Cheers: Season 8 (1989 - 1990)

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Air date: Sep 21, 1989

Season eight of Cheers opens with a shocking confession from Rebecca (Kirstie Alley). Taking Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and Lilith (Bebe Neuwirth) into her confidence, Rebecca admits to having wildly erotic dreams about Sam (Ted Danson) -- little realizing that Sam is eavesdropping on this "private" conversation. Roger Rees makes his first series appearance as Trump-like megamillionaire Robin Colcord in this, the introductory episode of a two-part story.

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Air date: Sep 28, 1989

In this conclusion of a two-part story, Sam (Ted Danson) and Rebecca (Kirstie Alley) are at last on the verge of a serious relationship. Suddenly, however, Rebecca is swept off her feet by Trump-like multimillionaire Robin Colcord (Roger Rees), a situation which proves literally nightmarish for Sam. 79-year-old character actor Al Rosen makes his final appearance as Al, Cheers' most taciturn customer.

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Air date: Oct 12, 1989

Sam (Ted Danson) wants to own a bar again, but Cheers is presently beyond his reach. Thus, he settles for a smaller, run-down establishment (euphemistically described to him as a fixer-upper) where the only "customers" have four legs and hairy bodies. Meanwhile, Rebecca (Kirstie Alley) pursues her campaign to get multimillionaire Robin Colcord (Roger Rees) in the sack.

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Air date: Oct 19, 1989

Annie Golden returns as Margaret O'Keefe, the former postal trainee whom Cliff (John Ratzenberger) had fired for a rule infraction. Back in Boston, Margaret wants to renew her romantic relationship with Cliff -- a prospect that literally strikes him blind. Elsewhere at Cheers, Rebecca (Kirstie Alley) decides that it's time to put on a new face (and literally, at that).

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Air date: Oct 26, 1989

Soft-hearted Norm (George Wendt) is unable to issue orders to his painting crew. At the suggestion of Frasier (Kelsey Grammer), Norm invents a nasty, disciplinarian "partner" to keep his crew in line. Meanwhile, Sam (Ted Danson) agonizes over his decision to sell his precious Corvette so he can afford to repurchase Cheers.

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Air date: Nov 2, 1989

Rebecca (Kirstie Alley) arranges a gala celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of Cheers, replete with celebrity guests and 1889 prices. The festivities are brought to an abrupt halt when Lilith (Bebe Neuwirth) goes into labor with baby Frederick. Real-life Boston mayor Raymond L. Flynn appears as himself.

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Air date: Nov 9, 1989

Long-suffering Carla (Rhea Perlman) loses yet another husband when hockey player Eddie LeBec is killed in a freak ice-show accident (something to do with a penguin and a Zamboni machine). As if this isn't devastating enough, Carla is in for another shock at Eddie's funeral: It seems that the dear departed had another wife named Gloria (Anne de Salvo), whom he never bothered to divorce -- if, indeed, he'd ever intended to do so.

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Air date: Nov 16, 1989

Rebecca (Kirstie Alley) hopes to make a corporate farewell party a lot more exciting than the dullard who is retiring. Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and the guys reluctantly attend the bris of baby Frederick, with at least one of the guests making his own cut-out a bit early. Meanwhile, Carla (Rhea Perlman) waxes sentimental over her late husband's hockey jersey.

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Air date: Nov 23, 1989

Aspiring actor Woody (Woody Harrelson) lands his first starring role in a stage revival of +Our Town. The prospect of making love to the production's Emily Webb (played by a pre-Friends Lisa Kudrow) has Woody nervous -- and his girl friend Kelly (Jackie Swanson) fuming. Meanwhile, the guys at Cheers wager on who can grow the longest beard. Fans of Kelsey Grammer's later series will be amused by a reference to the "late" father of Frasier Crane.

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Air date: Nov 30, 1989

Hoping to teach Woody (Woody Harrelson) how to manage his finances, the Cheers gang gets wrapped up in a hot-and-heavy game of Monopoly. Meanwhile, across town, Rebecca (Kirstie Alley) looks forward to spending the night in Robin Colcord's high-security penthouse. Problem one arises when Sam (Ted Danson) shows up, which followed quickly by problem two, when Rebecca and Sam find themselves trapped overnight in the laser-protected apartment.

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Series 1 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 8

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

For a show without a center, Cheers is still awfully funny.

Jan 19, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

We've already endured highs and lows, at least those that can take place in a bar. Still, the show turns to contrived "drama."

Jan 19, 2015 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

When you pop in the first disc and watch the season opener, it doesn't take long to recognize that this was one smart and funny show.

Jan 19, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cheers: Season 8

  • Nov 05, 2016
    Cheers has an hilarious 8th season. This was one the best season with this cast..... And while it's downhill from here.... It was one heck of a ride

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