How well do you remember the Cheers episode ''Thanksgiving Orphans''?

Insults aren’t the only things that get thrown around in this holiday classic!

"Thanksgiving Orphans," the hilarious season-five holiday celebration on Cheers, is widely considered one of the best Turkey Day comedies in TV history. Cheers later celebrated the holiday again in season 11 with "Ill-Gotten Gaines,"  but "Thanksgiving Orphans" is just flat-out great.

The story takes place largely outside the bar, which is always fun, and the climactic food fight is endlessly rewatchable. Plus, we finally get to see Norm's wife, Vera! Sort of.

How well do you know this classic holiday episode? Take the quiz below to find out!

  1. The episode opens with Woody asking Sam if he can do what in the bar?
  2. Which Christmas carol does Frasier tell Woody is "potentially damaging" to children?
  3. Why is Diane wearing a pilgrim bonnet?
  4. Carla decides to host Thanksgiving dinner on what condition?
  5. Why doesn’t Norm want to go to his mother-in-law's for Thanksgiving?
  6. What snack does Cliff bring?
  7. Why did Diane leave her Professor’s dinner?
  8. What does the group watch after football?
  9. Diane suggests they each say what they're thankful for but it turns into what?
  10. What does Norm keep calling the thermometer in the turkey?
  11. Who throws the first bit of food?
  12. After the food fight, Frasier says he didn't try the mashed potatoes so Sam scoops some from where?
  13. Who throws the pie that accidentally hits Norm's wife, Vera?

How well do you remember the Cheers episode ''Thanksgiving Orphans''?

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JDWJDW2 6 months ago
13 out of 13 loved that episode. I especially LOVED to look at Shelley Long. I always wanted to make out with her. This episode was hysterical and it used to be shown regularly at Thanksgiving every year. Also, we get to see just how big a tv set was back in the 1980's.
GregLemieux 6 months ago
I got 13 out of 13, but only because I'd watched it for the very first time last Sunday on ME-TV.
Vamp13 7 months ago
You got 10 out of 13
not bad
Jeffrey 7 months ago
Hello. I only got 3 out of 13, because I have never seen that episode. I hope MeTV airs it some time.
MrHaney Jeffrey 7 months ago
Jeffrey, they just did!! Sunday night at 6:30, here on the east coast. It was hysterical!
pius 7 months ago
I loved Cheers but I only got 3/13.
JKMallaber 7 months ago
Awesome episode! Got them all except #9. I don't remember any weird body things, but it's been a few years since I've seen it.
TexasGreek 7 months ago
You got 7 out of 13
Never saw it.
Mike 7 months ago
The only thing I really remember about this episode (and I'm surprised you didn't mention it):

You know who they got to do the ambush cameo as Norm's wife Vera?

It was George Wendt's real-life wife, Bernadette Birkett.
(Whose brother is Joe Birkett, the long-time Republican State's Attorney of DeKalb County, Illinois.)
Just so you know ...
Jeffrey Mike 7 months ago
You didn't say how you did. What score did you get?
dodgebob 7 months ago
6/13, do another one, come on, do another one, I'll be ready this time.
BrianMoore 7 months ago
10 out of 13. I liked this quiz.
Rob 7 months ago
I got 8/13. I think I’ve only seen this episode once.
MrsPhilHarris 7 months ago
11/13 Don’t think I have seen it since it’s first showing.
Filmnoirfan 7 months ago
5/13 - might have done better if I had actually watched that episode
tnminnow 7 months ago
4/13. Apparently I didn't remember very well. Lol
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