Cheers (1982–1993)
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Heeeeeere's... Cliffy! 

Norm convinces Sam to install a satellite dish at Cheers. Carla finds a cheap, used dish, however it does not come installed. Despite not knowing how to do it, Sam and Woody tackle the ... See full summary »

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Airs Thu. May. 04, 4:30 AM on HALL

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Doc Severinsen
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Norm convinces Sam to install a satellite dish at Cheers. Carla finds a cheap, used dish, however it does not come installed. Despite not knowing how to do it, Sam and Woody tackle the installation task. During their work, Sam and Woody have a philosophical chat as, while they think of satellites, ponder the meaning of the universe. Meanwhile, Cliff has submitted a joke to The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) hopefully for Johnny Carson to use in his opening monologue on Doc's birthday. The joke: "Today is Doc Severinsen's birthday. You know, Doc is so old, when he was a kid, he never blew out candles on his birthday cake. They didn't have fire yet." It is obviously rejected by NBC. However Norm doctors the rejection letter to make it look like an acceptance letter, since Cliff is feeling so down. When Cliff reads the letter, he's elated, so much so, he buys three round trip tickets to Los Angeles, planning to watch Johnny's show live when his joke should be used. The three ... Written by Huggo

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7 May 1992 (USA)  »

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During " The Tonight Show " You can read the entire dialogue between Cliff, His Mother, Johnny, & Norm on The Cue Cards. See more »

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[on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Carson reads Cliff's joke twice; each time, the NBC Studio audience boos]
Johnny Carson: Whose joke is this?
Cliff: It's *my* joke! You busted me!
[Cliff is led away by security guards]
Johnny Carson: Ladies and gentlemen, the president of NBC.
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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

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Hooray for Hollywood
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
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Heeeeeere's... Cliffy! (#10.24)
27 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Cliff's joke contributions to The Tonight's show with Johnny Carson keep getting rejected. Norm feels bad for him and fakes the letter of rejection into the letter of acceptance. So Cliff gets tickets for himself, his mom an Norm to go see the show. Norm arranges that the joke is actually read.

Really enjoyed this episode. I love to see Norm being so nice to Cliff and caring for him. And it is great to see Cliff having a happy time. The shots from their vacation were awesome. And the whole show with Cliff's mom instructing Johnny Carson how to read the joke until people laugh was so well timed and done, I kept on laughing all the time through it.


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