Cheers (1982–1993)
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The Beer Is Always Greener 

Sam and Rebecca are preparing for the grand reopening of Cheers. One of Rebecca's last tasks is to deal with the telephone repairman, a Lothario called Bernard who mistakenly thinks he's ... See full summary »


James Burrows


Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 5 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Jackie Swanson ... Kelly Boyd
Glenn Shadix ... Bernard
Matthew Glave ... Bartender
Julia Montgomery ... Ellen
Rosa Nevin Rosa Nevin ... Waitress Gwen
Paul Willson ... Paul Krapence
Alan Koss Alan Koss ... Alan


Sam and Rebecca are preparing for the grand reopening of Cheers. One of Rebecca's last tasks is to deal with the telephone repairman, a Lothario called Bernard who mistakenly thinks he's God's gift to women. Bernard has a belief system about every woman, including Rebecca, who turns down his advances. In the intervening time, Woody has been on his honeymoon with Kelly, although honeymoon is not quite what they would call it as they fought the entire time regarding their religious differences which they see as a major obstacle in having a meaningful and successful marriage. Woody is Lutheran Church of Missouri Synod whereas Kelly is Lutheran Church of America. The Drs. Crane suggest group counseling, in which Lilith and Frasier highlight their own on the most part successful marriage despite their differing religious backgrounds. But it's Frasier's simple advice to Woody that may at least partly solve Woody's problem. Carla has been making ends meet working at a chain bar called Mr. ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

1 October 1992 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode premiered just one day after the 10th anniversary of the pilot episode. See more »


Photographs, sports trophies and other irreplaceable bric-a-brac were destroyed when fire gutted Cheers in the previous episode. All that bric-a-brac is back on the walls now that Cheers has reopened. See more »


Bernard: [entering the bar] I'm looking for a Rebecca Howe?
Rebecca Howe: That's me.
Bernard: Well, hello. The name's Bernard. If I had known you were such a foxy lady, I would have worn my clean pants.
Rebecca Howe: Bernard, we need you get the phones working - the one here in the bar, and one back in the office, and the pay phone over there. We haven't had phone service in two weeks.
Bernard: Relax, pretty lady. I'll give you service. Get it? So much for foreplay.
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References Don't Go in the House (1979) See more »

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Back in the Saddle
11 September 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Cheers is back in business and is going to have a grand opening. Meanwhile, Carla has gone to a yuppie bar to work, and it pays her a much larger salary. Same sends Cliff and Norm to bring her back to cheers but this place is really jumping. Soon, most of the regulars are there and no one is coming back. There is also a conflict between Kelly and Woody who are in different denominations of the Lutheran church. Woody is really worked up because he is Missouri synod and thinks other Lutherans are heretics.

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