Cheers/Sam at Eleven

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Sam at Eleven
Season 1, Episode 4
Airdate October 21, 1982
Production Number 005
Writer(s) Glen Charles,
Les Charles
Director(s) James Burrows
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Sam at Eleven is the fourth episode of the first season of Cheers, and the fourth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Harry Anderson (Harry "the Hat" Gittes), Fred Dryer (Dave Richards), Paul Vaughn (Customer), Eapen Mathai (Recordist), Michael Mann (Guy)


Plot Overview

When Sam is approached by Dave Richards to be interviewed for a Boston sportscast, he realizes how much he misses the attention of being a professional athlete.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

  • The show's creators originally envisioned Sam as a former football player. At that time, Fred Dryer, himself a former football player who appears here as Dave Richards, was among those in the running for the role.

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments



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