Cheers

The Mail Goes to Jail

Season 3, Ep 17, Aired 2/7/85
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  • Episode Description
  • Norm gets arrested when he finishes the route for an ill Cliff, but Cliff refuses to back up Norm's explanation to the authorities.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rhea Perlman

    Carla Lozupone Tortelli LeBec

  • 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 (4)

    • Cliff: Norm will be okay. Carla: Hey you know, Norm isn't at some party you know. I mean by now he's probably had all his valuables taken, been strip searched, been deloused, and thrown into some dark cold cell with a sex starved pervert. Cliff: So? That's how he describes a typical evening at home.

    • Cliff: As long as I'm carrying this bag there's one thing that will never touch these lips. Carla: You mean there's something that wants to.

    • Coach: What would you say to a beer, Normy? Norm: Daddy wuvs you.

    • [Norm offers to deliver the rest of the mail on Cliff's route] Cliff: Ah, Norm, you're not trained. You're not qualified. Norm: What qualified? You drop ‘em in a slot. A chimp could do it. Cliff: You kiddin', no way. They did a study at the University of Michigan – chimps were 32% slower. Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, they were better with customer relations and everything...

    Notes (2)

    • In episode Woody For Hire, and Norman of the Apes, Norm would literally get a chimpanzee to deliver the mail (as revenge for a similar prank by Cliff.)

    • Though not his final episode to air, this marks Colasanto's last filmed appearance.

    Trivia (1)

    • As much of a stickler for rules as he is, coupled with his pride in the US Postal Service, Cliff would well be aware that it is a Federal crime for anyone other than a letter carrier to handle undelivered mail. This is one of the first things letter carriers are taught and Cliff would know this, no matter how sick he was.

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