Cheers

Season 4 Episode 18

The Peterson Principle

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 13, 1986 on NBC
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Norm gets some dirt on his main competitor for a promotion but hesitates to use it.

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  • Not the strongest plot by any means, but loaded with great little moments.

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    Season 4 was probably the strongest season of Cheers, and this one is an example of it. Norm is up for a promotion and learns that his only competition is having an affair with the boss\'s wife. Meanwhile, Frasier shows the gang slides of his ill-fated trip to Europe.



    While not a terribly memorable episode storywise, there are a ton of great jokes including Norm\'s most famous line about it being a \"dog eat dog\" world. Also the fate of Fraiser\'s stuffed owl and the Cheez Doodle sequence make this one of the better written and funnier episodes of the series.



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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

Shelley Long

Shelley Long

Diane Chambers

John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger

Clifford C "Cliff" Clavin, Jr

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson

Woodrow Tiberius "Woody" Boyd

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    • Norm: Mr. Reinhardt. Hi, sir. What a coincidence that you caught me in here. I was just using the washroom.
      Mr. Reinhardt: At ease, Peterson. We know you spend a lot of time here. This is where we send your checks.

    • Carla: Norm, if your buns didn't fall asleep you'd never get off the barstool.

    • Norm: I made the mistake of telling Vera that if I get the promotion we could buy a new house. It's always been a dream of hers to have a house with a bathroom so big, if you fall down you won't hit your head on anything.
      Cliff: That's smart. Cause a little known fact 42% of all deaths in American are caused by accidents in the home.
      Carla: So were you.

    • Sam: Well hey, I've got a projector and a screen in the back room there.
      Diane: You said that projector was broken when I wanted to show my slides of Colombian art.
      Sam: Well yes, it is broken when you want to show your slides.

    • Norm: There's my boss. Check my breath. (breathes at Cliff) What do you smell?
      Cliff: Milwaukee.

    • Norm: It's a dog-eat-dog world, Sammy, and I'm wearing Milkbone underwear.

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