One afternoon, Dr. Sumner Sloan, a Boston University English professor, and his Teaching Assistant, Diane Chambers, stop into Cheers, a local Boston watering hole, on their way to catch a flight to Barbados where they plan to marry the following day. The bar is owned and tended by Sam 'May Day' Malone, a former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, a recovered alcoholic, and in the words of one of his girlfriends "a magnificent pagan beast". Before heading to the airport, Sumner wants to retrieve his grandmother's wedding ring to give to Diane, the ring currently in the possession of his ex-wife Barbara. While Sumner is off getting the ring, Diane patiently waits at the bar for his return, in the meantime learning about the lives of the many Cheers regulars, and they learning about Diane. After Sumner returns to the bar, Diane receives another offer in light of Sumner's implied message to her, which could be the start of Diane's fish-out-of-water association with Cheers, its ... Written by
Did You Know?
Sumner's proposal to Diane, "Come with me, and be my love / And we will some new pleasures prove," incorrectly quotes John Donne's poem, "The Bait". The first line of the poem actually reads, "Come live with me, and be my love". See more
When Norm say the line to Sam, "Maybe you are drinking a little more than you should", he has an empty beer glass. The scene cuts to Sam momentarily then back to Norm where he now has a full glass of beer. See more
Well, if you were so good, why aren't you still playing?
I developed an elbow problem.
[Sam simulates hoisting a bottle to his mouth
I, uh, bent it too much.