"I don't care what you say, I'm coming to work Monday!"
- The final words spoken on the sitcom COACH/ABC/1989-97.
For the last program, the show's cast gathered together to view some of the
funniest moments from the life of the series.
As the program came to a close Jerry Van Dyke who played assistant coach Luther
Van Dam refused to believe the show was actually over for good.
His fellow actor Ken Kimmons (who played Howard Burleigh) interjected "Jerry,
its the final episode. They dedicated the stage to us. Here looks at this."
[shows him a plaque] "Ah the prop department can make anything," snarls Jerry.
Craig T. Nelson, the star of the show then interrupts, "Putting Jerry aside, the
show is over and we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for watching
the nine years of COACH and letting us do something that we truly, truly love.
Thank you and goodnight."
As everyone leaves, Jerry refuses to go. "Come on Jerry," requests Craig T.
Nelson. Jerry shoots back "Until somebody in a suit tells me its over, its not
over." In walks a man in a suit. "Jerry, it's over." "That's not a suit,"
As the studio light are turned off for the last time, Jerry sits alone in the
dark. A moment passes and then Jerry comments "Cheap special effects. Anybody
can turn off the lights."
Finally, in a last ditch effort, Jerry stubbornly says "I don't care what you
say, I'm coming to work Monday."
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