Cheers (1982–1993)
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One for the Road 

TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama | Episode aired 20 May 1993
Woody embarks on his new life as City Councilman. Norm embarks on his new life as civil servant as Woody pulled some strings to get him an accounting job at City Hall. And Rebecca and Sam ... See full summary »


James Burrows


Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Kirstie Alley ... Rebecca Howe
Rhea Perlman ... Carla Tortelli
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff Clavin
Woody Harrelson ... Woody Boyd
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Tom Berenger ... Don Santry
Mike Ditka ... Mike Ditka
Kim Alexis ... Kim Alexis
Jackie Swanson ... Kelly Boyd
Mark Harelik ... Reed Manchester
Anthony Heald ... Kevin
Paul Willson ... Paul Krapence
Mitchell Lichtenstein ... Waiter


Woody embarks on his new life as City Councilman. Norm embarks on his new life as civil servant as Woody pulled some strings to get him an accounting job at City Hall. And Rebecca and Sam embark on their new relationships... possibly. Don asks Rebecca to marry him. Will her regular "I've got to marry a rich man" impulse makes her say no? And after seeing her win an ACE Cable Award on television, Sam makes the decision to get in touch with Diane. Sam lies to her about how happy he is in his life, and he suspects that she too is lying about how happy her married life is. But only a visit by Diane to Boston may make both realize what they want in life, which specifically for Sam can be summed up by a comment from Norm: "You can never be unfaithful to your one true love". Cheers. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama








Release Date:

20 May 1993 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


While the gang was smoking cigars and discussing the meaning of life, Frasier Crane's voice started trembling, as he sounded somewhat emotionally distraught while trying to finish his sentence. Given the fact that the series finale did not end with Sam Malone selling the bar, or anything bittersweet of that nature, Kelsey Grammer struggling with his words was not scripted, as he was genuinely sad while filming the very last scene with his co-stars of nine years. George Wendt adlibbed the comment regarding Cliff's perception of shoes, in an effort to ease Kelsey Grammer's heart a little. See more »


When Sam and Diane are on the aircraft preparing to fly to Los Angeles, the establishing shot shows a Lockheed L-1011, a widebody aircraft. The following shots, showing the interior of the aircraft, clearly show a narrowbody aircraft. See more »


[Frasier is helping Woody prepare a speech]
Woody Boyd: "I believe I was elected to the City Council as an agent of change. And I fully intend to live up to that pledge: I will make change."
Dr. Frasier Crane: Change 'change' to 'a change'.
Woody Boyd: A what?
Dr. Frasier Crane: You see, in here, you make 'change'. There, you make 'a change'. So, just make the change. Change 'make change' to 'make *a* change'.
Dr. Frasier Crane: [frustrated and yells] Oh, just change it!
[Frasier storms off]
Woody Boyd: [to Norm] Boy, I think I see why Dr. Crane never cures anybody.
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Alternate Versions

While broadcast as one episode, syndicated reruns and Netflix instant streaming versions broadcast the episode in three parts. See more »


References The Honeymooners (1955) See more »

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A Finale done right
11 December 2015 | by atlbanditSee all my reviews

After 11 years .....the stakes were high in making a final episode worthy of all the consistent fun during one of TV's golden era....NBC's great Thursday nights...

This episode was funny, didn't shy away from anything, brought everyone together, didn't forget its past...I love how all the bar regulars were included.... the nods to how things have changed over the 11 years...and wrapped everything up in a nice bow...Even being a 3 episode arc it didn't seem too long.. THe laughs kept going to the very last scene...A great good-bye....

Now up...Frasier

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