Can You Ace This “Cheers” Trivia Quiz?

By: Jane Andrews
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Can You Ace This “Cheers” Trivia Quiz?
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About This Quiz

For most of the '80s (and the first three years of the '90s), America had a standing appointment every Thursday night at a little bar in Boston called Cheers. The best part was, no travel was required. All we had to do was turn on the TV and — poof! — we were there. And we kept coming back week after week to watch Carla hurl insults, see Norm sip beer and learn the status of Sam and Diane's on-again-off-again relationship. We also loved to chuckle at the dim-witted but endearing Coach, the equally dull but adorable Woody, the know-it-all postman named Cliff and the hilariously neurotic Rebecca Howe. Frasier and Lilith were also on-hand for sparring and psychiatric advice, and, occasionally, we'd meet a very special guest star, such as Johnny Carson or Alex Trebek. But no matter what was happening, one thing was always certain — we knew we'd be served plenty of laughs.

Were you a "Cheers" TV regular? This is your chance to show off what you know about the long-running ensemble sitcom. Answer all of the following questions correctly, and we'll know you're a bonafide barfly. So what are you waiting for? Pour yourself a cold one, and make the gang proud by acing this challenging quiz! 

Question 4 - Harry Can you remember the name of the conman who visits the bar to swindle its customers?
Randy the Rat
Mickey the Mouse
Harry the Hat
Harry the Hat was played by actor Harry Anderson, aka Judge Harry Stone on the hit series, "Night Court." He first appears in season one and returns five more times before the show's final season.
Tom the Cheater

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Question 27 - Lilith Who played the character of Lilith Sternin-Crane?
Shelley Long
Jane Leeves
Peri Gilpin
Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth was already an accomplished dancer and stage actress when she made her first appearance on "Cheers" in 1986. In 1990, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the role.

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Question 5 - Karoake When the bar's jukebox is taken away for repairs, Frasier becomes obsessed with the machine that replaces it. What is it?
A turntable
A video game
A karaoke machine
In this season nine episode entitled "The Days of Wine and Neuroses," Lilith explains to the gang, "It's a dangerous combination — a karaoke machine and an obsessive personality whose parents used to play Broadway cast albums to drown out their lovemaking."
A pool table

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Question 6 - Red Sox What position did Sam Malone play for the Boston Red Sox?
Catcher
First base
Relief pitcher
Judging from the many jokes made at his expense throughout the show, "Mayday" Malone was a mediocre pitcher at best. His drinking habit is what ultimately ended his baseball career.
Shortstop

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Question 19 - Norms wife Do you know the name of Norm Peterson's wife?
Norma
Vera
Vera Peterson is occasionally heard but never seen on the show. We do get a quick glimpse of her at the end of the episode, "Thanksgiving Orphans," however, her face is covered by a pie that Diane meant to throw at Sam.
Victoria
Julie

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Question 1 - Carla and Diane Carla has many mean nicknames for Diane. Which of the following does she NOT use?
Pencil Neck
Bean Pole
Baby Fish Mouth
Carla's dislike for Diane never wanes during the five years they're forced to work together. Other memorable nicknames she gives to her nemesis include Miss Chicken Parts, Rebecca of Skinnybrook Farm, Squawk Box and Bleach Bag.
The Stick

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Question 24 - Cliff Do you remember the name of the actor who played Cliff Clavin?
George Wednt
Jay Thomas
Roger Rees
John Ratzenberger
In addition to appearing in 273 out of the 275 episodes of "Cheers," John Ratzenberger reprised his role as Cliff in one episode of "Frasier." Titled "Cheerful Goodbyes," the episode also featured George Wendt as Norm and Rhea Perlman as Carla.

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Question 26 - Kelly What's the name of Woody's rich girlfriend?
Kayla
Karen
Kelly
The character of Kelly Gaines makes her first appearance in the show's seventh season. Appearing in 24 episodes, she marries Woody in the season 10 finale, "An Old-Fashioned Wedding."
Korrine

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Question 10 - Melvilles Can you tell us the name of the restaurant that sits above the bar?
Mickey's
Mikey's
Melville's
While the barflies at Cheers often head up to Melville's seafood restaurant for a bite, the interior of the eatery is only shown a handful of times throughout the duration of the show and does not appear until season seven.
Murray's

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Question 28 - Frederick Frederick Crane, the son of Frasier and Lilith, says his first word in a season nine episode. What is it?
Mom
Dad
Cheers
Norm
The Cranes are concerned about little Frederick when he reaches his first birthday and has yet to speak. However, at the end of the episode, the problem is solved. He's heard yelling "Norm!" as the barfly walks in.

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Question 20 - proposals How many times does Sam propose to Diane before she says yes?
Two
15
12
Five
Sam ends up proposing to Diane a total of five times — once on the phone (she says he needs to do it in person), once on a boat (she says no), once at the bar (she says no) and twice in a courthouse (because the first attempt, which was ordered by a judge, didn't sound sincere).

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Question 11 - Eddie Eddie meets a tragic death in the show's eighth season. What happens to him?
He is hit by a car.
He is hit by a Zamboni machine.
In the episode entitled "Death Takes a Holiday on Ice," Carla receives the news that she is a widow. Unfortunately, she also finds out that Eddie was a bigamist and had another wife.
He is hit on the head with a piece of ice.
He is hit by a hockey puck.

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Question 17 - Coach Coach's real name is Ernie ___________.
Fonzarelli
Romano
Pantusso
Played by Nicholas Colasanto, Coach appeared on the show for three seasons, until Colasanto's death. To pay tribute to the actor, a framed picture from his dressing room was added to the background of the bar for the remainder of the series.
Esposito

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Question 32 - Robin Colcord Do you remember the name of Rebecca's multi-millionaire boyfriend?
Evan Drake
Robin Colcord
Played by Welsh actor Roger Rees, who later had a recurring role on the American TV show, "The West Wing," Robin Colcord first appears in the season eight episode, "The Improbable Dream, Part 1."
Don Santry
John Hill

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Question 34 - restaurant Can you tells us the name of the restaurant Norm often talks about frequenting?
The Fat Pig
The Stuffed Chicken
The Hungry Heifer
We see the inside the Hungry Heifer for the first time in the season five episode, "Cheers: The Motion Picture," when Norm takes Woody out to dinner. It's also shown in the season nine episode, "Grease."
The Carnivore's Delight

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Question 30 - Loretta What's the name of Nick Tortelli's second wife?
Jean
Loretta
Nick and Loretta Torelli are first introduced in the season two episode, "Battle of the Exes." The characters were given a spin-off, called "The Torellis," however, the show only lasted a few months.
Dolly
Susan

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Question 7 - last line Sam utters the last line of the show's series finale. What does he say?
"Goodnight, everyone."
"See you tomorrow, Woody."
"Sorry, we're closed."
"One for the Road," the last episode of "Cheers," aired on May 20, 1993. According to CheatSheet.com, it was watched by 84.4 million people and is the second-highest rated series finale of all time, behind "M*A*S*H."
"Norm!"

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Question 8 - competitor What's the name of Cheers' biggest competitor?
Gary's Boston Pub
Gary's Olde Towne Tavern
The rivalry between Cheers and Gary's Olde Towne Tavern is established during the fourth season of the show. Over the years, they participate in many pranks and competitions, almost all of which Cheers loses.
Gary's Place
The Boston Saloon

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Question 35 - Don Rebecca gets a new boyfriend — a plumber named Don — in the show's series finale. Which of the following actors plays him?
Tom Berenger
Rebecca and Don elope in the finale episode of "Cheers." However, when Sam visits Frasier in a second-season episode of the spin-off, we learn that he's leaves Rebecca after making a fortune on a plumbing invention.
Robert Urich
Tom Selleck
Fred Dryer

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Question 31 - Nanny G Which famous actress played the role of Nanette Guzman, aka Nanny G, in the season 10 episode "One Hugs, the Other Doesn't"?
Laurie Metcalf
Emma Thompson
While this is the only time that the character of Nanny G appears on "Cheers," she returns in a season nine episode of "Frasier." This time, however, she's played by Laurie Metcalf.
Kathy Bates
Helena Bonham Carter

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Question 2 - Seasons How many seasons was "Cheers" on the air?
Five
Seven
11
"Cheers" was on the air for 11 seasons, from 1982 until 1993. It was followed by the spin-off, "Frasier," which also ran for 11 seasons and became a beloved sitcom staple.
14

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Question 23 - John Cleese This well-known British comedian appears in an episode from season five. Who is he?
Rowan Atkinson
Billy Connolly
Michael Palin
John Cleese
In the episode entitled "Simon Says," this Monty Python alum plays Dr. Simon Finch-Royce, an esteemed colleague of Frasier Crane. Diane goads him into giving her and Sam a marriage counseling session, which (of course!) goes hilariously wrong.

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Question 29 - Beetabega When Cliff tries to create a vegetable hybrid, what does he call it?
Beetabega
Entitled "The Gift of the Woodi," this episode from season seven is also the one where Woody performs the funny (and repetitive) "Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, Kelly..." song for his girlfriend as a birthday present.
Squaonion
Cabbacarrot
Collardchoke

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Question 22 -  Evan Drake Rebecca is in love with her boss in season six. What's his name?
Evan Drake
Rebecca gets herself into a number of sticky predicaments as a result of her obsession with Evan Drake, who was played by actor Tom Skerritt. In the episode "Let Sleeping Drakes Lie," for example, she's forced to hide under his bed when he comes home while she's snooping. (Norm, who was painting his house, lets her in.)
Robin Colcord
John Hill
Don Santry

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Question 15 - fiance What's the name of the fiancé who ditches Diane in the show's pilot episode?
Frasier Crane
Sumner Sloan
Sloan appears two more times during the series' run — in the season two episode, "Sumner's Return," and in the season five installment (and Shelley Long's last episode until the finale), "I Do and Adieu."
George Glass
Evan Drake

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Question 13 - Veggie Boyd Woody appears in a commercial for a health food drink. Do you know what it's called?
Moon Juice
Veggie Boy
In the season nine episode, "Veggie-Boyd," Woody becomes the spokesman for a new health drink made from broccoli, cauliflower and kale. Unfortunately, he only tries it after he makes the commercial, and the honest midwesterner is horrified when he realizes he can't stand its taste.
Celery Smash
Kale Delight

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Question 21 - debut In what year did "Cheers" debut?
1981
1982
The first episode of the series, entitled "Give Me a Ring Sometime," aired on September 30, 1982. As with much of the show's first season, it did poorly in the ratings. Thankfully, NBC kept the show on the air, giving it time to find an audience. By season three, the sitcom was a hit.
1983
1984

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Question 18 - Carla kids How many kids does Carla have by the show's final season?
Five
Six
Seven
Eight
When the show beings, Carla has four children with her ex-husband, Nick. She goes on to have four more — one fathered by Nick, one fathered by Frasier's mentor, Dr. Bennett Ludlow, and twins fathered by her second husband, Eddie Lebec.

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Question 25 - Frasier In what season does the character of Frasier Crane first appear?
Season one
Season Two
Season three
Dr. Frasier Crane is first seen in the season three episode "Rebound: Part 1," which aired on September 27, 1984. Before revealing that he's her new boyfriend, Diane brings him to Cheers to help Sam deal with his alcohol relapse.
Season four

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Question 33 - Russell Boyd Crooner Harry Connick Jr. makes a guest appearance in the season 10 episode, "A Diminished Rebecca With a Suspended Cliff." Who does he play?
Russell Boyd, Woody's cousin
"Cheers" is not the only sitcom Harry Connick Jr. has acted on. Between 2002 and 2006, he starred in more than 20 episodes of "Will & Grace" as Leo Markus, Grace's husband. He also came back in 2017 for an episode of the show's reboot.
Derek Malone, Sam's brother
Carl Clavin, Cliff's nephew
Ralph Howe, Rebecca's brother

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Question 16 - Norm business In a season five episode, Norm invests in a business. What's it called?
Taxes R Us
Beer Mart
Tan N' Wash
Everyone wants in on Norm's new investment, which is a laundromat combined with sun-tanning facilities. The episode features this hilarious putdown from Carla: "You know, Diane, you shouldn't be investing in a tanning salon; you ought to be using one. You've got skin the color of Elmer's glue."
Hugo's Gym

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Question 3 - Coach's penpal Woody makes his first appearance in the show's fourth season. How is the character introduced?
As a hitchhiker who stops by the bar
As a fan of Sam's
As Coach's penpal
In "Birth, Death, Love and Rice," the first episode of season four, Woody visits Cheers to meet his penpal, Coach. It's then that he finds out that Coach died, however, Sam offers him his late friend's job behind the bar.
As a traveling salesman

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Question 14 - Rebecca Howe In what season does the character of Rebecca Howe make her first appearance?
Season three
Season five
Season six
Played by Kirstie Alley, Rebecca first appears in the sixth season premiere, "Home is the Sailor," which aired on September 24, 1987. In the episode, we learn that Sam sold the bar after Diane left town, and Rebecca is its new corporate manager.
Season eight

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Question 9 - Secret Sam reveals a big secret in an episode from season 11. What is it?
He has started drinking again.
He is selling the bar.
He wears a toupee.
In the episode, "It's Lonely on the Top," Sam shows his toupee — and the bald spot underneath — to Carla in an effort to make her feel better about sleeping with dopey Cheers regular, Paul Krapence.
He is marrying Diane.

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Question 12 -  Hillary What's Norm's real first name?
Hilary
In the season nine episode entitled "It's a Wonderful Life," Norm is teased by the gang when it's revealed that his full name is actually Hilary Norman Peterson. He explains that Hilary was his grandfather's name.
Jean
Les
It's a trick question. His first name is Norm.

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