8.14 What is... Cliff Clavin? - Cheers
Episode: 8.14 What is... Cliff Clavin?
Cheers - Episode 8.14
8.14 What is... Cliff Clavin? - Cheers Episode Guide
What is... "Jeopardy!" (1984)? The answer is the show that is coming to Boston for a one-time only appearance and that Cliff has made it on as a Boston-based contestant. Cliff is cocky about his chances of winning and things go his way when the set of topics in the first round are Civil Servants, Stamps From Around the World, Mothers and Sons, Beer, Bar Trivia and Celibacy. At the end of Double Jeopardy!, Cliff has $22,000, a full $18,700 ahead of his nearest opponent. The final Jeopardy! category is Movies, and the answer is Archibald Leach, Bernard Schwartz and Lucille LeSoeur. Although Cliff's opponents both provide incorrect questions, Cliff's question of "Who are 3 People Who Have Never Been in My Kitchen?" is not going to be the acceptable correct question of "Who are Cary Grant, Tony Curtis and Joan Crawford" despite it being an accurate question. Cliff being Cliff bets "$22,000 big ones", loses to the $400 winner and cries foul on camera. Later Alex Trebek stops by the bar for a drink. He tells Cliff that Cliff's ambiguous situation on the show has made him reconsider his career; he has decided to quit being the host of "Jeopardy!" (1984) Cliff persuades him that he continuing to be host is more important than Cliff himself winning on "Jeopardy!" (1984); Alex reconsiders and decides to stay on as host. Cliff has saved "Jeopardy!" (1984) In reality, Alex made up the story of quitting only because he didn't know what else to say to Cliff, a person who scares him. Meanwhile, Sam's little black book is missing. Apparently the current holder of the book is working his way alphabetically through the book, calling up women and making dates as Sam to meet them at the roller rink, the women to wear a black leather mini-skirt and French cut panties. The mystery person is currently at the H's and so Sam enlists Rebecca's help to set a trap for the mystery man. When he calls, Rebecca, pretending to be hot for Sam in her French cut panties and black leather mini-skirt, changes the pattern only by requesting to meet at the bar. The mystery man ends up being a mystery 14 year old boy, who dreams of being a babe hound. Sam ends up mentoring the boy into being a future babe-hound, he first needing to be a babe-pup with a better haircut.
|First Air Date||January 18, 1990|