Cheers (1982–1993)
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Bar Wars VI: This Time It's for Real 

Rebecca has been chosen as one of six Boston businesswomen to get a makeover for Redbook magazine. She's excited by it, but ultimately goes a little overboard with the makeover itself. ... See full summary »


Rick Beren


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Kirstie Alley ... Rebecca Howe
Rhea Perlman ... Carla Tortelli
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff Clavin
Woody Harrelson ... Woody Boyd
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Bebe Neuwirth ... Dr. Lilith Sternin
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Harry Guardino ... Frank Carpaccio
John Kerry ... Senator John Kerry (as Senator John Kerry)
J.C. Quinn ... Carmichael
Bari K. Willerford Bari K. Willerford ... Hanson
Larry Brandenburg ... Cop
Larry Paulsen Larry Paulsen ... Fashion Photographer
Paul Willson ... Paul Krapence


Rebecca has been chosen as one of six Boston businesswomen to get a makeover for Redbook magazine. She's excited by it, but ultimately goes a little overboard with the makeover itself. Meanwhile, Sam has found out that Gary of Gary's Olde Towne Tavern has sold his bar. Sam wants to start a new rivalry with the new owner of Gary's, a guy by the name of Frank Carpaccio, especially since they won't have any history of Cheers' underdog status in the bar wars. Woody, Carla, Norm and Cliff go along with Sam on the continued rivalry. When Carpaccio's retaliatory prank seems to be more than just a prank, Sam learns that Frank Carpaccio is a mob boss, whose nickname is the Angel of Death. Because of Carpaccio's evilness, the police will not provide Sam and Cheers any protection. Sam believes that Gary is still pulling a prank, he wanting to see the Cheers gang humiliated by pandering to a supposed mob boss. So Sam, Woody, Carla, Norm and Cliff go down to Gary's to meet with Carpaccio, who ends... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama



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This is the second "Bar Wars" episode in which rival bar owner Gary does not appear on screen even though he is significant to the plot. The other episode this happened in was #8.21. See more »


Sam, Carla, Woody, Norm, and Cliff go to Gary's Olde Town Tavern leaving only Rebecca, who is tied up with personal business. This leaves Cheers unattended even though it is open for business and full of customers. See more »


Dr. Frasier Crane: As that famous prankster Santayana once said, "Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it".
Woody Boyd: You got that right, Dr. Crane. Back in high school, I was condemned to repeat History three times. By the way, the same goes for Mathematics.
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References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »


Singin' in the Rain
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Performed by Woody Harrelson, John Ratzenberger, Ted Danson, George Wendt & Rhea Perlman
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Sam Confronts the Mob
10 September 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Gary sells his bar and the gang decides to start a new war with the new owners. A bit later, the entrance door is blown in and it comes to light that the guy who now owns the Olde Towne Tavern is a mafia kingpin. This leads to intense fear and one-upsmanship. As well as a pretty cool conclusion.

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30 April 1992 (USA) See more »

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