Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso - Cheers

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Cheers

Cheers

Produced:
1982 - 1993

Number of episodes:
275 Episodes in 11 Seasons
80sComedyDramaSitcom

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.

Nicholas Colasanto - Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso in Cheers
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Nicholas Colasanto als Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso bei Cheers
Image: Nicholas Colasanto as Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso in Cheers

†  February 12, 1985

as Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

70 Episodes (1982-1985)

from Episode: 1.01 - Give Me a Ring Sometime

Birth Name:
Nicola Colasanto

Born January 19, 1924
in Providence, Rhode Island,

Nicholas Colasanto died February 12, 1985 in Studio City, California, passing away at the age of 61


Staffel 1 - Alle Folgen mit Nicholas Colasanto


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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Give Me a Ring Sometime

Diane is stranded at the bar by her fiancé', who has reunited with his ex-wife. Sam feels sorry for her, and offers her a job at the bar.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Sam's Women

Sam is worried that Diane thinks he only dates dumb women, so he tries to impress her with his latest one.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

The Tortelli Tort

Carla attacks an especially obnoxious Yankee fan after they beat the Red Sox. He threatens to sue the bar unless Carla is fired.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Sam at Eleven

Sam is to be interviewed for a sports segment on the evening news. What he doesn't realize is that he was only chosen because all the big-name players weren't available.

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The Coach's Daughter

Coach is distressed when his daughter, an insecure spinster, comes to town to introduce him to her boorish, obnoxious fiancé'.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Any Friend of Diane's

One of Diane's old college friends comes to the bar. She is vulnerable and looking for a man to give her an afternoon of unbridled passion, and Sam predictably jumps at the opportunity.

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Friends, Romans, and Accountants

Norm's workplace party at Cheers is a miserable failure--so he tries to set up Diane as his boss's "date" for the evening.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Truce or Consequences

Carla tells Diane a shocking secret about her relationship with Sam. It's an outright lie, but Carla does it just to prove that Diane can't keep a secret and will never be her real friend.

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Coach Returns to Action

Coach wants to ask out an attractive younger woman, but he doesn't have the guts. Sam sets his sights on her too, but he keeps getting shot down--badly.

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Endless Slumper

Sam loans out his good luck charm to a slumping Red Sox pitcher. The pitcher immediately goes on a winning streak, but Sam begins experiencing a series of accidents.

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One for the Book

Two unlikely customers enter the bar: One is an 80+ year old who is the only arrival for his WWI squad's reunion, and the other is an awkward virgin looking for a night of drinking and fun before he becomes a monk.

The Spy Who Came in for a Cold One

An Englishman enters the bar claiming to be a spy, but Diane exposes him as a fraud. Everyone is mad at her for humiliating him just to show off her own intellect, until he plays a joke on her.

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Now Pitching, Sam Malone

Sam becomes a commercial spokesperson and becomes romantically involved his agent. But things become complicated when he wants to break off the romance.

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Let Me Count the Ways

Diane becomes upset with everyone at the bar when nobody shows any sympathy after she learns that her family cat has died.

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Father Knows Last

Carla tries to trick a nerdy M.I.T. professor into believing that he's the father of her baby, so that he will support it.

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The Boys in the Bar

When Sam publicly supports an old teammate who has come out of the closet, Norm and the gang are afraid that "Cheers" will become a "gay bar."

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Diane's Perfect Date

Sam and Diane agree to find blind dates dates for each other. Diane takes it seriously, but Sam doesn't--assuming that Diane's plan is to set him up with herself. Therefore, he finds a disastrous date for her at the last minute.

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No Contest

Diane reluctantly enters the Miss Boston Barmaid contest, but only so she can publicly denounce the competition as sexist and chauvinistic.

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Pick a Con... Any Con

When Sam learns that a conman has taken thousands of dollars from Coach, he turns to Harry "The Hat" to help them get the money back.

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Someone Single, Someone Blue

Diane's has to get married within ten years of her father's death, or her mother loses her fortune. But there's one problem: she's only just learned of this fact, and the ten-year deadline is tomorrow.

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Show Down: Part 1

Sam's brother, whom he feels inferior to, shows up at the bar and sweeps Diane off her feet. Sam doesn't want her to go off with him because he wants her for himself, but he doesn't have the guts to admit it.

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Show Down: Part 2

Diane is still involved with Sam's brother, but she confesses that she is in love with Sam. So she returns to the bar to give him one last chance to admit that he loves her too.

Staffel 2 - Alle Folgen mit Nicholas Colasanto


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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Power Play

Sam and Diane's new relationship together gets off to a shaky start, which comes as no surprise to anyone at the bar.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Little Sister, Don't Cha

Cliff falls head over heels for Carla's innocent-looking younger sister, who is sitting in for Carla while she has her baby. But what Cliff doesn't know is that she isn't as innocent as she looks.

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Personal Business

Diane decides to find a new job because Carla now thinks Sam is playing favorites for his new girlfriend. But finding a job is harder than it seems.

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Homicidal Ham

Against Sam's better judgment, Diane tries to help her former homicidal blind date Andy become an actor.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Sumner's Return

Diane doesn't tell Sam that she is going out to dinner with her ex-fiancé Sumner and his wife, because she thinks he will embarrass her if he comes along.

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Affairs of the Heart

Sam and Diane try to stop Carla from sleeping with her new boyfriend after they learn that he has a heart condition.

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Old Flames

Sam's old broadcaster buddy, Dave, predicts that Sam and Diane will be broken up in the next 24 hours. Then, he sets out to make sure that it happens.

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Manager Coach

Coach becomes a youth league baseball coach. But his competitive nature turns him from lovable guy to angry tyrant.

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They Called Me Mayday

Dick Cavett encourages Sam to write a book about his playing days, and Diane helps him do it. Meanwhile, Norm's old rival for Vera wants to make a move on her now that she and Norm are separated.

How Do I Love Thee?... Let Me Call You Back

After Sam throws out a careless "I love you," he and Diane decide to take some time off to evaluate their relationship.

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Just Three Friends

Sam thinks Diane's oldest and best friend is hitting on him. Diane knows better, but becomes paranoid after Carla eggs her on.

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Where There's a Will...

A dying man wants to leave $100,000 in his will to the gang at Cheers. But everybody fights over how much money each person will get.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Battle of the Exes

Sam agrees to be Carla's date for her ex-husband Nick's wedding. And Sam's appearance makes Nick jealous, and causes him to ask Carla to take him back.

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No Help Wanted

Sam hires a still-unemployed Norm to be his accountant, but the tax return he prepares for the bar could ultimately destroy their friendship.

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And Coachie Makes Three

Sam and Diane are tired of Coach being a third wheel and interrupting their alone time, so they set him up on a date.

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Cliff's Rocky Moment

A man in the bar becomes sick of Cliff's obnoxious know-it-all behavior and challenges him to a fight. Will Cliff shut up, accept the challenge, or run away?

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Fortune and Men's Weight

Carla has everyone convinced that the bar's new fortune-telling machine can predict the future. But does that include Diane's fortune that seems to indicate that her relationship with Sam could be in trouble?

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Snow Job

Sam says he's going to Vermont for a funeral, but Diane knows he's really going on a ski weekend with his buddies. And Cliff gets jealous of Norm's new friendship with another guy.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Coach Buries a Grudge

Coach accidentally finds out that his recently-deceased friend once made a pass at his wife.

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Norman's Conquest

Norm considers cheating on Vera with a sexy new client who apparently has the hots for him.

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I'll Be Seeing You: Part 1

A jealous Diane agrees to have have her portrait taken by an arrogant, eccentric artist, even though Sam can't stand the guy and forbids her to do it.

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I'll Be Seeing You: Part 2

Diane follows through with getting her portrait painted behind Sam's back. But the artist predicts that if she shows it to Sam, she will never see him again.

Staffel 3 - Alle Folgen mit Nicholas Colasanto


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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Rebound: Part 1

Sam falls off the wagon and Diane has a nervous breakdown after the breakup. But after she's cured, Diane returns to Cheers to recommend her psychiatrist--Dr. Frasier Crane--to help Sam. But she doesn't say that she's involved with him.

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Rebound: Part 2

Diane tells Sam that she's seeing Frasier. Then, they both confess that they no longer have feelings for each other, even though both suspect the other is lying. And since the feelings are supposedly gone, Diane takes her job back.

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I Call Your Name

Frasier tells Sam that the girlfriend of one his "clients" called out another man's name in bed, but Sam knows he's talking about Diane. Meanwhile, Cliff is afraid to tell a burly colleague that he's the fellow mailman who got him fired.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Fairy Tales Can Come True

Cliff meets the woman of his dreams at the bar on Halloween night but is afraid of meeting her when he's not in costume, and Sam and Diane have their first non-romantic outing together after the breakup.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Sam Turns the Other Cheek

Sam accidentally shoots himself in the rear end after a confrontation with a jealous husband, but he changes the story when he tells it to the bar to make himself look like a hero.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Coach in Love: Part 1

Coach falls in love and gets engaged. But when his fiancée wins the lottery, her feelings toward him take an unexpected turn.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Coach in Love: Part 2

Coach's fiancée calls off the wedding and dumps him. But he's convinced that it's not over and that she will come back to him on their wedding day.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Diane Meets Mom

Diane tries to make a good impression on Frasier's mother. But after their first meeting, Frasier's mother warns Diane that if she continues to see Frasier, that she will kill her.

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An American Family

Carla tries to stand up to Nick when he demands custody of their first-born son, which means not giving in to his surprisingly irresistible charm.

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Diane's Allergy

Diane claims to be allergic to Frasier's dog after they move in together, but Sam and Frasier know her allergies are psychosomatic. Meanwhile, the guys at the bar shower Carla with a series of gag birthday gifts.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Peterson Crusoe

After a health scare, Norm gives up his old life and says he's moving to Bora Bora. However, he chickens out at the last minute and hides out in Sam's office. Meanwhile, Carla becomes depressed after losing a tip wager with Diane.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

A Ditch in Time

Diane warns Sam not to go out with a friend she met at the mental hospital because she has obsessive issues with men. But Sam doesn't heed the warning, and puts himself in a situation that he's afraid to get out of.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Whodunit?

Much to Frasier's horror, his psychiatry mentor becomes involves with Carla and asks her to marry him. But she doesn't want to, even though she has just found out that she is pregnant with his baby.

The Heart Is a Lonely Snipehunter

Diane gets mad at the guys when she finds out that they took Frasier on a "snipe hunt." But she also doesn't want them to tell Frasier that they played a trick on him.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

King of the Hill

After his shameful performance in a charity softball game against a team of Playboy Playmates, Diane confronts Sam about his over-competitive nature.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Teacher's Pet

Sam gets Coach's help to help him pass a geography class and get his high school diploma. But he eventually finds an easier way to pass the course.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

The Mail Goes to Jail

Norm gets in trouble with the law after he helps Cliff out by finishing his mail route, and Cliff hangs him out to dry. Meanwhile, Diane gets stuck underneath the bar while trying to check the heating system.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Bar Bet

Sam has to find a woman named Jacqueline Bisset and marry her so that he can win a bet he made when he was off the wagon and keep the bar.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

Behind Every Great Man

Sam makes plans for a romantic getaway with a local journalist. But Diane overhears parts of his conversations and jumps to the incorrect conclusion that he is making plans to spend the weekend with her.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

If Ever I Would Leave You

After Loretta dumps Nick, he performs odd jobs around the bar for Sam in an effort to try to win Carla back.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

The Executive's Executioner

Norm gets a promotion as a "corporate killer," but he's not sure that he can handle being the guy at the office who fires people.

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Cheerio, Cheers

Diane announces that she is leaving Cheers forever to go to Europe with Frasier.

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The Bartender's Tale

Sam hires a waitress that Carla considers to be a perfect replacement for Diane: she's smart, talented and charming, and Sam doesn't want to sleep with her. But then her sexy daughter shows up at the bar and potentially ruins everything.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso

The Belles of St. Clete's

Carla believes that one of her customers is her old evil Catholic school principal, and she wants to get revenge on her. Meanwhile, Cliff claims to be receiving love letters from a woman he met on his Florida vacation.

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Rescue Me

Diane calls Sam to tell him that she is marrying Frasier tomorrow, and Sam flies to Italy at the last minute to stop the wedding.



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1982
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1983
  | 3 DVD | EUR 5.99
1984
  | 4 DVD | EUR 6.89
1985
  | 4 DVD | EUR 7.97