Cheers 11 Seasons 1982

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Season 1
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1. Give Me A Ring Sometime TV-PG CC

Diane Chambers makes her home at Cheers when her fiancé leaves her.

Starring:
Ted Danson, Shelly Long
Runtime:
24 minutes
Original air date:
September 30, 1982

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Season 1
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    1. Give Me A Ring Sometime Diane Chambers makes her home at Cheers when her fiancé leaves her.

    CC TV-PG 24min September 30, 1982
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    2. Sam's Women Sam tries to prove to Diane that he doesn't always date shallow women.

    CC TV-PG 24min October 7, 1982
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    3. The Torelli Tort Carla attacks an especially obnoxious Yankee fan after they beat the Red Sox. He threatens to sue the bar unless Carla is fired.

    CC TV-PG 24min October 14, 1982
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    4. Sam At Eleven Sam is to be interviewed for a sports segment on the evening news. What he doesn't realize is that he was only chosen because all the big-name players weren't available.

    CC TV-PG 24min October 21, 1982
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    5. Coach's Daughter Coach discourages his daughter from marrying her pompous and rude fiancé.

    CC TV-PG 24min October 28, 1982
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    6. Any Friend Of Diane's Diane gets jealous when her friend falls for Sam.

    CC TV-PG 24min November 4, 1982
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    7. Friends, Romans, And Accountants Norm asks Diane to fill in as his bosses' date for the firm's annual bash.

    CC TV-PG 24min November 11, 1982
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    8. Truce Or Consequence Sam steps in as a mediator between the bickering Carla and Diane.

    CC TV-PG 24min November 18, 1982
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    9. Coach returns To Action Coach feels he can't compete with Sam when they fall for the same woman.

    CC TV-PG 24min November 25, 1982
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    10. Endless Slumper Sam loans out his lucky cap to a baseball player who's in a slump.

    CC TV-PG 24min December 2, 1982
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    11. One For The Book Two unlikely customers enter the bar: One is an 80+ year old who is the only arrival for his WWI squad's reunion, and the other is an awkward virgin looking for a night of drinking and fun before he becomes a monk.

    CC TV-PG 24min December 9, 1982
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    12. The Spy Who Came In For A Cold One An Englishman visits Cheers and tells tale tales of being a WWII spy.

    CC TV-PG 24min December 16, 1982
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    13. Now Pitching, Sam Malone A casting agent pursues Sam, offering more than just a business proposition.

    CC TV-PG 24min January 6, 1983
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    14. Let Me Count The Ways Sam shows his sensitive side when Diane's cat dies.

    CC TV-PG 24min January 13, 1983
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    15. Father Knows Last Carla surprises everyone when she announces who her baby's father is.

    CC TV-PG 24min January 20, 1983
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    16. The Boys In The Bar Sam's shocked when his ex-teammate comes out of the closet.

    CC TV-PG 24min January 27, 1983
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    17. Diane's Perfect Date Sam unknowingly hires and ex-murderer to escort Diane on a double date.

    CC TV-PG 24min February 10, 1983
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    18. No Contest Sam enters Diane in the annual Miss Boston Barmaid contest.

    CC TV-PG 24min February 17, 1983
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    19. Pick A Con, Any Con Sam tries to set up a sting to catch a crooked poker player.

    CC TV-PG 24min February 24, 1983
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    20. Someone Single, Someone Blue Diane proposes marriage to Sam in order to save her mom's inheritance.

    CC TV-PG 24min March 3, 1983
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    21. Show Down-Part 1 Sam's overshadowed by his charming older brother that visits Cheers.

    CC TV-PG 24min March 24, 1983
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    22. Show Down-Part 2 Sam's brother forces Diane to chose between him and Sam.

    CC TV-PG 24min March 31, 1983

Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director James Burrows
Starring Ted Danson, Shelly Long
Supporting actors Nicholas Colasanto, Rhea Perlman, George Wendt, Michael McGuire, John P. Navin Jr., Erik Holland, Ron Frazier, John Ratzenberger
Season year 1983
Network CBS
Executive Producer Tim Berry
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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This is one of TV's best shows ever.
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I loved watching cheers, I forgot how funny she show was.
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That was great acting, and great writing.
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72 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on June 22, 2003
Format: DVD
"Cheers" is an atypical classic television situation comedy in that its first season (1982-83) is arguably its best. The show won the Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Shelley Long, Directing in a Comedy Series: James Burrows, "Showdown (Part 2)," Writing in a Comedy Series: Glen Charles, Les Charles, "Give Me a Ring Sometime," and even Outstanding Individual Achievement/Graphic Design and Title Sequences: James Castle, Bruce Bryant. This would explain why the series, which finished 75th in the Nielsens with a 13.1 rating, survived on NBC's Thursday night lineup.
Looking back on the series as a whole it becomes clear that one inherent advantage for "Cheers" was that no matter what joke the writers came up with there was the perfect character to tell it. If you had a sarcastic barb then that went to Carla (Rhea Perlman), a dumb comment would come out of the mouth of Coach (Nick Colasanto), the arcane bar trivia belonged to Cliff (John Ratzenberger), the caustic non-sequiters and marriage humor was the province of Norm (George Wendt), the intellectual bon mots went to Diane (Shelley Long), and Sam (Ted Danson) played the Lord of the Come Ons. Equally as important, the bar where everybody knows your name was an appropriate place for all of these types of humor. As Diane says in the first episode: "Where better than here to study life in all its facets? People meet in bars, they part, they rejoice, they suffer, they come here to be with their own kind."
But the most important thing was that "Cheers" made the opposite attract concept work. Televison has a hard time handling romantic comedy.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 26, 2003
Format: DVD
If you are Cheers fan, obviously this is a must have. Where else can you get every episode from the first season in one package? The lack of extras is unfortunate, but the reason I purchased the set and the reason I watch it is for the show itself.
Sadly, though, the episodes are not presented in their original order. How hard would it have been to put episodes 1-6 on disk 1, and so on? What's episode 7, Coach's Daughter, doing placed as the second selection of disk one? I may not watch every episode in order every single time I view the disks, but upon my first viewing I would have liked if I could watch the episodes in order without switching disks until I completed each disk.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By WillRM on May 23, 2003
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It has been a long wait for those of us addicted to Cheers. But patience is rewarded.
The clarity of the images makes it seem like one is watching each episode for the first time. It is easy to forget how REALLY good the first year was (and still is). The shows are very intelligent, noticeably more so than later years, and witty. It is fun to observe the inconsistencies in the characters -- in one episode Norm is clearly not married and Sam brings his "ex-wife" into the bar. But at the same time the characters, without the more clearly defined "roles" of later years, are often more interesting, most especially Carla.
I met Rhea Perlman and she was understandably not all that proud of the rather 2 dimensional Carla of the later years. Here the character is wise-cracking, but with more depth and Perlman's considerable talents have room to shine. Also, Coach is a a great character, expertly realised, and more. One episode has the scene with Coach and his daughter Lisa, who is "not comfortable with her beauty," that is arguably the most moving, and genuinely so, scene ever in a TV series. And the sexual tension between Sam and Diane is about as good as it gets. I marvel that this season's shows were the lowest rated program on TV -- it is simply great comedy, suberbly written, and well performed by a strong cast that is consistently "on." How extremely fortunate that NBC stuck with the show!
Technically, as mentioned above, it is amazing to see the familiar images in such detail and clarity. The sound quality too is much improved over broadcasts of the time and most of the reruns. And, of course, each episode is complete -- unlike the broadcast reruns which frequently cut lines, and occasionally scenes.
One quibble. The shows are not in their original broadcast order, which makes the inconsistencies in character development even more baffling. But it is a quibble.
Overall, magnificent. Highly recommended.
So now, when do we get season 2?
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Raine on April 19, 2003
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Before Woody, Rebecca, or even Frasier joined the gang, there was just Sam, Diane, Carla, Cliff, Coach, and of course NORM! Or as Diane would say Norman. Cheers is one of my faovrite shows ever, and with good cause. Although the show really starts to bloom in the second season, the first is still worth getting. The show starts off with a 35 year old ex baseball player for the boston Red Sox, sam, running a bar, along with his ex-baseball coach, and his bossy, always pregant waitress Carla. After only a few moments we met, inspiring writer/poet, bride-to-be Diane Chambers. When her boyfriend leaves her, she takes a job at Sam's bar, called Cheers. Norm is the same as he is in every season, a beer drinking, in-and-out-of-work, costumer. And hears a little known fact (Cheers fans should recognize those words), Cliff's character is only a supporting character, and has less scenes, than in any other scenes.
Although the 3rd season and up are really my favorites, the first season offers us some of the smartest comedy writting ever. At only 37 dollars, and the free shipping option, if you order from amazon, this is a must have.
Here are some things for Cheers fans to watch for.
1. Coach - this character was replaced by Woody after the actor, Nicholas Colasanto died. Although I love Woody, and think the Coach and Woody are very similar. There is a certain charm found in Coach, that makes him a truely memorable character.
2. Is that Paul? - For fans of the later seasons of Cheers, you may remember a character named Paul. He was never a main character, but he was a often returning character. Although Paul is not in these episodes, the actor, plays random characters throughout the seasons, including this one. So for those who remember him, he is in at least one episode of this season.
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