Joe - 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.

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8 Episodes (1986-1992)

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Staffel 5 - Alle Folgen mit Michael Holden

Everyone Imitates Art

Diane receives what she believes is a "promising" rejection letter from a literary magazine for a poem she submitted. To prove that the letter is nothing more than a form letter, Sam bets her that if he submits a poem to the same magazine, he too will receive the same letter. Much to Sam's surprise, the poem he submits gets published in the magazine. Diane, believing that Sam has plagiarized a previously published work, lives for a week solely on coffee and cigarettes as she madly rifles through every poetry book to find the poem Sam submitted. She hits the furthest deeps of despair when offhandedly Woody mentions to her that he too submitted a poem to the magazine and received the exact same rejection letter as Diane. Feeling that Diane has gone through enough anguish, Sam admits to Diane the source of what was truly his previously unpublished poem. Meanwhile, Carla, the Elvis Presley fanatic, takes a trip to Graceland on the 10th anniversary of his death.

Staffel 7 - Alle Folgen mit Michael Holden

The Cranemakers

Rebecca and the company are forcing Woody to take a vacation, something he has not done since he's started working at Cheers. The company is sending him to Italy, and he's not happy about it. But he goes. He ends up having a great vacation, but not in Italy. He missed his flight and spent the entire week at the airport, meeting people from all over the world. Meanwhile, Lilith is well into her pregnancy and is becoming the stereotypical Earth Mother. Frasier is embarrassed by the way she's acting. However he changes his tune when he listens to the baby's heartbeat for the first time. He then becomes Earth Father. As part of this revelation, the Cranes relinquish the materialism of their lives and decide to live out in the wilderness in a cabin Frasier intends to build, and live solely off the land. Realizing that they are true urbanites, Sam convinces them to try it for a week in a friend's cabin first before making up their minds for good. They agree. They start out with the best of intentions, but nerves soon start to fray since neither brought matches and they can't start a fire. Frasier spends the entire time at the cabin trying to create a spark with two rocks. He is unsuccessful. They quickly and simultaneously come to the same conclusion: they want to go home, to the decadent, materialistic world they love so much.

Staffel 8 - Alle Folgen mit Michael Holden

For Real Men Only

To memorialize Eddie, Carla's task is to get his number retired from the Bruins. She is circulating a petition to achieve her goal. She doesn't convince the Bruins to do so, but she does get them to give her season's tickets, which is what she really wanted in the first place. Rebecca's task is to throw yet another party, this time for Larry, a corporate middle manager who is retiring. Rebecca is as enthusiastic about this task as Larry is about his retirement and his feelings for the company, which are not very much. However, when one of the corporate Vice-Presidents, Mr. Sheridan, arrives for the party, Rebecca has to pretend that she put more effort into planning and implementing it than she has. She takes Sam up on his suggestion to liven up the party: hire girls for a wet T-shirt contest. Ultimately the girls get depressed from the party. The Cranes are having a party of a different sort. Little Frederick Crane is one week old and it's time for his bris. All the guys in the bar are invited to the ceremony, but they all chicken out from going since they're squeamish about the circumcision procedure. Despite being happy about instilling some religion into his son's life, Frasier is also squeamish and kidnaps Frederick before the knife hits. Despite the guys convincing Frasier to take Frederick back and support Lilith on this important day, Frasier ultimately can't and runs off with Frederick again back to the bar. Lilith and the rest of the party guests go down to the bar to find the male Cranes. Lilith finally convinces Frasier to go through with it, and the bris is to take place in the pool room, where Larry's party is currently being held. The two parties co-mingle into one, and everything ends up happily ever after. Mr. Sheridan is somewhat perplexed but happy. Larry is happy as he found one of the T-shirt girls to run off with. And Frederick has his bris, and Frasier is fine. He needs to be as he needs to comfort a distraught Lilith, who just hated to see a knife go down onto her son.

Feeble Attraction

Due to declining business since he has decided not to work, Norm has to fire his secretary, the mild mannered Doris. He writes her a letter of reference, which she in her warped mind misconstrues as a love letter. She confesses her supposed mutual love for Norm. Despite subtle and not so subtle hints from Norm, Doris just won't leave him alone. Frasier tells Norm that she is suffering from lack of self-esteem and he needs to build up her confidence to get rid of her. Norm tells her that the letter was written by all the guys, which she construes as their love for her. Cliff takes her up on her neediness. Finally Frasier takes matters into his own hands and tells her that she is a worthwhile person who should not settle for just any man. She is however still attracted to Norm. When he questions her why she wasn't so when she worked for him, she admits then she had an identity as "Mr. Peterson's secretary", so to solve his dilemma, Norm hires her back. Meanwhile, Woody and Rebecca bore the gang with their respective stories. Woody's is about the coldest day ever in Boston. This knowledge however earns Woody a trip to Hawaii when that is the question on a morning radio show contest. Rebecca's is about the antique desk that Robin has given her as a gift. He has let her know that there is a ring associated with the desk, the 'where' he will divulge to her next he sees her in two weeks. She infers that it is a wedding ring and despite saying that she will wait for Robin to show her the ring, she can't wait. The gang at the bar find out the ring really is a mark on the desk - the desk used to belong to George Bernard Shaw, the ring being where he set down his teacup. The desk is worth a lot of money. But when Sam goes to tell Rebecca, it's too late - she has destroyed the desk looking for the supposed wedding ring.

Fifty-Fifty Carla

Woody's theater group is doing a production of Hair, and unbeknownst to Woody it has a nude scene. Despite everyone in the bar trying to convince him of the fact, he thinks they are all pulling his leg, that is until he reads it in black and white in the script. He is nervous about it until the director tells him that individuals can decide to take off their clothes or not based on how their mood sways them at the time. Being the professional that he is, Woody wants to be true to the production and wills himself to do it despite how uncomfortable he is. He is however the only one to strip when the time comes. Carla has her own problems. Eddie's will has finally been executed, and while Gloria, his other wife, got $100, Carla got everything else, which unfortunately was only debt. In discussion, Carla and Gloria negotiate splitting the $100, to which they also mutually agree that Carla would give Gloria half of everything that she would have got as well. Carla and Gloria end up being good pals, chumming around for the remainder of Gloria's time in Boston before she heads back to Kenosha. However, Carla soon finds out that Eddie may not have left anything of monetary value to Carla in his will, but he did have a life insurance policy from the ice show worth $50,000. Carla is elated, and despite her friendship with Gloria and more importantly her vow to Gloria, she decides to keep it all for herself. Carla is protective of her money, but is shaking uncontrollably, which she learns later is due to the guilt she feels. Finally after a week of this guilt and its physical manifestations which she can no longer take, Carla finally confesses to Gloria about the reason for her shaking and the money, half of which she does hand over. Gloria shows her true colors when she berates Carla for being such a chump for handing over the money so easily.

Cry Harder

Sam turned Robin in to the Lily Board of Directors, and as such, Robin has been indicted for insider trading. Rebecca is standing by Robin, although she, deep in her heart, knows that Robin, in her own words, is going to fry. But at least she has the solace in knowing that Sam, her friend, was not the one who turned Robin in. When she finds out that it was Sam - she finds out when the Lily Corporation sells the bar back to Sam for $1 (actually 85ยข) - Rebecca is livid and wants to kill Sam. She decides to leave Cheers forever and forget it ever existed, and to head off to where ever Robin is. Just as she's about to leave, they all learn via the FBI and a personal fax from Robin to Rebecca that Robin has jumped bail and skipped the country. Not only does she feel used by Robin, but the corporation fires her. What's worse, they don't fire her because of her involvement with Robin, but because they didn't care for her work. Sam offers Rebecca a job as a waitress to tide her over in this transitional period in her life. A lousy and bitter waitress, Rebecca ultimately falls into the arms of the man who has been there for her all along: Sam. Just as Sam and Rebecca are about to do it in the bar office, Robin comes back announcing that life is meaningless without Rebecca, the love of his life. He walks into the office and...

Staffel 9 - Alle Folgen mit Michael Holden


Woody has a starring role in a television commercial for a health drink called Veggie-Boy. Woody is excited before the commercial shoot, during the commercial shoot and after the commercial shoot. It isn't until the commercial starts to air that Woody's excitement turns to horror. In the commercial, Woody explicitly states that he likes it, referring to Veggie-Boy, but he finally tastes it afterward and hates it. This endorsement is a lie from a man who doesn't lie. Woody has no idea how to resolve this dilemma. Despite the fact that Lilith doesn't agree, Frasier suggests to Woody that he try hypnosis. Woody does try it, and it works - Woody ends up liking it. He's now ecstatic, but his euphoria is short-lived. Due to poor sales, the manufacturers have stopped making Veggie-Boy. Woody now loves Veggie-Boy so much, he can't live without it.

Staffel 10 - Alle Folgen mit Michael Holden

Don't Shoot... I'm Only the Psychiatrist

It's Elvis' birthday, and Elvis-fanatic Carla believes that he will make his presence known today. By the end of the day, nothing has happened, until she gets a delivery of roses from the King. She rushes off home to await the King's arrival. She will get a visit from a King of a different sort: it was John Allen Hill who sent the roses, and he will go woo Carla donning an Elvis wig. Meanwhile, Sam has some hair problems. He needs a hair cut - in his own mind, it is a need. Tony, his hair stylist, has been in a serious car accident, and is thus unable to cut Sam's hair. Sam is devastated, not for Tony but for himself. Woody offers to cut Sam's hair for him, and although initially reluctant, Sam does let Woody do the job. Joking around, Woody feigns error after error while cutting Sam's hair. However a real issue does arise when Woody drops his gum into Sam's hair and needs to cut it off, causing a gaping hole in Sam's hairline. Sam, needing to wear a hunting cap to cover the mistake, first gives Woody the silent treatment, then vows revenge by doing something to Woody's hair. But then Sam comes to the realization that Woody is his friend and decides not to do anything, but not after giving Woody a shave job: every inch of hair off his body except off the top of his head. Frasier decides to bring yet another one of his therapy groups, namely a low self-esteem group, into the bar to expose them to a real world social situation. They start off slowly, but Norm, Cliff and Paul, with their regular bar chatter, help them out. Ultimately, they all come to a common point of discussion: pompous fool Frasier Crane. Frasier is hurt and storms out, but not before his therapy group, on the advice of Norm, pants Frasier. Frasier is angry at the guys, that is until Norm explains that the therapy group was scared stiff of him and the ribbing was just to make Frasier seem more human to them. The therapy group concurs, saying that Frasier's act of humiliation made them feel special and elevated their own self-esteem. Frasier is back up on his high horse as the self-professed genius. The gang decides that there is only one thing they can do: pants Frasier - again.

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