The 'Cheers' Characters Quiz


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Everybody knows your name at TV's most celebrated Boston watering hole, but how well do you the characters in "Cheers"? Take the quiz to find out!

What actor played the character Diane Chambers?

Shelley Long played Diane Chambers for five seasons.


True or false: Sam was a relief pitcher who spent his entire six-year career with the Boston Red Sox.

Sam was a relief pitcher in minor league baseball, where he met friend and Cheers employee "Coach" Ernie Pantusso. He was eventually called up to the Majors, where he played for the Boston Red Sox.


Why does Diane eventually leave Boston?

Diane decides to leave Boston to give her writing career a chance and work on her novel.


Which actor played the character Cliff Clavin?

The character of Cliff wasn't in the original script. John Ratzenberger auditioned for the part of Norm and didn't get the part. But he asked the writers if they had a "bar know-it-all" and quickly improvised a character. Thus we have Cliff Clavin.


Which of the following actors did NOT appear in every "Cheers" episode?

Kirstie Alley won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series in 1991 for her work as Rebecca Howe.


True or false: Ted Danson attended bartending school to prepare for his role in "Cheers."

Danson went to bartending school in Burbank, California, to prep for the role of bar owner and bartender Sam Malone.


How many consecutive years did Kelsey Grammer play the character of Frasier?

Between "Cheers" and the spinoff "Frasier," Kelsey Grammer played the character of Frasier Crane for 20 consecutive years.


Which character's first name is followed by Maria Victoria Angelina Teresa Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli LeBec?

That would be Carla. Her character is a devout practicing Roman Catholic.


How many children did Carla have when "Cheers" ended its run on TV?

When "Cheers" first aired in 1982, Carla's character had four children; by the time it went off the air, she had eight.


True or false: Woody Harrelson's character Woody is pen pals with Coach, but they exchange pens instead of letters.

Woody and Coach are pen pals, but not in the usual sense.


What actor was the character of Frasier originally written for?

John Lithgow apparently was not interested in the television role and declined it, opening it up for Kelsey Grammer.


What "Cheers" main actor was the only one who didn't make a guest appearance on "Frasier"?

Kirstie Alley was the only one of the "Cheers" main actors to not make an appearance on "Frasier," possibly because the psychiatric profession conflicts with her beliefs as a Scientologist.


True or false: Rebecca was nicknamed Backseat Becky in college.

She earned the nickname for her partying while at the University of Connecticut.


True or false: Frasier Crane and Lilith Sternin have a son named Frederick.

Baby Frederick's first word was "Norm," which he says as Norm walks into Cheers.


What is Norm's full name?

Norm's full name is Hillary Norman Peterson.


Which character is known as Cheers' resident trivia expert who still lives with his mother.

Cheers' resident trivia expert is Cliff Clavin, of course, who's also often the butt of most of the other characters' jokes.


What is Cliff's profession?

Cliff was originally a security guard, but his profession was changed to mail carrier shortly before the show aired.


True or false: Woody falls in love with Kelly Gaines, the daughter of a wealthy family.

Like Woody, Kelly has a certain innocence and naivete, and the two eventually marry in a disastrous wedding.


Who does Diane Chambers leave at the alter?

Frasier and Diane were engaged to be married, but she leaves him at the altar.


Who does Lilith have an affair with while she is married to Frasier?

Late in the series, Lilith has an affair with Dr. Louis Pascal, which causes her and Frasier to separate and Pascal to go insane.


How many children do Woody and Kelly end up having?

It's revealed on "Frasier" that Woody and Kelly have a son and a daughter.


What does Norm do for a living?

Norm is a frequently out-of-work accountant.


True or false: Sam Malone is a recovering alcoholic.

He's a recovering alcoholic and a notorious womanizer.


Sam Malone sells Cheers to Lillian Corp. to do what?

Sam sells Cheers to the Lillian Corp. to travel on his yacht, only to later return to the bar to work under the new manager, Rebecca Howe.


True or false: In the final season, Rebecca causes a huge fire at Cheers.

Her cigarette sparks the fire at the bar, and she is so remorseful, she uses her life savings to make the necessary repairs.


True or false: In the final season, Woody Boyd is elected to the Boston City Council.

Conducting a social experiment, Frasier adds Woody's name to the ballot, and Woody unexpectedly wins a seat on the Boston City Council.


How does Carla's hockey-player husband turned ice-skating mascot Eddie LeBec die?

Eddie LeBec is killed by an ice resurfacer when he saves the life of a member of his ice show. At his funeral, Carla learns he was also married to another woman, Gloria.


True or false: All 10 of the actors who appeared as regulars during the show's run received Emmy nominations for their roles.

This is true. Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley, Shelley Long, Rhea Perlman, Woody Harrelson and Bebe Neuwirth all won Emmys, and Kelsey Grammer won for his role on "Frasier."


True or false: More actors received Emmy nominations as lead, supporting or guest actors on "Cheers" than for any other series.

False. Well, it was true up until "ER" in 1994, which received Emmy nominations for 31 different actors and actresses.


How does Sam first propose to Diane?

Diane doesn't think the phone proposal is ideal, though.


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