The old game that Sam didn't want the bar to see was supposedly played between the Red Sox and the Orioles on July 14, 1975. But in reality, that was the day before the All Star Game, a universal day off for all major league baseball teams.
Frasier says he and Lilith have been married 7 years. At this point in time, they would be approaching their 5th wedding anniversary (1988-1993). They have been seeing each other since 1986, which was 7 years ago from 1993, but have not been married that whole time.
At the end of this episode, Sam sounds interested in Kirby's boat, yet he already has a boat, bought for him by Norm back in "Smotherly Love." And while Sam said back in "Little Match Girl" that he'd move to a smaller apartment, sell his car, and cash in his baseball pension, he never said anything about the boat, which he presumably still has.
When Woody's father calls, Carla puts down the receiver on the left side of the phone. In the next shot, when Woody picks it up, it's on the right side.
Rebecca's father reveals in this episode that Rebecca is 39 years old, although she claims to be 35 years old.
John Hill apparently finds out Carla's first name in this episode, but in "Crash of the Titans", he refers to Carla by her first name several times.
John Hill says he hasn't been to Cheers since the fire. This is untrue - he was there in the episode right before this one after Rebecca tripped the silent alarm at Melville's borrowing plates for Thanksgiving Dinner. [Editor's Note: This episode and the previous episode were aired out of order]
Also, here John Hill doesn't know Carla has children, but in the episode "My Son the Father," he knew about her son Gino.
Norm must really have a bad memory, as he stated in "The Two Faces of Norm" that his wife's maiden name was Kreitzer, but has since forgotten it.
Between this episode and the last, the furniture inside Sam's office has completely changed, as well as the decorations on the wall.
Right after the contest ends and Frasier says "That's something you never hear!", a crew member in a green shirt is clearly visible on the left side of the screen moving a stage light as Sam walks over to shake Henri's hand.
The scenery outside of the office door resembles a white hallway instead of the bar as we've seen in every other episode till now.
After Carla rigs the slot machine near the end of the episode, Rebecca finally gets a payoff. The problem is that she put one nickel in and then they show 2 in the winning bucket. She then says it was the first time she "broke even" in her life. She actually came out "ahead" one nickel.
Actually, if you look closely only one nickel came out. It appears that there is two nickels because the nickel is refelected in the metal behind itself, but its only one nickel.
The only reminder of the fire can be seen in the "Square House" sign, which remains soot-damaged for the remainder of the series.
Norm returns from Gary's Old Towne Tavern to help the gang clean up after the fire because Gary would not let Norm open a tab. However, in the season ten episode Bar Wars VI: This Time it's for Real, Norm mentions several times that he already has a tab at Gary's.
Rebecca throws the cigarette in a Boston Red Sox trash can
Throughout this episode, Norm mentions that he has a tab at Gary's Old Towne Tavern. However, in the following season in the episode "Little Match Girl", Norm returns to Cheers to help clean up because Gary won't let him open a tab.
Twelve years after the airing of this episode, in 2004, John Kerry would be the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States, losing narrowly to Republican incumbent George W. Bush.
During the end credits, Sen. Kerry's name is spelled "Senator John Kerrey."
Norm goes to the phone leaving a full mug of beer on the bar. When he returns in less than a minute it is empty.
80s, Classics, Dramedy, ensemble cast, ladies man