Cheers (season 11)

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Cheers (season 11)
Cheers season 11.jpg
Region 1 DVD
Starring Ted Danson
Kirstie Alley
Rhea Perlman
John Ratzenberger
Woody Harrelson
Kelsey Grammer
Bebe Neuwirth
George Wendt
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 28
Release
Original network NBC
Original release September 24, 1992 (1992-09-24) – May 20, 1993 (1993-05-20)
Season chronology
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List of Cheers episodes

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 production team Charles Burrows Charles Productions, in association with Paramount Television.

Background[edit]

This season premiered on September 24, 1992 and aired at Thursday 9:00 pm Eastern / 8:00 pm Central slot. Besides Cheers , other series in the Thursday night lineup for the 1992–93 season were A Different World, Rhythm & Blues, Wings and L.A. Law.

Cast and Characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
248 1 "The Little Match Girl" James Burrows Dan Staley and Rob Long September 24, 1992 (1992-09-24) 28.7
After deciding to quit smoking, Rebecca tosses her last cigarette in the office trash can, inadvertently setting the bar ablaze.
249 2 "The Beer Is Always Greener" James Burrows Tom Leopold October 1, 1992 (1992-10-01) 24.8
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.
250 3 "The King of Beers" John Ratzenberger Dan O'Shannon October 8, 1992 (1992-10-08) 23.1
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.
251 4 "The Magnificent Six" James Burrows Sue Herring October 22, 1992 (1992-10-22) 20.6
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.
252 5 "Do Not Forsake Me O' My Postman" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs October 29, 1992 (1992-10-29) 24.0
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.
253 6 "Teaching with the Enemy" James Burrows Tom Anderson November 5, 1992 (1992-11-05) 28.5
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.
254 7 "The Girl in the Plastic Bubble" James Burrows Dan O'Shannon November 12, 1992 (1992-11-12) 29.6
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.
255 8 "Ill-Gotten Gaines" James Burrows Fred Graver November 19, 1992 (1992-11-19) 24.0
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.
256 9 "Feelings...Whoa, Whoa, Whoa" Rick Beren Kathy Ann Stumpe December 3, 1992 (1992-12-03) 22.9
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.
257 10 "Daddy's Little Middle-Aged Girl" James Burrows Rebecca Parr Cioffi December 10, 1992 (1992-12-10) 21.4
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.
258 11 "Love Me, Love My Car" James Burrows David Lloyd December 17, 1992 (1992-12-17) 23.4
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.
259 12 "Sunday Dinner" James Burrows Fred Graver January 7, 1993 (1993-01-07) 22.7
Frasier decides to start dating other women now that Lilith has left him, and makes a date with his young secretary, Shauna. Meanwhile, Cheers is hosting a family reunion, and Cliff and Norm are hired to videotape it.
260 13 "Norm's Big Audit" John Ratzenberger Tom Leopold January 14, 1993 (1993-01-14) 25.9
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.
261 14 "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Bar" James Burrows Rebecca Parr Cioffi January 21, 1993 (1993-01-21) 25.4
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.
262 15 "Loathe and Marriage" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs February 4, 1993 (1993-02-04) 27.1
Carla's daughter insists on having her father, Nick Tortelli, walk her down the aisle, despite Carla's objections.
263 16 "Is There a Doctor in the Howe?" James Burrows Kathy Ann Stumpe February 11, 1993 (1993-02-11) 28.4
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.
264 17 "The Bar Manager, the Shrink, His Wife and Her Lover" James Burrows Kathy Ann Stumpe February 18, 1993 (1993-02-18) 24.7
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.
265 18 "The Last Picture Show" James Burrows Fred Graver February 25, 1993 (1993-02-25) 28.0
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.
266 19 "Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey" James Burrows Ken Levine and David Isaacs March 18, 1993 (1993-03-18) 27.5
After Gary's Olde Towne Tavern is bulldozed to the ground, Sam becomes the number-one suspect that Gary turns to.
267 20 "Look Before You Sleep" James Burrows Rebecca Parr Cioffi April 1, 1993 (1993-04-01) 26.3
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.
268 21 "Woody Gets an Election" James Burrows Dan O'Shannon, Tom Anderson, Dan Staley and Rob Long April 22, 1993 (1993-04-22) 27.6
Frasier decides to conduct an experiment in voter psychology by getting Woody on the ballot for city council and is shocked by the results. During the campaign, Woody is interviewed by a reporter (Peri Gilpin).
269 22 "It's Lonely on the Top" James Burrows Heide Perlman April 29, 1993 (1993-04-29) 29.8
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.
270
271
23
24
"Rebecca Gaines, Rebecca Loses"
(double-length episode)
James Burrows David Lloyd May 6, 1993 (1993-05-06) 30.8
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.
272 25 "The Guy Can't Help It" James Burrows David Angell, Peter Casey and David Lee May 13, 1993 (1993-05-13) 29.5
Rebecca finds herself really attracted to a handsome plumber. Sam joins a help group for sexual compulsives.
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274
275
26
27
28
"One for the Road"
(triple length series finale)
James Burrows Glen Charles and Les Charles May 20, 1993 (1993-05-20) 80.4
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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