CTVA US Comedy - "Cheers" (Paramount/NBC) Season 8 (1989-90)

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Starring Ted Danson (as Sam Malone) & Kirstie Alley (as Rebecca Howe)
Season 8 (NBC) (1989-90)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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NBC Thursdays 9:00-9:30pm Eastern (26 episodes)

Recurring Character:
Roger Rees as Robin Colcord (seasons 8-11)

8.1 [169] Cheers: The Improbable Dream: Part 1
9/21/89
Written by Cheri Eichen & Bill Steinkellner
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Webster Williams
Valerie Hartman
Just as Rebecca fears for her sanity because of the erotic dreams she's been having about Sam, she's swept off
her feet by multi- millionaire Robin Colcord.

8.2 [170] Cheers: The Improbable Dream: Part 2
9/28/89
Written by Cheri Eichen & Bill Steinkellner
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Webster Williams
Valerie Hartman
Sam realizes his own feelings while he struggles to disrupt Rebecca's whirlwind romance with millionaire Robin Colcord.

8.3 [171] Cheers: A Bar is Born
10/12/89
Written by Phoef Sutton
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Roger Rees .......... Robin Colcord
Rebecca prepares herself to spend her first night with Robin Colcord while Sam takes his first step towards owning
his own bar again, even if it is a seedy, rundown little dive.

8.4 [172] Cheers: How to Marry a Mailman
10/19/89
Written by Brian Pollock & Mert Rich
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Annie Golden
Roger Rees .......... Robin Colcord
The young woman Cliff turned in for stealing a Post Office vehicle returns from Canada with an offer that literally
blinds Cliff.

8.5 [173] Cheers: The Two Faces of Norm
10/26/89
Written by Eugene D. Stein
Directed by Andy Ackerman
Guest Cast:
Eric Allan Kramer .... Rudy
J.C. Victor .......... Scott
Rob Moran ............ Dennis
Mark Knudsen ......... John
Gordon Hunt .......... Gordon
Kristen Citron ....... Veronica
Jacqueline Citron .... Jennifer
Cynthia Stevenson .... Doris
Norm invents a strict curmudgeon of a partner to boss around his easygoing paint crew while Sam goes crazy with
concern after selling his precious 'Vette.

8.6 [174] Cheers: The Stork Brings a Crane
11/2/89
Written by David Lloyd
Directed by Andy Ackerman
Guest Cast:
Monty Ash ............ Mr. Weaver
Victoria Hoffman ..... Gail Aldrich
Laura Robinson ....... Nurse
139th Street Quartet,
Mayor Raymond Flynn ... Himself
Lilith spoils Rebecca's elaborately planned celebration of Cheers' 100th anniversary by going into labor.

8.7 [175] Cheers: Death Takes a Holiday On Ice
11/9/89
Written by Ken Levine & David Isaacs
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Anne De Salvo ........ Gloria Lebec
Kevin Conroy,
Eric Christmas,
Thomas Haden Church
Charles Noland
Carla learns that Eddie led a secret life when a second widow shows up at his funeral.

8.8 [176] Cheers: For Real Men Only
11/16/89
Written by David Pollock & Elias Davis
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Jay Robinson
Michael Currie
Rick Podell
Linda West
Michael Holden
Gilbert Girion
Frasier and the guys cringe over plans to attend his son's circumcision while Rebecca struggles to throw an
interesting retirement party for a very dull corporate employee.

8.9 [177] Cheers: Two Girls for Every Boyd
1/23/89
Written by Tom Anderson
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Jackie Swanson
Lisa Kudrow ......... Emily
Jeffrey Richman
Woody has trouble with the love scenes for his first starring role and the guys have a beard-growing competition.

8.10 [178] Cheers: The Art of the Steal
11/30/89
Written by Sue Herring
Directed by James Burrows
Rebecca and Sam are trapped overnight in Robin Colcord's deluxe security apartment while the gang passes the
time playing Monopoly.

8.11 [179] Cheers: Feeble Attraction
12/7/89
Written by Tom Anderson
Directed by Andy Ackerman
Guest Cast:
Cynthia Stevenson
John Pappas
Michael Holden
Peter Schreiner
Norm fires his secretary, who sees it as proof that he's wildly attracted to her and Rebecca becomes obsessed with
a surprise hidden in the desk Robin gave her.

8.12 [180] Cheers: Sam Ahoy
12/14/89
Written by David Lloyd
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Roger Rees .......... Robin Colcord
Patrick Maguire
Stephen Burks
Robin lends Sam and the gang his yacht race in a regatta, but the motley crew discovers a bomb in the refrigerator,
right next to the beer.

8.13 [181] Cheers: Sammy and the Professor
1/4/90
Written by Brian Pollock & Mert Rich
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Alexis Smith
Stack Pierce
Dietrich Bader
Carla faces an audit while Rebecca's idol, her business school professor, makes an investment in Sam.

8.14 [182] Cheers: What is... Cliff Clavin?
1/18/90
Written by Tom Anderson
Directed by Andy Ackerman
Guest Cast:
Alex Trebek ......... Himself
Cliff appears on his ideal game show- Jeopardy. Sam's little black book is stolen.

8.15 [183] Cheers: Finally!: Part 1
1/25/90
Written by Ken Levine & David Isaacs
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Roger Rees .......... Robin Colcord
Gail O'Grady ........ Laura Walton
Crystal Carson,
Christine Karasek,
Gilbert Girion,
Bill Medley ........ Himself (one of The Righteous Brothers)
The feelings between Robin and Rebecca come to a boil after Robin stands up Sam and Rebecca over a testimonial dinner
for Carl Yazstremski, and they move to douse the flames, kicking poor old Sam out into the street.

8.16 [184] Cheers: Finally!: Part 2
2/1/90
Written by Ken Levine & David Isaacs
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Roger Rees .......... Robin Colcord
Gail O'Grady,
Crystal Carson,
Christine Karasek,
Gilbert Girion,
Bill Medley ........ Himself (one of The Righteous Brothers)
Rebecca is flying high following her night with Robin, but a big fall seems headed her way when Sam sees Robin
with another woman.

8.17 [185] Cheers: Woody or Won't He
2/8/90
Written by Brian Pollock & Mert Rich
Directed by Andy Ackerman
Guest Cast:
Melendy Britt, Richard Doyle, Bill Geisslinger, Robert Gallo,
Peter Schreiner, Mark Arnott, Kevin Klein, Kevin McDermott, D. David Morin
A mechanical bull gets the better of Cliff while Woody tries to deal with the romantic advances of his
girl friend's mother.

8.18 [186] Cheers: Severe Crane Damage
2/15/90
Written by Tom Anderson
Directed by Andy Ackerman
Guest Cast:
Phyllis Katz
Lilith goes on a talk show to promote her new book about men who are bad for women and takes along
her prime example-Sam.

8.19 [187] Cheers: Indoor Fun With Sammie and Robbie
2/22/90
Written by Phoef Sutton
Directed by Andy Ackerman
Guest Cast:
Roger Rees .......... Robin Colcord
Peter Schreiner
Mark Arnott
Rebecca dreams of a perfectly romantic day with Robin, who in the real world has dared Sam to a series of
equally adolescent challenges.

8.20 [188] Cheers: 50-50 Carla
3/8/90
Written by David Lloyd
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Anne De Salvo
Steve DeVorkin
Peter Schreiner
Carla and Eddie's other widow Gloria become best buddies but the friendship is threatened when Carla learns the
two-timer left $50,000 in insurance and Woody worries about a nude scene when he's cast in a revival of Hair.

8.21 [189] Cheers: Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh
3/15/90
Written by Ken Levine & David Isaacs
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Bebe Neuwirth ....... Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane
Robert Machray ...... Fire Marshal Dobbins
Tim Donoghue ........ Tucker
Alan Koss ........... Alan
Peter Schreiner ..... Pete
Phil Therrien ....... Deliveryman
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.

8.22 [190] Cheers: Lover Boyd
3/29/90
Written by Brian Pollock & Mert Rich
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Jackie Swanson
Richard Doyle
Woody moons over the fact that Kelly is going to Europe to attend school and Norm suffers through being the designated
driver for the evening.

8.23 [191] Cheers: The Ghost and Mrs. Lebec
4/12/90
Written by Dan Stacey & Rob Long
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Georgia Brown ........ Madame Lazora
Kevin Conroy
Michael Rupert
Carla feels compelled to call in an exorcist when Eddie's ghost appears in the bar and Rebecca complains to a
TV station about a defective hair removal system.

8.24 [192] Cheers: Mr. Otis Regrets
4/19/90
Written by Ken Levine & David Isaacs
Directed by Andy Ackerman
Guest Cast:
Christine Cavanaugh
Sam makes Rebecca jealous in many strange ways by telling her that he scored with Robin's other girl friend,
and Woody is flabbergasted when a girl answers his ad for a roommate.

8.25 [193] Cheers: Cry Hard: Part 1
4/26/90
Written by Dan O'Shannon & Tom Anderson
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Eden Bodnar
Jonathan McMurtry
Ron Canada
Michael Holden,
Peter Schreiner
Roger Rees .......... Robin Colcord
Rebecca's joy when Robin asks her to move in with him is blighted when she realizes that Robin has been using
her office computer to steal insider information about her employers.

8.26 [194] Cheers: Cry Harder: Part 2
5/3/90
Teleplay by Cheri Eichen & Bill Steinkellner and Phoef Sutton
Story by Bill Steinkellner
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Eden Bodnar
Jonathan McMurtry
Ron Canada
Michael Holden,
Peter Schreiner
Roger Rees .......... Robin Colcord
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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