Category Archives: Cheers

Daily Trivia: 1/12/12

Question: In Better Off Dead, what kind of car does Lane have sitting in his yard?


Last Question: On Cheers, what was the name of the rich guy who was Sam’s rival for Rebecca’s affections?

Answer: Robin Colcord

Rebecca Howe (Kirstie Alley) always had a thing for rich men. When she forst came on the show, she had a crush on Even Drake (Tom Skerritt), but he did not have the same feelings for her. He eventually left for a new job in Japan.
Then Rebecca started having erotic dreams about Sam (Ted Danson). This freaked her out, as she was used to dreaming about the rich and powerful, like Evan Drake, Donald Trump, Ted Turner and Robin Colcord. Sam was starting to have feelings for Rebecca, when she was swept off her feet by Robin Colcord (Roger Rees), an English, pompous multi-millionaire industrialist. This began a rivalry between Sam and Robin.

Rebecca and Sam discovered that Robin was plotting a hostile takeover of the company for which they worked, and to aid him, had been secretly and illegally using Rebecca’s access to the company’s confidential information. Rebecca chose to conceal Robin’s activities for the sake of their relationship. However, Sam discovered that the company suspected Rebecca of being a willing corporate spy. To protect her, Sam revealed Robin’s crimes.

Amidst the ensuing scandal, Robin was arrested and briefly sent to prison as well as losing his business positions and money. He and Rebecca planned to marry on his release, despite his new humble status. She chose not to go through with this, after which he revealed he still had some of his fortune in a secret stash but that he would not marry her if she had only wanted his money.

Here is Robin Colcord in action with the gang at Cheers:

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Daily Trivia: 1/11/12

Question: On Cheers, what was the name of the rich guy who was Sam’s rival for Rebecca’s affections?


Last Question: In 1986, what new candy bar, with wafers, chocolate and chocolate cream, did Hershey’s claim was “better than anything else”?

Answer: Bar None

Hershey’s Bar None was a chocolate bar created by The Hershey Company and released in 1986. It went nationwide in September 1987 after testing in California. It was discontinued in 1997, but is still sold in Mexico.

Here is an early commercial for the candy bar:

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Daily Trivia: 11/24/11

Question: What series saw Dabney Coleman’s egocentric character propose marriage with: “You’re better than 90 percent of the bimbos out there”?


Last Question: In the classic Cheers episode, “Thanksgiving Orphans”, at whose house does the gang spend Thanksgiving, which ends with a giant food fight?

Answer: Carla’s

Here is the episode. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!!!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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Daily Trivia – 10/19/11

Question: What movie opened with the Yogi Berra quote: “In baseball, you don’t know nothing”?


Last Question: What sitcom did James Burrows, Glen Charles and Les Charles leave in 1981, to start up Cheers?

Answer: Taxi

Needless to say, Cheers was a great show, and had a great cast. But Taxi was not too shabby itself. It had a great cast with Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Conaway, and Andy Kaufman. The show ran from 1978 to 1982 on ABC and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC, and won many awards. There were a couple of stars of Cheers that also appeared in Taxi. Rhea Pearlman, who played Carla in Cheers, played the recurring character, Zena – Louie’s (Danny DeVito) girlfriend.

In one episode, Ted Danson played an arrogant hairstylist who gives Elaine (Marilu Henner) a horrible makeover just before a very important event. And as luck would have it, the episode is on YouTube. In a subplot of the episode, Christopher Lloyd’s Jim is introduced to the new arcade game, Pac-Man, and then becomes addicted.

Here is the episode called “The Unkindest Cut”:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

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Trivia Tuesday: 11/23/10

Question: Who was the lead singer of Genesis before Phil Collins stepped into the role?


Last Question: At the end the Cheers Thanksgiving episode “Thanksgiving Orphans”, who gets hit in the face with a pie?

Answer: Vera (Norm’s Wife)

In my opinion, this Cheers episode, “Thanksgiving Orphans” was one of the best ever. It aired on November 27, 1986. Thanksgiving is approaching, but only Diane (Shelley Long) has made plans to celebrate the holiday. So that no one will be left out of the festivities, Carla impulsively invites the Cheers gang to dinner at her place. Much to her dismay, Diane ends up coming to their dinner. Then Norm is cooking the worlds largest turkey, and it takes an extremely long time to cook. While the gang is impatiently waiting, one of the greatest food fights ensues. Things calm down afterwards. Then Norm’s wife, Vera, (who the audience has never seen) shows up. But the audience still doesn’t see her since Diane throws a pie, and it lands on Vera’s face!
Here is the last (and best) part of the episode: