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Cheers: 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.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 005
Airdate: Thursday October 21st, 1982

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Guest Stars
Fred Dryer
As Dave Richards
Harry Anderson
As Harry
Paul Vaughn
As Customer
Eapen Mathai
As Recordist
Main Cast
Ted Danson
As Sam Malone
Shelley Long
As Diane Chambers
Nicholas Colasanto
As Ernie "Coach" Pantusso
Rhea Perlman
As Carla Lozupone Tortelli LeBec
George Wendt
As Norm Peterson
Episode Notes
Although she has been referenced before, this is the first time we actually hear Norm's wife's name: Vera.

Cliff does not appear in this episode.

This is Harry the Hat's first episode.

Episode Quotes
Coach: How's life treating you, Norm?
Norm: Like I ran over its dog.

Carla: Tennis is a sissy game.

Diane: I'm sorry I was late, Sam. Is there anything I can do to make it up to you?
Sam: Yeah, yeah, but you wouldn't.

Cultural References
We find out Harry's last name is Gittes, a reference to Jake Gittes from Chinatown.

Warning: Cheers season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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