Cheers: Season 8, Episode 21

Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh (15 Mar. 1990)

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The gang thinks that since it's St. Patrick's Day - one of the busiest bar days of the year - Gary of Gary's Olde Towne Tavern is about ready to strike on Cheers despite Rebecca and Gary ... See full summary »



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The gang thinks that since it's St. Patrick's Day - one of the busiest bar days of the year - Gary of Gary's Olde Towne Tavern is about ready to strike on Cheers despite Rebecca and Gary having previously drawn an agreement to stop the pranks against each other. But Tecumseh, the Indian statue standing at the entrance of the bar, is missing, and the gang think that it's Gary who stole it. After Sam, Norm and Cliff close down Gary's bar with padlocks, toxic warning signs and police tape, they find out that Rebecca sent Tecumseh out solely to be varnished. Thus, the gang await the wrath of Gary. When the fire marshal arrives for the bar's six month inspection, the gang thinks he is Gary's revenge, which he isn't. Their collective nerves are so frayed waiting for Gary to hit, that Cliff suggests they, as an act of peace and good faith to Gary, sabotage themselves before Gary can. They finally learn what Gary's St. Patrick's Day plan is, which they believe is the worse thing he's ever ... Written by Huggo

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Frasier says, "I would ask my parents... but they are both dead." But in Frasier (1993) his father is alive and living with him. This was addressed in a "Frasier" second-season episode, "The Show Where Sam Shows Up", where Frasier admits he made up that story because he was embarrassed by his father. See more »


Fraser says that St. Patrick's Day is the day Saint Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland. According to tradition, the patron saint died on March 17 and the holiday is actually an observance of the his death. See more »


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Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh (#8.21)
11 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It is St. Patrick's day and the gang awaits an attack from Gary. Rebecca reassures them that they have an agreement not to do anything, but then the wooden Indian disappears. They shut down Gary's bar as revenge, but then turns out Rebecca was the one who temporarily took him away.They await revenge and make a bunch of mistakes during it. Then turns out Gary was not even in town and his bar was closed for renovation anyways.

A pretty amusing episode although not of the same quality as other bar wars. Somehow I feel they wanted us to await Gary to have his ultimate revenge, just like the characters did, but somehow one already had the feeling that they are just fighting themselves.

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