Cheers (1982–1993)
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One for the Road 

TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama | Episode aired 20 May 1993
Woody embarks on his new life as City Councilman. Norm embarks on his new life as civil servant as Woody pulled some strings to get him an accounting job at City Hall. And Rebecca and Sam ... See full summary »


James Burrows


Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 6 more credits »




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
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Tom Berenger ... Don Santry
Mike Ditka ... Mike Ditka
Kim Alexis ... Kim Alexis
Jackie Swanson ... Kelly Boyd
Mark Harelik ... Reed Manchester
Anthony Heald ... Kevin
Paul Willson ... Paul Krapence
Mitchell Lichtenstein ... Waiter


Woody embarks on his new life as City Councilman. Norm embarks on his new life as civil servant as Woody pulled some strings to get him an accounting job at City Hall. And Rebecca and Sam embark on their new relationships... possibly. Don asks Rebecca to marry him. Will her regular "I've got to marry a rich man" impulse makes her say no? And after seeing her win an ACE Cable Award on television, Sam makes the decision to get in touch with Diane. Sam lies to her about how happy he is in his life, and he suspects that she too is lying about how happy her married life is. But only a visit by Diane to Boston may make both realize what they want in life, which specifically for Sam can be summed up by a comment from Norm: "You can never be unfaithful to your one true love". Cheers. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama








Release Date:

20 May 1993 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally aired by NBC in a two hour block in which the episode itself was preceded with a Cheers retrospective/behind the scenes special. The original episode ran for a little over ninety minutes, and was edited to air in three parts for syndication. See more »


Five minutes in, the scene shifts to Norm and the bar crowd watching the Cable Ace Awards. The boom mic is visible in the upper left hand corner of the frame. See more »


Norm Peterson: You know what I think the most important thing in life is? It's love. And do you know what I love?
Sam Malone: Beer, Norm?
Norm Peterson: [looks at his watch] Yeah, I'll have a quick one.
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Alternate Versions

While broadcast as one episode, syndicated reruns and Netflix instant streaming versions broadcast the episode in three parts. See more »


References Tales from the Crypt (1989) See more »

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A Finale done right
11 December 2015 | by atlbanditSee all my reviews

After 11 years .....the stakes were high in making a final episode worthy of all the consistent fun during one of TV's golden era....NBC's great Thursday nights...

This episode was funny, didn't shy away from anything, brought everyone together, didn't forget its past...I love how all the bar regulars were included.... the nods to how things have changed over the 11 years...and wrapped everything up in a nice bow...Even being a 3 episode arc it didn't seem too long.. THe laughs kept going to the very last scene...A great good-bye....

Now up...Frasier

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