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Directed by: James Burrows\\
Written by: Glen Charles and Les Charles\\

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Directed by: James Burrows\\
Creator/JamesBurrows\\
Written by: Glen Charles Creator/GlenCharles and Les Charles\\Creator/LesCharles\\



Guest Starring: John Ratzenberger, Michael Mc Guire]

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Guest Starring: John Ratzenberger, Michael Mc Guire]
Creator/JohnRatzenberger, Creator/MichaelMcGuire]



Diane Chambers (Creator/ShelleyLong) and her fiancé, Professor Sumner Sloane (Michael [=McGuire=]) enter into Cheers, a pub in Boston. Diane and Sumner are about to get married and fly off to Barbados together, but first, Sumner wants to retrieve a family wedding ring from his ex-wife Barbara. He zips off, promising to be back shortly, leaving Diane to wait at the bar.

The first person in the bar whom Diane meets is bartender/owner Sam Malone (Creator/TedDanson). Sam is a former baseball player, a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, and a recovering alcoholic. A long time ago, while in the depths of alcoholism, Sam bought the bar, and he still runs it long after his drinking ended his baseball career. Diane meets the other regulars at Cheers as they arrive, one at a time. They include gentle if dim-witted Coach (Nicholas Colasanto), Sam's former baseball coach and now the second bartender at Cheers; Carla (Rhea Perlman), the bitter, sarcastic waitress; and Norm Petersen (George Wendt), bar patron who spends far more time at Cheers than he does at his home.

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Diane Chambers (Creator/ShelleyLong) and her fiancé, Professor Sumner Sloane (Michael [=McGuire=]) (Creator/MichaelMcGuire) enter into Cheers, a pub in Boston. Diane and Sumner are about to get married and fly off to Barbados together, but first, Sumner wants to retrieve a family wedding ring from his ex-wife Barbara. He zips off, promising to be back shortly, leaving Diane to wait at the bar.

The first person in the bar whom Diane meets is bartender/owner Sam Malone (Creator/TedDanson). Sam is a former baseball player, a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, and a recovering alcoholic. A long time ago, while in the depths of alcoholism, Sam bought the bar, and he still runs it long after his drinking ended his baseball career. Diane meets the other regulars at Cheers as they arrive, one at a time. They include gentle if dim-witted Coach (Nicholas Colasanto), (Creator/NicholasColasanto), Sam's former baseball coach and now the second bartender at Cheers; Carla (Rhea Perlman), the bitter, sarcastic waitress; and Norm Petersen (George Wendt), (Creator/GeorgeWendt), bar patron who spends far more time at Cheers than he does at his home.

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* BrickJoke: The episode begins with one of Sam's paramours asking Diane to tell him he was a "Magnificent pagan beast." At the end, as Sam is offering Diane a job one of the reasons given for why she should take it is because she hasn't been able to get "Magnificent pagan beast," out of her mind.


Guest Starring: John Ratzenberger, Michael McGuire]

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Guest Starring: John Ratzenberger, Michael McGuire]
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* BookEnds: The first shot of the series, and the last shot of the series in series finale "[[Recap/CheersS11E25 One for the Road]]", form bookends. This episode begins with Sam coming out of the hallway to the pool room and opening the bar. The series finale ends with Sam closing the bar, and walking back down the hallway to the pool room.


Guest Starring: John Ratzenberger, Michael [=McGuire=]]

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Guest Starring: John Ratzenberger, Michael [=McGuire=]]
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Guest Starring: John Ratzenberger, Creator/MichaelMcGuire]

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Guest Starring: John Ratzenberger, Creator/MichaelMcGuire]
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The ColdOpen is followed up on directly in the episode proper, something that typically doesn't happen in Cheers. Also, there's no "''Cheers'' is filmed before a live studio audience". That won't show up for several episodes more.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
** Coach's introduction shows he's nice but utterly ditzy, not even remembering his own name.
** Carla storms into the bar, absolutely furious and ranting a mile a minute, not allowing Sam to get a word in edgeways before she slams into his office.
** Cliff rattling off one of his LittleKnownFacts, then turning to Diane to ask her about it, showing he's a KnowNothingKnowItAll.
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Diane insists she doesn't need to be a waitress, she's got better prospects waiting for her elsewhere. Then Sam asks Carla to recite the long drink order she just got, and Diane starts doing so, her voice trailing off as she realises what she's just walked into.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Diane's tendency to be pretty bad at reading people gets off to a running start here, when she takes Sumner at his word that he's just going to visit his ex-wife briefly, and never suspects there's anything off about just how long he takes until she phones the airport and finds he's already run off with Barbara.

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* NonverbalMiscommunication: Diane picks up the phone when a caller is trying to reach Sam. Sam doesn't want the call, so first he makes his fingers walk to indicate "Tell her I left" which Diane understands, but when looking for an excuse, he makes scissors with his fingers and makes hair-cutting motions. Diane's interpretation: "He had to go to mime class!"


* CelebrityParadox: When the gang is debating the sweatiest movie of all time, Cliff suggests ''Film/BodyHeat''--which featured Ted Dawson.

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* CelebrityParadox: When the gang is debating the sweatiest movie of all time, Cliff suggests ''Film/BodyHeat''--which featured Ted Dawson.Danson.

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* BreakTheCutie: Diane is left humiliated when it's finally revealed that Sumner took Barbara to Barbados, as Sam predicted.
--> '''Diane''':''(crying)'' How did you ''know''?\\
'''Sam''': Bartender's intuition.

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* LittleKnownFacts: A RunningGag for the entire 11-year run with Cliff, the first one coming in the first episode, when Cliff spouts some absolute nonsense about how men and women sweat.
--> '''Cliff''': Women have fewer sweat glands than men, but they’re larger and more active. Consequently, they, uh, sweat more.

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* MeetCute: How Diane meets Sam. She finds herself being recruited into a phone brush-off to a jilted ex-lover of Sam's. Trouble is, Sam is rinsing his mouth, and can only mime the instructions--which leads an exasperated Diane to finally "explain" that "He had to go to mime class!"
-->'''Sam:''' Well?\\
'''Diane:''' You're "a ''magnificent pagan beast''"!\\
'''Sam:''' Thanks; what's the message?


* MathematiciansAnswer: Diane asks Sam "Where is your bathroom?", and Sam replies "Right next to my bedroom."

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* MathematiciansAnswer: Diane asks Sam Coach "Where is your bathroom?", and Sam Coach replies "Right next to my bedroom."


--> '''Coach''': ''(praising Sam's baseball skills) He was one of the best, as sure as the earth is round!\\

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--> '''Coach''': ''(praising Sam's baseball skills) skills)'' He was one of the best, as sure as the earth is round!\\

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[floatboxright:
Episode: Season 1, Episode 1\\
Title:"Give Me a Ring Sometime"\\
Directed by: James Burrows\\
Written by: Glen Charles and Les Charles\\
Air Date: September 30, 1982\\
Previous: none\\
Next: Sam's Women\\
Guest Starring: John Ratzenberger, Creator/MichaelMcGuire]

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* BottleEpisode: The first of many episodes of ''Cheers'' that never leave the bar. (In fact, the whole first season never leaves the bar; the first scene taking place anywhere else is in the Season 2 premiere, in Diane's apartment.)


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* MinorWithFakeID: A boy who may be 13 tries to get beer with a fake ID.
* PhonyVeteran: The boy with the fake ID has a fake ''veteran'' ID. When Sam observes that the supposedly 38-year-old veteran must have served in Vietnam, the boy says Vietnam was "gross".

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