Norm convinces Sam to install a satellite dish at Cheers. Carla finds a cheap, used dish, however it does not come installed. Despite not knowing how to do it, Sam and Woody tackle the installation task. During their work, Sam and Woody have a philosophical chat as, while they think of satellites, ponder the meaning of the universe. Meanwhile, Cliff has submitted a joke to The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) hopefully for Johnny Carson to use in his opening monologue on Doc's birthday. The joke: "Today is Doc Severinsen's birthday. You know, Doc is so old, when he was a kid, he never blew out candles on his birthday cake. They didn't have fire yet." It is obviously rejected by NBC. However Norm doctors the rejection letter to make it look like an acceptance letter, since Cliff is feeling so down. When Cliff reads the letter, he's elated, so much so, he buys three round trip tickets to Los Angeles, planning to watch Johnny's show live when his joke should be used. The three ...
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Writer Ken Levine
offered to make any adjustments to the script that Johnny Carson
wanted, but Carson thought the script was great and performed it as written by Levine. See more
The people at Cheers appear to be watching The Tonight Show live on television. The show airs at 11:35 pm local time in Boston but, at that time, was recorded mid-to late afternoon in Los Angeles, at least 3-4 hours earlier. See more
[after the taping of The Tonight Show, Cliff is on the seemingly empty stage
[Johnny Carson applauds and approaches Cliff
How does it feel on stage?
Now get the hell out of here before I call security.
Hooray for Hollywood
Music by Richard A. Whiting See more