CTVA US Comedy - "Cheers" (Paramount/NBC) Season 9 (1990-91)

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Starring Ted Danson (as Sam Malone) & Kirstie Alley (as Rebecca Howe)
Season 9 (NBC) (1990-91)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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NBC Thursdays 9:00-9:30pm Eastern (26 episodes)

9.1 [195] Cheers: Love is a Really, Really, Perfectly Okay Thing
9/20/90
Written by Phoef Sutton
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Eric Christmas
In the afterglow of their intimate encounter, Rebecca becomes determined to deny that it ever happened-to the gang
at the bar, to Robin and to herself.

9.2 [196] Cheers: Cheers Fouls Out
9/27/90
Written by Larry Balmagia
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Joel Polis
James Hornbeck
Lee Vines
Kevin McHale ....... Himself
Sam tries to beat Gary at his own game in a grudge basketball game by recruiting Boston Celtics' star Kevin McHale
as a substitute bartender at Cheers.

9.3 [197] Cheers: Rebecca Redux
10/4/90
Teleplay by Phoef Sutton and Bill Steinkellner & Cheri Eichen
Story by Bill Steinkellner
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Bryan Clark, Perry Anzilotti, Lisa Robinson, Brandon Hooper,
Timothy Fall, Stanley Bennett Clay, Paul Cira
Sam hires a new bar manager that everyone seems to like, then learns how low Rebecca has sunk in her pursuit
of new employment.

9.4 [198] Cheers: Where Nobody Knows Your Name
10/11/90
Written by Dan O'Shannon & Tom Anderson
Directed by Andy Ackerman
Guest Cast:
Ron Ulstad
Arsenio Hall
Catherine MacNeal
Rebecca is secretly very upset when one of Robin's previous lovers goes public claiming to be his current affair.

9.5 [199] Cheers: Ma Always Liked You Best
10/18/90
Written by Dan O'Shannon & Tom Anderson
Directed by Andy Ackerman
Guest Cast:
Frances Sternhagen, Rocky La Porte, John Posey, Robert Firth,
Ken Foree, James F. Dean, Peter Schreiner
Cliff gets very hurt and upset when his mother decides that Woody is the son she never had, and Norm gets
caught in a window.

9.6 [200] Cheers: Grease
10/25/90
Written by Brian Pollock & Mert Rich
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Sheldon Leonard
John Reger
Norm nearly has a cow when he hears that the Hungry Heifer is closing down, and mounts an all-out campaign to
keep it going, while Rebecca frets over seeing Robin as he works in the street nearby as part of a road gang.

9.7 [201] Cheers: Breaking In is Hard To Do
11/1/90
Written by Ken Levine & David Isaacs
Directed by Andy Ackerman
Guest Cast:
Clive Rosengren, Edward Penn, John Boyle
Lilith and Frasier try to cope with the fact that their son needs more care from them while Rebecca and Carla
try to figure out how Rebecca can pay Robin a conjugal visit in jail.

9.8 [--] Cheers: Cheers 200th Anniversary Special
(60 min)
11/8/90
Host:
John McLaughlin
Moderator John McLaughlin leads the whole cast, including former member Shelley Long, in a discussion of the show,
featuring many clips from previous shows.

9.9 [202] Cheers: Bad Neighbor Sam
[the official 200th episode - in production order]
11/15/90
Written by Cheri Eichen
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Keene Curtis ........John Hill
Carl Muller, Sandy Edgerton, E.E. Bell, Tamara Mark, Aileen Fitzpatrick, Fred Slyter
Sam initiates a feud with the new owner of Melville's, the restaurant upstairs when snobbish restaurateur
John Hill buys the building.

9.10 [203] Cheers: Veggie-Boyd
11/22/90
Written by Rob Long & Dan Staley
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Tom Everett
Michael Holden
Debbie Gregory
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.

9.11 [204] Cheers: Norm and Cliff's Excellent Adventure
12/6/90
Written by Ken Levine & David Isaacs
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Tom Klunis
Woody gets hooked on a home television shopping channel while Norm and Cliff start a fight between Sam and Frasier.

9.12 [205] Cheers: Woody Interruptus
12/13/90
Written by Dan Staley & Rob Long
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Jackie Swanson
Anthony Cistaro ....... Henri
Michael P. Keenan
Kelly returns from Europe with a new French boyfriend and Cliff decides to have his head cryogenically frozen
before he dies.

9.13 [206] Cheers: Honor Thy Mother
1/3/91
Written by Brian Pollock & Mert Rich
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Sada Thompson
Josh Lozoff
Keene Curtis
Oceana Marr
Carla's formidable mother demands on her deathbed that Carla name one of her children "Benito Mussolini."

9.14 [207] Cheers: Achilles Hill
1/10/91
Written by Ken Levine & David Isaacs
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Keene Curtis
Valerie Mahaffey
Sam decides to settle his feud with John Hill by dating the man's daughter and Carla fears that the foosball
table is possessed.

9.15 [208] Cheers: The Days of Wine and Neuroses (1/2)
1/24/91
Written by Brian Pollack & Mert Rich
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Calvin Jung
Shad Willingham
Kristine Knudson
Rebecca parties hearty to hide her second thoughts after Robin finally pops the question and Frasier develops
a passion for the new sing-along machine.

9.16 [209] Cheers: Wedding Bell Blues (2/2)
1/31/91
Written by Tom Anderson & Dan O'Shannon
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Ray Stricklyn
Ron Abel
George Case,
Bobby Hatfield ....... Himself (one of The Righteous Brothers)
Rebecca awakens on her wedding morning raring to go, and seems determined to ignore Sam's attempts to remind her
of her doubts, and Frasier is upstaged by Righteous Brother Bobby Hatfield.

9.17 [210] Cheers: I'm Getting My Act Together and Sticking It in Your Face
2/7/91
Written by Dan Staley & Rob Long
Directed by Andy Ackerman
Rebecca has trouble accepting the fact that she cancelled her wedding with Robin and Frasier translates Dickens'
classic prose into Boston vernacular.

9.18 [211] Cheers: Sam Time Next Year
2/14/91
Written by Larry Balmagia
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Barbara Feldon
Mike Dukakis
Roger Eschbacher
Gibby Brand
Don Took
Sam winds up laid out due to back trouble on the 20th anniversary of his annual tryst with Lauren.

9.19 [212] Cheers: Crash of the Titans
2/21/91
Written by Dan Staley & Rob Long
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Keene Curtis
Jeremiah Morris
Rebecca decides on a new goal in life and begins by flattering John Hill in an effort to get his lease for the bar.

9.20 [213] Cheers: It's a Wonderful Wife
2/28/91
Written by Sue Herring
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Anthony Cistaro, Heather Lee, Keene Curtis, Peter Schreiner, Tony Di Benedetto
Bernadette Birkett ......... Voice of Vera (Norm's wife)
Norm develops a rich paranoia and decides to look for another bar when wife Vera gets a job upstairs at Melville's,
and Lilith helps the gang celebrate Frasier's birthday.

9.21 [214] Cheers: Cheers Has Chili
3/14/91
Written by Cheri Eichen & Bill Steinkellner and Phoef Sutton
Directed by Andy Ackerman
Guest Cast:
Robert Machray
Stanley Bennett Clay
Phyllis Katz
Rebecca wants to serve Woody's chili in the poolroom despite Sam's heartfelt objections.

9.22 [215] Cheers: Carla Loves Clavin
3/21/91
Written by Dan Staley & Rob Long
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Nathan Davis
Dante Di Loreto
Jesse Scott
Carla faces the hardest task of her life when she tries to be nice to Cliff after learning he's one of the judges for
the Miss Boston Barmaid competition.

9.23 [216] Cheers: Pitch it Again, Sam
3/28/91
Written by Dan Staley & Rob Long
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Michael Fairman
Henry Woronicz
Zachary Benjamin
Joel Anderson
Peter Kervoian
James Reynolds
Sam's old baseball rival shows up to goad Sam into a final round on the mound, but Sam isn't too sure he wants to go.

9.24 [217] Cheers: Rat Girl
4/4/91
Written by Ken Levine & David Isaacs
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Beth Toussaint
Cheryl Lynn Bruce
Andre Miripolsky
Lilith grieves over the death of her favorite lab rat while bar support Paul proves an unlikely target for
a sexy seduction.

9.25 [218] Cheers: Home Malone
4/25/91
Written by Dan O'Shannon & Tom Anderson
Directed by Andy Ackerman
Guest Cast:
Kevin Graves, Christopher Graves, Anthony Cistaro, Gary Lee Davis, Norm Compton, Steven Hulin, Mark Montgomery,
Peter Schreiner, Philip Perlman, Jackie Swanson
Sam enters a whole new world when he babysits for Frasier and Lilith, and Woody worries about Kelly when she goes
to work at Cheers as part of a school project.

9.26 [219] Cheers: Uncle Sam Wants You
5/2/91
Written by Dan Staley & Rob Long
Directed by James Burrows
Guest Cast:
Pete Wilcox
Tress MacNeille
Kevin Graves
Christopher Graves
When Sam finds it difficult to back away from Frasier's son, he decides to have one of his own-if only he can
find the right mommy.

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