Birth, Death, Love and Rice
Season 4, Episode 1
Air date 26 Sept 1985
Written by Heide Perlman
Directed by James Burrows
Episode Guide
Rescue Me
Woody Goes Belly Up


Sam couldn't stop the wedding, but Frasier tells him that Diane left him at the altar and is now working at a convent. So Sam visits Diane to ask her to come back to Cheers. Meanwhile, Coach has passed away and Indiana farmboy Woody Boyd becomes Cheers's new assistant bartender.

Notes Edit

  • This is Woody Harrelson's first appearance on the show.
  • This is the first episode where the Cheers theme song is updated again, in which "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" is rerecorded by adding more vocals to it. This remained in use until the show's ending in 1993.
  • We hear Coach and Woody were pen pals and today is the day they were supposed to meet.


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