Goof: Norm tells Sam that he his happy that he is proud of him beating his drinking problem. Norm then takes a "gulp" of beer from a quarter full glass of beer. They cut away from Norm and shortly go back to him where he now has a half full glass of beer in front of him.
Cliff is way, way, way out of uniform for his first appearance ever at the bar. He is wearing a blue letter carrier jacket with the round patch that features an express rider. This logo was replaced in 1970, when the USPS ceased being a cabinet agency, by the rightward facing blue eagle, perched atop the words "US Mail."
In Cheers, we see the front door in almost every episode. The front door of the famous Boston bar opens in. In Boston and all of Massachusetts, it is against the law to have an exit door open in. In 1942 a fire broke out in a Boston nightclub called the "Cocoanut Grove" They had doors that opened in like the the one in Cheers. People rushed the door trying to escape the flames. The door became blocked because of the people pushing forward.492 people died as a result of that fire and many fire code laws were changed shortly after, including all exit doors in a public places must swing out
About halfway through this episode, when Carla is making some small talk with Diane, she has a shot glass about half full on her tray. When the camera changes angles and again back to the first angle, the shot glass is empty.
Diane brings a large order of drinks to the wrong table in the opening. In the 1st episode, Diane remembers a large order Carla gave to Sam, and repeats it back to Sam. With that kind of knowledge, it just doesn't seem that Diane can make a mistake like bringing drinks to the wrong table. Especially when the bar didn't seem "busy" and the tables were so close together.
This episode marks the first appearance of actor Thomas Babson. Although here he is credited only as Customer #1, he would go on to guest multiple times in Cheers as aspiring lawyer 'Tom'.
It's not uncommon for patrons who are anxious to just hound any waiter or waitress. While that means it must be implied that the customer was a returning one, there's no reason to say they weren't. So, he probably knew Carla was a waitress, and just wanted his beer - or even just wanted to hound Carla personally.
In this episode the Yankee fan states that the Yankees have won 23 World championships as where the truth is that the Yankees had won 22 at that point.
In the 'Tortelli Tort' episode, in the very last scene of the show a customer yells to Carla "Where's the beer I ordered?" She subsequently throws a glass of beer to the back room from the bar area. Carla, however, had just arrived at the bar on her day off and hadn't even been to the back room. How could he have ordered a beer from her?
Fred Dryer was originally considered for the role of Sam Malone.
As Norm is carried through the bar on his friends' shoulders, he looks at Sam and mouths "What the F***?"
Actually Diane had no reason to ask when Carla and Sam met for she had no idea how old Gino was.
Carla claimed that Diane would have to tell someone the "lie" to find out if it were true....She could have asked Sam "when did you meet Carla?"
This is the first time that we get to see the men's bathroom in Cheers.
Continuity: Norm tells Buzz that he served in the army at Fort Dix, NJ. This is later contradicted in Daddy's Little Middle-Aged Girl, when he tells Rebecca's father that he served in the Coast Guard.
The character Ellis Finch, who offers to buy the bar in this episode, was named for the then real-name of the Cheers bar - The Bull & Finch.
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.
Sam was called up in 1973, as he asks Coach later if he remembers the game against Baltimore - all Coach remembers is "it was hot." The Red Sox have several minor league teams in various leagues in the New England/upper New York area, and SAm was with one of these & thus attended Woodstock near the time of the game. Also if he was aa starter he wouldn't have been needed when he didn't pitch.
Sam may have been pitching in the minor leagues - he was drafted from high school, and very, very few major leaguers made the jump from high school to the majors with no minor league experience. (Mike Morgan is one of them.)
Diane answers the phone and tells Sam his date has just cancelled. This in turn makes Sam look through his little black book for a new date for the evening. Sam quickly finds a name and calls her, he says that he met this girl at Woodstock. Woodstock was on the weekend of Aug. 15-18, 1969. Wouldn't Sammy have been pitching for the Red Sox on that weekend? [The Red Sox were in Kansas City 8/15-17 and in Minnesota 8/18-20. The 8/15 game was rained out.]
80s, Classics, Dramedy, ensemble cast, ladies man