For 11 seasons, Cheers entertained millions of viewers each week with a solid mix of both humor and pathos. Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, Shelley Long, George Wendt, John Ratzenberger, and Kelsey Grammer were part of our lives. They still are thanks to the world of streaming.
Yet with every show, there are some episodes that stand out over others. Over at IMDb, they keep track of which episode is tops. Let’s take a look at the top five Cheers episodes and see if you agree or come to the same conclusions.
One For The Road
In the sitcom’s final episode, we see some movement with our favorite characters. Woody Boyd, played by Woody Harrelson, is off to become a City Councilman. Norm Peterson, played by Wendt, is on his way to a civil servant role. Rebecca Howe, played by Allen, gets a marriage proposal. Maybe the biggest part of this episode is Sam, played by Danson. meeting up with Diane, played by Long. A lot of different moving parts make Cheers’ final episode.
Dinner at Eight-ish
Frasier Crane, played by Grammer, and Lilith, played by Bebe Neuwirth, decide to move in together on Cheers. They come to this realization after Sam and Diane play matchmaker for the couple. Frasier invites Sam and Diane over for dinner. Things, though, don’t go according to plan. Frasier and Lilith start to overanalyze their relationship. Diane reveals a secret. This night unravels pretty fast and watching how everyone recovers is worth the half-hour.
The gang’s Thanksgiving plans start to come together on Cheers. While Diane, played by Long, is off to spend her holiday with some fellow graduate students, she makes the suggestion that everyone else go to Carla’s house. Norm ends up bringing a very large turkey and even Vera in tow. Sam shows up on a date while Woody, Frasier, and Cliff, played by Ratzenberger, all show up alone. While things don’t work out perfectly, at least it’ll be one Thanksgiving they will remember.
In this Season 5 Cheers episode, Sam and Diane are on the receiving end of some bad news. A marriage counselor isn’t seeing what they both see in one another. The couple are committed to finding out more about themselves. Still, the news they receive is less than stellar.
On Cheers, it’s usually Frasier who does the psychological introspection work. Not this time. In another Season 5 episode, Diane believes that Frasier is putting a big old mask over his emotional feelings for Lilith. What does Diane do? Well, she comes up with an interesting plot to get both of these people warming up to one another. In another storyline, Norm and Cliff go off with Woody on a fishing trip. What could go wrong with those three together?
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