Bar Patron - Cheers

Cheers - Main Cast



1982 - 1993

Number of episodes:
275 Episodes in 11 Seasons

Cheers is an American sitcom television series that ran for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993. It was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for NBC and created by the team of James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles. The show is set in a bar named Cheers in Boston, Massachusetts, where a group of locals meet to drink, relax, and socialize. The show's theme song, written and performed by Gary Portnoy, and co-written with Judy Hart Angelo, lent its famous refrain, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name", as the show's tagline.

After premiering on September 30, 1982, it was nearly canceled during its first season when it ranked last in ratings for its premiere. Cheers, however, eventually became a highly rated television show in the United States, earning a top-ten rating during 8 of its 11 seasons, including one season at #1. The show spent most of its run on NBC's Thursday night "Must See TV" lineup. Its widely watched series finale was broadcast on May 20, 1993, and the show's 275 episodes have been successfully syndicated worldwide. Nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series for all eleven of its seasons on the air, it has earned 28 Emmy Awards from a then-record 117 nominations. The character Frasier Crane was featured in his eponymous spin-off show, which later aired up until 2004 and included guest appearances by virtually all of the major and minor Cheers characters.

Tory Christopher - Bar Patron in Cheers
All Cheers Episodes with Tory Christopher


as Bar Patron

4 Episodes (1992-1993)

from Episode: 11.01 - The Little Match Girl

Born January 22, 1961
in U.S.A.F.B., Wiesbaden, Deutschland

Staffel 11 - Alle Folgen mit Tory Christopher

The Little Match Girl

Rebecca is in a reflective mood after Woody and Kelly's wedding. Rebecca vows to change her life. Her symbol of change is stubbing out the cigarette she is smoking, the last cigarette she will ever smoke. After that act, she dumps the cigarette filled ashtray into the wastebasket in the bar office. The next day, Sam, called in by the fire department, arrives at the bar half burnt down. Hysterical, Sam really wants to believe this fire is just another gag by Gary, but the reality of the matter sinks in. Once he realizes that he has insurance to cover the damages, Sam settles into the mindset of rebuilding the bar, but he still wonders what caused the fire. The fire marshal tells Rebecca that the cause was a smoldering cigarette in the wastebasket in the office. Rebecca knows that she once again was the cause of this major screw-up. Others devastated by the fire are Norm, whose "home" is damaged, and Cliff, who had a bagful of undelivered mail stashed behind the bar, which is now burned to a crisp. Sam is also again devastated. After Rebecca lies to Sam telling him the cause of the fire was faulty wiring (which Sam is kicking himself for not fixing, although meaning to do so for years), he finds out that his insurance deductible is $25,000, money he doesn't have. Trying to get a loan, Sam is turned down by every bank in town. He has to resort to Plan B: cashing in his baseball pension, maxing out his credit cards, moving into a cheaper rent apartment, and selling his beloved Corvette. Hearing this news and Sam blaming himself for the fire, Rebecca, in tears, finally tells him the truth about the fire. Sam is angry, calling Rebecca stupid and useless, and kicks her out of the bar for good. Later, Rebecca comes back to the bar to find Sam there alone. She has come solely to give Sam her life savings to rebuild the bar, which she figures she owes him. However she never wants to see him or step foot in the bar ever again as he said some things purposely to hurt her. He says one more thing to her: "Do you want your job back?" In tears, she accepts as that is really what she wanted more than anything in this point in her life. After apologies, Sam, answering Rebecca's question, tells her that he remembers back to when he had nothing after his boat sank and she took him back in. But he also reiterates that they are now even!

The Magnificent Six

Sam catches Rebecca smoking in the office, a no-no considering that's how the bar burnt down. Sam thinks Rebecca needs professional help and finds the harshest stop smoking program for her. The stop smoking doctor, Dr. Kluger, and Rebecca, have a war of wills. Dr. Kluger has met his match. Meanwhile, Sam hires Henrí on a temporary basis as a bartender while Woody is on his honeymoon. On his first shift, ladies-man Henrí bets Sam that he can get more women's telephone numbers than Sam by midnight. Although initially reluctant to partake in the bet despite pressure from the gang, Sam eventually does take the bet based on the patriotic battle between the US and France. Both Sam and Henrí pull out all the stops and resort to whatever tactic will work to get numbers. However, with the score tied with a couple of minutes left, Sam lets one go due to her vulnerable state. Henrí gets one more number to win the bet. However Sam ultimately wins the battle.

Do Not Forsake Me, O' My Postman

Because Gary's Olde Towne Tavern is advertising heavily, Sam and Rebecca decide to hire an ad company to write a jingle as advertisement for the bar. As Rebecca has only $200 to spend on such, the ad company foists Sy Flembeck, their resident hack writer, onto the Cheers account. Sy is not very creative or original. All his jingles are placed to the tune of Old MacDonald Had a Farm, and spell out the establishment's name in place of "E-I-E-I-O", even if there are more or less than five letters. But Sy's approach to jingles may actually have the desired if unintended affect of good advertisement. Meanwhile, Maggie O'Keefe has come back to Boston and wants to see Cliff. Once Cliff sees Maggie, he faints: she's pregnant, supposedly with his child. However, he confesses to Sam that it is not his child since he and Maggie never made love. After confronting Maggie and getting the true story from her, Cliff decides to marry Maggie anyway, even though everyone in the bar knows he and Maggie never had sex and thus knows the baby isn't his. However, Maggie finds out that Jerry, the real father, wants her back and she runs off back to Canada. But before she leaves, she does tell Cliff that he really could have been the father...

Love Me, Love My Car

Woody's parents get a gift for Kelly and Woody: small pet pig named Snuffles. Pet is somewhat of a misnomer as the Boyds, from a farming background, see Snuffles as Christmas dinner. Rebecca has an immediate connection with Snuffles as an animal. When Woody tells her of its ultimate fate, Rebecca wants to buy Snuffles. When Woody won't sell, Rebecca sets Snuffles free in the country. Snuffles ultimately makes its way back "home" to Hanover to the Senior Boyd's place. Rebecca sees this story as a Christmas miracle, until she hears the pig's fate in Hanover. Meanwhile, Sam starts dating Susan Metheny, the widow of Kirby, the man who bought Sam's Corvette. Sam is only doing so as he wants his Corvette back at a reduced rate. Susan, a kindergarten teacher, is a nice, sweet, innocent, shy woman who is vulnerable at the best of times, let alone at this grieving point in her life. But Sam only has his Corvette on the brain and doesn't even consider Susan's feelings. After a friendly week together with Sam, Susan does sell Sam his Corvette back at a reduced rate. However immediately following, Woody spills the beans to her that Sam has had nothing on his mind but getting back the Corvette since they met. Susan is hurt. To get Sam out of her life, Susan throws him the car keys in anger, but Sam is still only happy that he has his precious car back, for free no less. However, Sam gets into one accident after another with the car. Frasier thinks Sam is having remorse about the way he got the car; Sam concurs and decides he has to make peace with Susan. Susan, a usually forgiving woman, decides this is the first time she won't be a pushover and does not forgive Sam. Sam, literally in the doghouse, gets the exact treatment that her students would receive in such a situation. After some penance, Susan does forgive Sam and sells him his car back at full market value. But is there anything else of Kirby's that Sam wants?

Bar Patron

Sunday Dinner

With new video camera in hand, Cliff, with assistant Norm, is hired by Peter to videotape his parent's fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration to be held at the bar. Half way through the proceedings, the battery in the camera dies and Cliff has no alternate power supply. Rather than tell Peter as Norm would like Cliff to do, Cliff decides to continue "filming", later feigning that the tape is lost in the mail. After that, one momentous event after another happens at the celebration. By the end of the evening, Cliff realizes that he has no other option other than running and hiding from Peter and his family forever. Meanwhile, Frasier has a new temporary secretary, twenty-one year old Shauna, who directly and unabashedly hits on Frasier. With Sam's urging, Frasier decides to take Shauna up on her offer of Sunday dinner at her house. Frasier is obviously nervous as he tests runs a toupee, which Sam nixes. What Shauna doesn't tell Frasier however is that she still lives at home with a dysfunctional family, whose main gripe is Shauna's choice of boyfriends. Frasier quickly figures out that he is just a pawn in Shauna's game to get back together with her old boyfriend Rick, who her parents hate. Despite being forced to stay and endure the dinner from hell, Frasier ultimately makes the most of his evening with Shauna's family.

It's Lonely on the Top

Because of Woody's election win, Sam needs another bartender, a job he gives to Carla. To celebrate, Carla, whips up a batch of one of her powerhouse drinks for the guys. The day after, everyone has a hangover. What's worse, Carla has a sneaking suspicion that she took someone home and slept with him, that person she figures being one of the Cheers regulars. She confides in Sam alone, and after he tells her it wasn't him, she panics and they both ponder who it could have been. If it was one of the regulars, that person hasn't said anything yet. So Carla clandestinely questions everyone else there: Frasier, Norm and Woody. It's none of them. Could it be her worst scenario, Cliff? Luckily for her, it isn't him. But she forgot one person, her actual bed partner: Paul. Sam talks Paul into not telling anyone. During the remainder of the day, three revelations come to light. First, Cliff and Norm got tattoos during their drunken spree, both being tattoos each would not want. Second, Carla is not as loose a woman she she likes to portray herself. And third, Sam tells Carla a deep dark secret of his own to make her feel better about her situation: he's balding and wears a toupee. She figures Sam's problem is a hundred times worse than hers, which does indeed make her feel better.

The Guy Can't Help It

Don Santry walks into the bar and into Rebecca's life. He's the repairman called into fix the bar tap. Although Don is not Rebecca's usual type, Frasier talks her into taking a chance when she states that someone like a Don is what she should be going after. Quickly, she falls head over heals, but Sam thinks she's settling for second best. He wants Rebecca to be his fall-back if in a couple of years he has not found "Mrs. Malone". Rebecca shoots back that he is an aging Lothario way past his prime. Frasier suggests to Sam, who is hurt by Rebecca's comments, that perhaps there is some truth to Rebecca's assertion about him and that he would benefit by group therapy for sexual compulsives. Sam does go to the meeting, and after a rough start, he does admit that perhaps he is no longer happy with his life.

One for the Road

Woody embarks on his new life as City Councillor. Norm embarks on his new life as civil servant as Woody pulled some strings to get Norm an accounting job at City Hall. And Rebecca and Sam embark on their new relationships, but must first go through some turmoil. Don asks Rebecca to marry him, and although she has every intention of saying yes, her regular "I've got to marry a rich man" impulse makes her say no. Both she and Don are devastated. Sam is still feeling depressed about his life and continues to go to group therapy. What's worse in his state of mind, he sees Diane on television winning an ACE Cable Award; he makes the decision to get in touch with her. He invites her and her husband to stop by the bar on their next visit to Boston. He tells her that he is happily married only because he knows she is lying about being married herself. Sam, thinking that Diane will never show, is surprised when she does come back to Cheers with her husband Reed in tow. Sam, needing to dig up a wife, enlists the aid of a depressed and disheveled Rebecca. While the foursome lunch at Melville's, Don comes back for Rebecca, who can now say yes to his marriage proposal, and Reed's gay partner Kevin comes to retrieve Reed, leaving Diane and Sam alone in aftermath of their lies discovered. They both discover that their individual lives are in shambles and quickly decide that they belong together, should get married and live in California. They get no support from the gang at the bar, especially in Sam's decision to desert Cheers. When Sam and Diane are on the plane ready to take off to California, little voices tell each of them that perhaps this is not the right move. They may be doing this solely not to end up alone. So Diane goes back to California alone, and Sam goes back to the bar, where the gang helps him commiserate over a box of Cuban cigars. At the end of the evening, Norm sums up why Sam didn't go: "You can never be unfaithful to your one true love". Cheers.

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