Cheers (season 11)

The eleventh and final season of Cheers, an American television sitcom, originally aired on NBC in the United States between September 24, 1992, and May 20, 1993. The show was created by director James Burrows and writers Glen and Les Charles under the production team Charles Burrows Charles Productions, in association with Paramount Television.

Season 11
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Region 1 DVD
StarringTed Danson
Kirstie Alley
Rhea Perlman
John Ratzenberger
Woody Harrelson
Kelsey Grammer
Bebe Neuwirth
George Wendt
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes28
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 24, 1992 (1992-09-24) –
May 20, 1993 (1993-05-20)
Season chronology
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List of Cheers episodes

Cast and charactersEdit


No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
2481"The Little Match Girl"James BurrowsDan Staley and Rob LongSeptember 24, 1992 (1992-09-24)28.7[1]
After deciding to quit smoking, Rebecca tosses her last cigarette in the office trash can, inadvertently setting the bar ablaze. Fire Marshal: Robert Machray
2492"The Beer Is Always Greener"James BurrowsTom LeopoldOctober 1, 1992 (1992-10-01)24.8[2]
Carla is forced to clean up her act and behave nicely when she has to find another job while Cheers is being rebuilt. Woody's faith in Kelly is shaken when he learns they belong to two different Lutheran church bodies. Bernard: Glenn Shadix. Ellen: Julia Montgomery
2503"The King of Beers"John RatzenbergerDan O'ShannonOctober 8, 1992 (1992-10-08)23.1[3]
Norm's new job seems like a dream come true when he becomes a beer taster at a brewery. Rebecca finds she can't tear herself away from the bar's new slot machine.
2514"The Magnificent Six"James BurrowsSue HerringOctober 22, 1992 (1992-10-22)20.6[4]
Henrí challenges Sam to a contest to see who's the bigger ladies' man. Rebecca resorts to desperate measures in her quest to quit smoking.
2525"Do Not Forsake Me O' My Postman"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsOctober 29, 1992 (1992-10-29)24.0[5]
Maggie returns to Cheers and Cliffie, this time claiming she's carrying his baby. Rebecca hires a hack songwriter (John Mahoney) to create a jingle for the bar.
2536"Teaching with the Enemy: Part 1"James BurrowsTom AndersonNovember 5, 1992 (1992-11-05)28.5[6]
Rebecca spots Lilith with another man, and doesn't know whether to tell Frasier that his wife is cheating on him. Meanwhile, Sam hires a menacing bouncer named Tiny, but can't bring himself to fire Tiny when the hulking man scares everyone.
2547"The Girl in the Plastic Bubble: Part 2"James BurrowsDan O'ShannonNovember 12, 1992 (1992-11-12)29.6[7]
A distraught Frasier ends up on a ledge, feigning suicide, after Lilith informs him that she wants to spend a year away from him, sealed in a biosphere with her lover.
2558"Ill-Gotten Gaines"James BurrowsFred GraverNovember 19, 1992 (1992-11-19)24.0[8]
Kelly's father is convinced that Woody has blackmail on his mind when Woody sees Mr. Gaines having affair with his brother's wife. Rebecca plans to hold a Thanksgiving dinner at the bar.
2569"Feelings...Whoa, Whoa, Whoa"Rick BerenKathy Ann StumpeDecember 3, 1992 (1992-12-03)22.9[9]
Carla tries to hide her feelings when John Hill has a heart attack. Cliff goes around telling people that Adolf Hitler moved into his apartment building.
25710"Daddy's Middle-Aged Girl"James BurrowsRebecca Parr CioffiDecember 10, 1992 (1992-12-10)21.4[10]
Rebecca's father (Robert Prosky) attempts to make her return with him to San Diego while Woody tries to exert his will over Kelly, to make her move her things to his apartment.
25811"Love Me, Love My Car"James BurrowsDavid LloydDecember 17, 1992 (1992-12-17)23.4[11]
Sam gets cold feet about reacquiring his beloved car, and goes so far as to romance the buyer's widow (Dana Delany) to get it back. Rebecca befriends a pig destined to be Woody's Christmas dinner.
25912"Sunday Dinner"James BurrowsFred GraverJanuary 7, 1993 (1993-01-07)22.7[12]
Frasier decides to start dating other women now that Lilith has left him, and makes a date with his young secretary, Shauna. He ends up having dinner Shauna's family. Meanwhile, Cheers is hosting a family reunion, and Cliff and Norm are hired to videotape it.
26013"Norm's Big Audit (aka Romancing The Crone)"John RatzenbergerTom LeopoldJanuary 14, 1993 (1993-01-14)25.9[13]
Norm can avoid an audit, if he'll just sleep with his investigating IRS agent. Sam is very reluctant to let the gang watch a videotape of one of his old games.
26114"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Bar"James BurrowsRebecca Parr CioffiJanuary 21, 1993 (1993-01-21)25.4[14]
The gang at Cheers turn the bar upside-down when they believe Robin Colcord has stashed away a good sum of money somewhere in the establishment.
26215"Loathe and Marriage"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsFebruary 4, 1993 (1993-02-04)27.1[15]
Carla's daughter insists on having her father, Nick Tortelli, walk her down the aisle, despite Carla's objections.
26316"Is There a Doctor in the Howe?: Part 1"James BurrowsKathy Ann StumpeFebruary 11, 1993 (1993-02-11)28.4[16]
Upon learning that his marriage may be over, Frasier is thrown a surprise party to help cheer him up. Things go a bit further than expected after Rebecca offers to drive the doctor home for the evening.
26417"The Bar Manager, the Shrink, His Wife and Her Lover: Part 2"James BurrowsKathy Ann StumpeFebruary 18, 1993 (1993-02-18)24.7[17]
After returning from the Eco-pod, Lilith is shocked to find Rebecca consoling Frasier. Meanwhile, Lilith's "lover" is not very happy with her departure and takes extreme measures to ensure her return to the underground.
26518"The Last Picture Show"James BurrowsFred GraverFebruary 25, 1993 (1993-02-25)28.0[18]
The guys head to the old drive-in movie theater for one last flick before it is to be torn down. Cheers' former owner, Gus, returns and runs the bar for one night.
26619"Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey"James BurrowsKen Levine and David IsaacsMarch 18, 1993 (1993-03-18)27.5[19]
When Gary from Gary's Olde Towne Tavern raises the stakes of their St. Patrick's Day bet and Cheers loses, the Cheers gang is forced to perform for Gary's patrons naked. Sam asks for the help of con artist "Harry the Hat" in getting back at Gary, but Harry declines. Later, Gary's Olde Towne Tavern is bulldozed to the ground and Sam becomes the number-one suspect that Gary turns to. However, it's revealed that Gary had actually bulldozed his own bar after being promised a million dollars for his property. Gary introduces the real estate developer he's selling to: it's Harry, who cheerfully announces that the million-dollar check he's written to Gary is going to bounce since Harry used an alias for the check, leaving Gary with no money and no bar and making Cheers the official winner of their long feud. The gang luxuriates in the victory Harry has won for them, at least until Sam realizes that Harry had stolen all the money from the cash register on his way out.
26720"Look Before You Sleep"James BurrowsRebecca Parr CioffiApril 1, 1993 (1993-04-01)26.3[20]
Sam locks himself out of the bar with his keys and wallet inside so he begins a search for a place to sleep for the night which proves more difficult than expected.
26821"Woody Gets an Election"James BurrowsDan O'Shannon, Tom Anderson, Dan Staley and Rob LongApril 22, 1993 (1993-04-22)27.6[21]
Frasier decides to conduct an experiment in voter psychology by getting Woody on the ballot for city council (due to Frasier not being able to find a monkey for the experiment) and is shocked by the results. During the campaign, Woody is interviewed by a reporter (Peri Gilpin).
26922"It's Lonely on the Top"James BurrowsHeide PerlmanApril 29, 1993 (1993-04-29)29.8[22]
After sleeping with Paul, Carla can't come to grips with what she has done. In an effort to console his best friend, Sam lets her in on a little secret of his own.
"Rebecca Gaines, Rebecca Loses"
James BurrowsDavid LloydMay 6, 1993 (1993-05-06)30.8[23]
After Woody, Kelly and her father Walter arrive at Cheers talking about classical music (they'd been to a symphony), Rebecca joins in the conversation and impresses Walter. He invites her to a society function. Rebecca thinks it is a date and is thrilled to bits – but is in for a shock when she arrives. Meanwhile Esther Clavin has been put in a retirement home by Cliff, but whilst Cliff feels guilty, the others think he has murdered his mother.
27225"The Guy Can't Help It"James BurrowsDavid Angell, Peter Casey and David LeeMay 13, 1993 (1993-05-13)29.5[24]
Rebecca finds herself really attracted to a handsome plumber. Sam joins a help group for sexual compulsives.
"One for the Road"
James BurrowsGlen Charles and Les CharlesMay 20, 1993 (1993-05-20)80.4[25]
Diane returns to Boston after winning an award for her writings, although her life isn't exactly as it appears. Sam potentially leaves Cheers for good. Woody gets a job for Norm, and Cliff receives a promotion, while Rebecca hopes to wed Don. The gang ponders the meaning of life.


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