Cheers (1982–1993)
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Woody Gets an Election 

When City Councilman Kevin Fogarty comes to Cheers on his re-election campaign spouting a whole lot of political nothings that nonetheless woos the crowd, Frasier bets the gang that he can ... See full summary »


James Burrows


Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 8 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Kirstie Alley ... Rebecca Howe
Rhea Perlman ... Carla Tortelli
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff Clavin
Woody Harrelson ... Woody Boyd
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Jackie Swanson ... Kelly Boyd
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky McFarland (as Spanky McFarland)
Philip Baker Hall ... City Councilman Kevin Fogerty
Peri Gilpin ... Holly Matheson
Clarke Gordon Clarke Gordon ... Chief Justice
Paul Willson ... Paul Krapence
LaTanya Richardson Jackson ... Moderator (as LaTanya Richardson)
Stephen Parr Stephen Parr ... Fogerty's Aide


When City Councilman Kevin Fogarty comes to Cheers on his re-election campaign spouting a whole lot of political nothings that nonetheless woos the crowd, Frasier bets the gang that he can even get a trained monkey on the ballot and garner 10% of the vote. Without a trained monkey in sight, Frasier chooses Woody as a good surrogate. Frasier does indeed get enough signatures to get Woody on the ballot. Woody helps his own political cause when Holly Matheson, a local reporter covering the City Hall beat, mistakes Woody's farm talk as an analogy for the problems of City politics. In an early poll, Woody garners 8% popular support, enough for the gang to concede defeat to Frasier. However, when Fogarty is caught in a public drunkenness spree, the gang figures that Woody can actually win the election and they go full force on his campaign. Frasier takes this task on as his own personal mission, that is until he has a nightmare of Woody as a career politician in the White House inciting a ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

22 April 1993 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Holly Matherson is played by Peri Gilpin. She later stars in the Cheers spin-off Frasier (1993) as Roz Doyle See more »


Doherty is the incumbent councilor for Boston's District 3, which is nowhere near Cheers or Beacon Hill, so it makes no sense for him to be campaigning there. See more »


City Councilman Kevin Fogerty: Kevin Fogarty, City Council. I hope I have your vote on election day.
Dr. Frasier Crane: And why exactly should I vote for you, Mr. Fogarty?
City Councilman Kevin Fogerty: Well, because I'm a hard worker, and I take a stand.
Dr. Frasier Crane: On what, exactly?
City Councilman Kevin Fogerty: The issues of the day.
Dr. Frasier Crane: Which are?
City Councilman Kevin Fogerty: The things that concern you and your family... the most.
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References Mail and Female (1937) See more »

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Woody's Nuclear Threat
19 September 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Frasier is so upset with an air-headed incumbent councilman who has been in office for 30 years that he attempts to test a theory that anyone could get 10 percent of the votes. Woody is chosen and Frasier begins a simple campaign for him. As he is interviewed he comes off as a simple but honest guy and the dominos begin to fall.

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