Cliff and Norm mourn the closing of the Twi-Lite Drive-In Theater and its associated memories of simpler times. In Ma Clavin's classic convertible, Cliff, Norm, Woody and newbie drive-inner... See full summary »

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Cliff and Norm mourn the closing of the Twi-Lite Drive-In Theater and its associated memories of simpler times. In Ma Clavin's classic convertible, Cliff, Norm, Woody and newbie drive-inner Frasier - who ends up being trunk boy - head off to watch a Godzilla (1954) triple-header on the theater's last night. The foursome have a mixed evening at the theater, which includes enduring Cliff and Ma's rules of car etiquette and several run-ins with an angry car neighbor. But it's Ma's convertible that takes the brunt of the evening's battles. While the foursome are at the drive-in, Gus O'Malley, the previous owner of Cheers, stops by the bar. Sam offers Gus the opportunity to relive old times not only by tending bar, but managing the bar for the evening. Gus resorts to his old tactics of yelling and intimidation to get the staff to get working. Despite Carla and Rebecca's protests against Gus' tactics, Sam, who doesn't agree with how Gus is running things, figures that he can make an old man... Written by Huggo

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25 February 1993 (USA)  »

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During a conversation about an actress in the Godzilla series, Woody asks, "Why would an actress leave right in the middle of a successful series?" This is a reference to Shelley Long, who left "Cheers" six years earlier. See more »

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In episode #1.2 Cheers: Sam's Women, Coach discovered that Gus, the former owner of Cheers, had passed away. However, in this episode, Gus returns to work at the bar for one evening. Coach's source was obviously wrong about Gus. See more »

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[Norm, Cliff, Woody and Frasier are watching the Godzilla movies at a drive-in theater]
Cliff Clavin: So, what did I miss? Why is that girl running around screaming at everybody?
Norm Peterson: Well, she's trying to convince them that Godzilla's merely confused, not really trying to hurt them.
Cliff Clavin: Isn't that the part usually played by Akira Nakamura?
Norm Peterson: Yeah, yeah, but she left half way through the Godzilla series.
Woody Boyd: I don't understand. Why would an actress leave right in the middle of a successful series?
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References The Last Picture Show (1971) See more »

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The Last Picture Show (#11.18)
12 July 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This episode is about reliving the past. The drive in Cliff and Norm used to go to is getting closed. Them, Woody and Frasier go there to watch Godzilla. They do it by taking Cliff's mom's convertible and they also get in trouble with some other viewers and get the car damaged. And in Cheers the guy who used to own it comes by and Sam lets him be in charge that night.

It is an alright episode. Not extraordinarily funny but the theme is pretty good. The drive in trip is really a sort of reliving high school. There is the sneaking out mom's car, a mean bully, Cliff being ditched at different spots and so on.


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