Cheers: Season 7, Episode 8

Jumping Jerks (22 Dec. 1988)

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Woody, Norm and Cliff come bounding into the bar after a drunken evening of watching The Magnificent Seven (1960), and are feeling all macho. They talk about the lack of danger in everyday ... See full summary »



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Woody, Norm and Cliff come bounding into the bar after a drunken evening of watching The Magnificent Seven (1960), and are feeling all macho. They talk about the lack of danger in everyday life, and crave for such. Another patron in the bar, Bob Speakes, is a skydiving instructor and suggests that they give skydiving a try. The three are all talk and no action, but finally agree to do it after Carla goads them into it. The next day, the three are up in a plane ready for the jump. They all chicken out, the first men ever in Bob's history of teaching that have ever done so. However, the three make a pact that they will say to the gang at the bar that they did it, keeping the story nice and simple: they jumped, the chutes opened, they landed. The two problems are Cliff, who needs to embellish the story to pump up his own so-called extraordinary achievements, and Woody, who has never told a lie in his life. Carla doesn't believe that they did it, until Woody, who is nervous in the lie, ... Written by Huggo

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In the final TV broadcast showing the guys jumping with the Cheers banner, the landscape below the jumpers, with its deserts and mountains, is clearly not Boston or New England but Southern California. See more »


[about 10 seconds after Woody has taken his first skydiving jump and is well out of earshot, Sam goes to the open plane door]
Sam Malone: [yells out] Hey Woody, is it scary?
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References The Magnificent Seven (1960) See more »

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Jumping Jerks (#7.8)
5 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Woody, Cliff and Norm watch some old movie about the "real men" and adventures and think what they can do in our time. They come up with skydiving but on the plane they are too scared to jump and just tell others they did. Sam gets involved in it as well and at the end they all jump holding the Cheers banner.

A very good episode. They were so much fun after they decided not too jump. Woody feeling all guilty and Cliff walking around bragging about the back flips he did. I am glad they jumped though at the end. Gives it a sort of happy ending. And it was a great way to get Cliff out of the plane as well.

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