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Cheers

The Little Match Girl (Season 11, Episode 1)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

Rebecca is in a reflective mood after Woody and Kelly's wedding. Rebecca vows to change her life. Her symbol of change is stubbing out the cigarette she is smoking, the last cigarette she vows to ever smoke. After that act, she dumps the ...See moreRebecca is in a reflective mood after Woody and Kelly's wedding. Rebecca vows to change her life. Her symbol of change is stubbing out the cigarette she is smoking, the last cigarette she vows to ever smoke. After that act, she dumps the cigarette filled ashtray into the wastebasket in the bar office. The next day, Sam, called in by the fire department, arrives at the half burnt down bar. Hysterical, Sam really wants to believe this fire is just another gag by Gary, but the reality of the matter sinks in. Once he realizes that he has insurance to cover the damages, Sam settles into the mindset of rebuilding the bar, but he still wonders what caused the fire. The fire marshal tells Rebecca that the cause was a smoldering cigarette in the wastebasket in the office. Rebecca knows that she once again was the cause of this major screw-up. Others devastated by the fire are Norm, whose "home" is damaged, and Cliff, who had a bagful of undelivered mail stashed behind the bar, which is now burned to a crisp. After Rebecca lies to Sam, telling him the cause of the fire was faulty wiring (which Sam is kicking himself for not fixing, although meaning to do so for years), he finds out that his insurance deductible is $25,000, money he doesn't have. Trying to get a loan, Sam is turned down by every bank in town. He has to resort to Plan B: cashing in his baseball pension, maxing out his credit cards, moving into a cheaper rent apartment, and selling his beloved Corvette. Will Rebecca finally admit to her role in the fire, and if so, will Sam forgive her? Written by Huggo See less
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Glen Charles (created by) | Les Charles (created by) | James Burrows (created by) | Dan Staley & 4 more
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Edit Released
Updated Sep 24, 1992

Release date
Sep 24, 1992 (United States)

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14 cast members
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Ted Danson
Sam Malone Sam Malone   See fewer
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Kirstie Alley
Rebecca Howe Rebecca Howe   See fewer
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Rhea Perlman
Carla Tortelli Carla Tortelli   See fewer
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John Ratzenberger
Cliff Clavin Cliff Clavin   See fewer
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Woody Harrelson
Woody Boyd Woody Boyd   See fewer
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Kelsey Grammer
Dr. Frasier Crane Dr. Frasier Crane   See fewer
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George Wendt
Norm Peterson Norm Peterson   See fewer
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Jackie Swanson
Kelly Boyd Kelly Boyd   See fewer
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Keene Curtis
John Allen Hill John Allen Hill   See fewer
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Robert Machray
Fire Marshal Dobbins Fire Marshal Dobbins   See fewer
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Amanda Carlin
Ms. Kurland Ms. Kurland   See fewer
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Peter Kevoian
Fireman Fireman   See fewer
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Tory Christopher
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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8 / 10 | 211 votes