Birth, Death, Love and Rice is the premiere of Season 4 on NBC series Cheers.


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.


Shelley Long as Diane Chambers
Ted Danson as Sam Malone
Rhea Perlman as Carla Tortelli
John Ratzenberger as Cliff Clavin
George Wendt as Norm Peterson
Woody Harrelson as Woody Boyd

Recurring cast

Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane

Guest starring

James V. Christy as Dan Corelli
Alan Koss as Alan
Larry Harpel as Larry


Lois De Banzie as Sister Marie
Patricia Huston as Sister Catherine
Arnold F. Turner as Customer
Martin Ferrero as Waiter

Trivia 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.