Cheers

Season 4 Episode 1

Birth, Death, Love and Rice

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 26, 1985 on NBC
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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 altar for six months of decadent living across Europe and is now seeking renewal in a Boston monastery.moreless

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  • 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 altar for six monthsmoreless

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    Frist i must say i love watching this episode over and over again. I never got to see it on tv before the dvd's came out but once season 4 came out on dvd this was the frist episode i watch and i still love watching this episode over and over again. This episode has so many good moments. Like the scean were woody frist comes into the bar and meets sam for the frist time or like when fraiser comes in and says just get me shot punk. Also i like how they keep metioning the coach's death in this episode. Becose that's what would relly happen if someone close had died in real life. Also i'm not a big fan of shelly long but i thought she was relly good in this episode i don't kown why but i just thought she had finnly found her groove. All and all a great episode to watch over and over againmoreless
Rhea Perlman

Rhea Perlman

Carla Lozupone Tortelli LeBec

George Wendt

George Wendt

Hilary Norman "Norm" Peterson

Ted Danson

Ted Danson

Sam "Mayday" Malone

Shelley Long

Shelley Long

Diane Chambers

John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger

Clifford C "Cliff" Clavin, Jr

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson

Woodrow Tiberius "Woody" Boyd

Lois De Banzie

Lois De Banzie

Sister Marie

Guest Star

Patricia Huston

Patricia Huston

Sister Catherine

Guest Star

Arnold Turner

Arnold Turner

Customer

Guest Star

Alan Koss

Alan Koss

Alan

Recurring Role

Larry Harpel

Larry Harpel

Larry

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the scene where Cliff & Norm first meet Woody, there is a full glass of beer on the bar in front of Norm when they walk towards the bar, but when Norm shakes hands with Woody only seconds later, the beer is missing.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Sam: Excuse me. You wouldn't happen to know where the mens room was around here.
      Diane: Sam, would you put a men's room in a convent?
      Sam: Right now I would, yes.

    • Diane: What the hell-heck are you doing here?
      Sam: I bumped into Frasier and he told me that you checked into a convent and I was afraid you got all squirrely again.

    • Sam: Woody, this is Carla Tortelli.
      Woody: Hi ma'am.
      Carla: Ma'am? What's what supposed to mean?
      Woody: I believe it's a term of respect.
      Carla: No wonder it sounded so weird.

    • Sam: What do you say, Norm?
      Norm: Any cheap tawdry thing that will get me a beer.

    • Frasier: (to Sam, on Diane leaving him) Do you know in soccer, when a player kicks at a ball and misses, it's now called a Frasier? If he misses entirely and falls on his bum it's called a Frasier Crane?

    • [Frasier enters the bar; he's feeling low]
      Norm: Oh, ho, ho… Frasier W. Crane.
      Cliff: Oh, the man who won the hand of Diane Chambers.
      Carla: And found out he had to keep the rest of her.
      Frasier: Hello, Carla, Norm, Cliff. It's been a long time.
      Norm: Yeah, we gotta lot of catchin' up to do, huh? So, what's new?
      Frasier: I couldn't begin to tell you.
      Norm: Well, that's even better.

    • [Sam has come to see Diane in the convent; he leaves; Sister Marie enters]
      Sister Marie: I heard that the "rice inspector" was here.
      Diane: He wasn't the rice inspector. He was a man from my past.
      Sister Marie: Say no more. There's no need to explain.
      Diane: I feel I must.
      Sister Marie: I knew you would.

    • Sam: And one more thing, I am through with that woman forever. I will never think about, see, or mention her again. And if anyone even uses the words, "Diane Chambers", I will have no other choice but to kill that person. (Sam goes into his office)
      Customer: Poor guy, who is this Diane Chambers anyhow?
      Sam: (rushing out of his office brandishing a golf club) Who said that?

  • NOTES (7)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Frasier: Well, now she's doing pennance for 'La Dolce Vita'...
      Frasier is referring to Fellini's classic film La Dolce Vita, which features a scene with buxom Anita Ekberg dancing in the Trevi fountain. Diane herself danced on tables, swam in foutains, dated Counts...

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