Cheers

Season 6 Episode 23

Bar Wars

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 31, 1988 on NBC
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The gang at Cheers declares war when rival bar, Gary's Old Town Tavern, steals the trophy celebrating their one and only sporting victory in a bowling tournament.

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    Rhea Perlman

    Rhea Perlman

    Carla Lozupone Tortelli LeBec

    George Wendt

    George Wendt

    Hilary Norman "Norm" Peterson

    Ted Danson

    Ted Danson

    Sam "Mayday" Malone

    Bebe Neuwirth

    Bebe Neuwirth

    Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane

    Kirstie Alley

    Kirstie Alley

    Rebecca Howe

    John Ratzenberger

    John Ratzenberger

    Clifford C "Cliff" Clavin, Jr

    Robert Desiderio

    Robert Desiderio

    Gary

    Guest Star

    Wade Boggs

    Wade Boggs

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Tom Rosqui

    Tom Rosqui

    Jensen

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    Al Rosen

    Al Rosen

    Al

    Recurring Role

    Tim Cunningham

    Tim Cunningham

    Tim

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    Steve Giannelli

    Steve Giannelli

    Steve

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Near the end of the episode Gary quickly quotes "Tapped into the cable" despite the white banner displayed above his bars TV with "VIA Satellite" written at the bottom.

      • At the time of this episode, Wade Boggs was a real-life player for the Boston Red Sox and had led the American League in batting average the previous season.

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    • NOTES (3)

      • Frasier calls Diane a 'pompous witch' in this episode which seems a little harsh considering, she did help them win their bowling trophy.

      • Cheers won the bowling tournament in episode From Beer to Eternity. Although this is the first episode to officially carry the title "Bar Wars", "From Beer to Eternity" was actually the first episode to center on the rivalry between Sam and Gary's bars.

      • Robert Desiderio plays Gary in this episode, despite the fact the character had been played by a different actor (Joel Polis) in an earlier episode. Actually, the show's producers had every intention of bringing the original actor back for Gary's second appearance, until it was discovered - after the show had already been locked into the schedule - that Joel Polis was already booked that week. All of which left the producers little choice but to cast the equally capable Robert Desiderio, who would continue to trade off the role of Gary with Polis through the remainder of the show's run.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Carla mentions that she and Eddy are going to the movies to see Fatal Attraction, an Academy Award nominated film which was a massive hit when released in 1987. It starred Glenn Close (in an Oscar nominated role) as a woman psychotically obsessed with a married man played by Michael Douglas.

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