It was also very obvious that this was the year that the show's producers decided to take the show "on the road", if you will, with almost every episode featuring sets and locations different from just the bar, including bowling alleys, rich people's homes, business offices (Sam is hired as a "ringer" for the company's baseball team), a yacht (Sam tries to nail a girl on the big boss' big boat), Cliff and Rebecca's apartment (Sam tries to nail Rebecca) and many others. Another couple that continued to be humorously fleshed out during this season was Frasier and his cold-as-ice wifey-dear Lilith, who really added a different kind of humor to the proceedings (the episode featuring his bachelor party and her shower is classic). Woody also continued to be as dumb as a post, but his contributions to the shows also started to take precedence, including the one episode in which he and Sam bet on who could kiss Rebecca first. Boys will be boys, right?
But ultimately, it was the show's fiery chemistry between the two leads (Danson and Long) that kept viewers tuning in for all those years, and I'm happy to report that not only was Alley able to connect on a "chemistry" level with Mr. Malone, but she more than held her own, comedy-wise, and that's saying a lot, particularly since I consider Long's character of "Diane" to be one of the funniest female characters in the history of TV sitcoms. Alley also added that bit of overt sexuality that Long didn't necessarily feature in her day-to-day routine, as well as some new intrigue, as her interest in the "big boss" led to many messed up circumstances (in one of the shows, she calls the big boss' daughter a "slut", believing her to be his mistress). Oh, and before I forget, kudos to actor Tom Skerritt for coming through as the "big boss" (the show in which he allows Norm to carry him across the lawn in his pajamas is yet another classic). All that to say that despite my warped memory, the sixth season of "Cheers" was still very funny and should entertain most anyone who enjoys good comedy with fun characters. I guess it was the later years with that "British big boss" that things weren't as consistent. Anyhoo...