Cheers

The Magnificent Six - S11-E4

Visible crew/equipment: At the end, Sam gives up trying to get the phone number of the woman at the table. As Sam walks back to the bar, Cheers director James Burrows can be seen directing an off-screen camera. He is the bearded man wearing the green shirt.

Truce or Consequences - S1-E8

Visible crew/equipment: When Sam, Carla and Diane are in Sam's office and begin laughing Coach walks in, laughs for a few seconds, and leaves. Right after that the obvious shadow of a piece of equipment (probably a camera) passes across the floor in front of Diane. (00:22:15)

Sam at Eleven - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: The very first shot after the opening titles shows cars driving in front of the bar. If you look at a brown car that drives past, you can see the director sitting in the director's chair, reflected on the car. (00:03:00)

Casual Person

What's Up, Doc? - S7-E18

Visible crew/equipment: After Sheila leaves the bar, when Sam hops up onto the counter Rebecca exits the office, and just as Sam says, "Hey, let me ask you something, do you think my life is empty and void of any meaning," the moving boom mic casts a shadow on the wall, over the office door. (00:20:35)

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What's Up, Doc? - S7-E18

Plot hole: At closing time, Cliff, Norm and Woody spontaneously decide to go to Cliff's house. Sam then enters the bar after his date at Melville's. Later in the scene, Rebecca asks Sam about the 'Three Stooges', to which Sam sarcastically replies that they went to Cliff's house. But how could he possibly know that since he entered the scene after they had already left.

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Woody: What's shakin', Mr. Peterson?
Norm: All four cheeks and a couple of chins.

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Trivia: The portrait of Geronimo hanging in the bar was a tribute to Nicholas Colasanto after he died. The portrait originally hung in his dressing room.

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One for the Road (3) - S11-E28

Question: When I streamed this episode, there were a couple of small scenes missing (Sam explaining that his cigars were a gift from Fidel Castro via Reggie Jackson; Sam kissing Rebecca goodbye). I know they used to cut scenes to cram in more commercials after the initial broadcast, but with a streaming service, you're not limited to a time slot. Why not air the whole thing?

Brian Katcher

Answer: They sometimes acquire episodes from syndicated reruns. The ones with the cut scenes. Sundance channel have some episodes of M.A.S.H. uncut.

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