CTVA US Comedy - "Cheers" (Paramount/NBC) Season 1 (1982-83)

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Starring Ted Danson (as Sam Malone) & Shelley Long (as Diane Chambers)
Season 1 (NBC) (1982-83)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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NBC Thursdays 9:00-9:30pm Eastern (22 episodes)

1.1 [--] Cheers: Give Me a Ring Sometime
9/30/82
Written by Glen Charles & Les Charles
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Michael McGuire ....... Sumner Sloane
John P. Navin Jr.
Diane ends up accepting a waitressing job at Cheers after her fiancee leaves her there to wait while he picks
up his ex-wife's wedding ring.

1.2 [--] Cheers: Sam's Women
10/7/82
Written by Earl Pomerantz
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Donnelly Rhodes
Donna McKechnie
Angela Aames
Diane's teasing about his airhead women sends Sam looking for a date of a higher cerebral plane and an old customer
insists he must see the former owner to discuss his personal problems.

1.3 [--] Cheers: The Tortelli Tort
10/14/82
Written by Tom Reeder
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Ron Karabatsos
Carla's fiery temper almost costs Sam the bar when she attacks an obnoxious Yankees fan.

1.4 [--] Cheers: Sam at Eleven
10/21/82
Written by Glen Charles & Les Charles
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Fred Dryer ......... Dave Richards
Julie Brown
Harry Anderson ....... Harry "the Hat" Gittes
Rick Dees
Sam realizes how much he misses his former sports celebrity status when a local newscaster asks to interview him again.

1.5 [--] Cheers: The Coach's Daughter
10/28/82
Written by Ken Estin
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Allyce Beasley
Philip Charles MacKenzie
Coach's daughter brings the obnoxious lout she plans to marry to meet her father.

1.6 [--] Cheers: Any Friend of Diane's
11/4/82
Written by Ken Levine & David Isaacs
Directed by Kames Burrows
Guest Cast:
Julia Duffy
Macon McCalman
Diane becomes upset when Sam hits on an old friend of hers who's on the rebound from an unhappy love affair.

1.7 [--] Cheers: Friends, Romans, Accountants
11/11/82
Written by Ken Levine & David Isaacs
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
James Read
Kenneth Kimmins
Peter Van Norden
Norm tries to make points with the boss by planning the annual office party at Cheers and arranging for Diane
to be the old man's "date."

1.8 [--] Cheers: Truce or Consequences
11/18/82
Written by Ken Levine & David Isaacs
Directed by James Burrows
Diane and Carla decide to bury the hatchet over after work drinks, which lead to a startling confession from
Carla about her youngest child.

1.9 [--] Cheers: The Coach Returns to Action
11/25/82
Written by Earl Pomerantz
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Murphy Cross
Coach and Sam become unlikely romantic rivals for Coach's new neighbor.

1.10 [--] Cheers: Endless Slumper
12/2/82
Written by Sam Simon
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Christopher Mcdonald, Anne Haney
Sam suffers a streak of bad luck after loaning his lucky bottle cap to a slumping Red Sox relief pitcher.

1.11 [--] Cheers: One For the Book
12/9/82
Written by Katherine Green
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Boyd Bodwell
Ian Wolfe
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.

1.12 [--] Cheers: The Spy Who Came in For a Cold One
12/16/82
Written by David Lloyd
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Robert Evan Collins
The bar patrons are all enthralled by the mysterious gentleman who claims to be a secret agent.

1.13 [--] Cheers: Now Pitching: Sam Malone
1/6/83
Written by Ken Levine & David Isaacs
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Barbara Babcock
Luis Tiant (as Himself)
Richard Hill
Paul Vaughan
Sam lets the sexy appeal of an agent and the glamour of the public spotlight lure him into being a TV pitchman.

1.14 [--] Cheers: Let Me Count the Ways
1/13/83
Written by Heide Perlman
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Mark King
Steve Hanafin
Diane looks to her friends for comfort when her cat dies, but finds everyone too enthralled by a Celtics game to notice.

1.15 [--] Cheers: Father Knows Last
1/20/83
Written by Heide Perlman
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Mark King
Carla has a secret that's about to be revealed:she's five months pregnant.

1.16 [--] Cheers: The Boys in the Bar
1/27/83
Written by Ken Levine & David Isaacs
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Alan Autry, John Furey, Michael Kearns, Kenneth Tigar, Lee Ryan, Tom Babson
Cheers' regulars fear the place may become a gay hangout after an old friend of Sam's reveals his
homosexuality on TV.

1.17 [--] Cheers: Diane's Perfect Date
2/10/83
Written by David Lloyd
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Derek McGrath .........Andy Andy
Gretchen Corbett
Doug Sheehan
Sam and Diane dare each other to find the other's perfect date, but Sam's last minute choice doesn't quite measure up.

1.18 [--] Cheers: No Contest
2/17/83
Written by Heide Perlman
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Charlie Stavola, Renee Gentry, Paul Vaughn, Tessa Richarde, Sharon Peters, Tip O'Neill (as himself)
Sam enters Diane in the "Miss Boston Barmaid" contest without telling her.

1.19 [--] Cheers: Pick a Con... Any Con
2/24/83
Written by David Angell
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Harry Anderson ......... Harry "the Hat" Gittes
Reid Shelton
Sam enlists Harry the conman to help fleece a card shark who cheated Coach out of a lot of money.

1.20 [--] Cheers: Someone Single, Someone Blue
3/3/83
Written by David Angell
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Glynis Johns, Dean Dittman, Duncan Ross
Diane's mother turns at Cheers with the news that Diane must marry before the next day or her mother will lose
her share of Diane's father's estate.

1.21 [--] Cheers: Showdown: Part 1
3/24/83
Written by Glen Charles & Les Charles
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
George Ball, Paul Vaughn, Deborah Shelton
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.

1.22 [--] Cheers: Showdown: Part 2
3/31/83
Written by Glen Charles & Les Charles
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Lois DeBanzie, Helen Page Camp, Peggy Kubena
Sam and Diane have to acknowledge their mutual attraction, but not without a fight, literally.
[NOTE: James Burrows won an Emmy for part 2.]

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