Cheers Episodes

1982, TV Show

Cheers Season 1 episodes

Showdown Season 1, Episode 22

Conclusion of two parts. Diane decides to fly off to Paris with Sam's dashing brother, then hopes Sam will try to talk her out of it. Lois: Lois de Banzie. Helen: Helen Page Camp. Cindy: Peggy Kubena. Alan: Alan Koss. Paul: Paul Vaughn. read more

Showdown Season 1, Episode 21

In Part 1 of a two-parter, Sam's successful, intelligent and thoroughly charming brother Derek (George Ball) visits and soon spirits Diane off to Nantucket. Debbie: Deborah Shelton. Alan: Alan Koss. Paul: Paul Vaughn. read more

Someone Single, Someone Blue Season 1, Episode 20

Diane's wealthy mother (Glynis Johns) shows up the day before her daughter's birthday with news that Diane must marry immediately or Mom becomes a pauper. After considering a list of prospective mates, Diane proposes a “strictly business” union with Sam. Boggs: Duncan Ross. Fiedler: Dean Dittman. read more

Pick a Con...Any Con Season 1, Episode 19

Sam decides it takes a thief to catch a thief and enlists Harry the Hat (Harry Anderson) to recover money Coach lost to a cardsharp (Reid Shelton). The barkeep sets up a friendly little after-hours poker game and bankrolls Harry, who, it soon becomes apparent, may be in over his head. read more

No Contest Season 1, Episode 18

Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill drops by---but luckily is gone when Sam tells Diane she's entered in the Miss Boston Barmaid contest. However, the Speaker does get an earful from an out-of-work Norm, who rails about a “do-nothing” Congress, saying, “this bozo” (referring to O'Neill) could probably be a better congressman. read more

Diane's Perfect Date Season 1, Episode 17

On a dare, Sam and Diane set each other up with the perfect date. While Diane shows up with her attractive friend, Sam arrives alone and must pay a bar customer (Derek McGrath)---a real ladykiller---to be Diane's escort. Gretchen: Gretchen Corbett. Walter: Douglas Sheehan. read more

The Boys in the Bar Season 1, Episode 16

Sam's ex-teammate (Alan Autry) comes out in his autobiography, and Sam's regulars fear that the bar will become a gay hangout. Harry: Harry Anderson. Larry: John Furey. Richard: Michael Kearns. Fred: Kenneth Tigar. Bob: Lee Ryan. Photographer: Wesley Thompson. read more

Father Knows Last Season 1, Episode 15

Carla has a problem that she can no longer keep secret---the feisty divorcée is five months pregnant and has yet to name the father of her unborn child. But when she finally does own up, it's a shocker. Marshall: Mark King. read more

Let Me Count the Ways Season 1, Episode 14

Diane is devastated by the death of her family cat, but she gets no solace from Sam and his customers who are engrossed in a Celtics game on TV. But when Sam's attempt to share in her grief almost leads to a passionate moment, she accuses him of exploiting the situation. Marshall: Mark King. Jack: Jack Knight. read more

Now Pitching, Sam Malone Season 1, Episode 13

A TV-commercial agent (Barbara Babcock) takes Sam as a client---a position requiring more work behind her hotel-room door than in front of the camera. Baseball great Luis Tiant appears as himself. Tibor: Rick Hill. Paul: Paul Vaughn. read more

Spy Who Came In for a Cold One Season 1, Episode 12

A suave Englishman (Ellis Rabb) walks into the bar, orders a drink, makes a pass at Carla, then lets slip that he's a secret agent whose exploits make James Bond look like a double-o-zero. All his tall tales, however, make Diane suspicious. Carla: Rhea Perlman. Sam: Ted Danson. Diane: Shelley Long. Norm: George Wendt. read more

One for the Book Season 1, Episode 11

A timid young man (Boyd Bodwell) about to enter a monastery comes into the bar for a last night of frivolity and discovers a passion for the pleasures of the flesh; and the back room welcomes a reunion of WWI veterans, but only one former doughboy (Ian Wolfe) shows up. read more

Endless Slumper Season 1, Episode 10

Sam suffers a streak of bad luck when he lends his lucky bottle cap to a slumping Red Sox pitcher (Christopher McDonald). Ted Danson, Shelley Long. Miss Gilder: Anne Haney. read more

Coach Returns to Action Season 1, Episode 9

The only thing standing between Coach and romance with a new neighbor (Murphy Cross) is Sam, who has romantic plans of his own for the lady. So Coach goes to great pains to keep Sam from “sweeping the girl of my dreams off her feet.” Tour Guide: Bill Wiley. Little Girl: Julia Hendler. read more

Truce or Consequences Season 1, Episode 8

In a conciliatory moment of female bonding, Carla makes a confession to Diane about the father of her youngest child and swears her to secrecy---even though the revelation is not true. Shelley Long, Rhea Perlman, Ted Danson. read more

Friends, Romans & Accountants Season 1, Episode 7

Norm tries to make points with his boss (James Read) by having the firm party at Cheers and arranging for Diane to be the “old man's” date, which doesn't go over well with Sam. Ted Danson, Shelley Long. read more

Any Friend of Diane's Season 1, Episode 6

Diane's recently dumped friend (Julia Duffy) is looking for uninhibited fun with a man who's “tall, dark, strong...unintellectual”---in a word, Sam. Stabell: Macon McCalman. read more

Coach's Daughter Season 1, Episode 5

The gang is at a loss to explain why Coach's sweet and successful daughter (Allyce Beasley) wants to marry an obnoxious lout (Philip Charles MacKenzie) whom no one can stand---not even easygoing Coach. Chuck: Tim Cunningham. read more

Sam at Eleven Season 1, Episode 4

Ex-Major Leaguer Sam's desire to be in the spotlight is rekindled when he's asked by a former teammate (Fred Dryer) to do a TV interview. Harry Anderson makes his first appearance as con artist extraordinaire Harry the Hat. Young Guy: Rick Dees. Cathy: Julie Brown. read more

The Tortelli Tort Season 1, Episode 3

Carla attacks an obnoxious Yankees fan (Ron Karabatsos) who then threatens to sue Sam if he doesn't fire the hot-tempered waitress. Doctor: Stephen Keep. Fred: John Fiedler. read more

Sam's Women Season 1, Episode 2

Diane teases Sam about the less-than cerebral women he dates, sending him on a quest to find his intellectual ideal. This episode introduced Sam's ex-wife, Debra (Donna McKechnie). Leo Metz: Donnelly Rhodes. Brandee: Angela Aames. read more

Give Me a Ring Sometime (Pilot) Season 1, Episode 1

In the series opener, an intellectual teaching assistant (Shelley Long) marks time at the bar waiting for her college-professor fiancé (Michael McGuire) to return with his first wife's ring. While she waits, she listens to the regulars debate the sweatiest movie ever made and fends off the bartender's come-ons. Boy: John P. Navin. Ron: Ron Frazier. read more

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Premiered: September 30, 1982, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: This hugely successful, multi-Emmy-winning sitcom is set in a friendly Boston bar run by Sam Malone, a former Red Sox pitcher and recovering alcoholic. A brilliantly written and performed ensemble comedy filled with colorful characters, the series, in its first five years, revolved around the on again-off again, dysfunctional romance between Sam and brainy waitress Diane. The series bowed in September 1982, ran for 11 seasons and spun off another all-time classic, 'Frasier.'

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