Cheers: Season 4 (1985 - 1986)

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Air date: Sep 26, 1985

In Cheers' fourth-season opener, Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) is still smarting from the humiliation of being deserted by his fiancée Diane Chambers (Shelley Long) in Europe. Returning to Cheers, Frasier begs Sam Malone (Ted Danson) not to try to contact Diane, who after several months of debauchery on the continent is now paying penance in a Boston convent. On another front, Sam hires a new bartender to replace the late and beloved Coach: country bumpkin Woody Boyd (Woody Harrelson, in his first series appearance), Coach's former pen pal.

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Air date: Oct 3, 1985

Worried that bartender Woody (Woody Harrelson) has no romance in his life, the Cheers gang arranges for Woody's former girlfriend Beth (Amanda Wyss) to come to Boston. Alas, Beth's presence prods Woody back into some bad old habits -- chief among them a disturbing tendency to make a pig of himself at the food trough. Meanwhile, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) works off his bar bill as the pub's janitor.

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Air date: Oct 17, 1985

Fantasizing about the owner of an expensive coat left behind at Cheers, Diane (Shelley Long) arouses the capriciousness of Sam (Ted Danson), who goads Diane to ask the owner for a date, no matter what he looks like. Not unexpectedly, Diane's dream date hardly meets up to her expectations, and she tries to wriggle out of her agreement. Elsewhere, Norm (George Wendt) and Cliff (John Ratzenberger) collaborate on a high school science project.

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Air date: Oct 24, 1985

Carla (Rhea Perlman) is worried that her teenage son Anthony (Timothy Williams) is contemplating marriage. She prevails upon Sam to convince Anthony that there is far more fun in bachelorhood. In other developments include Diane's interview with a colleague of her former fiancé Sumner Sloane and the cultivation of the celebrated Nixon Potato. Future Twin Peaks co-star Sherilyn Fenn is seen as Gabrielle.

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Air date: Oct 31, 1985

It's been several years, but Diane (Shelley Long) is still haunted by her near-death encounter with homicidal actor Andy Schroeder (Derek McGrath). Convinced that Andy has escaped from a mental institution with murder in mind, Diane agonizes throughout a dark and stormy night. As for Andy, he is indeed "at large" -- and wants a favor from the Cheers gang. Nancy Cartwright, later the voice of Bart Simpson, appears as Andy's new heartthrob, Cynthia.

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Air date: Nov 7, 1985

Sam (Ted Danson) has second thoughts about lending 500 dollars to the financially irresponsible Diane (Shelley Long), especially after finding out that the money is going to be spent on a book allegedly autographed by Ernest Hemingway. It turns out, however, that Sam and not Diane may be the debt defaulter when he accidentally destroys the book. Meanwhile, Cliff (John Ratzenberger) makes a bid to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Air date: Nov 14, 1985

Carla (Rhea Perlman) becomes even more depressed than usual when her ad in a personals column yields not a single reply. The Cheers gang try to cheer her up by concocting a floridly romantic answer to the ad, inventing a "dream lover" in the form of a fearless international pilot named Mitch. And make way for the fabulous Sotto the Mime!

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Air date: Nov 21, 1985

Norm (George Wendt) is convinced that his wife Vera is fooling around with his next-door neighbor, and presses Carla into service as an ersatz private eye to get the goods on his wife. Elsewhere, Sam (Ted Danson) lands a job as a radio sports call-in host, only to blow it by delivering a heartfelt personal message to Diane (Shelley Long). This episode was originally scheduled at the awkward time slot of 9:45 p.m., due to a presidential address by Ronald Reagan.

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Air date: Nov 28, 1985

Year after year, the staff at Gary's Old Towne Tap has defeated the gang at Cheers in one athletic contest after another. This year, however, it looks as if Cheers will be able to best Gary's at their annual bowling match. All Sam (Ted Danson) has to do is convince the reluctant Woody (Woody Harrelson) to stop hiding his kegling skills under a bushel basket. By the way, catch those cooool shades on Cliff (John Ratzenberger).

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Air date: Dec 5, 1985

Cliff's long-estranged father (Dick O'Neill) comes into Cheers with a vital message. Still seething over the fact that his dad abandoned him years earlier, Cliff (John Ratzenberger) refuses to identify himself. But the elder Clavin knows just the right buttons to push, and push them he does. Meanwhile, Sam (Ted Danson) tries to keep his new date from meeting Diane (Shelley Long).

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Series 4 of the sitcom set in a friendly Boston bar run by Sam Malone, a former Red Sox pitcher and recovering alcoholic.

Critic Reviews for Cheers Season 4

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (0)

Despite the loss of Coach, season four ranks up there as one of the best seasons of this great series.

Apr 17, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

With the introduction of Woody Boyd and the greater integration of Frasier Crane, the gang at Cheers kept everyone laughing and loving along with original episodes featuring their many loveable, goofy and relatable characters.

Jan 19, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cheers: Season 4

  • Mar 19, 2020
    Cheers Season 4 is another great season. frasier is slowly becoming a better character in this season and Woody is a nice character although feels a bit too much like the coach at times. Still it is a very fun season.
  • Sep 21, 2016
    Simply the best better than all the rest!

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