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The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time 

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List of the best Cheers episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. One of the greatest comedy shows of all time, Cheers has a legacy that is equally strong as Seinfeld and The Big Bang Theory. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Cheers episodes of all time are. If you're in the mood for more shows like Cheers, you can watch them any time.

Fans of Cheers are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

List contains episodes like One for the Road and Thanksgiving Orphans. What is the best Cheers episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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Thanksgiving Orphans is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Episode: 9, Season: Cheers - Season 5

Original Airing: Nov 27 1986

The gang gathers at Carla's house for a Thanksgiving dinner of frozen turkey and overdone peas.
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Give Me a Ring Sometime ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Episode: 1, Season: Cheers - Season 1

Original Airing: Sep 30 1982

Cheers is a small bar in Boston, MA. As owner Sam Malone opens up, a couple enter the bar. Professor Sumner Sloane and his fiance Diane Chambers are to go to Barbados to be married, but Sumner's ...more
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Showdown, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Episode: 22, Season: Cheers - Season 1

Original Airing: Mar 31 1983

Diane's fascination with Sam's older brother brings their long simmering relationship to a boil when the sibling asks Diane to go to Paris with him.
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Diane's Perfect Date is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Rinkydink added Episode: 17, Season: Cheers - Season 1

Original Airing: Feb 10 1983

Sam and Diane dare each other to find the other's perfect date, but Sam's last minute choice doesn't quite measure up.
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Abnormal Psychology is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
doodle added Episode: 4, Season: Cheers - Season 5

Original Airing: Oct 16 1986

Diane tries to help Lilith, the lady psychologist attracted to Frasier, to soften her appearance and surprise Frasier during their television debate.
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What is... Cliff Clavin?... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Episode: 14, Season: Cheers - Season 8

Original Airing: Jan 18 1990

Jeopardy makes an appearance in Boston, and Cliff gets on the show. The Jeopardy! round had all 6 categories Cliff specializes in, such as celebrities or the US Postal Service. But when Final ...more
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Truce or Consequences is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Episode: 8, Season: Cheers - Season 1

Original Airing: Nov 18 1982

Diane and Carla decide to bury the hatchet over after work drinks, which lead to a startling confession from Carla about her youngest child.
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Power Play is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
murphycat added Episode: 1, Season: Cheers - Season 2

Original Airing: Sep 29 1983

The regular gang finds Sam and Diane's romance hard to believe, a view apparently shared by Diane, who throws Sam out of her apartment after only five minutes.
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Pick a Con...Any Con is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
beachbum added Episode: 19, Season: Cheers - Season 1

Original Airing: Feb 24 1983

Sam enlists Harry the conman to help fleece a card shark who cheated Coach out of a lot of money.
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Diane's Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Linus added Episode: 5, Season: Cheers - Season 4

Original Airing: Oct 31 1985

Diane spends a dark and stormy night worrying that Andy Schroeder has escaped and is out to kill her.
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Dinner at Eight-ish is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Season 5 Episode 20: The regulars meet over dinner to discuss Frasier asking Lilith to move in.
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I Do and Adieu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Episode: 26, Season: Cheers - Season 5

Original Airing: May 07 1987

"I Do, Adieu" is the fifth season finale of the American television sitcom Cheers, written by Glen and Les Charles and directed by James Burrows. It originally aired on May 7, 1987 on ...more
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Homicidal Ham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Episode: 4, Season: Cheers - Season 2

Original Airing: Oct 27 1983

Andy, the ex-con Sam arranged as a blind date for Diane, returns to Cheers to show off his acting ability.
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Strange Bedfellows (3) ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
TheDude added Episode: 26, Season: Cheers - Season 4

Original Airing: May 15 1986

Janet has won the election and is hosting her press conference at Cheers. Diane turns up to apologize to Sam but ends up asking Janet some personal questions which causes Sam to throw her out of ...more
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I'll Be Seeing You, Part... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Episode: 22, Season: Cheers - Season 2

Original Airing: May 10 1984

Sam commissions a portrait of Diane from an artist so obnoxious that he soon forbids Diane to continue posing for him, an order Diane won't accept.
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Chambers vs. Malone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Rinkydink added Episode: 13, Season: Cheers - Season 5

Original Airing: Jan 08 1987

Sam proposes to Diane again and ends up charged with assault and battery when she turns him down again.
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From Beer to Eternity is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
buzzy added Episode: 9, Season: Cheers - Season 4

Original Airing: Nov 28 1985

Sam has to convince Woody to help Cheers win a bowling match with Gary's Old Towne Tavern at a rival bar.
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Birth, Death, Love and R... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Rinkydink added Episode: 1, Season: Cheers - Season 4

Original Airing: Sep 26 1985

After the sad passing away of Coach, Sam hires a new bartender in Woody Boyd, Coach's pen pal who has moved to Boston. Frasier arrives back from Europe with the news that Diane left him at the ...more
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Sumner's Return is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
lemonhead added Episode: 5, Season: Cheers - Season 2

Original Airing: Nov 03 1983

Diane's intellectual former fiance returns to reclaim her and puts Sam into an anxiety attack when he tries to measure up by reading Tolstoy.
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One Last Fling is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
penguinchick added Episode: 18, Season: Cheers - Season 5

Original Airing: Feb 12 1987

Diane gives Sam 24 hours for a final fling before their wedding.
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Coach's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Giovanni77 added Episode: 5, Season: Cheers - Season 1

Original Airing: Oct 28 1982

Coach's daughter brings the obnoxious lout she plans to marry to meet her father.
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Suspicion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
lemonhead added Episode: 14, Season: Cheers - Season 4

Original Airing: Jan 16 1986

Diane arranges for a stranger to come into Cheers as part of an experiment in paranoid behavior, but then she provides an even better example as she waits for the gang to get back at her.
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The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Linus added Episode: 1, Season: Cheers - Season 5

Original Airing: Sep 25 1986

We finally found out who Sam's telephone proposal at the end of the last episode was to - Diane! But Diane fears that Sam is meerely on the rebound after breaking up with Janet, so asks him to ...more
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The Heart Is a Lonely Sn... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Episode: 14, Season: Cheers - Season 3

Original Airing: Jan 10 1985

The guys take Frasier on a ""snipe"" hunt in the woods after Diane asks them to include the psychologist in their masculine pursuits.
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Spellbound is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
TheDude added Episode: 15, Season: Cheers - Season 5

Original Airing: Jan 22 1987

Nick vows to take Diane away from Sam when Sam defends Loretta's efforts to ditch Nick and start her own singing career.