Sam: You wanna know the truth? It wasn’t four women— it was four hundred women, easy!
Diane: They’d have to be.
Sam: (as door slams in his face) Damn.
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Twenty years ago this morning, the hungover population of Boston increased by at least six.
The cast celebrates the finale at the Bull & Finch Pub live on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
“Sorry, we’re closed.”
20 years ago tonight, One for the Road, Parts 1-3 aired, marking Cheers’ last call. ”End of an era” is about right, though I still wanna go where everybody knows my name.
This is part of a Bob Costas special that preceded the finale that evening.
Diane: I’m glad we had a chance to end it this way. Cleanly, spiritually… free of rancor and sexural tens— tenss— tension.
— Cheers, Birth, Death, Love and Rice
Coach: This guy’s terrific. I mean, really, he’s a great storyteller, and he really knows what he’s doing. I mean, really, we should have an older guy behind the bar. The customers’d like it!
Sam: What about you, Coach?
Coach: Oh, I’d like it too.
— Cheers, Where There’s A Will
— Excerpt from “In Her Own Words… Diane Says Goodbye to Cheers— As Only She Can”, as written by Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner for the May 2-8, 1987 TV Guide.
In which Diane writes in her diary about leaving Cheers to marry Sam.