This trivia list was created by Eric Jorgensen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kevin Treu (email@example.com), and Raymond Chen (firstname.lastname@example.org). Their effort is well appreciated. I really only put this document into html format (which is no small task!), added a few minor details, and watched Cheers alot.
Oh...I also went to see it taped at Paramount.
The questions are sorted by topic, not by difficulty. Estimated difficulty ratings (enclosed in [square brackets]) are:
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Some of the questions are trick questions. You will score bonus points if you give both the obvious (wrong) answer and the correct (trick) answer.
Every show begins with a close-up of the `Cheers' sign.
What is the voice-over while the sign is displayed?  Answer
How many variations on this voice over can you list?  Answer
What is the title of the Cheers theme song? [2-] Answer
Who wrote it, and who performs it? [2+] Answer
`Cheers' exists in the same universe as other television programs. (For example, characters from other shows appeared on `Cheers', or vice versa.) Name the other programs. [3+] Answer
On the other hand, `Cheers' has been established as not belonging to other universes. Name the television shows that have appeared prominently on `Cheers' as television shows.  Answer
`Cheers' is also known for having cameo appearances of famous celebrities and politicians. Name all the people who have appeared as themselves on `Cheers'.  Answer
All of the female regulars (Shelley Long, Rhea Perlman, Bebe Neuwirth and Kirstie Alley) have either been pregnant in real life or pregnant in character, or both. Which is which?  Answer
In describing the dedication to innovative comedy, James Burrows said, ``In `Cheers', nobody slips on the banana peel.'' In what episode did somebody slip on a banana peel? [*1] Answer
Occasionally, we will be fooled into thinking a character's dreams are reality. Describe each instance.  Answer
CHAPTER 2: The Bar
What is the bar's address? [*2] Answer
What real-life bar was Cheers patterned after?  Answer
What year was Cheers established?  Answer
What was Cheers before it was a bar? [*2] Answer
When is closing time?  Answer
What is the bar's maximum capacity, according to the fire code?  Answer
Where does the door behind the staircase lead?  Answer
Which night is Ladies' Night? [?] Answer
Which Cheers employees car pool to work?  Answer
Which night is pool tournament night? [*1+] Answer
What is the name of the wooden Indian statue that stands by the door? [*1] Answer
We've seen three bachelor parties thrown at Cheers, but each grinds to an abrupt halt after something happens. Describe.  Answer
We've also seen wedding ceremonies at Cheers, but none of them is carried to completion. Describe the fate of each.  Answer
What can you do with a `Billiard Buddy Pool Table Adapter'? [*2] Answer
Recite the entire text of the `Square House' sign. [3-] Answer
Where can you find the sign? [2-] Answer
Who have been managers of the bar? (List in chronological order, and include repetitions.)  Answer
CHAPTER 3: The Bar Regulars
CHAPTER 4: Sam
How many times has Sam been married? [2+] Answer
For many years, Sam was driven by his desire to buy back the bar. List the times he has blown the opportunity to get back the bar, or parts of it. [3-] Answer
Money is also a recurring problem for Sam. Name as many instances as you can where Sam lost large quantities of money. [3-] Answer
Continuing on the money theme, more than once somebody has whipped out his checkbook and offered to pay Sam lots of money. (Or in some other manner offered to give Sam lots of money.) Name as many as you can. [3-] Answer
Still on the topic of money, name the major transactions where the total amount of money that changed hands was less than a dollar.  Answer
What is Sam's brother's name? [*0] Answer
What is his job? [*1] Answer
His hair color, eye color? [*2] Answer
What is Sam's favorite color? [*2] Answer
His favorite hobby? [*2] Answer
With what aspect of his appearance is Sam most obsessed?  Answer
What is the combination to the wall safe in his office? [*1+] Answer
What was Sam's uniform number when he pitched for the Red Sox?  Answer
Describe his first Major League save. [*2+] Answer
What is the name of the Yankee player who hit a home run off of Sam every he faced him? [*1] Answer
Who was Sam's first sexual experience with? [*2] Answer
What is Sam's good luck charm? [*0] Answer
What happens when he drinks tequila? (Besides getting drunk.) [*2-]Answer
Who is Sam's sportscaster friend?  Answer
Who portrays him?  Answer
List the times Sam and Diane have pretended to be in love when they really weren't dating. [3-] Answer
For each of Sam's proposals of marriage to Diane, state where it was made and what Diane's immediate respose was. [3-] Answer
Where were Sam and Diane to go on their honeymoon? [2-] Answer
What was court case number 15786? [*1+] Answer
What drink did Carla invent to get Sam's job back? [*0+] Answer
If someone asks for it, what should the bartender ask? [*1] Answer
CHAPTER 5: Diane
What was the name of Diane's fiance who dumped her at
Cheers? [1+] Answer
What are Diane's parents' names? [*2+ and *0+] Answer
When did Diane's father die? [*2+] Answer
What was the name of the sanitarium that Diane stayed at?  Answer
For how long? [2+] Answer
Ever since she was a child, Diane dreamed of being a what? [0+] Answer
What was the play that Diane and Andy-Andy acted out before a Cheers audience? [*0+] Answer
What happens when Diane's allergy to Frasier's dog acts up? [*0+] Answer
And what is the dog's name? [*1-] Answer
What did Sam call it? [*1] Answer
What annoying tic does Diane have? [1+] Answer
What does she do about it? [*1] Answer
Diane keeps a rather large collection of stuffed animals. What is the name of the stuffed giraffe? [*1] Answer
Which is her `dearest childhood pal'? [*1+] Answer
Who is Elizabeth Barrett Browning? [*2] Answer
Who is Jessica Simpson Bourges? [*2] Answer
When Diane integrated her sorority in her senior year, what kind of people she push for admittance? [*2] Answer
What was her sorority anyway? [*2-] Answer
What did Diane do in Europe after leaving Frasier?  Answer
And what did she do when she returned to the USA?  Answer
How did Diane satisfy her PhysEd requirement in college? [*0] Answer
What does Diane keep between her French Club pin and her retainer? [*2+] Answer
How much psychology did Diane study in college? [*2+] Answer
To what school of psychology does she subscribe? [*2+] Answer
In high school, Diane was voted the girl most likely to ... ? [*2] Answer
What did Diane want to name her and Sam's first child? [*1-] Answer
List the things Diane wanted Sam to help her choose for their life together. (The sort of things you'll find in a bridal registry.) Why did Diane finally leave Sam? [*0+] Answer
At last report, what is Diane doing? [*2] Answer
CHAPTER 6: Coach
What is Coach's real name? [0+] Answer
What is his other nickname, and how did he get it? [*2-] Answer
What does everybody jokingly say is the reason why Coach is so flighty? [1+]Answer
What is his daughter's name, and who played her? [*0] Answer
His late wife's name?  Answer
Which is Coach's night off, and how does he spend it? [*2] Answer
What did Coach coach? [2+] Answer
What is Coach's secret weapon for getting women interested in him? [*0+] Answer
Who is Rosie McGonagle? [*2] Answer
Complete the following song: Albania! Albania! You border on the Adriatic. Your land is mostly mountainous, And your chief export is ---. [*1+] Answer
What song is it sung to? [*1-] Answer
What is the bunt sign? [*2] Answer
Who is Coach's and Sam's favorite actor? [*1+] Answer
Who was Coach's pen pal? [*1] Answer
Why does Coach attend the reunion of a black family every year? [*1+] Answer
CHAPTER 7: Carla
What is Carla's full name?  Answer
Name Carla's children and their fathers.  Answer
What's the name of Carla's psychic?  Answer
What religion is Carla?  Answer
Which is Carla's night off? [*1+] Answer
What was the name of the reform school she attended as a child? [*2+] Answer
Why didn't Carla attend sex education class in high school? [*1] Answer
Where does Carla go on her vacation? [*2-] Answer
CHAPTER 8: Norm
What is Norm's real first name? [*1-] Answer
When Norm comes into the bar, everybody yells `Norm!'. Everybody except one. Who, and why? [0+] Answer
Actually, the traditional `Norm' greeting has been spoofed more than once. List (1) the other places Norm frequents where everybody yells `Norm!', (2) other people who have had their names called in a similar manner, (3) times Norm comes in, says hello, but everybody doesn't yell his name.  Answer
What is Norm's favorite eating establishment?  Answer
How does Norm conclude every letter? [*1] Answer
What was Norm's nickname in high school? [*2-] Answer
What sport did he play in high school? [*0] Answer
CHAPTER 9: Cliff
What is his middle name? [*2+] Answer
What is Cliff's mother's name? [1+] Answer
Where is Cliff's father? Why? [*1] Answer
When did he leave Cliff (the first time)? [2+] Answer
List the strange things Cliff has grown in his garden.  Answer
Which district does Cliff work for? [*2+] Answer
Who is Cliff's fellow postal employee who always gets the better of him? [1+] Answer
When he lived with his mother, what was his curfew? [*2] Answer
Does Cliff know karate? [*0] Answer
What is Cliff's old license plate number from his Chevy wagon? [?] Answer
What's his bumper sticker say? [*2] Answer
Why does Cliff keep a collection of telephone books? [*1] Answer
What is his least favorite time of year? [1+] Answer
What has Cliff always wished he were? [*2] Answer
Complete the following list: `Civil servants' `Stamps from around the world', `Mothers and sons', `Beer', `Bar trivia' and what? [*2+] Answer
What do these items have in common? [*0+] Answer
CHAPTER 10: Frasier
What's his middle name? [2+] Answer
To what school of psychiatry does Frasier subscribe? [*2-] Answer
What is his specialty? [*2+] Answer
What is his mother's name?  Answer
What does she do? [*1] Answer
Besides proposing to Diane, why did Frasier travel to Europe? [*1] Answer
What is the name of Frasier's psychiatric mentor? [*0] Answer
What was Frasier's wedding gift to Sam and Diane? [*0] Answer
What foreign languages has Frasier demonstrated a knowledge of?  Answer
CHAPTER 11: Woody
What's his home town? [0+] Answer
What's his home town's claim to fame? [*2] Answer
What is the other town that is its rival? [*1] Answer
Where did Woody work back in his home town? [*1+] Answer
What is Woody's middle name? [*1-] Answer
When is his birthday? [*2+] Answer
What is his favorite color? [*2] Answer
What are his parents' names? [*2] Answer
What was the name of his pet dog? [*2+] Answer
In high school, he and Beth Curtis were voted most likely to ... ? [*2] Answer
Why is Woody afraid of bowling? [*1-] Answer
What is the name of Woody's rich girlfriend? [0+] Answer
His main rival for her affections?  Answer
CHAPTER 12: Rebecca
Where was she born? [*1+] Answer
What is her favorite song? [*0+] Answer
What kind of car does she drive? [*2] Answer
What was Rebecca's nickname at school? [1-] Answer
For that matter, what school did she attend? [*2] Answer
What was her major? [*2] Answer
What is her sister's name, and what does she do? [*0] Answer
Identify the occupations of Rebecca's parents and other siblings. [*2+] Answer
List the times Rebecca pretended to be in love with Sam. [3-] Answer
Describe the circumstances surrounding each of the times Rebecca unenthusiastically consented to have sex with Sam? [3-] Answer
Rebecca is always being asked by the corporation to throw parties or do other favors. List as many as you can.  Answer
CHAPTER 13: Questions you aren't expected to be able to answer
CHAPTER 14: More useless trivia
For the last question, you score one point for each synonym you can think of. So if you got the first three all correct and thought of five synonyms, then you score 1+2+7+5 = 15.
For trick questions, the scoring is given explicitly.
Sections that begin with the word `incidentally' are for personal edification and are worth no points.
A perfect score is 258 points from the regular questions, plus 142 points from the 28 bonus questions (the `B' questions), for a total of 400.
CHAPTER 1: The show itself
`Cheers is filmed before a live studio audience.'
Often Rhea Perlman says `Hey! Cheers is filmed...' [Show Down (Part 1); Power Play; Coachie Makes Three; Norman's Conquest; The Groom Wore Clearasil]
Sometimes John Ratzenberger says `Here's a fascinating fact: Cheers is filmed...' [No Contest; Show Down (Part 2)]
Many of the first-season episodes just show the `Cheers' sign with no voice-over. [The Coach's Daughter; Any Friend of Diane's; Friends, Romans, and Accountants; Endless Slumper; The Spy Who Came in for a Cold One; Let Me Count the Ways; Father Knows Last]
Sometimes, we just hear the audio from the scene in progress: Coach says it's closing time. [Truce or Consequences; I'll Be Seeing You (Part 2)] The tour guide comes into Cheers. [Coach Returns to Action] Cliff babbes. [Where There's a Will...] Coach listens to the radio. [No Help Wanted] A customer sings a tune. [The Heart is a Lonely Snipehunter]
In the winter, you might see snow falling on the `Cheers' sign. [Christmas Cheers]
For the second of a two-part episode, Ted Danson said `Last time on `Cheers'...' [Little Carla, Happy at Last (Part 2)]
Back to the questions `Where Everybody Knows Your Name'. Written by Judy Hart Angelo and Gary Portnoy. Sung by Gary Portnoy. [flashes during the end credits]
Incidentally, they won an Emmy nomination for the song after the first season.
Back to the questions `St. Elsewhere'. Carla goes to St. Eligius to have her kids. [Little Sister Don't Cha]
The `Cheers' sign is visible during one of Jack's strolls through Boston.
Westphall, Craig, and Auschlander stopped by Cheers for drinks during the 27 March 1985 episode, appropriately titled `Cheers'.
`Wings'. Norm and Cliff take a fishing vacation on Sandpiper Air, but end up spending all their time in local bars. (Incidentally, Wings was created by Peter Casey, David Lee and David Angell, who also worked on `Cheers'.)
'The Tonight Show'. Norm, Cliff, and Cliff's Mom were on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson when Norm fooled Cliff into thinking that one of his jokes was bought by Carson. Episode title: "Heeeeeere's Cliffy".
`Major League Baseball'. The `Cheers' gang appeared in one of the pre-game shows for the 1986 World Series between the Mets and the Red Sox. It was a hilarious bit featuring Bob Costas and all of the regular characters. Throughout, Diane was enamored with the TV camera and could always be seen in the background waving.
A spinoff sitcom `The Tortellis' based on Nick and Loretta died a quick death.
(The following are fun tidbits of information; score no points for mentioning any of them.)
The `Cheers' gang also produced a short film promoting US Savings Bonds sometime between 1985 and 1987. Cliff comes in and describes his Florida vacation, and mentions that he paid for it from his savings bonds.
The `Cheers' gang appeared in an `Energizer' promotion in 1991.
George Wendt did one or two `Meisterbrau' commercials, pretending to a beer-guzzling sort of fellow.
John Ratzenberger did a `Hallmark' commercial, pretending to be a mailman.
(Most networks have a policy of not airing commercials that use characters from rival networks. That's why George and John don't portray Norm and Cliff in commercials, but rather people who happen to bear a striking similarity to Norm and Cliff.)
Back to the questions `Spencer for Hire'. [Woody for Hire and Norman of the Apes]
`Jeopardy'. [My Fair Clavin; What is ... Cliff Clavin?] Cliff also offers to watch it with Ma. [Ma Always Liked You Better]
`The Arsenio Hall Show'. [Where Nobody Knows Your Name]
For those that care, here are the shows that were mentioned in passing, or weren't otherwise prominently displayed.
`Sixty Minutes'. Sam sarcastically tells Diane to call them. [The Spy Who Came in for a Cold One]
`Ripley's Believe It Or Not'. Cliff hopes his potato that looks like Nixon is newsworthy. [The Groom Wore Clearasil]
`Wheel of Fortune'. Frasier's marriage ceremony to Candi disrupts Cliff's plans to watch the show. [Second Time Around]
`MacNeil-Lehrer Report'. Diane thinks Sam is talking about the program, [Take My Shirt... Please?] but he's really talking about...
`Sesame Street'. Sam thinks Ernie and Bert are news analysts. [Take My Shirt... Please?] Diane also calls `counting along with Big Bird' Sam's idea of mental exercise. [I Call Your Name]
`Star Trek'. Norm notes that Cliff's weirdness is ``boldly going where no man has gone before.'' [Dark Imaginings]
`I Love Lucy'. Sam says that Carla and Nick danced ``like Fred and Ethel.'' [Save the Last Dance for Me]
`Dallas'. Norm kids Norm, ``Tell me when your pants are on Dallas''. [Woody for Hire and Norman of the Apes]
`This Old House'. The gang watch it when Rebecca is around so she won't find out Sam is on television. [`I' on Sports]
`LA Law'. At Frasier's bachelor party, the gang muse about what woman they'd like to have most. Norm says, `Jill Eikenberry. You know, LA Law? She married that short dumpy guy on the show. There's something about her I like...' [To All the Girls I've Loved Before]
`The Addams Family' and `The Munsters' -- the gang argue which is better. [How to Win Friends and Electrocute Yourself]
`Star Search' -- Sam compares it to `Die Meistersinger'. [I Kid You Not]
`America's Most Wanted' -- Carla watches it. (See below.) [I Kid You Not]
`Bonanza' -- Cliff notes, ``You haven't lived until you've seen `Bonanza' dubbed in French-Canadian.'' [The Cranemakers]
`Ironsides' -- Woody asks Rebecca to get Raymond Burr's autograph. [Hot Rocks]
`The Millionaire', `Lucy', `Sergeant Bilko'. -- Norm and Cliff tell Robin about `The Millionaire' and Robin notes he has seen `Lucy' and `Bilko'. [How to Marry a Mailman]
`Quincy' -- Carla complains that all the plots are the same. [Veggie-Boyd]
`Bewitched' -- Sam lists Elizabeth Montgomery in a discussion of fictional twins. [Honor Thy Mother]
`The Patty Duke Show' -- Cliff lists Patty Duke in a discussion of fictional twins. [Honor Thy Mother]
`Charles in Charge'. Frasier asks the gang who wrote `A Tale of Two Cities' and gives them a hint, `Charles...' Cliff says `In Charge?' [I'm Gonna Get My Act Together and Stick it in Your Face]
`The Flintstones'. Sam watches it while babysitting Frederick. [Home Malone]
Incidentally, `It's a Wonderful Life' was on the bar television [Christmas Cheers].
They have mentioned other movies occasionally.
`My Dinner with Andre' -- Diane uses it in a game of charades, which nobody pays any attention to. [Friends, Romans, and Accountants]
`Fort Apache' -- Just thinking about it gives Coach goosebumps. [Let Me Count the Ways]
`Gandhi' -- While separated from Vera, Norm took a date to see it. [Old Flames]
`Thunder Road' -- Sam and Coach watch it in Diane's apartment. [Coachie Makes Three]
`From Here to Eternity' -- It reminds Coach of his wife. [No Help Wanted]
`The Seven Samurai' -- Diane and Frasier see it after Diane's allergy is resolved. [Diane's Allergy]
`Porky's 2' and `Splash' -- Movies Sam and Norm watched on their fishing trip. [The Heart is a Lonely Snipehunter]
`The Sorrow and the Pity' -- Frasier and Diane see the movie. [If Ever I Would Leave You]
`Blame It on Rio' -- the movie on Sam's plane trip to Florence to stop Diane's wedding. [Rescue Me]
`One Hundred and One Dalmations' -- A young boy wants to take Carla's daughter to see the movie. [The Peterson Principle]
`The Magnificent Seven' -- The gang watch it and forget to invite Diane. [Diane Chambers Day]
`The Road Warrior' -- Frasier compares his fellow cellmates to the cast of the movie when he gets into a hockey brawl. [Never Love a Goalie]
`Das Boot' -- Frasier puns on the title. [Norm's Last Hurrah]
`Planet of the Apes' -- Rebecca drunkenly asks Sam if he was in it. [Little Carla, Happy at Last, Part 2]
`Citizen Kane', `Murder on the Orient Express', `Star Wars 3: The Return of the Jedi' -- Frasier angrily reveals the surprise endings when the gang spoil the ending of a movie he hasn't seen yet. [A Tale of Two Cuties]
`Invasion of the Body Snatchers' and `Forbidden Planet' are two movies Cliff rents from Vince's Video Emporium. [Yacht of Fools]
`Fatal Attraction' -- Carla and Eddie watch the movie their last night together before Eddie leaves for the ice show. [Bar Wars]
`The Magnificent Seven' -- Cliff, Norm and Woody watch it at Cliff's house. They also rented `The Magnificent Ambersons' thinking it was a sequel. [Jumping Jerks]
`Koyaanisqatsi' -- Frasier and Lilith take Ludlow to see it. [I Kid You Not]
`Star Wars' -- Dave Richards signs off his `` `I' on Sports'' show with ``May the sports be with you.'' [`I' on Sports]
-- After Frasier tells Norm he's been overcome by Darkness, Norm says, ``Thank you, Obi-Wan-Kenobi.'' [The Two Faces of Norm]
-- When Rebecca and Sam get trapped in Robin's apartment, Sam complains, ``I'm stuck in the middle of Star Wars.'' [The Art of the Steel]
`Indiana Jones' -- Cliff calls postmen ``the Indiana Jones of your civil servants.'' [Feeble Attraction]
`Fail Safe' -- Cliff suggests the gang implement a plan from the movie. [Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh]
`The Thin Man' -- Frasier says, ``Not since Myrna Loy and William Powell have I heard such a rich collection of witticisms exchanged in such a pithy manner,'' talking sarcastically about Woody and Kelly. [Loverboyd]
`Ghostbusters' -- Sam and the Gaines' chambermaid watch it. [Loverboyd]
`Police Academy' -- Ma Clavin and Woody watch the entire series. [Ma Always Liked You Better]
`Robocop' -- Sam asks Woody if he saw it on cable. [Veggie-Boyd]
`The Parent Trap' -- Rebecca wishes her parents were more like Brian Keith and Maureen O'Hara. [Woody Interruptus] Norm lists Hayley Mills when the gang discuss fictional twins. [Honor Thy Mother]
`Ghost' -- The song `Unchained Melody' reminds Lilith of the first time she saw the movie with Frasier. [Wedding Bell Blues]
`Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' -- Frasier compares his arguments with Lilith to the movie. [Rat Girl]
Musicals are only rarely mentioned.
`Hair' -- Woody is in a production.
`Phantom of the Opera' -- Rebecca wanted to take Robin to see it on his day off. [Indoor Fun with Sammy and Robby]
Back to the questions Luis Tiant. [Now Pitching, Sam Malone] Tip O'Neill. [No Contest] Dick Cavett. [They Call Me Mayday] Gary Hart. [Strange Bedfellows (Part 2)] Robert Urich. [Woody for Hire, and Norman of the Apes] Alex Trebek. [What is ... Cliff Clavin?] Wade Boggs. [Bar Wars] Admiral William J. Crowe, Jr. [Hot Rocks] Johnny Carson [Heeeeeere's Cliffy] Doc Severinsen [Heeeeeere's Cliffy] Mayor Raymond J. Flynn. [The Stork Brings a Crane] Johnny Gilbert. [What is ... Cliff Clavin?] Bill Medley. [Finally (Parts 1 and 2)] Anthony Frank, Postmaster General. [Cry Hard (Part 1)] Kevin McHale. [Cheers Fouls Out, Where Have All The Floorboards Gone] Arsenio Hall. [Where Nobody Knows Your Name] John McLaughlin. [200th episode special] Bobby Hatfield. [Wedding Bell Blues] Michael Dukakis. [Sam Time Next Year]
Incidentally, Herb Caen (newspaper columnist) appeared, not as himself, but as a delivery man. [Call Me, Irresponsible]
Back to the questions Shelley Long: Pregnant in real life at end of third season, not pregnant in character.
Rhea Perlman: Pregnant both in real life (Lucy) and in character at end of first season and beginning of second season.
Pregnant in character (Ludlow) in third season.
Pregnant in character (Jesse and Elvis) in seventh season.
Bebe Neuwirth: Pregnant in character (Frederick) in seventh season.
Kirstie Alley: Pregnant in real life during summer between eighth and ninth seasons. The writers intended to write her pregnancy into the plot (Who is the father? Sam or Robin?), but Kirstie suffered a miscarriage and the plan was dropped.
Incidentally, another quasi-regular, Mandy Ingber (Annie Tortelli), was pregnant in character, but we haven't yet learned what came of it.
Back to the questions In the episode where Sam tries to get away for a ski weekend with his baseball buddies, Coach is trying to break his record for breaking the fewest number of glasses in a month. But his hopes are dashed when he slips on a banana peel when making a tropical drink. [Snow Job]
Back to the questions Diane dreams that Andy Andy has escaped from the mental hospital and is stalking her. [Diane's Nightmare]
Diane dreams that Andy Andy turns out to be a nice guy, and Sam is a dashing erudite fellow. [Diane's Nightmare]
Sam dreams of breaking up Diane's wedding to Frasier. [Rescue Me]
Rebecca dreams that she and Sam `do it'. [The Improbable Dream, Part 1]
Sam dreams a horrible nightmare. [The Improbable Dream, Part 2]
Incidentally, dreams that were clearly dreams include Norm's dream as the Executive's Executioner [The Executive's Executioner] and Sam's dream of his life with Diane [I Do, Adieu].
CHAPTER 2: The Bar
112 1/2 Beacon Street. [The Stork Brings a Crane] Curiously, the number on the awning in front of Melville's is #84. [Achilles Hill]
Back to the questions The Bull and Finch Pub in Boston.
Back to the questions This was a trick question. The sign at the start of the show says `1895', but the bar was actually established in 1889. Carla chose `1895' for numerological reasons. [The Stork Brings a Crane]
(Score one point for each year you mentioned, for a perfect score of 2 points.)
Back to the questions Woody researched the bar's history for its 100th anniversary, and discovered that it was a House of Ill Repute. [The Stork Brings a Crane]
Diane dreamt that it was an old house with a wine cellar, but that doesn't count since it was just a dream. [Diane's Nightmare]
Back to the questions Officially 2am. [Never Love a Goalie (Part 1); Little Carla, Happy at Last (Part 2); One Happy Chappy in a Snappy Serape (Part 1); What's Up, Doc?]
Though the actual closing time seems to be rather flexible. It closed at midnight the night Sam proposed to Diane. [Chambers vs. Malone]
Back to the questions The sign above the door reads `Maximum room capacity 75 persons' (the `75' is handwritten).
It is very difficult to see this sign because of its location, and the fact that even if you do see it, the camera is usually so far away that you can't make out very much. Especially not the `75' part.
Back to the questions Depends which episode you watch. It's usually a closet. [Diane's Nightmare; Backseat Becky, Up Front]
But sometimes it's a staircase into the basement. [Don't Paint Your Chickens] (Diane also dreamed that it led to a hidden basement.) [Diane's Nightmare]
We often see Sam or Woody carrying crates out of it, but that doesn't indicate clearly whether it's a closet or a staircase. [2 Good 2 Be 4 Real; Don't Paint Your Chickens; Woody for Hire and Norman of the Apes]
Back to the questions Tuesday. [?]
Back to the questions Carla and Coach. (That's why you see them going home together.) [I Call Your Name; Cheerio Cheers]
Back to the questions Sunday. [Woody for Hire, and Norman of the Apes]
Back to the questions Tecumseh. [Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh]
Back to the questions The bachelor party Cliff threw for Fitz, his future father-in-law, ends when Fitz dies. [Money Dearest]
Sam's bachelor party ends when Diane (who was the girl in the cake) throws the cake in Sam's face and marches off. [One Last Fling]
Frasier's bachelor party ends when it turns out that the stripper the boys hired is one of his patients. [To All the Girls I've Loved Before]
Back to the questions When Sam agrees to marry Diane to save her mother's inheritance, they get into an argument and the wedding is called off. [Someone Single, Someone Blue]
When Sam arranges to marry Jacqueline Bisset to win a bet, Eddie Gordon calls off the bet. [Bar Bet]
When Frasier arranges to marry Candi after only one date, Diane stops the wedding to talk some sense into him. [Second Time Around]
When Sam and Diane are about to get married for real, Sam tells Diane to pursue her dream and become a writer. [I Do, Adieu]
Rebecca's unwilling marriage to the twerp tycoon is broken up by Sam's arrival. [One Happy Chappy in a Snappy Serape, Part 2]
No credit for remembering Rebecca's failed marriage to Robin, since that didn't take place at Cheers. [Wedding Bell Blues]
Back to the questions You can turn the pool table into a ping-pong table, Nok-hockey table, slot car track, or salad bar. [King of the Hill] (Score 1 point for each thing.)
Back to the questions `This is a Square House. Please Report any un-fairness [sic] to the proprietor.' The quotation is embroidered on a sign hung on the wall next to the corridor to the back room. You can read it if you know where it is and the camera holds steady.
Back to the questions Sam, for the first five years. [Give Me a Ring Sometime through I Do, Adieu] Rebecca, for a year. [Home is the Sailor through Backseat Becky, Up Front] Sam, for about a week. [Executive Sweet] Sam and Rebecca jointly. [Executive Sweet] Rebecca by herself, for about two years. [One Happy Chappy in a Snappy Serape (Part 1) through Cry Hard (Part 1)] Sam, for a few weeks. [Love is a Really, Really Perfectly Okay Thing through Rebecca Redux] Earl, for about a week. [Rebecca Redux] Rebecca until the present. [Rebecca Redux through Uncle Sam Wants You]
Back to the questions The sign at the base of the stairs says ``Melville's Fine Sea Food''.
Back to the questions We never see or hear Vic, the maitre d'. [Personal Business; Coach in Love (Part 1); Diane Meets Mom; How to Win Friends and Electrocute Yourself]
John Hill bought Melville's. He had formal title to the back room and bathroom. In addition to being generally obnoxious to Sam, he also charged Sam a monthly rent for use of that part of the bar. (He also has a ravishingly beautiful daughter.)
Back to the questions Gary's Olde Towne Tavern. Score only 1/2 point if you didn't get the spelling correct. The correct spelling can be found on the sign outside the tavern, and it was also on the television advertisement for the tavern. [Bar Wars II: The Woodman Strikes Back]
Joel Polis. [From Beer to Eternity; Bar Wars II: The Woodman Strikes Back; Cheers Fouls Out] Robert Desiderio. [Bar Wars]
By the way, Gary graduated magna cum laude in American literature from Princeton. [From Beer to Eternity]
Back to the questions Beacon Hill. [Bar Wars II: The Woodman Strikes Back] Go down the street three blocks. Cheers is on your right. [Bar Wars]
Back to the questions It's a gay bar. [The Boys in the Bar]
Back to the questions The Weekly Gabber [Little Carla, Happy at Last (Part 1); Those Lips, Those Ice]
CHAPTER 3: The Bar Regulars
Al (played by Al Rosen) is the old guy. (Al Rosen died in 1990.) Paul (Paul Willson) is the other fat guy. (Paul Willson's character was once named Gregg and once Tim.)
Back to the questions Tom Babson (played by Tom Babson) defended Sam against assault charges filed by Diane. [Chambers vs. Malone] (Score 1/2 point if you just said `Tom'.)
Back to the questions Harry the Hat. (Score 1/2 point if you just said `Harry'.) His real name is Harry Gittes and he is played by Harry Anderson. [Pick a Con ... Any Con]
Back to the questions Norm, actually. In the 60's he got one of those mail-order minister things. [Bar Bet]
Back to the questions Father Barry is played by Eric Christmas. [Little Carla, Happy at Last (Part 2); Swear to God; Death Takes a Holiday on Ice; Love is a Really, Really Perfectly Okay Thing; Achilles Hill]
CHAPTER 4: Sam
He was once married and divorced. [Someone Single, Someone Blue; Show Down (Part 2); Young Dr. Weinstein; The Godfather, Part III; Days of Wine and Neuroses]
Back to the questions Robin offers to buy Sam his bar back if he doesn't tell Rebecca that Robin cheated on her. [Finally (Part 2)]
John Hill offers to let Sam use the back room rent-free, provided Sam stays away from his daughter. [Achilles Hill]
Back to the questions Sam loses a total of $1200 after destroying a priceless book he was holding for Diane. [I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday]
Sam loses $1000 after investing in Tan 'n Wash. [Tan 'n Wash]
Sam spends nearly $200 at a trendy restaurant in order to upstage Diane. [Young Dr. Weinstein]
Norm takes advantage of Sam's birthday generosity for $683. [Diane Meets Mom]
Sam spends a total $8640 when he schemed to to fool Diane with a paste engagement ring. [Diamond Sam]
Sam spends $500 after a Christmas gift mixup. [Christmas Cheers]
Sam loses $1000 in an investment scheme. [Woody or Won't He?]
Gary tricks Sam into giving away the $1500 he won in a bar bet. [Cheers Fouls Out]
Score no points for mentioning that Sam neglected to place a bet for Woody. [Fools and Their Money] Or for noting that Robin screwed Sam out of making a bundle. [A Bar is Born]
Back to the questions Mr. Finch writes Sam a check for $2 million, but Diane tears it up, thinking it to be a fake. [The Spy Who Came in for a Cold One]
Malcolm Kramer leaves Sam $100,000 in his will, but Diane insists he tear up the will. [When There's a Will]
Sam refuses money from Frasier's mother to rekindle his romance with Diane. [Diane Meets Mom]
Robin offers Sam $60,000 as compensation for mental anguish incurred when the yacht he was sailing blew up. [Sam Ahoy]
Incidentally, Sam was on the giving end of the checkbook trick when he tried to bribe Woody to break off his engagement with Sam's goddaughter. [The Godfather, Part III]
Back to the questions Sam wins one cent from Robin. [Indoor Fun with Sammy and Robby]
Sam buys the back back for 85 cents. The asking price was $1, but Sam didn't have any money and borrowed 25 cents from Carla, a dime from Cliff, and four bits from Pete. [Cry Harder (Part 2)]
Incidentally, Harry the Hat bets Cliff a dime that he can drink a drink without touching the hat it's under. You know how the stunt works. [Pick a Con ... Any Con]
Back to the questions Derek is an international lawyer. He has curly blond hair and deep blue eyes. [Show Down (Part 1); Paint Your Office; Backseat Becky, Up Front]
Back to the questions Blue and sailing. [Battle of the Exes]
Back to the questions His hair.
Back to the questions His birthday. [I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday]
Back to the questions 16. [Take My Shirt... Please?; Pitch It Again, Sam] August 5, 1973 in Baltimore against the Orioles; it was a doubleheader. [Simon Says]
Back to the questions Dutch Kincaid. [Pitch It Again, Sam]
Back to the questions Depends who you ask. When Diane asks him, Sam says he can't remember, though he does remember that he had to wait for the crossing guard to show up so he could go to her house. His second experience was with the crossing guard. [Don Juan is Hell]
At Frasier's bachelor party, he says it was his sixth grade school crossing guard. [To All the Girls I've Loved Before]
Score two points if you got both.
Back to the questions The bottlecap from the last beer he ever drank. [Endless Slumper]
Back to the questions ``I always want Jacqueline Bisset when I drink tequila.'' [Bar Bet]
Back to the questions Dave Richards is played by Fred Dryer. (Score 1/2 point if you just said `Dave'.) More trivia about Fred Dryer appears later.
Back to the questions To explain to Diane's college roommate Rebecca Prout (Julia Duffy) why Sam isn't interested in her. [Any Friend of Diane's] More trivia about Julia Duffy appears later.
To disarm a gunman. [Sam Turns the Other Cheek]
As a fake therapy case for Frasier to boost his confidence. [The Triangle]
No points for the time they agreed to get married to save Diane's mother's inheritance, since they didn't pretend to be in love. [Someone Single, Someone Blue]
Back to the questions (Score one point each for the proposal and the response.)
Once on the telephone. Sam was in Cheers and Diane was in her apartment. (`Sam? ... If this is some kind of a joke...' She went on to say that she was swept off her feet, but wanted to be asked in a more romantic setting.) [Strange Bedfellows (Part 3) / The Proposal]
Once on a boat (`No'). [The Proposal]
Once in the bar (`No'). [Chambers vs. Malone]
Once in court (`That didn't sound very sincere'). [Chambers vs. Malone]
And again in court (`Okay'). [Chambers vs. Malone]
Score an extra point if you remember that Diane replied, ``The answer is `no','' when Sam asks her what her answer would have been had he asked her. [Second Time Around]
Back to the questions Disneyworld. [Norm's Last Hurrah; A House is not a Home] Diane wanted to go to Tibet. [Norm's Last Hurrah]
Back to the questions The assault and battery charge Diane filed against Sam (which she dropped after Sam proposed to her). [Chambers vs. Malone]
Back to the questions If someone asks for a Screaming Viking, you ask them `Would you like the cucumber bruised?' [Home is the Sailor]
CHAPTER 5: Diane
Professor Sumner Sloan.
Back to the questions Spencer and Helen. Spencer died exactly ten years before the episode in which Sam must marry Diane, else her mother loses her inheritance. [Someone Single, Someone Blue] Yet Diane talked about her father in the present tense a few months earlier. [The Coach's Daughter]
Back to the questions Goldenbrook. [A Ditch in Time; Love Thy Neighbor] Three months?
Back to the questions A ballerina. [Peterson Crusoe; Dance, Diane, Dance; I Do, Adieu] (Score full credit if you just said `dancer'.)
Back to the questions `Othello'. Andy played Othello and Diane played Desdemona. [Homicidal Ham; Diane's Nightmare]
Back to the questions She talks in a high-pitched nasal voice. Frasier named the dog `Pavlov', but Sam renamed it `Diane'. (The dog is a she, by the way.) [Diane's Allergy]
Back to the questions She has a facial tic which causes her to twitch the right-hand side of her face.
It almost ruined her chances in the `45th Annual Miss Boston Barmaid Competition'. [No Contest]
It worried her father so much that he was afraid it would keep her from finding a boyfriend. [Someone Single, Someone Blue]
A customer (who is a doctor) said he could fix it in 30 minutes, but Diane merely ignored him. [How do I Love Thee? ... Let me Call You Back]
She meditates to get rid of it. [Endless Slumper] (It doesn't work, obviously.)
Back to the questions Mr. Jammers is the stuffed giraffe. Other stuffed animals are Freddy Frogbottom, Mr. Buzzer (a bee) and Gary Gorilla. (Gary Gorilla and Mr. Jammers don't get along.) [Power Play] Her dearest childhood pal is `Brian the Lion', a hand puppet which has become a rag for wiping the bar. [Coach in Love (Part 1)]
Back to the questions Elizabeth was Diane's pet cat, whose death sent her into a depression. [Let Me Count the Ways]
Jessica is the pen name Diane used to write Sam's memoirs. [They Called Me Mayday]
Back to the questions Girls with poorly-publicized coming-out parties. [No Help Wanted] Diane was a Phi Epsilon Delta. [From Beer to Eternity]
Back to the questions She went on a spree of decandence and debauchery. [Birth, Death, Love and Rice; Suspicion; Fear is my Co-Pilot]
Then she checked into a convent, the Sisters of the Divine Severity. [Birth, Death, Love and Rice]
Back to the questions She bowled. In her own words: ``I needed a PE credit, and I could read between frames, and you didn't have to run. I spent six semesters sweating in a tawdry bowling alley.'' Carla notes, ``Bowlers don't sweat.'' Diane response, ``They do when they're wearing tweed.'' [From Beer to Eternity]
Back to the questions She thinks it's the box her engagement ring came in, but it's really the box from sterling silver corn-cob holders. [Diamond Sam]
Back to the questions Twenty-six units' worth. [The Godfather, Part III] That's a lot. Diane is a Skinnerian behaviorist. [Woody Goes Belly Up]
Back to the questions ... marry into old money. [How do I Love Thee? ... Let Me Call You Back]
Back to the questions Emil. Sam thinks it's a stupid name. `Emil is what you eat.' [The Godfather, Part III]
Back to the questions Silverware pattern. [Money Dearest; One Last Fling] China pattern. [Money Dearest; One Last Fling] Crystal. [Money Dearest] Linen pattern. [One Last Fling]
Back to the questions She left to finish writing a novel she started five years ago. [I Do, Adieu]
Back to the questions After her book project fell through, she went to Hollywood to try to become a television script writer. [Home is the Sailor]
CHAPTER 6: Coach
His other nickname is `Red' because he read a book. [Someone Single, Someone Blue]
At one point, Coach introduces himself as `Satchmo'. Diane says, `Coach, you're thinking of Louis Armstrong.' Coach replies, `No, but I like that even better.' He later says to Sam, `You can call me Louis Armstrong.' But this doesn't count as a nickname, since nobody actually called him that. [Just Three Friends]
Coach says that he got his nickname from his friend Barry. Coach thinks he got the name because he never flew first class. [A Ditch in Time]
Back to the questions He took one too many fastballs in the noggin. [Show Down (Part 2)] Incidentally, he claims to hold the minor league record for most times hit by a pitch. [I'll Be Seeing You (Part 2)]
Back to the questions Allyce Beasley played Lisa Pantusso. [The Coach's Daughter; Father Knows Last] His wife's name was Angela. [Coach Buries a Grudge; Coach in Love (Part 1)]
Back to the questions First season: Thursday. He works at Cheers. `But I go a little slower, you know.' [Show Down (Part 2)]
Second season: Wednesday. [Coach in Love (Part 1)]
(This question is really worth three points if you got both of the days off.)
Back to the questions Depends who you ask. He either was a pitching coach [Endless Slumper] or a third base coach. [Never Love a Goalie (Part 1)]
Back to the questions He'd injure himself and win their sympathy. [Coach Returns to Action]
Back to the questions One of the loose women who hung around the ballpark during his ballplaying days. [Endless Slumper, Let Me Count the Ways]
Back to the questions Chrome. `When the Saints Go Marching In'. [Teacher's Pet]
Back to the questions Rubbing the side of your nose with your index finger. [Pick a Con ... Any Con]
Back to the questions Robert Mitchum. For the past twelve years they made a point to watch his movies together whenever possible. [Coachie Makes Three]
Back to the questions Woody, whom Coach administered a correspondence course in bartending. [Birth, Death, Love and Rice]
Back to the questions They sent him an invitation by mistake. He's been attending for six or seven years now, and was to have hosted the reunion the year after he died. They called him ``Uncle Whitey''. [Behind Every Great Man]
CHAPTER 7: Carla
Carla Maria Victoria Angelina Teresa Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli LeBec. [Little Carla, Happy at Last (Part 2); 200th episode special]
(Score one point if you got `Carla Lozupone Tortelli LeBec'. Score two if you also got the `Maria ... Apollonia' part.)
Back to the questions Score one point for the name and another for the father.
* Anthony Nick Tortelli Anne-Marie Nick Tortelli Serafina Nick Tortelli Gino (now Bennito Mussolini) Nick Tortelli * ? Nick Tortelli * Ludlow (the smart one) Dr. Bennett Ludlow * Jesse > the Eddie LeBec * Elvis > twins Eddie LeBec
Anthony is eldest. [An American Family; The Groom Wore Clearasil]
Gino is child number four, age 7 1/2 in Autumn 1982. [Truce or Consequences]
Sympathy (but no points) if you said Dr. Marshall Lipton was the father of `?'.
Back to the questions Madame Lazora. [The Visiting Lecher; The Improbable Dream, Part 2; The Ghost and Mrs. LeBec] Georgia Brown earned an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Madame Lazora in ``The Ghost and Mrs. LeBec''.
Back to the questions Carla is a devout Catholic.
Back to the questions Second season: Tuesday. [Personal Business] Third season: Thursday. [An American Family]
Back to the questions St. Cletes School for Wayward Girls. [The Belles of St. Cletes]
Back to the questions She was pregnant. [Whodunit?]
Back to the questions Graceland. Every time. [Everyone Imitates Art; Home Malone]
Back to the questions Nick Tortelli is the owner of the `Tortelli Television Hospital'. [An American Family; If Ever I Would Leave You] He lives in Las Vegas. [Little Carla, Happy at Last (Part 1)]
He said `Hey Carla, I knocked you up, and you know where I live, so I guess I have to.' [Coach in Love (Part 1)]
Back to the questions His current wife is Loretta. He enclosed a photo of himself and his fiancee, both naked. They go through the entire ceremony with their fly open. [Battle of the Exes]
Back to the questions Depends who you ask. At the wedding ceremony, his name was Edward Raymond LeBec. [Little Carla, Happy at Last (Part 2)]
Even his mother called him `Eddie'. [Little Carla, Happy at Last (Part 1)]
But we later learn that his real first name is Guy (rhymes with `me'), and that `Eddie' was just a name his American friends used. [Call Me, Irresponsible; The Ghost and Mrs. LeBec]
(Score 1/2 for `Edward LeBec', 1/2-point for his alleged middle name of `Raymond', and 1 for `Guy', for a perfect score of 2.)
Back to the questions Eddie (number 33) was the goalie for the Boston Bruins at the time he met Carla. He drinks a club soda, no ice, two slices of lime, and a red straw. After finishing it, he puts the napkin on top of the glass and puts the straw on top of the napkin. [Never Love a Goalie (Part 1)] His uniform number was also given as 38. [For Real Men Only] (Score 2 if you got both uniform numbers.)
He then became a member of a travelling ice show, ``The Wonderful World of Ice'' (dressed as a penguin). [Airport V]
Back to the questions Frasier. And it came true, too! [Little Carla, Happy at Last (Part 2)]
Back to the questions He died in a freak ice show accident: He was run over by a Zamboni. [Death Takes a Holiday on Ice]
Eddie was also married to Gloria. [Death Takes a Holiday on Ice; 50-50 Carla]
The policy was worth $50,000. [50-50 Carla]
Back to the questions `O Canada' [Never Love a Goalie (Part 2); Death Takes a Holiday on Ice]
Back to the questions Chicken McNuggets and drawing underarm hair on the models in `Vogue' magazine. [Battle of the Exes] We actually see her doing it, too, though no attention is drawn to it. [I'll Be Seeing You (Part 2)]
`Lady and the Tramp'. The part where they eat the spaghetti. [Battle of the Exes]
Back to the questions She is waiting for the opportunity to rat on her neighbors. [I Kid You Not]
She also watches `Criminals At Large'.
Back to the questions The Broken Spoke. [Cry Harder (Part 2)]
Back to the questions Santa Carbone spied on Diane at Goldenbrook, and on Vera Peterson suspecting marital infidelity. [Love Thy Neighbor] (Score one point for each person Santa spied on.)
Back to the questions You hold your hands by your ears, palms facing forward. As you say `The Dream', you close your hand, little finger first, while twisting your wrist. [Honor Thy Mother]
CHAPTER 8: Norm
Hillary (named after his grandfather). [It's a Wonderful Wife]
Back to the questions Diane waits for everybody to finish yelling `Norm!', then she says `Norman'. (Woody yells `Norm!', although he addresses him as Mr. Peterson.)
Back to the questions (1) The Hungry Heifer. [Cheers: The Motion Picture] The bar at Vic's Bowl-A-Rama. [From Beer to Eternity] Gary's Olde Towne Tavern [episode unknown]
(2) Pepe in the bar Sam worked at in Cancun. [One Happy Chappy in a Snappy Serape]
Bradley when the bar clientele turns yuppy. [Bad Neighbor Sam]
And for true trivia mavens, Doonesbury's comic strip of 20 March 1991.
Scene: The aftermath of the war against Iraq, a Kuwaiti nightclub.
First panel: Duke?: Hey... Aren't those the boys Bechtel sitting at table two? ?: Yes, Sir. We seem to be drawing every heavy-hitter in town.
Second panel: Duke?: Speaking of which... Voice: 'Lo everybody!
Third panel: All: Norm!
Fourth panel: Duke?: [pouring a beer] How's it going general? Voice: Ahead of schedule! Which is more than I can say for that beer!
(Thanks to Daniel Callahan for finding this gem.)
(3) When Norm becomes rich from his investment in Tan 'n Wash, everybody is mad at him and doesn't say anything when he comes in. [Tan 'n Wash]
On the first show with Rebecca, Norm comes in and only Woody yells `Norm!' Norm leaves in disgust. Later in the show, Norm comes in as part of `Operation Wayne Down the Dwain', pretending to be an average customer. One of the customers yells `Norm!' and Norm tells him to shut up. [Home is the Sailor]
When he tries to prove that he really is Norm Peterson, he yells, ``Afternoon, everyone!''\ but the gang yell back, ``Anton!'' [The Two Faces of Norm]
When Frederick says his first word, `Norm!'. [Breaking In Is Hard to Do]
Incidentally, it almost happens when Sam and Diane are the only people in the bar when Norm comes in, but they stop their heated conversation to yell `Norm!'. [Coachie Makes Three]
Back to the questions Little Wally's Pup and Burger. [Finally (Part 1)] In his own words: ``This has to be my favorite restaurant in the whole city.'' Cliff responds, ``Come on, I thought the Hungry Heifer was your favorite.'' ``Yeah, sure, you know, you got folks from out of town or something, you want to impress them, you want to sit down, maybe. But if, you know, you just want to power down the animal fat, Wally's rules.''
His opinion of The Hungry Heifer has varied considerably. [Woody Goes Belly Up; I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday; The Bar Stoolie; Cheers: The Motion Picture; Airport V]
Some Hungry Heifer trivia: - Their `Carnivore Platter' consists of a steak, topped off with pork chops. [Woody Goes Belly Up] - Thursday night is the night the chef does his tribute to swine. [I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday] - Read the menu carefully, lest you accidentally order `beff' or `loobster'. [Behind Every Great Man]
Back to the questions ``And I hope the Red Sox win the pennant. (signed) Norm Peterson'' [Feeble Attraction]
Back to the questions Norm `Moon Glow' Peterson was a wrestler. [They Called Me Mayday]
Back to the questions Vera's maiden name was Kreitzer. [The Two Faces of Norm] During the first season, they were married for ten years. [Truce or Consequences] As of the second season, they were married for eleven years. [Norman's Conquest]
Back to the questions They were classmates in high school. [Personal Business] Norm got her attention when a wrestling opponent pulled down Norm's trunks. [They Called Me Mayday] Vera was famous all over the Midwest for her hickeys. [Personal Business]
Vera's parents live in ``one of those rectangular states.'' [Coach Buries a Grudge]
Back to the questions We hear Vera's voice on a tape recording. [Love Thy Neighbor]
During the Thanksgiving food fight, Diane accidentally throws a pie in her face, so we get to see all of Vera except for her face. [Thanksgiving Orphans]
We hear her voice and see her legs when she works as a hat-check girl upstairs at Melville's. [It's a Wonderful Wife]
Her voice (and perhaps even her body) is provided by Bernadette Birkett, George Wendt's real-life wife. No screen credit is given. [It's a Wonderful Wife]
Back to the questions After he and Vera broke up, Norm dated Arlene Horsley. [Old Flames]
Norm considered having an affair with the neighbor wife, Phyllis Henshaw. [Love Thy Neighbor]
He was also goaded by the gang into having an affair with a client, but he couldn't go through with it. [Norman's Conquest]
Back to the questions A blue Honda Civic. [Norman's Conquest; King of the Hill] The bumper sticker reads `Accountants do it with interest'. [King of the Hill]
Back to the questions He worked in the Coast Guard many years ago. [Sam Ahoy; The Two Faces of Norm] Accountant. [most of the early years] Dishwasher at Melville's. [No Help Wanted] Corporate executioner. [The Executive's Executioner] Painter. [Paint Your Office; Woody for Hire, and Norman of the Apes; Let Sleeping Drakes Lie; Don't Paint Your Chickens; The Two Faces of Norm; Sammy and the Professor; Carla Loves Clavin] Department store Santa. [Christmas Cheers] Interior decorator. [Norm, Is That You?; Call Me, Irresponsible]
He also briefly worked as a beer taster in a brewery [The King of Beers], although he never officially had the job.
No points for saying he owned `Tan 'n Wash' because he didn't. He was just an investor. [Tan 'n Wash]
Back to the questions Ron and Phyllis Henshaw. [Love Thy Neighbor]
Back to the questions Bruce. [Diamond Sam; Little Carla, Happy at Last (Parts 1 and 2)]
CHAPTER 9: Cliff
Well, I don't know. But his middle initial is C. [Strange Bedfellows (Part 1)]
Back to the questions Esther Clavin is played by Frances Sternhagen. (She earned an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Mrs. Clavin in `Ma Always Likes You Better'.)
Back to the questions Cliff Clavin the elder is in Australia, hiding from U.S. authorities due to real estate fraud. [The Bar Stoolie]
In a first-season episode, Cliff says his dad left `a few years ago'. [Sam Turns the Other Cheek] But when dad comes to visit, Cliff says his dad left when he was nine years old. [The Bar Stoolie] (Score one point for either answer; two if you got both.)
Back to the questions A potato that looks like Richard Nixon. [The Groom Wore Clearasil] A squash whose bumps form the Hawaiian Islands. [Don Juan is Hell] A turnip that looks like June Lockhart. [Dark Imaginings] A squash that looks like George Schulz. [Cheers: The Motion Picture] A cross between a rutabaga and a beet. [The Gift of the Woodi]
Back to the questions South Central Branch (SCB). [The Executive's Executioner; Strange Bedfellows (Part 1); Knights of the Scimitar]
Back to the questions Walter Q. (Walt) Twitchell (played by Raye Birk).
Back to the questions ``Curfew? Come on, Norm. I can stay out as long as I want so long as I call by ten.'' [Sam Turns the Other Cheek]
Back to the questions Of course not! [Cliff's Rocky Moment]
Back to the questions Massachusetts D86 4R3. [?] Note that Cliff drove a Studebaker in a previous episode. [Cliff's Rocky Moment]
The bumper sticker reads `Letter carriers do it on foot.' [How to Marry a Mailman]
Back to the questions ``I'm just one of those people who collects phone book cover art.'' [Bar Bet]
Back to the questions When the Sears catalogues are mailed. [No Contest; The Bartender's Tale] It was particularly bad in 1985, when the Spiegel catalogues came out at the same time. (Score 1/2 if you got the basic idea.)
Back to the questions A trapeze artist. [Peterson Crusoe]
Back to the questions `Celibacy'. They are the categories on `Jeopardy' when Cliff is a contestant. [What is ... Cliff Clavin?]
CHAPTER 10: Frasier
Well, I don't know. But his middle initial is W. [The Belles of St. Cletes; Birth, Death, Love and Rice]
Back to the questions Frasier is a strict Freudianist. [Breaking In is Hard To Do] It is clear long before Frasier says it that this is true. [Little Carla, Happy at Last (Part 1); Those Lips, Those Ice; Veggie-Boyd] Lilith, on the other hand, is a behavioralist. [Breaking In is Hard To Do]
Frasier specializes in the treatment of phobias. [Abnormal Psychology]
Back to the questions Hester Crane is also a psychiatrist. [Diane Meets Mom] She is no longer living. [To All the Girls I've Loved Before; Death Takes a Holiday on Ice] Neither is Frasier's father, who died while Frasier was still in school. [Two Girls for Every Boyd; Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh] Frasier's rather was a scientist. [Two Girls for Every Boyd]
Back to the questions Frasier received an appointment to the University of Bologna. [Cheerio Cheers]
Back to the questions Dr. Bennett Ludlow (James Karen, the Pathmark spokesman). [Whodunit?] After Diane abandoned Frasier at the altar, Ludlow became his therapist. [Birth, Death, Love and Rice]
Back to the questions A session with marriage counselor Simon Finch-Royce. It cost him $1500, by the way. [Simon Says] (John Cleese won an Emmy for his portrayal of Dr. Finch-Royce.)
Back to the questions French. [Dinner at Eight-ish; Little Carla, Happy at Last (Part 1); Bad Neighbor Sam] Chinese. [The Crane Mutiny]
Back to the questions At the wedding of Frasier Crane and Lilith Sternin, Sam served as best man and Rebecca as maid-of-honor. [To All the Girls I've Loved Before]
Lilith is Jewish. See the next answer.
Lilith is a member of the psychiatric staff at Boston General Hospital. [Abnormal Psychology; The Cranemakers] (Score 1/2 if you just said `a hospital'.) [Second Time Around]
Lilith studied for two year longer than Frasier. [The Improbable Dream, Part 2]
Back to the questions Frederick is being raised in the Jewish tradition, which Frasier wholeheartedly endorses, regretting that he himself wasn't brought up in a religious family. [For Real Men Only]
Frederick's first word was `Norm!' [Breaking in is Hard to Do] (But Lilith thinks he said, `Mom!')
Back to the questions ``Thank you, Conan.'' [The Crane Mutiny]
Back to the questions Sam. [How to Win Friends and Electrocute Yourself] She drives like a maniac.
Back to the questions She sings ``Our House'' with Frasier when they invite Sam and Diane to dinner. [Dinner at Eight-ish]
She sings ``Rolling on the River'' when she reminisces about Creedence Clearwater Revival. [Slumber Party Massacred]
She sings ``My Funny Valentine'' to accompany Frasier's attempt to build a fire in an isolated cabin. [The Cranemakers] (She claims that this is the only song she knows. Hah!)
She sings ``Sonny Boy'' to Frederick when the gang tease her about her singing lessons. [Mr. Otis Regrets]
She sings ``Tomorrow'' under post-hypnotic suggestion whenever she hears the word `tractor'. [Veggie-Boyd]
She also sang with the karaoke machine to stop Frasier from doing same. [Wedding Bell Blues]
Frasier, on the other hand, has never had any formal training in voice.
CHAPTER 11: Woody
Woody hails from Hanover, Indiana, the `Placemat Capital of the World'. [Suspicion]
The rival town is French Lick, Indiana, the home town of Larry Bird. [Cheers Fouls Out]
Back to the questions The Piggly Wiggly. [Golden Boyd; Veggie-Boyd]
Back to the questions Tiberius. [Loverboyd] July 23. [Puddin' Head Boyd] Blue. [Suspicion]
Back to the questions Margaret and Edgel. [Suspicion] Truman. [The Groom Wore Clearasil]
Back to the questions Explode. (Because they were both very fat.) [Woody Goes Belly Up]
Back to the questions He once maimed someone in a bowling accident. [From Beer to Eternity] (Score 1/2 point if you said he killed someone.)
Here's the story, in Woody's own words:
I still don't know what happened, you know? One minute I was picking up the 8-10 split, and the next thing I know, the 10-pin flies and hits old Sulley right between the eyes and he goes down like a sack of wheat. Sam, I ruined a man's life.
Sam says, ``Oh, come on, I'm sure you're exaggerating.'' Woody continues:
Oh no, no I'm not. Old Sulley got too dim-witted to stay in bowling maintenance. Last I heard, he was a clown at children's birthday parties.
Sam asks, ``What's wrong with that?'' Woody answers:
He wasn't invited to them.
Back to the questions Kelly Gaines. Her other suitor is Henri, a French photographer she met in Paris.
CHAPTER 12: Rebecca
San Diego. [Paint Your Office; And God Created Woodman; I'm Gonna Get My Act Together and Stick it in Your Face]
Back to the questions `You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling'. [Please Mr. Postman; Finally (Part 1)]
Back to the questions A Mercedes. [Executive Sweet; Hot Rocks]
Back to the questions `Backseat Becky' attended the University of Connecticut. (And no, we don't know where she got the nickname from. The story she told was a fabrication.) [The Last Angry Mailman] She majored in marketing. [Don't Paint Your Chickens]
Incidentally, she wears a UConn sweatshirt at the slumber party she throws for Carla. [Slumber Party Massacred] Oh, and she also didn't graduate on schedule. She failed a course and had to make it up over the summer, thereby receiving her diploma in the mail. [Sammy and the Professor]
Back to the questions Susan Howe is an actress in low-budget horror movies. [Sisterly Love] (Score full credit if you just said she was an actress.) Score an extra point if you remembered she was also Miss San Diego. [Paint Your Office]
Back to the questions Her father is a captain in the navy. Her mother is an interior designer. Her brothers are a surgeon and an attorney. [Paint Your Office]
Back to the questions When she embarrassed herself by kissing Evan, Sam suggests that Rebecca explain by saying she was just trying to make Sam jealous. [A Kiss is Still a Kiss]
To get onto Evan's yacht. [Yacht of Fools]
To fend off the advances of Martin Teal. [One Happy Chappy in a Snappy Serape (Parts 1 and 2)]
To explain Sam's presence in Mr. Sheridan's house. Nary five minutes earlier, she said Woody was her boyfriend (for the same reason). [Adventures in Housesitting]
Back to the questions Rebecca promised to have sex with Sam if she lit up another cigarette. When Sam caught her smoking, she reluctantly agrees to go back to her place. She comments, ``It's all right; I'll just close my eyes and imagine someone appealing.'' [My Fair Clavin]
Sam pretends to be devastated after learning that he was promoted just to be a ringer on the company softball team and tries to take advantage of Rebecca's sympathy. Fed up with fending off his advances, she goes completely limp and says emotionlessly, ``Take me here. Take me now. Please. Please.'' [The Sam in the Grey Flannel Suit]
Rebecca promised to have sex with Sam after she lost her borrowed diamond earings and Sam promised to find them. ``I'll turn this bar upside-down, starting with you....ok, ending with you.'' The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was accused of stealing them. [Hot Rocks]
Incidentally, she sort of drunkenly agreed to have sex with him, but she passed out soon thereafter. [One Happy Chappy in a Snappy Serape (Part 2)]
Back to the questions She throws a cocktail party for Daniel Collier. [And God Created Woodman]
She throws a children's party. [Send in the Crane]
She babysits a dog. [Adventures in Housesitting]
She throws a cocktail party for Mr. Gaines. [Golden Boyd]
Now no longer full of enthusiasm for throwing parties, she throws a lousy party for her boss's brother-in-law. [Only for Real Men]
Back to the questions Evan Drake was transferred to Japan at the end of the sixth season.
Back to the questions Multimillionaire Robin Colcord (Roger Rees). Rebecca calls him her `Sweet Baby', which was also her password into the corporation data bank. [Cry Hard (Part 1)] Although Rebecca told him she loved him ``because I think you're a very interesting person'', she really loved him for his money. [Finally (Part 2); Wedding Bell Blues]
Jean-Marie Bolieur, charge d'affaires at the French Consulate. [Finally (Part 2); Indoor Fun with Sammy and Robby; Mr. Otis Regrets; Cry Hard, Part 1; Where Nobody Knows Your Name] Score another point if you remembered Christine Davi. [Finally (Part 2)]
His chauffeur's name is Miles. (Played by Webster Williams.) [The Improbable Dream; How to Marry a Mailman; Finally (Part 1)]
Back to the questions Robin took Rebecca to `Wally's Pup Burger', a greasy hamburger place. [Finally (Part 1)] He was found guilty of insider trading. (He was using Rebecca to access the corporation data bank.) [Cry Hard (Part 1)]
Back to the questions A `Women Of Boston Business Award' statuette, which Rebecca won. [Little Carla, Happy at Last (Part 2)]
(Ha, fooled all you people who thought it was a pet name for Robin!)
Back to the questions ``This machine is for photocopying documents, not your butt.'' [The Visiting Lecher]
CHAPTER 13: Questions you aren't expected to be able to answer
William Devane and Lisa Eichhorn was the ``big name'' duo.
The other finalist was the duo of Fred Dryer and Julia Duffy. Curiously, Fred Dryer and Julia Duffy have appeared as guest stars on `Cheers' playing friends of Sam and Diane, respectively. [Fred Dryer in Sam at Eleven; Old Flames; `I' on Sports] [Julia Duffy in Any Friend of Diane's]
(Personally, I think Fred Dryer and Julia Duffy would've made an interesting combination.)
Back to the questions It was the most uptight name she could think of.
Back to the questions Heide is Rhea's younger sister. Interestingly, Heide had no writing experience when she started writing for Cheers. Although James Burrows rejected her first story, he encouraged her to keep trying and accepted her second story. Her early stories center on Carla because she felt she could do a better job than anybody else at writing for her sister.
Back to the questions John Ratzenberger created his own character. He came in for a general audition and said, ``Hey, what if there's a bar regular who's a know-it-all? This guy works for the government---he's a mailman or something.'' They were so impressed that he was promised six episode the first season and promotion to co-star status the next season.