Worst & Best Cheers Episodes





Title: Cheers
Genre: US Sitcom
Series
: 11
Episodes: 273
First Transmission: 1982-1993

At the bar where everybody knows your name, we share the experiences of its regulars.

 

Episode Rankings

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Full Episode Guide

Key:-
Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Series One

#1 Give Me a Ring Sometime (1982) –
Diane arrives at Cheers when her fiance leaves her.
#2 Sam’s Women (1982) –
Sam looks for a woman on a higher cerebral plane.
#3 The Tortelli Tort (1982) –
Carla attacks an obnoxious Yankees fan.
#4 Sam at Eleven (1982) –
Sam realises how much he misses his former sports celebrity status.
#5 Coach’s Daughter (1982) –
Coach meets his obnoxious future son-in-law.
#6 Any Friend of Diane’s (1982) –
Sam hits on Diane’s old friend who is on the rebound.
#7 Friends, Romans, Accountants (1982) –
Norm plans the annual office party at Cheers.
#8 Truce or Consequences (1982) –
Diane and Carla decide to bury the hatchet over work drinks.
#9 Coach Returns to Action (1982) –
Coach and Sam become unlikely romantic rivals.
#10 Endless Slumper (1982) –
Rick Walker, a friend of Sam, seeks his advice on how to end a losing streak.
#11 One for the Book (1982) –
Diane keeps notes on bar conversation.
#12 The Spy Who Came in for a Cold One (1982) –
A mysterious gentleman claims to be a secret agent.
#13 Now Pitching, Sam Malone (1982) –
Sam becomes a TV pitchman.
#14 Let Me Count the Ways (1983) –
Diane looks to her friends for comfort when her cat dies.
#15 Father Knows Last (1983) –
Carla is about to reveal that she is five months pregnant.
#16 The Boys in the Bar (1983) –
Cheers’ regulars fear the place may become a gay hangout.
#17 Diane’s Perfect Date (1983) –
Sam and Diane dare each other to find the other’s perfect date.
#18 No Contest (1983) –
Sam enters Diane in the “Miss Boston Barmaid” contest without telling her.
#19 Pick a Con … Any Con (1983) –
Sam enlists Harry the conman to help fleece a card shark who cheated Coach.
#20 Someone Single, Someone Blue (1983) –
Diane must marry before the next day or her mother will lose her inheritance.
#21 Showdown (1) (1983) –
Sam’s older brother asks Diane to go to Paris with him, which brings Sam’s long-simmering relationship with Diane to a boil.
#22 Showdown (2) (1983) –
Sam’s older brother asks Diane to go to Paris with him, which brings Sam’s long-simmering relationship with Diane to a boil.

Series Two

#23 Power Play (1983) –
Diane throws Sam out of her apartment after only five minutes.
#24 Little Sister Don’t Cha (1983) –
Carla goes on maternity leave and is replaced by her supposedly shy and innocent sister.
#25 Personal Business (1983) –
Diane leaves Cheers for a better position.
#26 Homicidal Ham (1983) –
Andy returns to Cheers to show off his acting ability.
#27 Sumner’s Return (1983) –
Diane’s intellectual former fiance returns to reclaim her, so Sam tries to measure up by reading Tolstoy.
#28 Affairs of the Heart (1983) –
Carla rejects a man interested in her romantically, as he must have some “fatal flaw” to find her attractive.
#29 Old Flames (1983) –
Sam’s old buddy Dave Richards bets Sam he can break up his romance with Diane within 24 hours.
#30 Manager Coach (1983) –
Coach is put in charge of Little League team.
#31 They Called Me Mayday (1983) –
Sam’s written an autobiography!
#32 How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Call You Back (1983) –
Sam casually tells Diane that he loves her. 
#33 Just Three Friends (1983) –
Diane is furious when it becomes apparent that Sam and her old school chum find each other very attractive.
#34 Where There’s a Will (1983) –
Sam lets a dying man tend bar just for fun.
#35 Battle of the Exes (1984) –
Carla asks Sam to accompany her to her ex-husband’s wedding.
#36 No Help Wanted (1984) –
Sam regrets asking Norm to do his taxes.
#37 And Coachie Makes Three (1984) –
Sam and Diane want time alone but Coach keeps interrupting them.
#38 Cliff’s Rocky Moment (1984) –
Cliff finally gets into a fight with another patron.
#39 Fortune and Men’s Weight (1984) –
Coach is conned into buying an old scale which also prints out people’s fortunes.
#40 Snow Job (1984) –
Sam lies to Diane about the weekend he has planned chasing snow bunnies in Vermont.
#41 Coach Buries a Grudge (1984) –
Coach decides to hold a memorial to his late friend in the bar, but then discovers that he made a pass at his late wife.
#42 Norman’s Conquest (1984) –
The regulars push Norm into pursuing an attractive new client who seems to be interested in him.
#43 I’ll Be Seeing You (1) (1984) –
Sam commissions a portrait of Diane from an artist so obnoxious that he forbids her posing for him.
#44 I’ll Be Seeing You (2) (1984) –
Sam commissions a portrait of Diane from an artist so obnoxious that he forbids her posing for him.

Series Three

#45 Rebound (1) (1984) –
Sam has fallen off the wagon.
#46 Rebound (2) (1984) –
Sam has fallen off the wagon.
#47 I Call Your Name (1984) –
Frasier asks Sam for some advice about his more intimate relationship with Diane.
#48 Fairy Tales Can Come True (1984) –
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.
#49 Sam Turns the Other Cheek (1984) –
Sam makes up an elaborate story to explain how he got shot in backside – he was really shot by a jealous husband.
#50 Coach in Love (1) (1984) –
Coach falls in love with a woman who dumps him after she wins a big lottery.
#51 Coach in Love (2) (1984) –
Coach falls in love with a woman who dumps him after she wins a big lottery.
#52 Diane Meets Mom (1984) –
Diane meets Frasier’s mother, who quietly threatens to kill Diane if she doesn’t leave him alone.
#53 An American Family (1984) –
Carla tries to stand up to Nick when he demands custody of their son.
#54 Diane’s Allergy (1984) –
Diane claims that she is allergic to Frasier’s dog.
#55 Peterson Crusoe (1984) –
Norm decides to move to Bora Bora after a health scare.
#56 A Ditch in Time (1984) –
Diane warns Sam not to go out with her friend because she has obsessive issues with men. 
#57 Whodunit? (1985) –
Frasier is devastated to learn that his mentor has been dating Carla, who is pregnant.
#58 The Heart is a Lonely Snipe Hunter (1985) –
The guys take Frasier on a “snipe hunt.”
#59 King of the Hill (1985) –
Diane confronts Sam about his over-competitive nature.
#60 Teacher’s Pet (1985) –
Sam wants to get his high school diploma.
#61 The Mail Goes to Jail (1985) –
Norm gets in trouble with the law after he helps Cliff out on his mail route.
#62 Bar Bet (1985) –
To win a bet, Sam has to find a woman named Jacqueline Bisset and marry her.
#63 Behind Every Great Man (1985) –
Sam faces the ultimate challenge to his skills.
#64 If Ever I Would Leave You (1985) –
Carla’s ex-husband Nick Tortelli comes to Cheers asking her to take him back.
#65 The Executive’s Executioner (1985) –
Norm is promoted to company hatchet man.
#66 Cheerio, Cheers (1985) –
Diane announces that she is leaving Cheers to go to Europe with Frasier.
#67 The Bartender’s Tale (1985) –
Sam dates an older woman but is attracted to her daughter.
#68 The Belles of St. Clete’s (1985) –
Carla and her former classmates plot revenge on their sadistic principal whom she spots drinking at Cheers.
#69 Rescue Me (1985) –
Diane calls Sam to tell him that she is marrying Frasier, so Sam flies to Italy to stop the wedding.

Series Four

#70 Birth, Death, Love and Rice (1985) –
Frasier tells Sam that Diane left him at the altar.
#71 Woody Goes Belly Up (1985) –
The gang brings Woody’s old girlfriend to Boston to visit him.
#72 Someday My Prince Will Come (1985) –
Diane agrees to go out with whoever left an expensive coat behind.
#73 The Groom Wore Clearasil (1985) –
Sam tells Carla’s son about the joys of bachelorhood to discourage his marriage plans.
#74 Diane’s Nightmare (1985) –
Diane endures a long, dark night worrying that Andy Schroeder has escaped and is out to kill her.
#75 I Will Gladly Pay You Tuesday (1985) –
Sam lends Diane $500 to buy a book reputedly signed by Ernest Hemingway.
#76 2 Good 2 Be 4 Real (1985) –
Sam and the gang make up an answer to Carla’s ad in the personals column to lift her spirits.
#77 Love Thy Neighbor (1985) –
Norm fears Vera may be having an affair with his neighbour.
#78 From Beer to Eternity (1985) –
Sam has to convince Woody to help Cheers win a bowling match.
#79 The Barstoolie (1985) –
Cliff refuses to identify himself to his estranged father when he comes to Cheers with an important message.
#80 Don Juan is Hell (1985) –
Sam becomes the subject of Diane’s psychology term paper.
#81 Fools and Their Money (1985) –
Sam doesn’t place a bet for Woody and then the long shot comes off.
#82 Take My Shirt, Please (1986) –
Sam is crushed when no one bids on his old baseball jersey during a public television auction.
#83 Suspicion (1986) –
Diane has a stranger to come into Cheers as part of an experiment in paranoid behavior.
#84 The Triangle (1986) –
Diane and Sam try to help Frasier when he starts drinking too much.
#85 Cliffie’s Big Score (1986) –
Cliff has two dates for the postman’s ball-with Carla and Diane.
#86 Second Time Around (1986) –
Frasier proposes to Candy after just one date.
#87 The Peterson Principle (1986) –
Norm gets some dirt on his main competitor for a promotion.
#88 Dark Imaginings (1986) –
Sam tries to prove that he is not over-the-hill but ends up in hospital.
#89 Save the Last Dance for Me (1986) –
Carla asks Sam to partner her in a dance contest.
#90 Fear is My Co-Pilot (1986) –
A flying daredevil takes her and Sam for a fly and dies at 20,000 feet.
#91 Diane Chambers Day (1986) –
Frasier organises a day out at the opera for Diane.
#92 Relief Bartender (1986) –
Woody fears for his job when Sam hires a second bartender.
#93 Strange Bedfellows (1) (1986) –
Sam begins dating a city Councilwoman who is running for reelection.
#94 Strange Bedfellows (2) (1986) –
Councilwoman Eldridge tells Sam to fire Diane.
#95 Strange Bedfellows (3) (1986) –
Councilwoman Eldridge presses Sam for a marriage proposal.

Series Five

#96 The Proposal (1986) –
Diane wants Sam to propose properly.
#97 The Cape Cad (1986) –
Sam tells Diane about a romantic weekend he has planned in Cape Cod.
#98 Money Dearest (1986) –
Cliff is ecstatic when his mother decides to marry a wealthy man.
#99 Abnormal Psychology (1986) –
Diane tries to help Lilith to soften her appearance.
#100 House of Horrors with Formal Dining and Used Brick (1986) –
Cliff finds a reasonably priced home for Carla to buy that turns out to be haunted.
#101 Tan N’ Wash (1986) –
The gang wants to get in on Norm’s new business investment.
#102 Young Dr. Weinstein (1986) –
Sam tries to impress Diane by getting reservations to the most exclusive restaurant in Boston.
#103 Knights of the Scimitar (1986) –
Cliff prods a reluctant Norm to join his lodge.
#104 Thanksgiving Orphans (1986) –
The gang gathers at Carla’s house for a Thanksgiving dinner.
#105 Everyone Imitates Art (1986) –
Diane is annoyed that Sam had a poem published and is sure that he plagiarised it.
#106 The Book of Samuel (1986) –
Woody delves into Sam’s legendary black book to find a date to impress his ex-girlfriend.
#107 Dance, Diane, Dance (1986) –
Diane decides to audition for the Boston Ballet.
#108 Chambers vs Malone (1987) –
Sam proposes to Diane again and ends up charged with assault and battery when she turns him down again.
#109 Diamond Sam (1987) –
Sam regrets trying to buy Diane an engagement ring that is a cheap imitation.
#110 Spellbound (1987) –
Nick vows to take Diane away from Sam.
#111 Never Love a Goalie (1) (1987) –
Carla falls for Eddie; Diane is foreman of a jury in an attempted murder trial.
#112 Never Love a Goalie (2) (1987) –
Eddie’s career goes downhill.
#113 One Last Fling (1987) –
Diane gives Sam permission for a final fling before their wedding.
#114 Dog Bites Cliff (1987) –
Cliff gets bitten on his mail-round but then meets the dog’s beautiful and cooperative owner.
#115 Dinner at Eight-ish (1987) –
Frasier and Lilith invite Sam and Diane over for dinner and then things start to go wrong.
#116 Simon Says (1987) –
Diane and Sam see a marriage counselor for a pre-nuptial session.
#117 The Godfather, Part III (1987) –
Sam’s goddaughter has come to Boston for a visit. Sam asks Woody to show her around – but Woody ends up getting engaged to her.
#118 Norm’s First Hurrah (1987) –
Norm exaggerates about his new position but his little white lies catch him out when the gang decides to surprise him at work. 
#119 Cheers: the Motion Picture (1987) –
The gang makes a home movie of an average day at Cheers to reassure Woody’s parents.
#120 A House is Not a Home (1987) –
Diane is haunted by the memories of the couple who lived in the home that she and Sam have purchased.
#121 I Do and Adieu (1987) –
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 manuscripts if she can polish it.

Series Six

#122 Home is the Sailor (1987) –
Sam comes back to Cheers six months after he sold it to a large corporation to pursue a life of leisure onboard a new boat.
#123 ‘I’ on Sports (1987) –
Sam tries to dodge his bar duties so he can fill in as a sports broadcaster.
#124 Little Carla, Happy at Last (1) (1987) –
Carla and Eddie plan to get married.
#125 Little Carla, Happy at Last (2) (1987) –
Carla and Eddie plan to get married.
#126 The Crane Mutiny (1987) –
The gang tries to convince Frasier that Rebecca fancies him.
#127 Paint Your Office (1987) –
Norm paints Rebecca’s office as a way of paying off his bar tab.
#128 The Last Angry Mailman (1987) –
Cliff is opposed to selling the family home so a convenience store can be built, but his mother backs the idea. 
#129 Bidding on the Boys (1987) –
Sam and Woody are up for bids at a charity auction but less than thrilled with their new “owners.”
#130 Pudd’nhead Boyd (1987) –
Woody meets an elderly woman while in his aged makeup for the role of Mark Twain and begins dating her.
#131 A Kiss is Still a Kiss (1987) –
Rebecca asks an eager Sam to escort her to a company function to correct an erroneous impression held by her boss.
#132 My Fair Clavin (1987) –
When Cliff helps his girlfriend improve her appearance, he regrets it when all and sundry start to hit on her.
#133 Christmas Cheers (1987) –
Christmas Eve gets very depressing at Cheers.
#134 Woody For Hire, Meets Norman of the Apes (1988) –
Cliff and Norm quarrel about a practical joke involving a chimpanzee.
#135 And God Created Woodman (1988) –
Woody takes responsibility for a vase broken by Rebecca at a company party.
#136 Tale of Two Cuties (1988) –
Two young women are hired at Cheers. 
#137 Yacht of Fools (1988) –
Evan Drake invites Rebecca and Sam for a weekend aboard his yacht.
#138 To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before (1988) –
Frasier’s bachelor party turns out to be a depressing affair.
#139 Let Sleeping Drakes Lie (1988) –
Rebecca is caught in Evan Drake’s bedroom.
#140 Airport V (1988) –
Frasier helps Carla to conquer her fear of flying.
#141 The Sam in the Gray Flannel Suit (1988) –
Rebecca is jealous when Sam is promoted to corporate headquarters until she finds out why.
#142 Our Hourly Bread (1988) –
Woody suggests raffling off a Caribbean vacation to get the bar out of a slump.
#143 Slumber Party Massacre (1988) –
Carla needs cheering up after she learns she’s soon to be a grandmother.
#144 Bar Wars (1988) –
The gang at Cheers declares war when the rival bar steals their bowling trophy.
#145 The Big Kiss-Off (1988) –
Sam and Woody make a bet that they can kiss Rebecca before midnight.
#146 Backseat Becky, Up Front (1988) –
Rebecca uses desperate measures for a moment alone with Evan Drake as he prepares to move to Japan.

Series Seven

#147 How to Recede in Business (1988) –
Evan Drake’s replacement makes Sam the new manager of Cheers.
#148 Swear to God (1988) –
Sam makes a promise to God that he’ll remain celibate if only someone else is the father of an old girl friend’s baby.
#149 Executive Sweet (1988) –
Rebecca tells Sam that from now on she’ll only date men who can advance her career.
#150 One Happy Chappy in a Sappy Serape (1988) –
#151 Those Lips, Those Ice (1988) –
#152 Norm, is That You? (1988) –
#153 How to Win Friends and Electrocute People (1988) –
#154 Jumping Jerks (1988) –
#155 Send in the Crane (1989) –
#156 Bar Wars II: The Woodman Strikes Back (1989) –
#157 Adventures in Housesitting (1989) –
#158 Please Mr. Postman (1989) –
#159 Golden Boyd (1989) –
#160 I Kid You Not (1989) –
#161 Don’t Paint Your Chickens (1989) –
#162 The Cranemakers (1989) –
#163 Hot Rocks (1989)
#164 What’s Up, Doc? (1989)
#165 The Gift of the Woody (1989)
#166 Call Me Irresponsible (1989)
#167 Sisterly Love (1989)
#168 The Visiting Lecher (1989)

Series Eight

#169 The Improbable Dream (1) (1989)
#170 The Improbable Dream (2) (1989)
#171 A Bar is Born (1989)
#172 How to Marry a Mailman (1989)
#173 The Two Faces of Norm (1989)
#174 The Stork Brings a Crane (1989)
#175 Death Takes a Holiday on Ice (1989)
#176 For Real Men Only (1989)
#177 Two Girls for Every Boyd (1989)
#178 The Art of the Steal (1989)
#179 Feeble Attraction (1989)
#180 Sam Ahoy (1989)
#181 Sammy and the Professor (1990)
#182 What is… Cliff Clavin? (1989)
#183 Finally! (1) (1990)
#184 Finally! (2) (1990)
#185 Woody or Won’t He (1990)
#186 Severe Crane Damage (1990)
#187 Indoor Fun with Sammy and Robby (1990)
#188 50-50 Carla (1990)
#189 Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh (1990)
#190 Loverboyd (1990)
#191 The Ghost and Mrs. Lebec (1990)
#192 Mr. Otis Regrets (1990)
#193 Cry Hard (1) (1990)
#194 Cry Harder (2) (1990)

Series Nine

#195 Love is a Really, Really, Perfectly Okay Thing (1990)
#196 Cheers Fouls Out (1990)
#197 Rebecca Redux (1990)
#198 Where Nobody Knows Your Name (1990)
#199 Ma Always Liked You Best (1990)
#200 Grease (1990)
#201 Breaking In is Hard to Do (1990)
#202 Bad Neighbor Sam (1990)
#203 Veggie-Boyd (1990)
#204 Norm and Cliff’s Excellent Adventure (1990)
#205 Woody Interruptus (1990)
#206 Honor Thy Mother (1991)
#207 Achilles Hill (1991)
#208 The Days of Wine and Neuroses (1) (1991)
#209 Wedding Bell Blues (2) (1991)
#210 I’m Getting My Act Together and Sticking it in Your Face (1991)
#211 Sam Time Next Year (1991)
#212 Crash of the Titans (1991)
#213 It’s a Wonderful Wife (1991)
#214 Cheers Has Chili (1991)
#215 Carla Loves Clavin (1991)
#216 Pitch It Again, Sam (1991)
#217 Rat Girl (1991)
#218 Home Malone (1991)
#219 Uncle Sam Wants You (1991)

Series Ten

#220 Baby Balk (1991)
#221 Get Your Kicks on Route 666 (1991)
#222 Madame LaCarla (1991)
#223 The Norm Who Came in from the Cold (1991)
#224 Ma’s Little Maggie (1991)
#225 Unplanned Parenthood (1991)
#226 Bar Wars V: the Final Judgement (1991)
#227 Where Have All the Floorboards Gone? (1991)
#228 Head Over Hill (1991)
#229 A Fine French Whine (1991)
#230 I’m Okay, You’re Defective (1991)
#231 Go Mate (1991)
#232 Don’t Shoot… I’m Only the Psychiatrist (1992)
#233 No Rest for the Woody (1992)
#234 My Son, the Father (1992)
#235 One Hugs, the Other Doesn’t (1992)
#236 A Diminished Rebecca with a Suspended Cliff (1992)
#237 License to Hill (1992)
#238 Rich Man, Wood Man (1992)
#239 Smotherly Love (1992)
#240 Take Me Out of the Ball Game (1992)
#241 Rebecca’s Lover… Not (1992)
#242 Bar Wars VI: This Time It’s for Real (1992)
#243 Heeeeeere’s… Cliffy! (1992)
#244 An Old-Fashioned Wedding (1) (1992)
#245 An Old-Fashioned Wedding (2) (1992)

Series Eleven

#246 The Little Match Girl (1992)
#247 The Beer is Always Greener (1992)
#248 The King of Beers (1992)
#249 The Magnificent Six (1992)
#250 Do Not Forsake Me O’ My Postman (1992)
#251 Teaching with the Enemy (1) (1992)
#252 The Girl in the Plastic Bubble (2) (1992)
#253 Ill-Gotten Gaines (1992)
#254 Feelings… Whoa, Whoa, Whoa (1992)
#255 Daddy’s Little Middle-Aged Girl (1992)
#256 Love Me, Love My Car (1992)
#257 Sunday Dinner (1993)
#258 Norm’s Big Audit (1993)
#259 It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Bar (1993)
#260 Loathe and Marriage (1993)
#261 Is There a Doctor in the Howe? (1) (1993)
#262 The Bar Manager, The Shrink, His Wife and Her Lover (2) (1993)
#263 The Last Picture Show (1993)
#264 Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey (1993)
#265 Look Before You Sleep (1993)
#266 Woody Gets an Election (1993)
#267 It’s Lonely on the Top (1993)
#268 Rebecca Gaines, Rebecca Loses (1) (1993)
#269 Rebecca Gaines, Rebecca Loses (2) (1993)
#270 The Guy Can’t Help It (1993)
#271 One for the Road (1) (1993)
#272 One for the Road (2) (1993)
#273 One for the Road (3) (1993)