For his performance as Sam, Ted Danson won two respective Emmy Awards as an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 19 and two Golden Globe Awards as a Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series.

Cliff appears on jeopardy and loses all his money on the last question, for making a stupid remark.

Robin lends Sam, Norm, Cliff and Carla his yacht to enter a race, but has a bomb on board.

Critical reception for the character has been mostly positive.

Some academics considered Sam an example of satirizing masculinity.

Although his baseball career is not highly detailed throughout the series, Sam was at times a good pitcher (stories of him retiring star batters occur during the series) but not a great one.

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