grab me. But I loved the daughter in law's wardrobe!
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:17 PM   #9
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This one's not a favorite of mine; the story didn't grab me. But I loved the daughter in law's wardrobe!
I also love Sam's Nehru Jacket/Lennon glasses/love bead combo. RAWR!
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:14 PM   #10
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You mean his outfit when he was at the club with the family? Yeah that was cute except the glasses. Scott actually has glasses like that, he is wearing them in his IMDB pic and I am sorry Scott but they make him look gross. They are not his style to me. In this epiosde in accompanied by the outfit he looked like a blind man. Without the glasses though the outfit was cute. But I prefer to see his wonderful eyes if not a better pair of sunglasses like he ones he wore as Andrew or he also wore a pair in the movie Blue Smoke that were cool too.
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I also love Sam's Nehru Jacket/Lennon glasses/love bead combo. RAWR!
Double RAWR! The man does look good in white...

Not one of my favorite episodes but I did like the way that they showed how a relationship between a younger man and an older woman can work.
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:16 AM   #12
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Scott actually has glasses like that, he is wearing them in his IMDB pic and I am sorry Scott but they make him look gross. They are not his style to me.
If you're referring to a the photo in the uppper left hand side of his IMDB profile, that's a photo that's nearly 8 years old. It's from a movie premiere that happened back in early 2000. He was wearing a very different pair in DC last year (http://sbscreencaps.com/JMM%20-%204-30/DSC08959.JPG). Personally, I think he looks good in glasses. Of course, I wear glasses myself so maybe I am just a bit biased.
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:25 AM   #13
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It does not matter when the picture was taken, and I am not saying he looks bad in glasses at all just those. He has worn some cool glasses in other stuff like I said.
But maybe I am a little biased as well without realizing it cuz I DON'T wear glasses at least not the vision assistance kind.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:13 AM   #14
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I LOVED this episode for so many reason I can't even list them all.

Its in my top 3 in fact I think its my number 1 so far.

I loved that Sam just instantly appreciated her worth and although I bet he didn't fall in love with her himself he realised why the young guy he'd leaped into loved her and he defended their relationship.

Well I'll watch it again as soon as I get a chance!!
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:54 AM   #15
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The first time I saw this one, I wasn't all that impressed. It's not a really exciting plot. But the second time, I really enjoyed it. It's smart and funny, and besides, it answers the question "boxers or briefs?" for Al.

I knew he was a boxers guy.
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:16 PM   #16
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you know how some eps just grab you? this one grabbed me, probably because I can see that I will be just like her at 50 (not in bed with a 25 year old) but struggling with the growing old thing. I love seeing stories about women especially who don't just do what they are expected to do but live life to the full.
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I didn't hate this episode entirely, there are bits I enjoyed. I loved the reaction on everyone's face when Hamlet was done in the nude.
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The daughter-in-law was played by the younger incarnation of Breaking Bad's 'Skyler', the actress 'Anna Gunn'.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:28 PM   #19
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Funny and cute episode...Sam's reaction when he discovered he was in bed with a woman he didn't know was priceless. And Hamlet in the nude...Poor Sam...but lucky (female especially) Scott fans. As always, Al was in his prime too.

This was a nice lighthearted episode after some more dramatic intense leaps.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:24 AM   #20
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This was a pretty meh episode in my opinion. But, it has one of the funniest opening/leap in sequences and Al is hilarious in this episode. The expressions on his face as he listens to Sam say his lines after he's gone on in the nude as Hamlet are priceless (as is his 'oh boy') and I laugh out loud when after Sam says it was the most humiliating experience in his life Al says, "What are you complaining about? You should be proud. That audience was riveted. It was like they were watching a car wreck. Like it was horrible but you were too fascinated to look away." And Sam is like, thank you so much for your support.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:55 AM   #21
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I watched this episode today after a long break,god I miss my QL marathon.I thought it was an OK episode,there are some great moments in it but it will not be among my favourite episode list.

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The daughter-in-law was played by the younger incarnation of Breaking Bad's 'Skyler', the actress 'Anna Gunn'.
ahaha,the moment I saw her and realized whom she's,I was like "she's pregnant,again?!"


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and I laugh out loud when after Sam says it was the most humiliating experience in his life Al says, "What are you complaining about? You should be proud. That audience was riveted. It was like they were watching a car wreck. Like it was horrible but you were too fascinated to look away." And Sam is like, thank you so much for your support.
Same here. I appreciate Al for putting that into the words.nekkid Scott must be hard to take your eyes away.
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