The Best Episodes of Cheers

Last Updated: Jun 21, 2019

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.

One for the Road (3)

#1 - One for the Road (3)

Season 11 - Episode 28

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

star 8.43
30 votes
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One for the Road (1)

#2 - One for the Road (1)

Season 11 - Episode 26

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

star 8.06
31 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Glen Charles, Les Charles
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Home is the Sailor

#3 - Home is the Sailor

Season 6 - Episode 1

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.

star 8.01
78 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Glen Charles, Les Charles
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Pick a Con... Any Con

#4 - Pick a Con... Any Con

Season 1 - Episode 19

Sam enlists Harry the conman to help fleece a card shark who cheated Coach out of a lot of money.

star 7.96
153 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: David Angell
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One Hugs, the Other Doesn't

#5 - One Hugs, the Other Doesn't

Season 10 - Episode 16

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!

star 7.94
49 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner
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The Big Kiss-Off

#6 - The Big Kiss-Off

Season 6 - Episode 24

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

star 7.93
52 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Ken Levine, David Isaacs
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Strange Bedfellows (1)

#7 - Strange Bedfellows (1)

Season 4 - Episode 24

Local councilwoman Janet Eldridge comes to Cheers as part of her re-election campaign, and Sam finds hismelf smitten with her. Janet and Sam become a couple, but a jealous Diane joins the opposition campaign fearing that if Janet wins the election, she will win Sam's heart as well. Meanwhile Frasier also joins the opposition campaign hoping to win Diane back.

star 7.92
73 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: David Angell
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An Old-Fashioned Wedding (1)

#8 - An Old-Fashioned Wedding (1)

Season 10 - Episode 25

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.

star 7.92
48 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: David Lloyd
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Dinner at Eight-ish

#9 - Dinner at Eight-ish

Season 5 - Episode 20

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.

star 7.90
73 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Phoef Sutton
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Norm, is That You?

#10 - Norm, is That You?

Season 7 - Episode 6

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

star 7.90
62 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner
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Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey

#11 - Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey

Season 11 - Episode 19

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

star 7.89
54 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Ken Levine, David Isaacs
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One for the Road (2)

#12 - One for the Road (2)

Season 11 - Episode 27

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

star 7.88
25 votes
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Sisterly Love

#13 - Sisterly Love

Season 7 - Episode 21

Sam tries to reconcile Rebecca and her sister.

star 7.87
62 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: David Lloyd
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The Proposal

#14 - The Proposal

Season 5 - Episode 1

We finally found out who Sam's telephone proposal at the end of the last episode was to - Diane! But Diane fears that Sam is meerely on the rebound after breaking up with Janet, so asks him to repeat the proposal in a more romantic occasion, but when he does (on a boat), she refuses, causing Sam to make her walk the plank. Later Diane says she does want to get married, but Sam has now retracted the proposal.

star 7.87
90 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Peter Casey, David Lee
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Bar Wars II: The Woodman Strikes Back

#15 - Bar Wars II: The Woodman Strikes Back

Season 7 - Episode 10

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".

star 7.87
61 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Ken Levine, David Isaacs
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Bar Bet

#16 - Bar Bet

Season 3 - Episode 18

Sam stands to lose the bar to an old friend because of a bet that he would marry Jacqueline Bissett before a certain date.

star 7.87
90 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Jim Parker
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Showdown (2)

#17 - Showdown (2)

Season 1 - Episode 22

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.

star 7.86
141 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Glen Charles, Les Charles
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Cliffie's Big Score

#18 - Cliffie's Big Score

Season 4 - Episode 16

Cliff has two dates for the postman's ball-with Carla and Diane.

star 7.86
76 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Heide Perlman
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The Magnificent Six

#19 - The Magnificent Six

Season 11 - Episode 4

Henrí challenges Sam to a contest to see who's the bigger ladies' man. Rebecca resorts to desperate measures in her quest to quit smoking.

star 7.85
54 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Sue Herring
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Everyone Imitates Art

#20 - Everyone Imitates Art

Season 5 - Episode 10

Diane becomes obsessed with tracking down a poem she's sure Sam plagiarized and had published in a literary magazine that has repeatedly turned her work down.

star 7.85
77 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Heide Perlman
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Suspicion

#21 - Suspicion

Season 4 - Episode 14

Diane arranges for a stranger to come into Cheers as part of an experiment in paranoid behavior, but then she provides an even better example as she waits for the gang to get back at her.

star 7.84
77 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Tom Reeder
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A Fine French Whine

#22 - A Fine French Whine

Season 10 - Episode 10

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

star 7.84
50 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Dan Staley, Rob Long
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Cry Harder (2)

#23 - Cry Harder (2)

Season 8 - Episode 26

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.

star 7.83
48 votes
Writers: Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner, Phoef Sutton
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Bar Wars VI: This Time it's for Real

#24 - Bar Wars VI: This Time it's for Real

Season 10 - Episode 23

The new owner of Gary's Olde Towne Tavern lack a sense of humor and respond badly to Cheers' latest prank.

star 7.83
47 votes
Directors: Rick Beren
Writers: Ken Levine, David Isaacs
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Simon Says

#25 - Simon Says

Season 5 - Episode 21

Diane badgers a noted British marriage counselor into seeing her and Sam for a pre-nuptial session, then refuses to heed his advice.

star 7.83
69 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Peter Casey, David Lee
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