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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

Guest Stars
Fred DryerFred Dryer
As Dave Richards
Harry AndersonHarry Anderson
As Harry
Paul VaughnPaul Vaughn
As Customer
Eapen MathaiEapen Mathai
As Recordist
Main Cast
Ted DansonTed Danson
As Sam Malone
Shelley LongShelley Long
As Diane Chambers
Nicholas ColasantoNicholas Colasanto
As Ernie "Coach" Pantusso
Rhea PerlmanRhea Perlman
As Carla Lozupone Tortelli LeBec
George WendtGeorge 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.

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