Bar Bet is the 18th episode of the third season of Cheers, and the first without Nicholas Colasanto. It was written by Jim Parker, and directed by James Burrows. It originally aired on NBC in the United States on February 14, 1985.
An old drinking buddy of Sam's shows up unexpectedly to cash in on a bar bet, and Sam must do some fast thinking to save the bar.
- Ted Danson as Sam Malone
- Shelley Long as Diane Chambers
- Nicholas Colasanto as "Coach" Ernie Pantussso (credit only)
- Rhea Perlman as Carla Tortelli
- John Ratzenberger as Cliff Clavin
- George Wendt as Norm Peterson
Recurring / Guest stars:
- Thomas Babson as Thomas W. Babson
- Al Rosen as Al
- Dean Dittman as Harrison Fiedler
- Michael Richards as Eddie Gordon
- Laurie Walters as Jacqueline Bisset
Trivia and NotesEdit
- Due to his ill health, Nicholas Colasanto does not appear in these scenes at all.