Cheers/The Tortelli Tort

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The Tortelli Tort
Season 1, Episode 3
Airdate October 14, 1982
Written by Tom Reeder
Directed by James Burrows
Produced by James Burrows,
Glen Charles,
Les Charles
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The Tortelli Tort is the third episode of the first season of Cheers.

Starring: Ted Danson (Sam Malone), Shelley Long (Diane Chambers), Nicholas Colasanto (Ernie "Coach" Pantusso), Rhea Perlman (Carla Tortelli), George Wendt (Norm Peterson)

Guest Starring: Ron Karabatsos (Ed), Stephen Keep (Dr. Graham), Thomas Babson (Customer #1), Richard McGonagle (Customer #2), Paul Vaughn (Customer #3), Rex Ryon (Rough Looking Guy #1)

with John Fiedler (Fred)

and John Ratzenberger (Cliff)


Plot Overview

When an irritating fan of the New York Yankees arrives at Cheers and begins to taunt the decidedly pro-Red Sox crowd, Carla loses her cool and attacks him. The man plans to sue Sam, which might force him to sell the bar. In order to avoid the lawsuit, Carla agrees to attend anger management therapy.


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