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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. 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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Give Me a Ring Sometime is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
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) 2 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
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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Thanksgiving Orphans is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Nov 27 1986 The gang gathers at Carla's house for a Thanksgiving dinner of frozen turkey and overdone peas.

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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 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 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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Truce or Consequences is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
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) 7 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
murphycat added 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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Diane's Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Linus added 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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Chambers vs. Malone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Rinkydink added 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) 10 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
buzzy added 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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Pick a Con...Any Con is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
beachbum added 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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Strange Bedfellows (3) is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
TheDude added 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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Sumner's Return is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
lemonhead added 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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I'll Be Seeing You, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
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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Homicidal Ham is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
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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Spellbound is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
TheDude added 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.

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What is... Cliff Clavin? is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
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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Suspicion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
lemonhead added 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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I Do and Adieu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
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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Birth, Death, Love and Rice is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Rinkydink added 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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One Last Fling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
penguinchick added Feb 12 1987 Diane gives Sam 24 hours for a final fling before their wedding.

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The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Linus added 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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Endless Slumper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
curly67 added Dec 02 1982 Rick Walker, a friend of Sam, seeks his advice on how to end a losing streak.

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Coach's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Giovanni77 added Oct 28 1982 Coach's daughter brings the obnoxious lout she plans to marry to meet her father.

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Coach Buries a Grudge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
CB Ladnier added Feb 16 1984 An old friend of Coach has died and Coach decides to hold a memorial to him in the bar, inviting all their old friends. But then Coach discovers his late friend made a pass at his late wife.

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I Call Your Name is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Oct 18 1984 Frasier asks Sam for some advice about his more intimate relationship with Diane and Cliff hides out from a vengeful fellow postal employee.

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Everyone Imitates Art is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
lemonhead added Dec 04 1986 Diane becomes obsessed with tracking down a poem she's sure Sam plagiarized and had published in a literary magazine that has repeatedly turned her work down.

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The Triangle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
buzzy added Jan 23 1986 Diane and Sam try to rebuild Frasier's shattered ego when he starts drinking too much.

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Where There's a Will... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Rinkydink added Dec 22 1983 Sam lets a dying man tend bar just for fun, but the man leaves the bar patrons $100,000 in a paper napkin will.

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The Heart Is a Lonely Snipe Hu... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
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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Dinner at Eight-ish is listed (or ranked) 31 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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Cheers: The Motion Picture is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Season 5 Episode 24: Woody's parents want him to move back home, but the regulars try to keep him.

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Simon Says is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Season 5 Episode 21: Diane and Sam are given a bleak prognosis from a noted marriage counselor.

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Bidding On The Boys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Season 6 Episode 8: Lilith gets back at Frasier for wanting her to sign a pre-nuptial agreement.

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Season 6 Episode 2: Sam makes a pitch as a TV sportscaster.

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Jumping Jerks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Season 7 Episode 8: The guys set out to prove their manliness by skydiving.

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Home Is The Sailor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Season 6 Episode 1: Sam returns to Cheers after sailing around the world and wants his job back.

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Battle Of The Exes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Season 2 Episode 13: Carla shows up at her ex-husband's wedding with Sam as her date.

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I Do, Adieu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Season 5 Episode 26: With Sam and Diane's wedding day approaching, big questions still loom.

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Don Juan Is Hell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Season 4 Episode 11: Sam is used as the subject of Diane's research paper.

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Let Sleeping Drakes Lie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Season 6 Episode 18: Rebecca gets caught snooping in Evan's room when he returns from Europe early.

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An Old-Fashioned Wedding (1) is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
May 14 1992 Woody and Kelly's wedding faces some funny obstacles, before and during the ceremony, including Sam's flirtation with a German guest who turns out to be married, the priest dying and Kelly's ...more

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Fortune and Men's Weight is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Feb 02 1984 Coach is conned into buying an old scale which also prints out fortunes, and the Cheers gang each see their fortunes - except for Diane, who thinks it is all a load of rubbish. Meanwhile, Norm ...more

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Take My Shirt...Please? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
buzzy added Jan 09 1986 Sam's ego is crushed when no one bids on his old baseball jersey during a public television auction.

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Cliffie's Big Score is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Season 4 Episode 16: Cliff invites Diane and Carla to the annual ball and both unexpectedly accept.

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Dance, Diane, Dance is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Season 5 Episode 12: Diane is fooled into believing that she's a dance star waiting to happen.

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Never Love A Goalie (Part 1) is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Season 5 Episode 16: Carla falls head over heals for hockey star Eddie LeBec.

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Coachie Makes Three is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Season 2 Episode 15: Diane and Sam try to get Coach out of their hair by arranging a double date.

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No Help Wanted is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Season 2 Episode 14: Sam regrets hiring Norm to do his taxes.

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Yacht Of Fools is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cheers Episodes of All Time
Season 6 Episode 16: Sam and Rebecca spend a weekend on Evan Drake's yacht.