Cheers (1982–1993)
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Norm's Big Audit 

The gang decide to watch an old Red Sox game on a classic sports channel, a game in which Sam played. As this game took place during one of his drunk years, Sam is unsure if he played well ... See full summary »


John Ratzenberger


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 (credit only)
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Sharon Barr ... Dot Carroll
Paul Willson ... Paul Krapence
Tim Cunningham Tim Cunningham ... Tim
Steve Giannelli Steve Giannelli ... Steve
Alan Koss Alan Koss ... Alan


The gang decide to watch an old Red Sox game on a classic sports channel, a game in which Sam played. As this game took place during one of his drunk years, Sam is unsure if he played well or made a fool of himself in the game. Since he finds out he pitched three innings in the game, he assumes he played well. After Sam makes a big deal about watching the game, Carla reminds him that that game was indeed not one of his finest moments. Sam does whatever he can to prevent the gang from watching it. Meanwhile, Norm is being audited. The auditor is Dot Carroll, a gravelly-voiced, chain-smoking, no-nonsense, scary tough broad. Norm, the ex-accountant, knows he can fudge his way through the audit even without legitimate receipts, but when his tricks don't work, he resorts to a tactic suggested by Carla: flirt. It works, much to Norm's dismay, as Dot invites Norm back to her hotel room. But a faithful Norm now doesn't know what to do as Dot expects a sexual evening. Norm learns that what may... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama



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The role of Dot Carroll, played in the episode by Sharon Barr, was originally to be played by Elaine Stritch. Stritch left the role due to creative differences with producers. Barr was called in at the last minute after having played "Connie" in the episode Bidding on the Boys. She is the only actor to have played two different roles during the run of Cheers. See more »


When Dot Carroll arrives at the bar and walks across the room to meet Norm, a wide camera angle exposes the edge of the set. A crew member wearing a pink shirt tries to step off camera. See more »


Norm Peterson: Hey Cliffy. Whatcha doing?
Cliff Clavin: I'm filling out an application for the Boston Marathon. It's something I do every year.
Norm Peterson: What, you mean you run in the Boston Marathon?
Cliff Clavin: No, no, I just get the free T-shirt. It impresses the girls down in the gym.
Norm Peterson: Ah. Wait, wait, wait. You work out in a gym?
Cliff Clavin: Nah. I just hang out in front with the T-shirt.
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References The Magilla Gorilla Show (1964) See more »

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Norm Gets Audited Big Time
17 September 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Norm gets audited (he never has any money so what could they find). His auditor is a tough, harsh, middle aged woman who is willing to trade her audit for his favors. It's a good episode, especially when Carla gets into the act.

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14 January 1993 (USA) See more »

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