Cheers

Let Me Count the Ways

Season 1, Ep 14, Aired 1/13/83
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  • Episode Description
  • Diane looks to her friends for comfort when her cat dies, but finds everyone too enthralled by a Celtics game to notice.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rhea Perlman

    Carla Lozupone Tortelli

  • George Wendt

    Hilary Norman "Norm" Peterson

  • Ted Danson

    Sam "Mayday" Malone

  • Shelley Long

    Diane Chambers

  • Nicholas Colasanto

    Ernie "Coach" Pantusso

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Diane: (discussing Bruno, Coach's dog) What happened to him? Coach: He fell down in the bathtub and died.

    • Sam: While we're talking about life, you wanna know what bugs me about you? The way you eat pretzels! Diane: Well, you know what I don't like about you? Your cologne! It's totally without nuance!

    • Diane: Did you ever have a pet? Coach: You mean like an animal?

    • Diane: A cat is different. Carla: Yeah, you can't flush a cat.

    • Coach: What's going on, Norm? Norm: Science is seeking a cure for thirst and I happen to be the guinea pig.

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    Notes (3)

    • NBC rebroadcast this episode on May 26, 1983.

    • First of 2 appearances of Marshall Lipton.

    • Shelley Long's favorite episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • After Diane turns off the TV and makes her speech then turns it back on again, you can hear it in the background but you can clearly see that the TV is not on when she walks around the bar. You can see it again after Norm comforts her and runs back to watch the game.

    Allusions (2)

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to a sonnet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, after whom Diane's cat was named. The famous poem is called "How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways."

    • Diane: Elizabeth Barret Browning is dead.
      Diane is refering to her cat when she says this quote. Her cat was named after a famous Elizabethan poet.

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