List of Cheers episodes

List of Cheers episodes

Cheers originally aired on NBC from September 30, 1982 to May 20, 1993. Over the series run, 275 original episodes aired.

Series overview


Season Episodes Originally aired Notes
Season premiere Season finale
1 22 September 30, 1982 March 31, 1983 In addition to the normal episode run, a "lost scene" was aired only once on January 30, 1983, right before Super Bowl XVII.[1]

"Uncle Sam Malone" - an unaired, 9-minute short was produced for the US Department of Treasury to promote savings bonds.[2][dubious ]

2 22 September 29, 1983 May 10, 1984
3 25 September 27, 1984 May 9, 1985
4 26 September 26, 1985 May 15, 1986
5 26 September 25, 1986 May 7, 1987
6 25 September 24, 1987 May 5, 1988
7 22 October 27, 1988 May 4, 1989
8 26 September 21, 1989 May 3, 1990
9 27 September 20, 1990 May 2, 1991 Includes double-length special episode Cheers 200th Anniversary Special
10 26 September 19, 1991 May 14, 1992 Includes double-length special episode An Old-Fashioned Wedding
11 28 September 24, 1992 May 20, 1993 Includes double-length special episode Rebecca Gaines, Rebecca Loses and the triple-length series finale, One for the Road

Season 1: 1982–83

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Give Me a Ring Sometime" James Burrows Glen Charles and Les Charles September 30, 1982 (1982-09-30)
Diane and her fiancé Sumner Sloane enter Cheers for a drink. Unbeknownst to her, Sumner returns to his ex-wife, leaving Diane stranded and alone at the bar. 
2 2 "Sam's Women" James Burrows Earl Pomerantz October 7, 1982 (1982-10-07)
Diane's teasing about the airheaded women Sam dates sends him looking for a date of a higher cerebral plane. Also, an old customer insists he must see the former owner to discuss his personal problems. 
3 3 "The Tortelli Tort" James Burrows Tom Reeder October 14, 1982 (1982-10-14)
Carla attacks an insulting customer of Cheers and is forced to make a tough decision or risk Sam losing his bar. 
4 4 "Sam at Eleven" James Burrows Glen Charles and Les Charles October 21, 1982 (1982-10-21)
Sam realizes how much he misses his former sports celebrity status when a local newscaster asks to interview him again. 
5 5 "Coach's Daughter" James Burrows Ken Estin October 28, 1982 (1982-10-28)
Coach's daughter brings the obnoxious lout she plans to marry to meet her father. 
6 6 "Any Friend of Diane's" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs November 4, 1982 (1982-11-04)
Diane becomes upset when Sam hits on an old friend of hers who's on the rebound from an unhappy love affair. 
7 7 "Friends, Romans, Accountants" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs November 11, 1982 (1982-11-11)
Norm wants to get in good with his boss and decides to throw the annual office party at Cheers. Little does he know, no one else is on board with his toga theme. 
8 8 "Truce or Consequences" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs November 18, 1982 (1982-11-18)
Diane and Carla decide to bury the hatchet over after-work drinks, which lead to a startling confession from Carla about her youngest child. 
9 9 "Coach Returns to Action" James Burrows Earl Pomerantz November 25, 1982 (1982-11-25)
Coach and Sam become unlikely romantic rivals for Coach's new neighbor. 
10 10 "Endless Slumper" James Burrows Sam Simon December 2, 1982 (1982-12-02)
Sam gets a phonecall from an old baseball friend, Rick Walker, who has been having a lousy season. Sam lends him his lucky bottle cap and experiences a run of bad luck. 
11 11 "One for the Book" James Burrows Katherine Green December 9, 1982 (1982-12-09)
While Diane keeps notes on bar conversation, a novice comes in for one final fling before entering a monastery and a World War I doughboy shows up for a very small reunion. 
12 12 "The Spy Who Came In for a Cold One" James Burrows David Lloyd December 16, 1982 (1982-12-16)
The bar patrons are all enthralled by the mysterious gentleman who claims to be a secret agent. 
13 13 "Now Pitching, Sam Malone" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs January 6, 1983 (1983-01-06)
An agent appears to give Sam Malone an advertising gig on television. The success that Sam gets alienates him from the Cheers gang. Luckily, Diane shows up to persuade Sam to get rid of his agent and he does. This episode is also famous for Cliff Claven predicting that Yelnick McWawa would be elected the President of the United States in the next election. 
14 14 "Let Me Count the Ways" James Burrows Heide Perlman January 13, 1983 (1983-01-13)
Diane looks to her friends for comfort when her cat dies, but finds everyone too enthralled by a Celtics game to notice. 
15 15 "Father Knows Last" James Burrows Heide Perlman January 20, 1983 (1983-01-20)
Carla reveals she's pregnant but fools another man into thinking he's the father. 
16 16 "The Boys in the Bar" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs January 27, 1983 (1983-01-27)
Cheers' regulars fear the place may become a gay hangout after an old friend and teammate of Sam's reveals his homosexuality in a tell-all book. 
17 17 "Diane's Perfect Date" James Burrows David Lloyd February 10, 1983 (1983-02-10)
Sam and Diane set each other up for a date. Unfortunately, Sam gets an intellectual while Diane ends up with an ex-convict that Sam "found" at the back of the Cheers bar. After their respective dates, Sam and Diane argue until they realize that they're right for each other
18 18 "No Contest" James Burrows Heide Perlman February 17, 1983 (1983-02-17)
Diane has been chosen to run in a beauty peagant representing all the bars of Boston. However, Diane (being a feminist) finds beauty peagants to be "degrading to women." She participates in the pageant anyway and wins. Her feminist bantering is interrupted by a special guest who she admires. 
19 19 "Pick a Con...Any Con" James Burrows David Angell February 24, 1983 (1983-02-24)
Coach befriends an older gentlemen at the bar and play card games for money quite frequently. After the gang realizes how much money Coach has actually lost, they decide the old man has been hustling him all along and call upon Harry "The Hat" to help him get his money back. 
20 20 "Someone Single, Someone Blue" James Burrows David Angell March 3, 1983 (1983-03-03)
Diane's mother turns up at Cheers with the news that Diane must marry before the next day or her mother will lose her share of Diane's father's estate. 
21 21 "Showdown, Part 1" James Burrows Glen Charles and Les Charles March 24, 1983 (1983-03-24)
Sam's brother Derek shows up to Cheers and instantly has everybody admiring his talents and accomplishments... including Diane. Sam immediately feels inferior to his brother, much like he used to when the two were growing up. 
22 22 "Showdown, Part 2" James Burrows Glen Charles and Les Charles March 31, 1983 (1983-03-31)
After taking a liking to Sam's brother, Diane ponders running away with him to Paris all while hoping Sam will beg her to stay. 

Season 2: 1983–84

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
23 1 "Power Play" James Burrows Glen Charles and Les Charles September 29, 1983 (1983-09-29)
The regular gang finds Sam and Diane's romance hard to believe, a view apparently shared by Diane, who throws Sam out of her apartment after only five minutes. 
24 2 "Little Sister Don't Cha" James Burrows Heide Perlman October 13, 1983 (1983-10-13)
After Carla goes into labor, her sister is brought in to cover for her. Cliff begins to take a liking to her and his friends must find a way to tell him that she is not exactly a one-man woman. 
25 3 "Personal Business" James Burrows Tom Reeder October 20, 1983 (1983-10-20)
Diane, angry at the implication that she couldn't hold a job anywhere but Cheers, leaves for better position and Norm leaves Vera. 
26 4 "Homicidal Ham" James Burrows David Lloyd October 27, 1983 (1983-10-27)
Diane's homicidal blind date Andy returns in search of help with his life, more specifically his acting career. Diane offers her help and Andy grows more attracted to her just before he catches her kissing Sam. Diane, who is to assist Andy in a strangulation scene, gets a more legitimate performance than expected. 
27 5 "Sumner's Return" James Burrows Michael J. Weithorn November 3, 1983 (1983-11-03)
Sumner Sloane, Diane's ex-fiancé, returns to Cheers in hopes to make amends with Diane. After agreeing to have dinner with Sumner and his wife, Diane brings Sam along and Mrs. Sloane is suddenly unable to attend. Little to Diane's knowledge but much to Sam's, Sumner is looking for a little more than a friendship with the woman he walked out on. 
28 6 "Affairs of the Heart" James Burrows Heide Perlman November 10, 1983 (1983-11-10)
Carla rejects a man interested in her romantically, convinced that he must have some "fatal flaw" to find her attractive. 
29 7 "Old Flames" James Burrows David Angell November 17, 1983 (1983-11-17)
An old sportscaster friend of Sam's shows up and insists he can break Sam and Diane up within 24 hours. 
30 8 "Manager Coach" James Burrows Earl Pomerantz November 24, 1983 (1983-11-24)
The Coach takes up a managing position with a little league baseball team and displays an all-or-nothing, brash attitude. 
31 9 "They Called Me Mayday" James Burrows David Angell December 1, 1983 (1983-12-01)
Sam and Diane go to work after Dick Cavett suggests that Sam's autobiography might sell and Norm confronts an old flame of Vera's who's interested in her again. 
32 10 "How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Call You Back" James Burrows Earl Pomerantz December 8, 1983 (1983-12-08)
Sam casually tells Diane he loves her and sends her deep into an introspective analysis of their relationship. 
33 11 "Just Three Friends" James Burrows David Lloyd December 15, 1983 (1983-12-15)
Diane's old friend moves to Boston and comes on to Sam while Diane has a hard time believing it's true. 
34 12 "Where There's a Will..." James Burrows Nick Arnold December 22, 1983 (1983-12-22)
A terminally ill customer has a great time at Cheers and decides to leave $100,000 to the gang, only to have everyone fight over who gets what. 
35 13 "Battle of the Exes" James Burrows Ken Estin and Sam Simon January 5, 1984 (1984-01-05)
Carla is furious when her ex-husband Nick invites her to his wedding. She accepts the invitation, bringing Sam along to pose as her steady in order to get back at Nick. 
36 14 "No Help Wanted" James Burrows Max Tash January 12, 1984 (1984-01-12)
A struggling Norm is forced to wash dishes at Melville's when Diane makes the suggestion that Sam hire Norm as his new accountant. Sam however is reluctant to mix business with friends and it doesn't sit too well with Norm or the rest of the gang. 
37 15 "And Coachie Makes Three" James Burrows Heide Perlman January 19, 1984 (1984-01-19)
Sam and Diane want to spend some time alone together, but the lonely Coach keeps joining them, not realizing he is spoiling things for them. Rather than hurt his feelings by asking him not to bother them, Sam and Diane decide to set him up with a woman so they will be left in peace. 
38 16 "Cliff's Rocky Moment" James Burrows David Lloyd January 26, 1984 (1984-01-26)
Cliff's know-it-all attitude finally gets him into a fight with another patron. 
39 17 "Fortune and Men's Weight" James Burrows Heide Perlman February 2, 1984 (1984-02-02)
Coach buys a fortune telling machine and the bar erupts in paranoia due to the strange predictions. 
40 18 "Snow Job" James Burrows David Angell February 9, 1984 (1984-02-09)
Sam lies to Diane about the weekend he has planned chasing snow bunnies in Vermont. 
41 19 "Coach Buries a Grudge" James Burrows David Lloyd February 16, 1984 (1984-02-16)
An old friend of Coach has died and Coach decides to hold a memorial to him in the bar, inviting all their old friends. But then Coach discovers his late friend made a pass at his late wife. 
42 20 "Norman's Conquest" James Burrows Lissa Levin February 23, 1984 (1984-02-23)
The regulars push Norm into pursuing an attractive new client who seems to be interested in him. 
43 21 "I'll Be Seeing You, Part 1" James Burrows Glen Charles and Les Charles May 3, 1984 (1984-05-03)
Diane is offended when Sam agrees to be featured in a magazine as an eligible bachelor. Meanwhile, Semenko, a pretentious artist, wants to make Diane the subject of his next work of art. 
44 22 "I'll Be Seeing You, Part 2" James Burrows Glen Charles and Les Charles May 10, 1984 (1984-05-10)
Sam commissions a portrait of Diane from an artist so obnoxious that he soon forbids Diane to continue posing for him, an order Diane won't accept. 

Season 3: 1984–85

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
45 1 "Rebound, Part 1" James Burrows Glen Charles and Les Charles September 27, 1984 (1984-09-27)
Coach asks Diane to return to Cheers from her self-imposed "vacation" to help Sam, who has fallen off the wagon. 
46 2 "Rebound, Part 2" James Burrows Glen Charles and Les Charles October 4, 1984 (1984-10-04)
Thanks to Dr. Frasier Crane, Sam is back on his way to becoming sober and stable again but Diane, who's taken her old job back, has yet to tell Sam that she's now involved with the doctor. 
47 3 "I Call Your Name" James Burrows Peter Casey and David Lee October 18, 1984 (1984-10-18)
Sam finds out that Diane has called out his name during lovemaking with Frasier. 
48 4 "Fairy Tales Can Come True" James Burrows Sam Simon October 25, 1984 (1984-10-25)
Cliff meets a woman during a costume party at Cheers that he likes very much, but he's afraid to see her again as himself. 
49 5 "Sam Turns the Other Cheek" James Burrows David Lloyd November 1, 1984 (1984-11-01)
Confronted by the husband of one of Sam's lovers, Sam is accidentally shot in the butt. 
50 6 "Coach in Love, Part 1" James Burrows David Angell November 8, 1984 (1984-11-08)
Coach falls in love with a woman who agrees to marry him while Sam strikes out with her daughter. 
51 7 "Coach in Love, Part 2" James Burrows David Angell November 15, 1984 (1984-11-15)
The gang is furious when Irene dumps Coach after she wins the lottery. But when Coach refuses to believe that Irene is really gone, everyone worries that he's living in a state of denial. 
52 8 "Diane Meets Mom" James Burrows David Lloyd November 22, 1984 (1984-11-22)
Diane meets Frasier's mother, who threatens Diane with violence if she doesn't stop seeing Frasier. 
53 9 "An American Family" James Burrows Heide Perlman November 29, 1984 (1984-11-29)
Carla's ex-husband Nick shows back up at the bar, demanding one of their children to take home as his own. 
54 10 "Diane's Allergy" James Burrows David Lloyd December 6, 1984 (1984-12-06)
Diane suffers a mysterious allergic reaction after moving in with Frasier. 
55 11 "Peterson Crusoe" James Burrows David Angell December 13, 1984 (1984-12-13)
Norm becomes aware of his own mortality and decides to throw it all in and take off for Bora Bora. 
56 12 "A Ditch in Time" James Burrows Ken Estin December 20, 1984 (1984-12-20)
Sam meets one of Diane's intense friends, who has her parents over to meet Sam, their future son-in-law, hours after their first date. 
57 13 "Whodunit?" James Burrows Tom Reeder January 3, 1985 (1985-01-03)
Frasier is devastated when he learns that his learned mentor has been dating Carla, who also has a little surprise of her own. 
58 14 "The Heart Is a Lonely Snipe Hunter" James Burrows Heide Perlman January 10, 1985 (1985-01-10)
The guys take Frasier on a "snipe" hunt in the woods after Diane asks them to include him, but Frasier turns the tables on them. 
59 15 "King of the Hill" James Burrows Elliot Shoenman January 24, 1985 (1985-01-24)
Sam returns to the mound for a charity softball game against Playboy bunnies, but his competitive spirit ruins the day when he strikes them all out. 
60 16 "Teacher's Pet" James Burrows Tom Reeder January 31, 1985 (1985-01-31)
Sam and Coach take a geography class together. Diane later finds out that Sam is passing the class only by sleeping with his instructor. 
61 17 "The Mail Goes to Jail" James Burrows David Lloyd February 7, 1985 (1985-02-07)
Under the weather, Cliff has Norm deliver his mail for him. Norm lands in jail while Cliff's job as postman hangs in the balance. 
62 18 "Bar Bet" James Burrows Jim Parker February 14, 1985 (1985-02-14)
Eddie, an old drinking buddy of Sam's, shows up at the bar ready to cash in on a wager; he wins the bar if Sam hasn't married Jacqueline Bisset by midnight. 
63 19 "Behind Every Great Man" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs February 21, 1985 (1985-02-21)
Sam faces the ultimate challenge to his skills as a male animal; a lady reporter who has been investigating the Boston singles scene and has heard every line in the book. 
64 20 "If Ever I Would Leave You" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs February 28, 1985 (1985-02-28)
After his second wife Loretta kicks him out, Carla's ex-husband Nick Tortelli comes to Cheers asking Carla to take him back. 
65 21 "The Executive's Executioner" James Burrows Heide Perlman March 7, 1985 (1985-03-07)
Norm is promoted to company hatchet man because of his unique style for letting people go. 
66 22 "Cheerio, Cheers" James Burrows Sam Simon April 11, 1985 (1985-04-11)
Diane announces that she's leaving Cheers to accompany Frasier to Italy and Sam throws her a going-away party. 
67 23 "The Bartender's Tale" James Burrows Sam Simon April 18, 1985 (1985-04-18)
Carla insists that Sam should hire an older woman to replace Diane but she doesn't reckon on Sam's attraction to the woman's daughter. 
68 24 "The Belles of St. Clete's" James Burrows Ken Estin May 2, 1985 (1985-05-02)
Carla calls together her former classmates from St. Clete's School for Wayward Girls to plot revenge on their former sadistic principal whom she spots drinking at Cheers. 
69 25 "Rescue Me" James Burrows Ken Estin May 9, 1985 (1985-05-09)
Frasier proposes to Diane while they're in Italy and she makes an emergency call to Sam, hoping he'll talk her out of it. 

Season 4: 1985–86

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
70 1 "Birth, Death, Love and Rice" James Burrows Heide Perlman September 26, 1985 (1985-09-26)
After the sad passing away of Coach, Sam hires a new bartender in Woody Boyd, Coach's pen pal who has moved to Boston. Frasier arrives back from Europe with the news that Diane left him at the altar for six months of decadent living across Europe and is now seeking renewal in a Boston monastery. 
71 2 "Woody Goes Belly Up" James Burrows Heide Perlman October 3, 1985 (1985-10-03)
The gang brings Woody's old girlfriend to Boston to visit him and Frasier, still not yet confident about returning to psychiatry, decides to pay his bar bill by working as a janitor. 
72 3 "Someday My Prince Will Come" James Burrows Tom Seeley and Norm Gunzenhauser October 17, 1985 (1985-10-17)
Diane fantasizes over an expensive coat left behind by a patron and agrees to go out with whoever claims it. 
73 4 "The Groom Wore Clearasil" James Burrows Peter Casey and David Lee October 24, 1985 (1985-10-24)
Carla asks Sam to tell her teenage son about the joys of bachelorhood and to discourage his urge to get married. 
74 5 "Diane's Nightmare" James Burrows David Lloyd October 31, 1985 (1985-10-31)
Diane spends a dark and stormy night worrying that Andy Schroeder has escaped and is out to kill her. 
75 6 "I Will Gladly Pay You Tuesday" James Burrows Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner November 7, 1985 (1985-11-07)
Sam has a weak moment and lends Diane $500 to buy a book reputedly signed by Ernest Hemingway. 
76 7 "2 Good to Be 4 Real" James Burrows Peter Casey and David Lee November 14, 1985 (1985-11-14)
Sam and the gang make up an answer to Carla's ad in the personal column to lift her spirits. 
77 8 "Love Thy Neighbor" James Burrows David Angell November 21, 1985 (1985-11-21)
Norm fears Vera may be having an affair with his neighbor and Sam wastes his time as a radio sports commentator apologizing to Diane. 
78 9 "From Beer to Eternity" James Burrows Peter Casey and David Lee November 28, 1985 (1985-11-28)
Sam has to convince Woody to help Cheers win a bowling match with Gary's Old Towne Tap a rival bar. 
79 10 "The Barstoolie" James Burrows Andy Cowan and David S. Williger December 5, 1985 (1985-12-05)
Cliff refuses to identify himself to his estranged father when the man comes to Cheers with an important message for his son. 
80 11 "Don Juan Is Hell" James Burrows Phoef Sutton December 12, 1985 (1985-12-12)
Sam is happy to be the subject of Diane's psychology term paper until he learns just exactly what the Don Juan syndrome is. 
81 12 "Fools and Their Money" James Burrows Heide Perlman December 19, 1985 (1985-12-19)
Sam thinks he's doing Woody a favor by not placing a bet for the young man, but the long shot comes in and Sam has to pay off. 
82 13 "Take My Shirt...Please?" James Burrows David Lloyd January 9, 1986 (1986-01-09)
Sam's ego is crushed when no one bids on his old baseball jersey during a public television auction. 
83 14 "Suspicion" James Burrows Tom Reeder January 16, 1986 (1986-01-16)
Diane arranges for a stranger to come into Cheers as part of an experiment in paranoid behavior, but then she provides an even better example as she waits for the gang to get back at her. 
84 15 "The Triangle" James Burrows Susan Seeger January 23, 1986 (1986-01-23)
Diane and Sam try to rebuild Frasier's shattered ego when he starts drinking too much. 
85 16 "Cliffie's Big Score" James Burrows Heide Perlman January 30, 1986 (1986-01-30)
Cliff has two dates for the postman's ball-with Carla and Diane. 
86 17 "Second Time Around" Thomas Lofaro Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner February 6, 1986 (1986-02-06)
Frasier has been out on a date with a fellow psychiatrist, Dr Lilith Sternin, but things didn't go too well. Frasier feels depressed, so feeling sorry for him, Sam arranges a date between Frasier and a woman he knows named Candi. But Sam and Diane get a surprise when Frasier proposes to Candi after just one date. 
87 18 "The Peterson Principle" James Burrows Peter Casey and David Lee February 13, 1986 (1986-02-13)
Norm gets some dirt on his main competitor for a promotion but hesitates to use it. 
88 19 "Dark Imaginings" James Burrows David Angell February 20, 1986 (1986-02-20)
Sam's date with a younger woman turns into a Raquetball contest against Woody. When Sam gets hurt he sneaks out of the bar and into the hospital. Where Diane finds him and convinces Sam that getting older is not a bad thing. 
89 20 "Save the Last Dance for Me" James Burrows Heide Perlman February 27, 1986 (1986-02-27)
Carla asks Sam to partner her in a dance contest where their main competition is Nick and Loretta. 
90 21 "Fear Is My Co-Pilot" James Burrows Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkeller March 13, 1986 (1986-03-13)
A flying daredevil that Diane barnstormed with across Europe takes her and Sam for a ride and dies at 20,000 feet up. 
91 22 "Diane Chambers Day" James Burrows Kimberly Hill March 20, 1986 (1986-03-20)
Diane feels depressed and left out of the gang's activities so Frasier organizes a day just for her-at the opera. 
92 23 "Relief Bartender" James Burrows Miriam Trogdon March 27, 1986 (1986-03-27)
Woody fears for his job when Sam hires a second bartender. 
93 24 "Strange Bedfellows, Part 1" James Burrows David Angell May 1, 1986 (1986-05-01)
Local councilwoman Janet Eldridge comes to Cheers as part of her re-election campaign, and Sam finds himself smitten with her. Janet and Sam become a couple, but a jealous Diane joins the opposition campaign fearing that if Janet wins the election, she will win Sam's heart as well. Meanwhile Frasier also joins the opposition campaign hoping to win Diane back. 
94 25 "Strange Bedfellows, Part 2" James Burrows David Angell May 8, 1986 (1986-05-08)
Sam and Janet's relationship is getting stronger and stronger whilst Diane gets more jealous. Janet suggests that Sam fire Diane to sever all ties with his past, but Diane overhears and quits before he can fire her. Vera's sister Donna is visiting the Petersons and Norm is worried that Donna will flirt with him like she did on her last visit. 
95 26 "Strange Bedfellows, Part 3" James Burrows David Angell May 15, 1986 (1986-05-15)
Janet has won the election and is hosting her press conference at Cheers. Diane turns up to apologise to Sam but ends up asking Janet some personal questions which causes Sam to throw her out of the bar. Later, Sam and Janet talk and realize their relationship won't work, so they break it off. Sam then picks up the telephone, rings someone and then asks them to marry him..... Meanwhile Vera has been called away, so Donna is left alone with Norm, much to his horror. 

Season 5: 1986–87

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
96 1 "The Proposal" James Burrows Peter Casey and David Lee September 25, 1986 (1986-09-25)
We finally found out who Sam's telephone proposal at the end of the last episode was to - Diane! But Diane fears that Sam is merely on the rebound after breaking up with Janet, so asks him to repeat the proposal in a more romantic occasion, but when he does (on a boat), she refuses, causing Sam to make her walk the plank. Later Diane says she does want to get married, but Sam has now retracted the proposal. 
97 2 "The Cape Cad" James Burrows Andy Cowan and David S. Williger October 2, 1986 (1986-10-02)
Diane follows Sam to Cape Cod in an effort to ruin his weekend with another woman. 
98 3 "Money Dearest" James Burrows Janet Leahy October 9, 1986 (1986-10-09)
Cliff's ecstatic when his mother decides to marry a wealthy man until the groom decides to give it all away to charity. 
99 4 "Abnormal Psychology" James Burrows Janet Leahy October 16, 1986 (1986-10-16)
Diane tries to help Lilith, the psychiatrist attracted to Frasier, to soften her appearance and surprise Frasier during their television debate. 
100 5 "House of Horrors with Formal Dining and Used Brick" James Burrows David Angell October 30, 1986 (1986-10-30)
Cliff finds a reasonably priced older home for Carla to buy that turns out to be haunted. 
101 6 "Tan 'n' Wash" James Burrows Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner November 6, 1986 (1986-11-06)
The gang insists on getting in on Norm's new business investment then complains bitterly when it looks like a washout. 
102 7 "Young Dr. Weinstein" James Burrows Phoef Sutton November 13, 1986 (1986-11-13)
Woody invents a new cocktail, Diane gets invited to "The Cafe". Stung by Diane's attitude, Sam tries to impress her by getting reservations at the most exclusive restaurant in Boston, by posing as Dr. Weinstein. 
103 8 "Knights of the Scimitar" James Burrows Jeff Abugov November 20, 1986 (1986-11-20)
Cliff prods a reluctant Norm to join his lodge and Sam thinks Diane has invented a suitor to make him jealous. 
104 9 "Thanksgiving Orphans" James Burrows Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner November 27, 1986 (1986-11-27)

The gang gathers at Carla's house for a Thanksgiving dinner of frozen turkey and overdone peas. Diane shows up unexpectedly from a Thanksgiving party hosted by one of her literature professors. Diane had left in a huff when she found out she was invited solely as domestic help. Dinner at Carla's is a drag until a food fight breaks out.

Note- In 1997 TV Guide ranked this episode number 7 on it's '100 Greatest Episodes of All Time' list.[3] 
105 10 "Everyone Imitates Art" James Burrows Heide Perlman December 4, 1986 (1986-12-04)
Diane becomes obsessed with tracking down a poem she's sure Sam plagiarized and had published in a literary magazine that has repeatedly turned her work down. 
106 11 "The Book of Samuel" James Burrows Phoef Sutton December 11, 1986 (1986-12-11)
Woody delves into Sam's legendary black book to find a date to impress his former girl friend, who is coming to Cheers to introduce her fiancé. 
107 12 "Dance, Diane, Dance" James Burrows Jeff Abugov December 18, 1986 (1986-12-18)
Frasier's effort to lighten a dance instructor's harsh criticism of Diane's efforts backfires when she decides to audition for the Boston Ballet. 
108 13 "Chambers vs. Malone" James Burrows David Angell January 8, 1987 (1987-01-08)
Sam proposes to Diane again and ends up charged with assault and battery when she turns him down again. 
109 14 "Diamond Sam" James Burrows Tom Reeder January 15, 1987 (1987-01-15)
Sam regrets trying to buy Diane an engagement ring that is a cheap imitation. 
110 15 "Spellbound" James Burrows Kimberly Hill January 22, 1987 (1987-01-22)
Nick vows to take Diane away from Sam when Sam defends Loretta's efforts to ditch Nick and start her own singing career. 
111 16 "Never Love a Goalie, Part 1" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs January 29, 1987 (1987-01-29)
Carla falls for Eddie, a hockey goalie; meanwhile, Diane is foreman of a jury in an attempted murder trial. 
112 17 "Never Love a Goalie, Part 2" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs February 5, 1987 (1987-02-05)
Eddie's career was red-hot until he started dating Carla. The defendant in Diane's murder case comes to the bar. 
113 18 "One Last Fling" James Burrows Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner February 12, 1987 (1987-02-12)
Diane gives Sam 24 hours for a final fling before their wedding. 
114 19 "Dog Bites Cliff" James Burrows Joanne Pagliaro February 19, 1987 (1987-02-19)
Cliff is thinking lawsuit after a dog bites him while delivering the mail, until he meets the dog's beautiful and cooperative owner. 
115 20 "Dinner at Eight-ish" James Burrows Phoef Sutton February 26, 1987 (1987-02-26)
Frasier and Lilith invite Sam and Diane over for dinner to celebrate their first week of cohabitation. But things start going wrong when Lilith finds out Frasier and Diane were engaged, and she locks herself in the bathroom. Then Sam and Diane have an argument as well. Meanwhile Cliff agrees to babysit Carla's kids. 
116 21 "Simon Says" James Burrows Peter Casey and David Lee March 5, 1987 (1987-03-05)
Diane badgers a noted British marriage counselor into seeing her and Sam for a pre-nuptial session, then refuses to heed his advice. 
117 22 "The Godfather, Part III" James Burrows Chris Cluess and Stuart Kreisman March 19, 1987 (1987-03-19)
Sam's goddaughter Joyce Pantusso (the late Coach's niece) has come to Boston for a visit. Not wanting her to get into trouble, Sam asks Woody to help her out and show her around - but Woody and Joyce have a surprise for Sam when they get engaged! 
118 23 "Norm's First Hurrah" Thomas Lofaro Andy Cowan and David S. Williger March 26, 1987 (1987-03-26)
Norm elaborates on his new position with a top CPA firm and is caught in his little white lies when the gang decides to surprise him at work. Meanwhile Cliff finds a $20 note - and Woody has lost one. 
119 24 "Cheers: The Motion Picture" Tim Berry Phoef Sutton April 2, 1987 (1987-04-02)
The gang tries to reassure a nervous Mr. and Mrs. Boyd back in Indiana that Woody is fine and has wonderful friends in Boston by making a home movie of an average day at Cheers. 
120 25 "A House Is Not a Home" James Burrows Phoef Sutton April 30, 1987 (1987-04-30)
Diane is haunted by the memories of the couple who lived a long and happy life together in the home she and Sam have purchased. 
121 26 "I Do and Adieu" James Burrows Glen Charles and Les Charles May 7, 1987 (1987-05-07)
Dr. Sumner Sloane returns to Cheers on Diane and Sam's wedding day to tell her that a publisher is interested in one of her class manuscripts if she can go to work immediately on rewrites. 

Season 6: 1987–88

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
122 1 "Home Is the Sailor" James Burrows Glen Charles and Les Charles September 24, 1987 (1987-09-24)
Sam returns to Cheers six months after he sold it to a large corporation to pursue a life of leisure on board a new boat. Now the boat has sunk and he's looking for a job. 
123 2 ""I" on Sports" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs October 1, 1987 (1987-10-01)
Sam tries to dodge his bar duties so he can fill in for a friend as a sports broadcaster. 
124 3 "Little Carla, Happy at Last, Part 1" James Burrows Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner October 15, 1987 (1987-10-15)
Carla and Eddie plan to get married if they can get past superstition, Eddie's mother, Carla's children, and Rebecca's nerves as she waits for her boss to show up at the bar. 
125 4 "Little Carla, Happy at Last, Part 2" James Burrows Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner October 22, 1987 (1987-10-22)
Much to Carla's dismay, Eddie has called off the wedding thanks to his mother's disapproval of the bride. Now it's up to Sam to reunite the two superstitious lovebirds. 
126 5 "The Crane Mutiny" James Burrows David Angell October 29, 1987 (1987-10-29)
The gang tries to convince Frasier that Rebecca desires him after he quarrels with Lilith and Rebecca replaces Sam's picture with one of herself. 
127 6 "Paint Your Office" James Burrows Peter Casey and David Lee November 5, 1987 (1987-11-05)
Norm gets to know Rebecca better when he paints her office as a way of paying off his bar tab. 
128 7 "The Last Angry Mailman" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs November 12, 1987 (1987-11-12)
Cliff is opposed to selling out the family home so a convenience store can be built there, but his mother is all for the idea. Meanwhile, the gang tries to find out about Rebecca's college nickname- "Backseat Becky". 
129 8 "Bidding on the Boys" Thomas Lofaro David Lloyd November 19, 1987 (1987-11-19)
Sam and Woody are up for bids at a charity auction but less than thrilled at their new "owners." 
130 9 "Pudd'n head Boyd" James Burrows Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner November 26, 1987 (1987-11-26)
Woody meets an elderly woman while wearing his makeup for the role of Mark Twain, and begins dating her. 
131 10 "A Kiss Is Still a Kiss" James Burrows David Lloyd December 3, 1987 (1987-12-03)
Rebecca asks an eager Sam to escort her to a company function to correct a false impression held by her boss. 
132 11 "My Fair Clavin" James Burrows Phoef Sutton December 10, 1987 (1987-12-10)
Cliff helps his girl friend improve her appearance then regrets it when all sorts start to hit on her, including Sam. 
133 12 "Christmas Cheers" James Burrows and Thomas Lofaro Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner December 17, 1987 (1987-12-17)
Christmas Eve is depressing at Cheers as Sam rushes to find Rebecca a gift, Rebecca makes everyone work late, and Norm's Santa Claus buddies gather to celebrate the end of the season. 
134 13 "Woody for Hire Meets Norman of the Apes" Tim Berry Phoef Sutton January 7, 1988 (1988-01-07)
Woody tries to convince his friends that he got a small part on Spenser: For Hire and Cliff and Norm quarrel about a practical joke involving an orangutan. 
135 14 "And God Created Woodman" John Ratzenberger Jeffrey Duteil January 14, 1988 (1988-01-14)
Woody takes responsibility for a vase broken by Rebecca at a company party, and winds up pals with the big boss. 
136 15 "Tale of Two Cuties" Michael Zinberg Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner January 21, 1988 (1988-01-21)
Annie Tortelli fills in for Carla at Cheers and Mr. Drake makes Rebecca turn green by personally hiring a pretty young woman to work at Cheers. 
137 16 "Yacht of Fools" Thomas Lofaro Phoef Sutton February 4, 1988 (1988-02-04)
Rebecca thinks she's finally got a shot at Evan Drake when he invites her and Sam for a weekend aboard his yacht. 
138 17 "To All the Girls I've Loved Before" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs February 11, 1988 (1988-02-11)
Frasier's bachelor party turns out depressing and bleak while Lilith's shower threatens to burst into flames. 
139 18 "Let Sleeping Drakes Lie" James Burrows David Lloyd February 18, 1988 (1988-02-18)
Rebecca moons over Evan Drake's bedroom as Norm repaints it, but she's caught when the man returns unexpectedly. 
140 19 "Airport V" George Wendt Ken Levine and David Isaacs February 25, 1988 (1988-02-25)
Carla tries to conquer her fear of flying with Frasier's help and Rebecca waits tensely for a visit from a restaurant critic. 
141 20 "The Sam in the Gray Flannel Suit" Tim Berry Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner March 3, 1988 (1988-03-03)
Rebecca is hurt and jealous when Sam's promoted to corporate headquarters until she finds out why he was moved up. 
142 21 "Our Hourly Bread" Andy Ackerman Susan Herring March 10, 1988 (1988-03-10)
Rebecca decides to take Woody's suggestion of raffling off a Caribbean vacation to get the bar out of a slump. 
143 22 "Slumber Party Massacred" James Burrows Phoef Sutton March 24, 1988 (1988-03-24)
Lilith and Rebecca throw a teenage slumber party to cheer up Carla after she learns she's soon going to be a grandmother. 
144 23 "Bar Wars" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs March 31, 1988 (1988-03-31)
The gang at Cheers declares war when rival bar, Gary's Old Town Tavern, steals the trophy celebrating their one and only sporting victory in a bowling tournament. 
145 24 "The Big Kiss-Off" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs April 28, 1988 (1988-04-28)
Sam and Woody wager over who can be the first to plant a three-second kiss on Rebecca. 
146 25 "Backseat Becky, Up Front" James Burrows Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner May 5, 1988 (1988-05-05)
A desperate Rebecca goes to extraordinary lengths for a moment alone with Evan Drake as he prepares to move to Japan. 

Season 7: 1988–89

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
147 1 "How to Recede in Business" James Burrows David Lloyd October 27, 1988 (1988-10-27)
Rebecca's life suffers a further disruption when Evan Drake's replacement makes Sam the new manager of Cheers. 
148 2 "Swear to God" James Burrows Tom Reeder November 3, 1988 (1988-11-03)
Sam makes a rash promise to God that he'll remain celibate if only someone else is the father of an old girl friend's baby. 
149 3 "Executive Sweet" James Burrows Phoef Sutton November 10, 1988 (1988-11-10)
Rebecca puts Sam off by telling him that from now on she'll only date men who can advance her career, and then she meets her younger-than-springtime new boss. 
150 4 "One Happy Chappy in a Snappy Serape" James Burrows Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner November 17, 1988 (1988-11-17)
Sam goes to Mexico to open a new bar for the company, robbing Rebecca of her "fiance" and her only defense against the marriage proposal of her baby boss. 
151 5 "Those Lips, Those Ice" James Burrows Peter Casey and David Lee November 24, 1988 (1988-11-24)
Carla throws a jealous fit when she suspects that Eddie is fooling around with someone from the ice show. 
152 6 "Norm, Is That You?" James Burrows Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner December 8, 1988 (1988-12-08)
Norm tries to hide the fact that he's become an interior decorator. 
153 7 "How to Win Friends and Electrocute People" James Burrows Phoef Sutton December 15, 1988 (1988-12-15)
Cliff drastically alters his personality after no one from the bar comes to visit him during his hospital stay with appendicitis. Sam gives Lilith driving lessons. 
154 8 "Jumping Jerks" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs December 22, 1988 (1988-12-22)
The gang decides to take up sky diving as a diversion. 
155 9 "Send in the Crane" James Burrows David Lloyd January 5, 1989 (1989-01-05)
Sam finds himself attracted to both an old girlfriend and her grown daughter while Woody volunteers to be the clown at the boss' kid's birthday party Rebecca is planning. 
156 10 "Bar Wars II: The Woodman Strikes Back" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs January 12, 1989 (1989-01-12)
Cheers' gets another chance of losing a contest to their cross-town rivals at Gary's Old Towne Tavern; this time the contest is for "Boston's Best Bloody Mary." 
157 11 "Adventures in Housesitting" James Burrows Patricia Niedzialek and Cecile Alch January 19, 1989 (1989-01-19)
Rebecca offers to housesit for one of the company executives and calls on Sam and Woody for help when the man's beloved dog runs away. 
158 12 "Please Mr. Postman" James Burrows Brian Pollack and Mert Rich February 2, 1989 (1989-02-02)
Cliff's loyalties are tested when his new ladylove, a fellow postal employee, commits a rule infraction on his behalf. 
159 13 "Golden Boyd" James Burrows Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner February 9, 1989 (1989-02-09)
Woody decides to steal Kelly, a rich snob's girl, away when the man humiliates him. 
160 14 "I Kid You Not" James Burrows Red Burton February 16, 1989 (1989-02-16)
Lilith and Frasier practice their parenting skills on Carla's precocious six-year-old son. 
161 15 "Don't Paint Your Chickens" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs February 23, 1989 (1989-02-23)
Rebecca tries to impress corporate headquarters by using her marketing skills to promote Norm's one man painting business and Sam tries to keep up with a sweet young thing wild about all kinds of sports. 
162 16 "The Cranemakers" Andy Ackerman Phoef Sutton March 2, 1989 (1989-03-02)
Lilith persuades Frasier to give up everything urban and move with her to a cabin in the wilds. 
163 17 "Hot Rocks" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs March 16, 1989 (1989-03-16)
Sam introduces everyone to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, an old fan, but Rebecca later believes the old man stole her diamond earrings. 
164 18 "What's Up, Doc?" James Burrows Brian Pollack and Mert Rich March 30, 1989 (1989-03-30)
Sam actually fakes a case of impotence to get close to a therapist Lilith and Frasier introduced to him. 
165 19 "The Gift of the Woodi" James Burrows Phoef Sutton April 6, 1989 (1989-04-06)
Woody's rich girl friend doesn't fully appreciate his inexpensive but heartfelt birthday gift and Rebecca transforms herself to further her career prospects. 
166 20 "Call Me Irresponsible" James Burrows Dan O'Shannon and Tom Anderson April 13, 1989 (1989-04-13)
Woody gets gambling fever and tension mounts as Carla waits for Eddie to surprise her on their second anniversary. 
167 21 "Sisterly Love" James Burrows David Lloyd April 27, 1989 (1989-04-27)
Sam tries to reconcile Rebecca and her sister. 
168 22 "The Visiting Lecher" James Burrows David Lloyd May 4, 1989 (1989-05-04)
Rebecca accuses a respected authority on marital fidelity of making a pass at her. 

Season 8: 1989–90

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
169 1 "The Improbable Dream, Part 1" James Burrows Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner September 21, 1989 (1989-09-21)
Just as Rebecca fears for her sanity because of the erotic dreams she's been having about Sam, multi-millionaire Robin Colcord sweeps her off her feet. 
170 2 "The Improbable Dream, Part 2" James Burrows Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner September 28, 1989 (1989-09-28)
Rebecca quickly forgets about Sam after she agrees to go to California with Robin Colcord. 
171 3 "A Bar Is Born" James Burrows Phoef Sutton October 12, 1989 (1989-10-12)
Sam is upset that he has no real goal in life so he is driven to open up another bar of his own, which isn't very easy on the eyes. 
172 4 "How to Marry a Mailman" James Burrows Brian Pollack and Mert Rich October 19, 1989 (1989-10-19)
The young woman Cliff turned in for stealing a Post Office vehicle returns from Canada with an offer that literally blinds Cliff. 
173 5 "The Two Faces of Norm" Andy Ackerman Eugene B. Stein October 26, 1989 (1989-10-26)
Norm invents a strict curmudgeon of a partner to boss around his easygoing paint crew while Sam goes crazy with concern after selling his precious 'Vette. 
174 6 "The Stork Brings a Crane" Andy Ackerman David Lloyd November 2, 1989 (1989-11-02)
Lilith goes into labor as Cheers celebrates its centennial. 
175 7 "Death Takes a Holiday on Ice" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs November 9, 1989 (1989-11-09)
Carla learns that Eddie led a secret life when a second widow shows up at his funeral. 
176 8 "For Real Men Only" James Burrows David Pollock and Elias Davis November 16, 1989 (1989-11-16)
Frasier and the guys cringe over plans to attend his son's circumcision while Rebecca struggles to throw an interesting retirement party for a very dull corporate employee. 
177 9 "Two Girls for Every Boyd" James Burrows Dan O'Shannon and Tom Anderson November 23, 1989 (1989-11-23)
Woody has trouble with the love scenes for his first starring role and the guys have a beard-growing competition. 
178 10 "The Art of the Steal" James Burrows Susan Herring November 30, 1989 (1989-11-30)
Rebecca and Sam are trapped overnight in Robin Colcord's deluxe security apartment while the gang passes the time playing Monopoly. 
179 11 "Feeble Attraction" Andy Ackerman Dan O'Shannon and Tom Anderson December 7, 1989 (1989-12-07)
Norm fires his secretary, who sees it as proof that he's wildly attracted to her and Rebecca becomes obsessed with a surprise hidden in the desk Robin, gave her. 
180 12 "Sam Ahoy" James Burrows David Lloyd December 14, 1989 (1989-12-14)
Robin lends Sam and the gang his yacht race in a regatta, but the motley crew discovers a bomb in the refrigerator, right next to the beer. 
181 13 "Sammy and the Professor" James Burrows Brian Pollack and Mert Rich January 4, 1990 (1990-01-04)
Carla faces an audit while Rebecca's idol, her business school professor, makes an investment in Sam. 
182 14 "What Is… Cliff Clavin?" Andy Ackerman Dan O'Shannon and Tom Anderson January 18, 1990 (1990-01-18)
Cliff appears on the game show Jeopardy! when it comes to Boston. Sam attempts to find out who lifted his little black book of girlfriend's names. 
183 15 "Finally!, Part 1" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs January 25, 1990 (1990-01-25)
Tonight might be the night that Rebecca and Robin finally get together, despite Sam's presence. 
184 16 "Finally!, Part 2" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs February 1, 1990 (1990-02-01)
The aftermath of their get together isn't all she hoped it would be, when Rebecca finds Robin with another woman. 
185 17 "Woody or Won't He" Andy Ackerman Brian Pollack and Mert Rich February 8, 1990 (1990-02-08)
A mechanical bull gets the better of Cliff while Woody tries to deal with the romantic advances of his girl friend's mother. 
186 18 "Severe Crane Damage" Andy Ackerman Dan O'Shannon and Tom Anderson February 15, 1990 (1990-02-15)
Lilith goes on a talk show to promote her new book about men who are bad for women and takes along her prime example-Sam. 
187 19 "Indoor Fun with Sammy and Robby" Andy Ackerman Phoef Sutton February 22, 1990 (1990-02-22)
Rebecca dreams of a perfectly romantic day with Robin. Robin on the other hand has dared Sam to a series of adolescent challenges. 
188 20 "50-50 Carla" James Burrows David Lloyd March 8, 1990 (1990-03-08)
Carla and Eddie's other widow Gloria become best buddies but the friendship is threatened when Carla learns the two-timer left $50,000 in insurance and Woody worries about a nude scene when he's cast in a revival of Hair. 
189 21 "Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs March 15, 1990 (1990-03-15)
Sam and the gang team up to get back at Gary when it appears as if the Olde Towne Tavern had a role in Tecumseh's disappearance. 
190 22 "Loverboyd" James Burrows Brian Pollack and Mert Rich March 29, 1990 (1990-03-29)
Norm becomes the designated driver for Cheers while Woody is a little less than pleased when Kelly heads to Europe for school. 
191 23 "The Ghost and Mrs. Lebec" James Burrows Dan Staley and Rob Long April 12, 1990 (1990-04-12)
Carla calls for an exorcism at Cheers after seeing Eddie's ghost. Rebecca goes on television to complain about a defective product, not knowing who actually owns it. 
192 24 "Mr. Otis Regrets" Andy Ackerman Ken Levine and David Isaacs April 19, 1990 (1990-04-19)
In an attempt to find out what Robin's new girlfriend is like, Rebecca asks Sam to oversee she and Robin at an outing, all while continuing to try and get Rebecca into bed. Woody gets a female response to his ad for a roommate. 
193 25 "Cry Hard" James Burrows Dan O'Shannon and Tom Anderson April 26, 1990 (1990-04-26)
Rebecca is taken by surprise when she finds out Robin had used her personal corporate account to gain information about the company. She must now face the tough decision of whether or not she wants to turn him in to the authorities. 
194 26 "Cry Harder" James Burrows Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner May 3, 1990 (1990-05-03)
After Sam turns Robin in, he is rewarded with an offer to buy back Cheers at the price of one dollar. Robin proposes to Rebecca but flees the country, only to quickly return and find she and Sam fooling around. 

Season 9: 1990–91

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
195 1 "Love Is a Really, Really, Perfectly Okay Thing" James Burrows Phoef Sutton September 20, 1990 (1990-09-20)
After Sam and Rebecca spend the night together, it turns out to be harder to brag about it than originally thought. 
196 2 "Cheers Fouls Out" James Burrows Larry Balmagia September 27, 1990 (1990-09-27)
In an attempt to beat Gary's Olde Towne Tavern in an annual employee basketball game, Cheers acquires Boston Celtic Kevin McHale by insisting the game is for charity. 
197 3 "Rebecca Redux" James Burrows Phoef Sutton, Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner October 4, 1990 (1990-10-04)
Sam hires a new manager that everyone takes a liking to, while Rebecca accepts a new job that is slightly less-than-perfect. 
198 4 "Where Nobody Knows Your Name" Andy Ackerman Dan O'Shannon and Tom Anderson October 11, 1990 (1990-10-11)
Rebecca becomes upset when one of Robin's past lovers claims to be having an affair with him. 
199 5 "Ma Always Liked You Best" Andy Ackerman Dan O'Shannon and Tom Anderson October 18, 1990 (1990-10-18)
Cliff's mom begins to take a liking to Woody, much to Cliff's chagrin. Meanwhile, Norm gets caught in one of the bar's windows. 
200 6 "Grease" James Burrows Brian Pollack and Mert Rich October 25, 1990 (1990-10-25)
Norm attempts to save the Hungry Heifer after it makes the decision to close its doors. 
201 7 "Breaking In Is Hard to Do" Andy Ackerman Ken Levine and David Isaacs November 1, 1990 (1990-11-01)
Frasier and Lilith debate over who should stay home and take care of Frederick. Carla helps Rebecca sneak into prison to visit Robin in attempts to seduce him. 
202/203 8 "Cheers 200th Anniversary Special"
(double-length episode)
James Burrows and Andy Ackerman Phoef Sutton, Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner November 8, 1990 (1990-11-08)
A special recap of the first 199 episodes of Cheers, hosted by John McLaughlin, includes discussions with the cast, writers and directors of the series. 
204 9 "Bad Neighbor Sam" James Burrows Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner November 15, 1990 (1990-11-15)
The new owner of Melville's restaurant, John Hill, turns out to be a stickler for the rules. After Sam prevents Melville's customers from using the staircase between Cheers and the restaurant, Hill has Sam's car towed and then locks the pool room and toilets behind a brick wall until Sam agrees to pay rent for them. 
205 10 "Veggie-Boyd" James Burrows Dan Staley and Rob Long November 22, 1990 (1990-11-22)
Woody is nervous about being able to act the part of a bartender in a commercial while Cliff is upset because of the attention that new trivia napkins in the bar are getting. When Woody discovers that he hates the product that he endorsed in the commercial, it's up to Frasier to help him. 
206 11 "Norm and Cliff's Excellent Adventure" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs December 6, 1990 (1990-12-06)
Woody discovers the shopping channel and becomes hooked. Norm and Cliff go too far when they start a fight between Sam and Frasier. 
207 12 "Woody Interruptus" James Burrows Dan Staley and Rob Long December 13, 1990 (1990-12-13)
Cliff gets back at the gang after they scoff at his decision to have his head cryonically frozen when he dies. Kelly returns from France witha male friend who says he's going to steal her from Woody. Woody deals with this by deciding to sleep with Kelly. 
208 13 "Honor Thy Mother" James Burrows Brian Pollack and Mert Rich January 3, 1991 (1991-01-03)
Carla refuses to carry out the family tradition of naming one of her children after grandparents, as it would result in her son becoming Benito Mussolini. Woody gets Cheers featured in a free coupon booklet, with John Hill taking advantage of it by "buying" a round of drinks for everyone in the bar, using the coupons to pay. 
209 14 "Achilles Hill" Andy Ackerman Ken Levine and David Isaacs January 10, 1991 (1991-01-10)
Woody finds a foosball table that Carla believes is evil and brings it into the bar. Sam begins dating Hill's daughter to get back at Hill. 
210 15 "The Days of Wine and Neuroses" James Burrows Brian Pollack and Mert Rich January 24, 1991 (1991-01-24)
Robin Colcord proposes to Rebecca shortly before he is released from prison but Rebecca responds by getting drunk because she has doubts. Frasier becomes obsessed with the Karaoke machine that is replacing the jukebox while it is away being repaired. 
211 16 "Wedding Bell Blues" James Burrows Dan O'Shannon and Tom Anderson January 31, 1991 (1991-01-31)
On the morning of her wedding, Rebecca seems to have forgotten her doubts and decides to go ahead with the wedding. After she finally realizes that she only loved Robin for his money he leaves, with $6 million that he had hidden in a money belt that was attached to the underside of Rebecca's desk drawer. 
212 17 "I'm Getting My Act Together and Sticking It in Your Face" Andy Ackerman Dan Staley and Rob Long February 7, 1991 (1991-02-07)
Two days after the aborted wedding, Rebecca is still locked in Cheers' office. She leaves town but later returns. When she does, Sam thinks she's coming back to say she loves him. 
213 18 "Sam Time Next Year" James Burrows Larry Balmagia February 14, 1991 (1991-02-14)
Sam has a date with an old valentine, played by Barbara Feldon, but throws his back out when he slips down the stairs outside Cheers. 
214 19 "Crash of the Titans" James Burrows Dan Staley and Rob Long February 21, 1991 (1991-02-21)
Sam and Rebecca both try to buy the bar's pool room and toilets from John Hill. 
215 20 "It's a Wonderful Wife" James Burrows Susan Herring February 28, 1991 (1991-02-28)
Vera is fired and Rebecca gets her a job as the hat check girl at Melville's so Norm decides to look for a new bar. 
216 21 "Cheers Has Chili" Andy Ackerman Cheri Eichen, Bill Steinkellner and Phoef Sutton March 14, 1991 (1991-03-14)
While Sam is away, Rebecca turns the pool room into a tea room, much to Sam's annoyance. He makes a deal with Rebecca; if she can't make $500 in one day from the tea room, he'll get the pool room back. It looks like Sam will get the pool room back, until Rebecca starts selling chili made by Woody. 
217 22 "Carla Loves Clavin" James Burrows Dan Staley and Rob Long March 21, 1991 (1991-03-21)
The "Miss Boston Barmaid" contest is being held at Cheers and Sam is upset because the rules have changed. Carla enters as the prize is a new car. She wonders if her effort is worth it when she finds that Cliff Clavin is one of the judges. Meanwhile, Rebecca hires Norm to paint Sam's office. 
218 23 "Pitch It Again, Sam" James Burrows Dan O'Shannon and Tom Anderson March 28, 1991 (1991-03-28)
Sam is invited to pitch to an old nemesis at Yankee Stadium. Meanwhile, Woody finds a dog and becomes attached to it. 
219 24 "Rat Girl" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs April 4, 1991 (1991-04-04)
Sam strikes out with a girl who apparently prefers Paul to him, Rebecca goes on a healthy eating kick and Lilith has an unhealthy obsession with her dead lab rat, "Whitey". 
220 25 "Home Malone" Andy Ackerman Dan O'Shannon and Tom Anderson April 25, 1991 (1991-04-25)
Kelly needs a job so Rebecca lets her work in the bar. Sam baby-sits Frasier and Lilith's son Frederick, which is not as easy as it seems. 
221 26 "Uncle Sam Wants You" James Burrows Dan Staley and Rob Long May 2, 1991 (1991-05-02)
Sam becomes obsessed with Frederick and starts to wonder if it's time he became a father. 

Season 10: 1991–92

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
222 1 "Baby Balk" James Burrows Dan O'Shannon and Tom Anderson September 19, 1991 (1991-09-19)
Sam and Rebecca decide to have a baby but each get advice from Frasier and Lilith that kills the mood. 
223 2 "Get Your Kicks on Route 666" James Burrows Dan O'Shannon and Tom Anderson September 26, 1991 (1991-09-26)
Sam, Frasier, Cliff and Norm attempt to take a cross-country road trip. Meanwhile, back at the bar, Rebecca and Lilith ogle Carla's nephew. 
224 3 "Madame LaCarla" James Burrows Dan O'Shannon and Tom Anderson October 3, 1991 (1991-10-03)
When Carla's psychic decides to retire, she selects Carla to succeed her. After receiving a bad review, Woody begins to doubt his acting abilities. 
225 4 "The Norm Who Came to Dinner" Tom Moore Dan O'Shannon and Tom Anderson October 10, 1991 (1991-10-10)
Lilith and Frasier must deal with Norm as a house guest when he is injured painting their living room. 
226 5 "Ma's Little Maggie" James Burrows Tracy Newman and Jonathan Stark October 17, 1991 (1991-10-17)
Cliff must confront his mother on being overbearing after she proposes to his girlfriend when his Ma feels it is time. 
227 6 "Unplanned Parenthood" James Burrows Dan Staley and Rob Long October 24, 1991 (1991-10-24)
Sam and Rebecca decide to babysit all of Carla's children in an effort to test their parenting skills. Meanwhile, Cliff helps Woody make a video to introduce Kelly to his family. 
228 7 "Bar Wars V: The Final Judgment" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs October 31, 1991 (1991-10-31)
The Cheers crew prepares for their annual Halloween prank war with Gary's Olde Towne Tavern. This time Sam may have gone a little too far. 
229 8 "Where Have All the Floorboards Gone?" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs November 7, 1991 (1991-11-07)
The gang feels responsible when the Celtics' Kevin McHale goes into a slump after becoming obsessed with the number of bolts in the floor of Boston Garden. 
230 9 "Head Over Hill" John Ratzenberger Dan Staley and Rob Long November 14, 1991 (1991-11-14)
After getting on Sam's nerves over the use of Melville's dumpsters, John Allen Hill is to be humiliated by Carla at the request of Sam. Much to everyone's surprise, including her own, Carla ends up sleeping with Hill instead. 
231 10 "A Fine French Whine" James Burrows Dan Staley and Rob Long November 21, 1991 (1991-11-21)
Woody wants to propose to Kelly, but Henrí and his expiring visa take precedence. 
232 11 "I'm Okay, You're Defective" James Burrows Dan Staley and Rob Long December 5, 1991 (1991-12-05)
Frasier has to face making out a will while Sam braces himself for bad news from Rebecca's fertility doctor. 
233 12 "Go Make" James Burrows Phoef Sutton December 12, 1991 (1991-12-12)
Sam and Rebecca let their imaginations run free during a weekend of baby-making and dream up different versions of their future progeny. 
234 13 "Don't Shoot...I'm Only the Psychiatrist" James Burrows Kathy Ann Stumpe January 2, 1992 (1992-01-02)
Cliff and Norm help Frasier's low-esteem self-help group really help themselves and Woody trims Sam's hair. 
235 14 "No Rest for the Woody" James Burrows Tracy Newman and Jonathan Stark January 9, 1992 (1992-01-09)
Woody's extracurricular work as a gravedigger may pay for Kelly's engagement ring, but it also jeopardizes his first meeting with her grandmother. 
236 15 "My Son, the Father" James Burrows Dan Staley and Rob Long January 16, 1992 (1992-01-16)
Sam finds a way to get even with John Hill. One of Carla's sons decides to become a priest. 
237 16 "One Hugs, the Other Doesn't" James Burrows Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner January 30, 1992 (1992-01-30)
A Boston performance by children's singer Nanny Gee for Frederick's birthday sheds light on Frasier's past as Lilith and the barflies discover Nanny is Frasier's first wife! Frasier had forgotten to mention this fact to Lilith and when Nanny arrives at Cheers she and Lilith soon get into a catfight! 
238 17 "A Diminished Rebecca with a Suspended Cliff" James Burrows Dan O'Shannon and Tom Anderson February 6, 1992 (1992-02-06)
Woody's cousin develops a crush on Rebecca and Cliff is very unhappy with the new postal uniforms. 
239 18 "License to Hill" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs February 13, 1992 (1992-02-13)
Rebecca takes control of the bar while Sam and the gang play a game of poker. While trying to impress Sam by showing her responsibility, Rebecca finds out she forgot to renew the liquor license. Now they must serve non-alcoholic drinks without anyone knowing the difference until it is renewed. 
240 19 "Rich Man, Wood Man" James Burrows Daniel Palladino February 20, 1992 (1992-02-20)
The gang tries to bring Woody back to earth after a vacation in London with Kelly and her money. 
241 20 "Smotherly Love" James Burrows Kathy Ann Stumpe February 27, 1992 (1992-02-27)
Lilith's overbearing mother comes to town for the renewal of the Crane's wedding vows and proceeds to take over every little detail. Norm comes into some money from a roulette win and Rebecca wants Sam to get him to pay off his bar tab. 
242 21 "Take Me Out of the Ball Game" James Burrows Kathy Ann Stumpe March 26, 1992 (1992-03-26)
Sam ponders a baseball comeback, but when he goes to play a few games he discovers most of the players are much younger and immature than he is. They're acting just like he used to, and Sam doesn't think he enjoys acting like that anymore. Meanwhile, back in Boston, Frasier loses Lilith's favourite lab rat and tries to get an identical one before she returns. 
243 22 "Rebecca's Lover...Not" James Burrows Tracy Newman and Jonathan Stark April 23, 1992 (1992-04-23)
Rebecca's old high school flame returns to see her and believes he might be there to reignite the spark they once shared, all while completely dodging every tell-tale sign that he isn't exactly who she thinks he is. 
244 23 "Bar Wars VI: This Time It's for Real" Rick Beren Ken Levine and David Isaacs April 30, 1992 (1992-04-30)
Gary has sold his bar to a suspicious new owner whom the gang at Cheers decide to haze. It appears that they're in way over their heads when it is learned who the new owner really is and must now deal with potential consequences. 
245 24 "Heeeeere's...Cliffy!" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs May 7, 1992 (1992-05-07)
Cliff purchases tickets to see The Tonight Show after believing the joke he sent to the writers was accepted and will appear on-air. 
246/247 25 "An Old-Fashioned Wedding"
(double-length episode)
James Burrows David Lloyd May 14, 1992 (1992-05-14)
The time has come for Woody and Kelly to wed, despite Carla's predictions that the event will be disastrous, which may very well be the case. 

Season 11: 1992–93

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
248 1 "The Little Match Girl" James Burrows Dan Staley and Rob Long September 24, 1992 (1992-09-24)
After deciding to quit smoking, Rebecca tosses her last cigarette in the office trash can, inadvertently setting the bar ablaze. 
249 2 "The Beer Is Always Greener" James Burrows Tom Leopold October 1, 1992 (1992-10-01)
Carla is forced to clean up her act and behave nicely when she has to find another job while Cheers is being rebuilt. Woody's faith in Kelly is shaken when he learns they belong to two different Lutheran church bodies. 
250 3 "The King of Beers" John Ratzenberger Dan O'Shannon October 8, 1992 (1992-10-08)
Norm's new job seems like a dream come true when he becomes a beer taster at a brewery. Rebecca finds she can't tear herself away from the bar's new slot machine. 
251 4 "The Magnificent Six" James Burrows Sue Herring October 22, 1992 (1992-10-22)
Henrí challenges Sam to a contest to see who's the bigger ladies' man. Rebecca resorts to desperate measures in her quest to quit smoking. 
252 5 "Do Not Forsake Me O' My Postman" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs October 29, 1992 (1992-10-29)
Maggie returns to Cheers and Cliffie, this time claiming she's carrying his baby. Rebecca hires a hack songwriter to create a jingle for the bar. 
253 6 "Teaching with the Enemy" James Burrows Tom Anderson November 5, 1992 (1992-11-05)
Rebecca spots Lilith with another man, and doesn't know whether to tell Frasier that his wife is cheating on him. Meanwhile, Sam hires a menacing bouncer named Tiny, but can't bring himself to fire Tiny when the hulking man scares everyone. 
254 7 "The Girl in the Plastic Bubble" James Burrows Dan O'Shannon November 12, 1992 (1992-11-12)
A distraught Frasier ends up on a ledge, feigning suicide, after Lilith informs him that she wants to spend a year away from him, sealed in a biosphere with her lover. 
255 8 "Ill-Gotten Gaines" James Burrows Fred Graver November 19, 1992 (1992-11-19)
Kelly's father is convinced that Woody has blackmail on his mind when Woody sees Mr. Gaines cheating on his wife. Rebecca plans to hold a Thanksgiving dinner at the bar. 
256 9 "Feelings...Whoa, Whoa, Whoa" Rick Beren Kathy Ann Stumpe December 3, 1992 (1992-12-03)
Carla tries to hide her feelings when John Hill has a heart attack. Cliff believes that Hitler has moved into his building. 
257 10 "Daddy's Little Middle-Aged Girl" James Burrows Rebecca Parr Cioffi December 10, 1992 (1992-12-10)
Rebecca's father attempts to make her return with him to San Diego while Woody tries to exert his will over Kelly, to make her move her things to his apartment. 
258 11 "Love Me, Love My Car" James Burrows David Lloyd December 17, 1992 (1992-12-17)
Sam gets cold feet about reacquiring his beloved car, and goes so far as to romance the buyer's widow to get it back. Rebecca befriends a pig destined to be Woody's Christmas dinner. 
259 12 "Sunday Dinner" James Burrows Fred Graver January 7, 1993 (1993-01-07)
Frasier decides to start dating other women now that Lilith has left him, and makes a date with his young secretary, Shauna. Meanwhile, Cheers is hosting a family reunion, and Cliff and Norm are hired to videotape it. 
260 13 "Norm's Big Audit" John Ratzenberger Tom Leopold January 14, 1993 (1993-01-14)
Norm can avoid an audit, if he'll just sleep with his investigating IRS agent. Sam is very reluctant to let the gang watch a videotape of one of his old games. 
261 14 "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Bar" James Burrows Rebecca Parr Cioffi January 21, 1993 (1993-01-21)
The gang at Cheers turn the bar upside-down when they believe Robin Colcord has stashed away a good sum of money somewhere in the establishment. 
262 15 "Loathe and Marriage" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs February 4, 1993 (1993-02-04)
Carla's daughter insists on having her father, Nick Tortelli, walk her down the aisle, despite Carla's objections. 
263 16 "Is There a Doctor in the Howe?" James Burrows Kathy Ann Stumpe February 11, 1993 (1993-02-11)
Upon learning that his marriage may be over, Frasier is thrown a surprise party to help cheer him up. Things go a bit further than expected after Rebecca offers to drive the doctor home for the evening. 
264 17 "The Bar Manager, the Shrink, His Wife and Her Lover" James Burrows Kathy Ann Stumpe February 18, 1993 (1993-02-18)
After returning from the Eco-pod, Lilith is shocked to find Rebecca consoling Frasier. Meanwhile, Lilith's "lover" is not very happy with her departure and takes extreme measures to ensure her return to the underground. 
265 18 "The Last Picture Show" James Burrows Fred Graver February 25, 1993 (1993-02-25)
The guys head to the old drive-in movie theater for one last flick before it is to be torn down. 
266 19 "Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs March 18, 1993 (1993-03-18)
After Gary's Olde Towne Tavern is bulldozed to the ground, Sam becomes the number-one suspect that Gary turns to. 
267 20 "Look Before You Sleep" James Burrows Rebecca Parr Cioffi April 1, 1993 (1993-04-01)
Sam locks himself out of the bar with his keys and wallet inside so he begins a search for a place to sleep for the night which proves more difficult than expected. 
268 21 "Woody Gets an Election" James Burrows Rob Long and Tom Anderson April 22, 1993 (1993-04-22)
Frasier decides to conduct an experiment in voter psychology by getting Woody on the ballot for city council and is shocked by the results. 
269 22 "It's Lonely on the Top" James Burrows Heide Perlman April 29, 1993 (1993-04-29)
After sleeping with Paul, Carla can't come to grips with what she has done. In an effort to console his best friend, Sam lets her in on a little secret of his own. 
270/271 23 "Rebecca Gaines, Rebecca Loses"
(double-length episode)
James Burrows David Lloyd May 6, 1993 (1993-05-06)
After Woody, Kelly and her father Walter arrive at Cheers talking about classical music (they'd been to a symphony), Rebecca joins in the conversation and impresses Walter. He invites her to a society function. Rebecca thinks it is a date and is thrilled to bits - but is in for a shock when she arrives. Meanwhile Esther Clavin has been put in a retirement home by Cliff, but whilst Cliff feels guilty, the others think he has murdered his mother. 
272 24 "The Guy Can't Help It" James Burrows David Angell, Peter Casey and David Lee May 13, 1993 (1993-05-13)
Rebecca finds herself really attracted to a handsome plumber. Sam joins a help group for sexual compulsives. 
273/274/275 25 "One for the Road"
(triple length series finale)
James Burrows Glen Charles and Les Charles May 20, 1993 (1993-05-20)
Diane returns to Boston after winning an award for her writings, although her life isn't exactly as it appears. Sam potentially leaves Cheers for good. Woody gets a job for Norm and Cliff receives a promotion, while Rebecca hopes to wed Don. The gang ponders the meaning of life. 


  1. ^ Levine, Ken (February 6, 2010). "My Super Bowl tradition: The lost CHEERS". Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cheers: Uncle Sam Malone". Retrieved April 5, 2010. [unreliable source?]
  3. ^ TV Guide Book of Lists. Running Press. 2007. pp. 184. ISBN 0-7624-3007-9. 

Further readings

  • Bjorklund, Dennis A. (1997). Toasting Cheers: An Episode Guide, 1982—1993. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. ISBN 0899509622. 
  • Bjorklund, Dennis A. (2008). Television Cheers: A Comprehensive Reference. Praetorian Publishing. ISBN 0967985234. 

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