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Do Not Forsake O' My Postman is the fifth episode of season eleven on the NBC series Cheers.

Synopsis[]

Maggie returns to Cheers and Cliffie, this time claiming she's carrying his baby. Rebecca hires a hack songwriter (John Mahoney) to create a jingle for the bar.

Trivia[]

  • John Mahoney has a guest role as pianist/jingle-writer Sy Flembeck in this episode and he even has an exchange with Frasier Crane. Soon after, Mahoney and Kelsey Grammer were reunited as father and son on the spin-off Frasier as Mahoney would be cast in the role of Martin Crane.
  • On the wall in the hallway near the men's bathroom is a copy of a 1910's Chimes at Twilight Sheet music folder cover.
  • The title is from the song Do Not Forsake O' My Darling which was the theme song of the 1952 movie High Noon.
  • There is a partial look at the "fourth wall" of Cheers during Sy Flembeck's jingle for Fred's Tuneups.
  • In this story, John Mahoney plays a jingle writer hired by Rebecca to compose an advertising ditty to promote the bar. In Frasier, a similar storyline is used in the episode They're Playing Our Song, in which Frasier attempts to write a new opening theme for his radio show only for his father to come up with a pair of infinitely better examples.
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