Cheers

The BEST episodes of Cheers

Every episode of Cheers ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Cheers!

Sam, a former pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, owns and runs Cheers, a cozy bar in Boston. Somewhat snobby, beautiful and intelligent Diane -- forced to become a waitress when her fiance jilts her -- constantly bickers with Sam. Eventually, they fall in love. Several wacky characters make the bar their home-away-from-home, including sarcastic waitress Carla, beer-loving Norm and Boston letter carrier Cliff.

Last Updated: 8/26/2022Network: NBC
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Sisterly Love
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8.33
182 votes

#1 - Sisterly Love

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/27/1989

Sam tries to reconcile Rebecca and her sister.

Directors: James Burrows
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One Hugs, the Other Doesn't
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8.20
130 votes

#2 - One Hugs, the Other Doesn't

Season 10 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/30/1992

A Boston performance by children's singer Nanny Gee for Frederick's birthday sheds light on Frasier's past as Lilith and the barflies discover Nanny is Frasier's first wife! Frasier had forgotten to mention this fact to Lilith and when Nanny arrives at Cheers she and Lilith soon get into a catfight!

Directors: James Burrows
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Home is the Sailor
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8.11
263 votes

#3 - Home is the Sailor

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/24/1987

Sam returns to Cheers six months after he sold it to a large corporation to pursue a life of leisure on board a new boat. Now the boat has sunk and he's looking for a job.

Directors: James Burrows
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The Big Kiss-Off
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8.04
198 votes

#4 - The Big Kiss-Off

Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired 4/28/1988

Sam and Woody wager over who can be the first to plant a three-second kiss on Rebecca.

Directors: James Burrows
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I Do, Adieu
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8.01
216 votes

#5 - I Do, Adieu

Season 5 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/7/1987

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 class manuscripts if she can go to work immediately on rewrites.

Directors: James Burrows
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One for the Book
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7.97
438 votes

#6 - One for the Book

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/9/1982

While Diane keeps notes on bar conversation, a novice comes in for one final fling before entering a monastery and a World War I doughboy shows up for a very small reunion.

Directors: James Burrows
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I'm Okay, You're Defective
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7.95
193 votes

#7 - I'm Okay, You're Defective

Season 10 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/5/1991

Frasier has to face making out a will while Sam braces himself for bad news from Rebecca's fertility doctor.

Directors: James Burrows
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Dinner at Eight-ish
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7.95
202 votes

#8 - Dinner at Eight-ish

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/26/1987

Frasier and Lilith invite Sam and Diane over for dinner to celebrate their first week of cohabitation. But things start going wrong when Lilith finds out Frasier and Diane were engaged, and she locks herself in the bathroom. Then Sam and Diane have an argument as well. Meanwhile Cliff agrees to babysit Carla's kids.

Directors: James Burrows
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A Fine French Whine
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7.94
159 votes

#9 - A Fine French Whine

Season 10 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/21/1991

Woody wants to propose to Kelly, but Henrí and his expiring visa take precedence.

Directors: James Burrows
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An Old-Fashioned Wedding (1)
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7.91
162 votes

#10 - An Old-Fashioned Wedding (1)

Season 10 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/14/1992

Woody and Kelly's wedding faces some funny obstacles, before and during the ceremony, including Sam's flirtation with a German guest who turns out to be married, the priest dying and Kelly's Uncle Roger having to perform the ceremony - but only if he is drunk, Rebecca having to ice the cake after insulting the kitchen staff, and Lilith having to sing to the guests in order to stop them, and Woody and Kelly, from finding out the disasters going on behind the scenes.

Directors: James Burrows
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The Norm Who Came To Dinner
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7.90
168 votes

#11 - The Norm Who Came To Dinner

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/10/1991

Norm becomes a permanent house guest when he injures his back while painting at the Cranes'.

Directors: Tom Moore
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An Old-Fashioned Wedding (2)
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7.89
75 votes

#12 - An Old-Fashioned Wedding (2)

Season 10 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/21/1992

Woody and Kelly's wedding faces some funny obstacles, before and during the ceremony, including Sam's flirtation with a German guest who turns out to be married, the priest dying and Kelly's Uncle Roger having to perform the ceremony - but only if he is drunk, Rebecca having to ice the cake after insulting the kitchen staff, and Lilith having to sing to the guests in order to stop them, and Woody and Kelly, from finding out the disasters going on behind the scenes.

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Showdown (2)
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7.89
400 votes

#13 - Showdown (2)

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/31/1983

Diane's fascination with Sam's older brother brings their long simmering relationship to a boil when the sibling asks Diane to go to Paris with him.

Directors: James Burrows
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One for the Road (2)
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7.89
79 votes

#14 - One for the Road (2)

Season 11 - Episode 27 - Aired 5/20/1993

Whilst watching the National Cable Ace Awards, the gang sees ex-waitress Diane Chambers winning the award for best writing in a mini-series. This leads to Sam calling Diane to congratulate her, and to find out that she is married and has children. Sam tells her Diane that he too has a wife and kids, and invites Diane and her husband to visit them. Sam strongly believes Diane is lying and becomes really shocked when she walks into Cheers the following day to meet Mrs Malone. Meanwhile Rebecca's boyfriend Don proposes to her and she accidently says no, ends up heartbroken and agrees to play Sam's wife to fool Diane. Sam and Rebecca have dinner with Diane and her husband, Reed Manchester. During the dinner Don arrives and proposes to her again, and this time she manages to say yes! They leave the dinner, and Sam thinks he must look like a fool. Then Diane's husband turns out to be a fake when *his* husband Kevin appears! Now alone, Sam and Diane reminisce about the good old times, and end

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Veggie-Boyd
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7.88
158 votes

#15 - Veggie-Boyd

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/22/1990

Woody gets a big break when he's cast in a commercial for a new vegetable drink but Cliff just feels broken when the new trivia napkins upstage him.

Directors: James Burrows
Norm, is That You?
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7.86
155 votes

#16 - Norm, is That You?

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/8/1988

Norm tries to hide the fact that he's become an interior decorator.

Directors: James Burrows
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Cry Harder (2)
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7.86
135 votes

#17 - Cry Harder (2)

Season 8 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/3/1990

Rebecca and Sam both have mixed emotions as they face the fact that Robin Colcord, after proposing to Rebecca, is arrested for insider trading based on information supplied by the once and future owner of Cheers.

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And God Created Woodman
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7.86
213 votes

#18 - And God Created Woodman

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/14/1988

Woody takes responsibility for a vase broken by Rebecca at a company party, and winds up pals with the big boss.

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Abnormal Psychology
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7.85
302 votes

#19 - Abnormal Psychology

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/16/1986

Diane tries to help Lilith, the lady psychologist attracted to Frasier, to soften her appearance and surprise Frasier during their television debate.

Directors: James Burrows
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The Bartender's Tale
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7.85
218 votes

#20 - The Bartender's Tale

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/18/1985

Carla insists that Sam should hire an older woman to replace Diane but she doesn't reckon on Sam's attraction to the woman's daughter.

Directors: James Burrows
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Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey
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7.85
166 votes

#21 - Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey

Season 11 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/18/1993

Sam enlists Harry the Hat to help win the latest war of practical jokes between Cheers and Gary's Old Towne Tavern.

Directors: James Burrows
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Bar Wars II: The Woodman Strikes Back
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7.84
179 votes

#22 - Bar Wars II: The Woodman Strikes Back

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/12/1989

Cheers gets another chance of losing a contest to their cross-town rivals at Gary's Old Towne Tap; this time the contest is for "Boston's Best Bloody Mary".

Directors: James Burrows
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The Peterson Principle
star
7.83
258 votes

#23 - The Peterson Principle

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/13/1986

Norm gets some dirt on his main competitor for a promotion but hesitates to use it.

Directors: James Burrows
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Love Me, Love My Car
star
7.83
226 votes

#24 - Love Me, Love My Car

Season 11 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/17/1992

Sam gets cold feet about selling his beloved car, and goes so far as to romance the buyer's widow to get it back. Rebecca befriends a pig destined to be Woody's Christmas dinner.

Directors: James Burrows
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Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh
star
7.82
141 votes

#25 - Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh

Season 8 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/15/1990

Despite the truce negotiated by Rebecca, the gang decides to warm up the cold war against Gary's Olde Towne Tavern when they notice the statue of Tecumseh the Indian is missing.

Directors: James Burrows
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