How well do you know the first episode of Cheers?

Why is Coach upset? Where was Diane supposed to go? We've got you covered on this Cheers quiz! Can you pass it?


Many sitcoms from the mid-'80s to the early '90s learned a thing or two from Cheers. Eleven seasons, 275 episodes and a shift from several sitcom "Norms," (see what we did there?) saw Cheers receive 28 Emmys and six Golden Globes with plenty more nominations. 

Before any accolades and before Sam, Diane, Carla, Coach, Norm, Cliff and plenty others became household names, there was the pilot episode. 

Across so many episodes, how well do you remember the one that started it all? Take our first episode quiz and let us know! 

  1. Which character below says the first line in the show?
  2. After getting engaged, Sumner Sloan leaves Diane at Cheers for his ex-wife. What was her name?
  3. Where were Diane and Sumner supposed to go for their destination wedding?
  4. In his first scene of the show, why does Coach storm into the bar upset?
  5. Coach says Sam was the best pitcher in the pros, ''the very best, as sure as ___________?''
  6. Sam reveals he had a drinking problem to Diane, and that's why he isn't in the big leagues anymore. However, he says he hasn't had a drink in...
  7. What is the title of the first episode of Cheers?
  8. Complete this line from Diane: ''This is the night before my wedding and I'm in the middle of a _______ contest''
  9. With Sumner still not back to pick up Diane, what reason does Carla give her to cheer up?
  10. Before leaving the bar, Coach says he just might finish his novel when he gets home. How long has he been ''working on it?''
  11. How does Diane know she needs to take the waitress job Sam offers her?
  12. After going into detail on why she took the waitressing job at the bar with her first customers ever, what happens next?

How well do you know the first episode of Cheers?

Your Result...

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Rob 24 months ago
I liked the show but, I never cared for the Diane character. She always seemed like a stuck up, whiney, snob to me.
Pacificsun Rob 24 months ago
The writers did their job well!
Rob Pacificsun 24 months ago
Yeah, I guess that is what they were going for.
RichLorn 24 months ago
You'll never catch me in a bar that doesn't serve a good Shirley Temple!
Rob RichLorn 24 months ago
Make mine a double!
wanderer2575 25 months ago
Mistake: Sam says he gave up drinking, but in one scene he's standing in the background and drinking a glass of beer.
Pacificsun wanderer2575 24 months ago
In checking the fan-trivia site, it confirms Sam's adherence to sobriety, and reports that recovering alcoholics often drink something (assuming near beer in this case) to stave off the craving from watching others drink. My hunch is that was part of the background intention of the story.
LoveMETV22 25 months ago
It was fun watching the episodes of "Cheers" MeTV chose for their Sunday Block Party Promo yesterday.
This is one (1) show that would be nice if MeTV decided to add it back to their program schedule.
hyppymom LoveMETV22 24 months ago
Let sleeping dogs lie. It was good, don't get me wrong but IMHO there are better shows to bring back.
LoveMETV22 hyppymom 24 months ago
Nothing wrong there. The beauty of opinion. There are a few shows MeTV could retire and breathe some new programs into the schedule.
bagandwallyfan52 25 months ago
It's too bad that the following TV
Shows are NOT seen on METV:
2 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
3 Lone Ranger
4 Ellery Queen Mysteries
5 Murder She Wrote
6 The Smothers Brothers Show
7 Wyatt Earp
8 Sugarfoot
9 Dagwood and Blondie Movies
10 Blondie
11 My Favorite Martian
12 I Dream of Jeannie
13 Bewitched
14 Sabrina The Teenage Witch
15 Bat Masterson
16 The Adventures of Superman
17 The Adventures of Robin Hood
18 Eddie Cantor Movies
19 Joe Penner Movies
20 Pee Wee Herman Movies
21 Pee Wees Playhouse
22 Betty Boop Cartoons
23 Egghead Cartoons
24 Shirley Temple Movies
25 Laurel And Hardy Shorts
26 Little Rascals Our Gang Shorts
27Lawrence WELK Show
28 Hee Haw
29 Sledgehammer
30 Freakazoid
31 Rocky and Bullwinkle
32 Heckel and Jeckel
33 Mighty Mouse
34 Mickey Mouse Club
35 The Dukes of Hazzard
36 Barney Miller
37 Love American Style
38 The Lucy Show
39 The Real McCoys
40 Here's Lucy
hyppymom bagandwallyfan52 24 months ago
1,4,6,11,17,26,28,31,32,36 and add SOAP & Rowan and Martin then I'm stuck to the TV for sure!!!
bagandwallyfan52 hyppymom 24 months ago
I like those old TV shows very
much and I wish that ALL OLD
TV SHOWS were on DVDs.
itsGretchen 25 months ago
6 out of 12. I didn't know where everybody knows my name
STTOS 25 months ago
You got 11 out of 12 - We may not know your name, but we're glad you came to this quiz! Could you pay your tab with your correct answers? Either way, we can get you another round, with another quiz! Or, checkout these 12 frothy facts about Cheers! Missed #6. I knew the answer and was about to hit enter but my screen jumped(!!), sliding down an inch or so. Oh well.
LalaLucy 25 months ago
That went as badly as I expected. Just never could get into this show...
Steve2021 25 months ago
6/12 I never got into watching Cheers....
dodgebob 25 months ago
4/12, a flatulent attempt, Definition; Flatulence is defined in the medical literature as "flatus expelled through the anus" or the "quality or state of being flatulent", which is defined in turn as "marked by or affected with gases generated in the intestine or stomach; likely to cause digestive flatulence". The root of these words is from the Latin flatus – "a blowing, a breaking wind". I stunk that one up!
mikell24 25 months ago
11/12. Yeah, I know this show well.
AllisonWunderland 25 months ago
Just scrolling thru the comments one this one 😎
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