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The Best Seasons of 'Cheers' 

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Updated May 8, 2020 1.1k votes 348 voters 27.8k views 11 items

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All eleven seasons of Cheers were great, but which seasons really stand out? Even viewers felt like they were going where everybody knows your name when tuning in to watch Sam Malone and company serve up drinks and one-liners at the Boston watering hole known as Cheers. Some of the most memorable episodes of Cheers come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of Cheers are, let's rank every Cheers season from best to worst.

Cheers is an American sitcom about the lives of the regular customers of a beloved bar in Boston. Cheers premiered on NBC on September 30, 1982. Ending in 1993 after its eleventh season, Cheers featured 275 half-hour episodes during its run. If you're missing the beloved sitcom, you can watch shows like Cheers anytime. 

Vote up your favorite seasons of Cheers, and vote down any bad seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. Is your favorite season of Cheers not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top.

If you want to answer the questions, "What is the best season of Cheers?" and "Which season of Cheers is the best?" then this list will have you covered. It can be painful to put one Cheers season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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Cheers - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Cheers'
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The first season of Cheers premiered on September 30, 1982 and contains 22 episodes. This season introduces viewers to the staff and patrons of a fictional Boston bar named Cheers.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Give Me a Ring Sometime," "Coach's Daughter," and "Showdown, Part 1 & 2."

Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

  • Diane takes a job as a waitress.
  • Cheers becomes a gay-friendly establishment.
  • Sam and Diane kiss.
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Cheers - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Cheers'
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Cheers - Season 2

The second season of Cheers premiered on September 29, 1983 and contains 22 episodes. This season primarily focuses on the relationship of Sam and Diane.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Power Play," "How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Call You Back," and "I'll Be Seeing You, Part 1 & 2."

Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

  • Norm and his wife get separated.
  • Sam is named an eligible bachelor.
  • Diane quits.
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Cheers - Season 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Cheers'
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Cheers - Season 4

The fourth season of Cheers premiered on September 26, 1985 and contains 26 episodes. This season introduces the character of Woody Boyd played by Woody Harrelson.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including "Birth, Death, Love and Rice," "2 Good to Be 4 Real," and "Strange Bedfellows, Part 1, 2 & 3."

Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

  • Frasier takes a job as a janitor.
  • The gang goes bowling.
  • Janet breaks up with Sam.
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Cheers - Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Cheers'
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The third season of Cheers premiered on September 27, 1984 and contains 25 episodes. This season introduces the character of Dr. Frasier Crane.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Rebound, Part 1 & 2," "Diane Meets Mom," and "Rescue Me."

Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

- Diane returns to work.
Frasier proposes to Diane in Italy.
Sam attempts a grand gesture.

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