Cheers (1982–1993)
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Heeeeeere's... Cliffy! 

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 ... See full summary »


James Burrows


Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Kirstie Alley ... Rebecca Howe
Rhea Perlman ... Carla Tortelli
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff Clavin
Woody Harrelson ... Woody Boyd
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Bebe Neuwirth ... Dr. Lilith Sternin
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Frances Sternhagen ... Esther Clavin
Josh Mostel ... Cue Card Guy (as Joshua Mostel)
Paul Willson ... Paul Krapence
Nicolas Mize Nicolas Mize ... Security Guard
Angel Harper Angel Harper ... Audience Member
Johnny Carson ... Johnny Carson
Doc Severinsen ... Doc Severinsen


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 ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

7 May 1992 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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]
Cliff: [miming bowling] Heeere's Cliffy!
[Johnny Carson applauds and approaches Cliff]
Johnny Carson: How does it feel on stage?
Cliff: Good.
Johnny Carson: Now get the hell out of here before I call security.
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References The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »


Hooray for Hollywood
Music by Richard A. Whiting
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Funny but ...........
10 September 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I'm always suspicious of too much celebrity on a show like this. Cliff sends lame jokes to the Tonight Show and is rejected time after time. In their usual invasive way, Norm and the guys decide to make it look like Johnny Carson actually wanted on of his jokes. This is fine. Even the trip to Burbank. But they get too far inside the Carson show. Of course, Cliff can't handle this in a normal way.

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