Frasier and Lilith are having a domestic spat, and Lilith is withholding sex. Frasier is going a little stir crazy because of it. Woody is having a spat in name only with 'Larry Bird' of ... See full summary »



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Frasier and Lilith are having a domestic spat, and Lilith is withholding sex. Frasier is going a little stir crazy because of it. Woody is having a spat in name only with 'Larry Bird' of the Boston Celtics who is originally from French Lick, Indiana, from where people of Hanover, Indiana are considered the dufuses of the state. Hanover residents have the same opinion of French Lick residents. With the rest of the gang, they're preparing for the next contest with Gary's Olde Towne Tavern, namely a three-on-three basketball game of bar employees. Gary "hires" a couple of extremely tall ringers. Sam goes one step further and "hires" Boston Celtic, Kevin McHale. Sam tells Kevin that the game is for charity - an orphanage - to persuade him to do this for him. Because of the surety of winning, Sam bets Gary $5,000 on the game, Gary unaware that Kevin is Cheers' ringer. When Kevin ultimately finds out he was duped about the charity aspect of the game, he's mad but agrees to play if the ... Written by Huggo

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27 September 1990 (USA)  »

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This episode (displaying Woody Boyd's top notch basketball skills) premiered just a year and a half before the movie White Men Can't Jump (1992) (starring Woody Harrelson as a basketball hustler) premiered in theaters. This is a possible indication that Woody Harrelson had already started preparing for his role at the time of this episode. See more »


When Carla holds up the Polaroid picture being auctioned, it is black on both sides - there is no image on it. See more »


Norm Peterson: [about an argument between Frasier and Lilith] So, uh, what kind of punishment are you getting?
Dr. Frasier Crane: Oh, I'm not getting any.
Norm Peterson: Oh, you're getting off easy.
Dr. Frasier Crane: No, I'm not *getting* any.
Norm Peterson: No, *you're* getting off *easy*.
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Cheers Fouls Out (#9.2)
18 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It is time for the basketball game with Gary's bar. And this year Sam has a great plan to get a professional Kevin McHale to win. There is a bet of $5000 and Kevin agrees to play only if the money goes to the orphans. Cheers agrees, but then at the end Gary tricks them, gets their donation and gives it to the orphans in his name.

The whole basketball story was pretty boring. We saw a lot of those bar wars already. And the basketball player was just annoying me with his stupidity and entitlement.

Frasier and Lilith are the one good part of the episode, especially their conversation when Lilith says that she does it to his mind.

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