Behind Every Great Man is the 19th episode of the third season of Cheers. It was written by Ken Levine and David Issacs, and directed by James Burrows. It originally aired on the NBC network in the United States on February 21, 1985.


Sam tries to woo a visiting journalist (Alison La Placa), but Diane misunderstands what's going on.



Recurring / Guest stars:


Cold OpenEdit

The keg runs out filling Norm's second drink and so the entire bar hums taps as Sam gets a new one. Sam tries to get them to stop as he takes the new one out but they don't and say "The Keg is dead! Long live the keg". Following this they hum "Hail to the Chief" as Sam wheels it back over but Norm starts to cry from the emotions and Cliff comforts him.

Trivia and NotesEdit

  • Nicholas Colasanto did not appear in many scenes due to his ill health.