Season 1

Uncle Sam Malone

The bar gang tries to show Diane how U.S. savings bonds are a good investment.
Director: James Burrows

1 :01x01 - Give Me a Ring Sometime

The series begins as an over-educated Diane Chambers enters the Cheers bar with her fiance/boss, Literature Professor Sumner Sloane, for a quick drink while he makes a phone call to get his mother's wedding ring from his ex-wife. But when Sumner goes to his ex-wife's house to get the family ring for Diane, his relationship with her gets rekindled. Upon his return, he tells Diane that he has no intention of leaving her, and returns once more to get the ring he was supposed to get the first time. This time, he ends up taking his ex-wife to the Barbados to get (re)married, abandoning Diane without a word.

A crushed Diane is left jobless, with few prospects, and finds that a waitress job at Cheers may be the right thing for her.
Guest Stars: John Ratzenberger as Cliff Clavin | Michael McGuire as Professor Sumner Sloane | Ron Frazier as Ron | John P. Navin, Jr. as Teenager | Erik Holland as Swedish customer
Director: James Burrows

2 :01x02 - Sam's Women

After Diane mocks Sam's many female conquests for their lack of intellect, Sam sets out to prove he can attract intelligent women, too. Meanwhile, a long-past patron of the bar comes looking for advice from one of the former owners. Since that owner is long-since passed away, it falls to Coach Ernie to render advice.
Guest Stars: John Ratzenberger as Cliff Clavin | Donnelly Rhodes as Leo Metz | Angela Aames as Brandee | Donna McKechnie as Debra | Keenen Ivory Wayans as Customer | Jack Knight (1) as Jack
Director: James Burrows

3 :01x03 - The Tortelli Tort

Carla loses her temper after a Yankees fan begins to insult Sam, and she attacks him. Now the fan plans to sue Sam and take the bar away unless Carla can learn to control her temper.
Guest Stars: John Ratzenberger as Cliff Clavin | Jack Knight (1) as Jack | Thomas Babson as Customer #1 | Paul Vaughn as Customer #3 | Stephen Mills as Dr. Graham | John Fiedler as Fred | Ron Karabatsos as Ed Kellner | Aaron Hamilton as Anthony | Richard McGonagle as Customer #2 | Rex Ryon as Bruin ("Rough Looking Guy")
Director: James Burrows
Writer: Tom Reeder

4 :01x04 - Sam at Eleven

A local big shot newscaster asks to interview Sam, which boosts his ego, but Diane doesn't think that agreeing to put himself on television is a good idea.
Guest Stars: Paul Vaughn as Customer | Eapen Mathai as Recordist | Fred Dryer as Dave Richards | Harry Anderson as Harry | Michael Mann (3) as Guy
Director: James Burrows

5 :01x05 - Coach's Daughter

Coach's daughter comes to Boston with some big news, she's getting married! But the man of her dreams turns out to be an obnoxious moron. Coach doesn't have the heart to tell her, which causes a strife in their communications.
Guest Stars: Philip Charles MacKenzie as Roy | Tim Cunningham as Chuck | Teddy Bergeron as Man | Jacqueline Cassell as Woman | Allyce Beasley as Lisa
Director: James Burrows
Writer: Ken Estin

6 :01x06 - Any Friend of Diane's

An old friend of Diane's comes to visit her on the rebound of her latest loss at love. Diane becomes upset with Sam after he tries to hit on her friend.
Guest Stars: Macon McCalman as Darrell Stabell | Julia Duffy as Rebecca Prout
Director: James Burrows

7 :01x07 - Friends, Romans, Accountants

In order to kiss up to the boss Norm takes on the planning the annual office party and of course holds it at Cheers. But in order to make this night complete he will need to find his boss a date...I wonder where Diane is.
Guest Stars: Peter Van Norden as Cymbals Player | Kenneth Kimmins as Fred Wilson | Jonathan Terry as Accountant #1 | Jim Hudson as Accountant #2 | Edie Berry as Accountant #3 | James Read as Herb Sawyer
Director: James Burrows

8 :01x08 - Truce or Consequences

Diane insists that she and Carla stay after closing to settle their differences once and for all, but one too many drinks makes Carla reveal the startling "truth" about her youngest child.
Guest Stars: John Ratzenberger as Cliff | David A. Penhale as Customer #1 | Jack Knight (1) as Jack
Director: James Burrows

9 :01x09 - Coach Returns to Action

Coach gets a thing for his new neighbor but after Sam see's her he also gets his eyes on the prize.
Guest Stars: Murphy Cross as Nina | Bill Wiley as The Tour Guide | Keone Young as Tourist #1 | Barry Cutler as Tourist #2 | Eve Smith as Tourist #3 | Julia Hendler as The Little Girl | John Ratzenberger as Cliff
Director: James Burrows

10 :01x10 - Endless Slumper

One of the Red Sox players comes into the bar and is very frustrated with a slump he is in. He asks Sam for advice, and Sam brings up his lucky charm - a bottle cap. The baseball player wants to borrow it for luck, and Sam is very protective about it, but ends up letting him borrow it. Sam is very upset when the player does not return it within the promised time period.
Guest Stars: Anne Haney as Miss Gilder | Christopher McDonald as Rick Walker
Director: James Burrows
Writer: Sam Simon

11 :01x11 - One for the Book

Diane begins to keep notes on conversations of the bar; in the meantime a man who is about to join the monastery stops by the bar and after a few drinks reveals some deep secrets about his life, as the gang tries to cheer up an old WWI veteran whose buddies seem to have missed their reunion.
Guest Stars: Francis X. McCarthy as Mr. Phillips | Boyd Bodwell as Kevin | Ian Wolfe as Buzz Crowder | Jack Knight (1) as Jack | John Ratzenberger as Cliff
Director: James Burrows

12 :01x12 - The Spy Who Came in for a Cold One

A mysterious quiet fellow enters the bar and doesn't say a thing all day; which makes the gang believe he is a secret agent.
Guest Stars: Robert Evan Collins as Chauffeur | Kurtis Woodruff as Sailor
Director: James Burrows

13 :01x13 - Now Pitching, Sam Malone

Sam allows the public spotlight to get to his head and turns into a TV pitchman.
Guest Stars: Rick Hill as Tibor Svetkovic | Luis Tiant as Himself | Paul Vaughn as Unknown (recurring)
Director: James Burrows

14 :01x14 - Let Me Count the Ways

After Diane's cat dies she turns to her bar friends looking for help, but ends up very dissapointed when they ignore her for the Celtics game.
Guest Stars: Steve Hanafin as Steve
Director: James Burrows

15 :01x15 - Father Knows Last

Carla is pregnant...again, and lets another man believe he is the father because he is smart and could provide for her.
Guest Stars: Mary Ellen Trainor as Mary | Herb Mitchell as Tom
Director: James Burrows

16 :01x16 - The Boys in the Bar

The bar regulars fear the bar may turn into a "gay bar" after one of Sam's old teammates reveals his homosexuality.
Guest Stars: Lee Ryan (1) as Bob | Wesley Thompson as Photographer | Thomas Babson as Barney | Kenneth Tigar as Ken | John Furey as Larry | Michael Kearns as Richard | Shannon Sullivan as Reporter #1 | John Bluto as Reporter #2
Director: James Burrows

17 :01x17 - Diane's Perfect Date

Sam and Diane make a bet that they can find each other dates within the next 24 hours. Diane finds the perfect date for Sam, but Sam thought Diane was talking about being Sam's date when they made the contest. He ends up finding a man at the bar in the pool room, and pays him to be Diane's date. Little does Sam know, the guy he paid to take Diane out was an ex-criminal.
Guest Stars: Doug Sheehan as Walter Franklin | Gretchen Corbett as Gretchen
Director: James Burrows

18 :01x18 - No Contest

Sam enters Diane into the Bar Maid contest. Diane has no idea, she sees her picture in the paper. She threatens to quit, until she finds out that the newspaper and radio shows will be giving interviews to the winner. She stays in the contest, only to win, thinking she will explain how Bar Maid contest are absurd and disrespectful to women. This all backfires on her when she wins, and gets to go to Bermuda.
Guest Stars: Tessa Richarde as Bonnie | Paul Vaughn as Unknown | Renee Gentry as Yvonne | Sharon Peters as Jocelyn | Tip O'Neill as Himself
Director: James Burrows

19 :01x19 - Pick a Con ... Any Con

After Coach is cheated out of a lot of money Sam turns to Harry (the conman) to help get it back.
Guest Stars: Stephen D. Lee as Leo | Reid Shelton as George Wheeler | Harry Anderson as Harry
Director: James Burrows
Writer: David Angell

20 :01x20 - Someone Single, Someone Blue

Diane's mother shows up at Cheers with some bad news: If Diane doesn't marry before the next day her mother will lose the share of Diane's father's estate.
Guest Stars: Dean Dittman as Harrison Fiedler | Paul Willson as Gregg | Duncan Ross as Boggs | Glynis Johns as Helen Chambers
Director: James Burrows
Writer: David Angell

21 :01x21 - Showdown (1)

Sam's "perfect" brother show's up at the bar and impresses everybody, including Diane. Sam now feels left in the shadows.
Guest Stars: Deborah Shelton as Debbie | Paul Vaughn as Paul | George Ball as Derek Malone
Director: James Burrows

22 :01x22 - Showdown (2)

Diane's relationship with Sam's older brother continues to grow until he shockingly asks her to move back to Paris with him.
Guest Stars: Helen Page Camp as Lady #2 | Peggy Kubena as Cindy
Director: James Burrows
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 30, 1982
Ended: May 20, 1993
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