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Kelly Boyd (née Gaines) is a wealthy Lutheran woman and a supporting character on Cheers. She is portrayed by Jackie Swanson.


She's the main love interest of Woody Boyd; being just as naive as him.

Kelly first appears in Golden Boyd, when she returns from Europe to attend a private party that Woody and Sam Malone are bar tending at. Despite being portrayed as mostly sheltered, Woody opens her eyes to new experiences. In The Gift of the Woodi, Woody writes her a memorable song (called the "Kelly song") rather than buying her an expensive gift.

The two date during a large course of the series, and eventually marry in May 1992. Their wedding, however, ends up becoming a fiasco. First, the minister dies; Kelly's flirtatious cousin Monika teases Sam until her fanatically-jealous husband brandishes a sword; Rebecca's petulance causes the French chef to quit, leaving her in charge of the food; Carla keeps getting pushed down the shaft in the dumbwaiter; Woody cannot keep his hands (and other things) off Kelly before the ceremony; and two attack dogs (cf. "The Lads" on Magnum, P.I.) menace everyone who dared exit the kitchen to the patio, until an infuriated Carla chases them inside, at which time they whimper like puppies and scamper away. To top it off, the dead body of the minister tips over and topples the wedding cake to the floor. Despite this (and the objections of Kelly's father), the wedding goes ahead.

Kelly is pregnant at the end of the series. In the spin-off Frasier, Sam Malone reveals that Woody & Kelly's child was a boy of normal intelligence. When Woody visits Frasier in Seattle in 1999, it is revealed that the couple have also had a daughter.


S7E13-Golden Boyd

S7E14-I Kid You Not

S7E19-The Gift of the Woodi

S8E9-Two Girls for Every Boyd

S8E17-Woody or Won't He


S9E12-Woody Interruptus

S9E25-Home Malone

S10E6-Unplanned Parenthood

S10E10-A Fine French Whine

S10E14-No Rest for the Woody

S10E19-Rich Man, Wood Man

S10E22-Rebecca's Lover...Not

S10E25-An Old-Fashioned Wedding

S11E1-The Little Match Girl

S11E2-The Beer Is Always Greener

S11E8-Ill-Gotten Gaines

S11E9-Feelings...Whoa, Whoa, Whoa

S11E10-Daddy's Little Middle-Aged Girl

S11E15-Loathe and Marriage

S11E21-Woody Gets an Election

S11E22-It's Lonely on the Top

S11E23-Rebecca Gaines, Rebecca Loses

S11E25-One For The Road