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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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CheersSeason One

Sam at Eleven is the fourth episode of the first season of Cheers, and the fourth episode overall.

Guest Starring: Fred Dryer (Dave Richards), Paul Vaughn (Customer #1), Eapen Mathai (The Recordist), Michael Mann (The Guy), Harry Anderson (Harry "the Hat" Gittes)


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.



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.