Cheers (1982–1993)

Look Before You Sleep 

Sam gets locked out of his apartment and is on a hunt for a place to stay.


James Burrows


Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 5 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
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
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Frances Sternhagen ... Esther Clavin
Peter MacNicol ... Mario
Keene Curtis ... John Allen Hill
Bernadette Birkett ... Vera Peterson (voice)
Gordon Clapp ... Shriner
Deirdre Imershein Deirdre Imershein ... Julie


Since Sam's apartment is being fumigated after he has a sleepless night killing silverfish, Rebecca offers her pull-out sofa to him as a place to sleep. With some snide remarks about her love life, Sam declines her offer since he has a place to sleep with Julie, one of his stewardess bimbos. However Julie comes by the bar to tell Sam that their plans are off since she has a change in work schedule due to a Shiner's convention in Boston in turn resulting in extra flights in and out of Boston. After Julie leaves, Sam promptly locks himself out of the bar, not only without keys but also without his wallet and therefore without money and thus nowhere to sleep. Even if he had money to pay, there are no hotel rooms in Boston to be had due to the convention. Feeling he can't turn to Rebecca because of his earlier remarks to her, he tries all his other friends, but one after one, those attempts either for a key to get into the bar or for a place to sleep fall through. Sam has to decide if he ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama








Release Date:

1 April 1993 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The finale was not the last actual episode shot. That would be "Look Before You Sleep" which contained several short scenes on a number of different sets. These were completed as pick-ups days after the finale was finished. See more »


When Sam beats on the wall to alert Frederick Crane, it's the outside wall, not the interior wall with Frederick's bedroom on the other side. See more »


Sam Malone: I think I'll just stretch out on the couch here.
Norm Peterson: Oh, no, no, I'm going to sleep on the couch tonight.
Sam Malone: You sleeping on the couch?
Norm Peterson: Yeah, yeah, sometimes when I come home late from Cheers, I don't like to wake Vera up, so I just crash out on the couch here.
Sam Malone: But you're always late at Cheers.
Norm Peterson: Yeah, how about that!
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