Cheers

Season 2 Episode 12

Where There's a Will

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 22, 1983 on NBC
8.1
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Sam lets a dying man tend bar just for fun, but the man leaves the bar patrons $100,000 in a paper napkin will.

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  • An ensemble piece.

    8.5
    This was one of the first episodes I can remember in which the patrons of the bar are the driving force behind the story, rather than the tension between Sam and Diane, or the story of one particular secondary character. When a man leaves a will bequeathing $100,000 to the people at Cheers, everybody goes mad. What follows reminds you of It's A Mad, Mad World. For once other patrons beside the usual ones get to play a role in the plot.



    This is where you realise the show could grow beyond the romantic comedy it was set out to be. As it would become clear in the later seasons, Cheers worked quite well as an ensemble comedy. Good casting, wonderful writing and purposeful direction made that possible. It's a pity that the last act returned to a classic/tired Sam-Diane clash.moreless
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

Nicholas Colasanto

Nicholas Colasanto

Ernie "Coach" Pantusso

John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger

Clifford C "Cliff" Clavin, Jr

Tim Cunningham

Tim Cunningham

Greg

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Elizabeth Hill

Elizabeth Hill

Female Customer #1

Guest Star

George Gaynes

George Gaynes

Malcolm Kramer

Guest Star

Alan Koss

Alan Koss

Alan

Recurring Role

Thomas Babson

Thomas Babson

Tom

Recurring Role

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