Cheers

  • 1982
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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 bra (more…)

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Sat May 27 4:00am
Father Knows Last(Season 1, Episode 15) HALMRK

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.

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Sat May 27 4:30am
The Boys in the Bar(Season 1, Episode 16) HALMRK

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 Thomp (more…)

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Sun May 28 4:00am
Diane's Perfect Date(Season 1, Episode 17) HALMRK

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: (more…)

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Sun May 28 4:30am
No Contest(Season 1, Episode 18) HALMRK

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, (more…)

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Mon May 29 4:00am
Pick a Con...Any Con(Season 1, Episode 19) HALMRK

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 appar (more…)

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Mon May 29 4:30am
Someone Single, Someone Blue(Season 1, Episode 20) HALMRK

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 Sa (more…)

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Tue May 30 4:00am
Showdown(Season 1, Episode 21) HALMRK

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.

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Tue May 30 4:30am
Showdown(Season 1, Episode 22) HALMRK

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.

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Wed May 31 4:00am
Power Play(Season 2, Episode 1) HALMRK

Sam and Diane's nascent romance meets with great skepticism from the gang, who seem to be prophetic when Diane throws Sam out of her apartment after only five minutes. Carla: Rhea Perlman.

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Wed May 31 4:30am
Little Sister, Don't Cha(Season 2, Episode 2) HALMRK

Rhea Perlman plays dual roles, Carla and her exact-opposite sister Annette, in this episode written by Perlman's real-life sister, Heide. While Carla is on maternity leave, the seemingly innocent Annette fills in at the bar and shocks everyone with her uns (more…)

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Thu Jun 1 4:00am
Personal Business(Season 2, Episode 3) HALMRK

Diane, frustrated with her job and angered by Carla's charge that she receives preferential treatment as the boss's girlfriend, quits Cheers for a more fulfilling career; and a liberated Norm is on the prowl after splitting up with Vera. Mr. Anderson: Jame (more…)

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Thu Jun 1 4:30am
Homicidal Ham(Season 2, Episode 4) HALMRK

Diane's "perfect date," lady-killing ex-con Andy (Derek McGrath)---he once murdered a waitress---returns to Cheers, and she helps him pursue an acting career. On the night of their big performance, the strangulation scene from "Othello," Diane develops rea (more…)

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Fri Jun 2 4:00am
Sumner's Return(Season 2, Episode 5) HALMRK

Sam bones up on Tolstoy when Diane's brainy ex-fiancé, Prof. Sumner Sloan (Michael McGuire), returns with the intention of renewing their relationship. Ted Danson, Shelley Long.

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Fri Jun 2 4:30am
Affairs of the Heart(Season 2, Episode 6) HALMRK

Cynical Carla ignores the romantic overtures of a perfectly nice gentleman named Hank (Don Amendolia), believing that if he's interested in her, he must have a “fatal flaw.” When he and Carla finally go out on a date, Coach mentions to the gang that H (more…)

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Sat Jun 3 4:00am
Old Flames(Season 2, Episode 7) HALMRK

Recently divorced sportscaster Dave Richards (Fred Dryer) bets that he can break up Sam and Diane in 24 hours. David Angell's script won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. Didi: Elizabeth McIvor.

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Sat Jun 3 4:30am
Manager Coach(Season 2, Episode 8) HALMRK

When normally mild-mannered Coach gets a shot at managing a Little League team, he turns into a win-at-all-costs tyrant. Mort: Herb Mitchell. Pee Wee: Elliot Scott.

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Sun Jun 4 4:00am
They Called Me Mayday(Season 2, Episode 9) HALMRK

Dick Cavett suggests that the public may be interested in Sam's memoirs, an idea that disturbs “budding poetic genius” Diane; and Norm wants to have it out with a high-school rival (Walter Olkewicz) who's dating Vera. Bob: Ed Quinlan.

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Sun Jun 4 4:30am
How Do I Love Thee?...Let Me Call You Back(Season 2, Episode 10) HALMRK

Diane's misinterpretation of Sam's casually stated “I love you” puts her in the mood for a thorough analysis of their relationship that leads to a one-week break-up to evaluate their romance. Ted Danson, Shelley Long. Harry: Harry Anderson.

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Mon Jun 5 4:00am
Just Three Friends(Season 2, Episode 11) HALMRK

Diane's best friend (Markie Post) since childhood moves to Boston and begins to clandestinely put the moves on Sam. When he tells Diane, she refuses to believe him, until the three share an intimate dinner at Diane's. Sam: Ted Danson. Coach: Nicholas Colas (more…)

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Mon Jun 5 4:30am
Where There's a Will(Season 2, Episode 12) HALMRK

After having the time of his life on a visit to the bar, a terminally ill customer (George Gaynes) leaves the gang $100,000 in a will written on a napkin. The only problem is, he doesn't stipulate who gets how much and things turn ugly when the regulars cl (more…)

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Tue Jun 6 4:00am
Battle of the Exes(Season 2, Episode 13) HALMRK

Carla's loutish ex, Nick (Dan Hedaya), invites her to his wedding to make her jealous of his blonde-bombshell fiancée (Jean Kasem), but the tables are turned when she shows up with hunky Sam as her date. Rhea Perlman, Ted Danson. Norm: George Wendt.

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Tue Jun 6 4:30am
No Help Wanted(Season 2, Episode 14) HALMRK

Sam reluctantly hires out-of-work Norm to do his taxes---and then has the resulting five-figure refund checked by his regular accountant. When Norm gets wind of suspicious Sam's actions, he's insulted and it looks like the days of their friendship may be n (more…)

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Wed Jun 7 4:00am
Coachie Makes Three(Season 2, Episode 15) HALMRK

When lonesome Coach begins spending every moment with Sam and Diane, they decide he needs some female companionship. Katherine: Eve Roberts. Woman: Robyn Peterson.

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Wed Jun 7 4:30am
Cliff's Rocky Moment(Season 2, Episode 16) HALMRK

Cliff is “called out” by a bar bully (Peter Iacangelo) who's fed up with the sciolist's know-it-all attitude. When the pusillanimous postman punks out, his pals are disappointed, but Cliff saves face with a surprising demonstration of his pugilistic pr (more…)

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  • Premiered: September 30, 1982
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • 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… (more)

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