16. Sam Proposes to…Somebody
Episode: Strange Bedfellows, Part 3 (4×26)
The only time Cheers had a three-part episode (other than their feature length final episode), Sam winds up dating a well-liked politician (Kate Mulgrew) running for Mayor of Boston. At first she dates him just for the PR points for being seen with a good-looking celebrity, but she eventually falls for him. Meanwhile, Diane tries to sabotage their relationship. The politician eventually tells him he has to make a choice between her and Diane. So he does, though we don’t find out who until the end of the summer.
15. Food Fight
Episode: Thanksgiving Orphans (5×09)
The gang is all without their families, so they have Thanksgiving dinner together. Like any good situational comedy, nothing goes right, including our one opportunity to see Norm’s wife Vera. I bet the cast had a blast with this,