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The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ted Danson ...  Sam Malone / ... 271 episodes, 1982-1993
Rhea Perlman ...  Carla Tortelli / ... 271 episodes, 1982-1993
John Ratzenberger ...  Cliff Clavin / ... 271 episodes, 1982-1993
George Wendt ...  Norm Peterson / ... 271 episodes, 1982-1993
Kelsey Grammer ...  Dr. Frasier Crane / ... 204 episodes, 1984-1993
Woody Harrelson ...  Woody Boyd / ... 201 episodes, 1985-1993
Kirstie Alley ...  Rebecca Howe / ... 149 episodes, 1987-1993
Shelley Long ...  Diane Chambers / ... 124 episodes, 1982-1993
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Storyline

The lives of the disparate group of employees and patrons at a Boston watering hole called Cheers over eleven years is presented. Over much of this period, Sam Malone, a womanizing ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher and an alcoholic, owns the bar, its purchase and this life which was his salvation from his alcoholism which was largely the cause of the end of his baseball career. He ends up having a love-hate relationship with intellectual Diane Chambers, who he hires as a waitress and whose cultured mentality is foreign to anyone else in the bar. He also has an evolving relationship with Rebecca Howe, who managed the bar for the Lily Corporation which bought it from Sam, but whose outward business savvy belied the fact that she was a mess of a woman who was struggling to find her place in life. The regular patrons are largely a bunch of self-identified losers, who bond because of their shared place in life, and because Cheers is their home away from home, and in many ways more a home than ... Written by Huggo

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The Laughs Are On The House!

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Runtime:

| (266 episodes) | (1 Episode)

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Mono | Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

When character actor Jay Thomas wasn't portraying Carla's Bruin-turned-ice-show-performer husband Eddie LeBec, he was the host of a popular morning radio show in Los Angeles. Which is exactly what led to his character being killed off rather prematurely by way of Zamboni. "A few episodes of recurring bliss and then one day on Jay's radio show, a caller asked him what it was like to be on Cheers," recounted writer Ken Levine. "He said something to the effect of, 'It's brutal. I have to kiss Rhea Perlman.' Well, guess who happened to be listening ... Jay Thomas was never seen on Cheers again." Thomas was actually a shock-jock ala Howard Stern, and would regularly make incendiary statements like this about everybody; but the potshots at Rhea Pearlman did not sit well with her and the show's creators and the character was let go. Rhea denies the story and said the following in a recent interview: " That's not true. I loved Jay Thomas as Eddie LeBec. But there was a point where they [thought] maybe we would live together, and I didn't like the idea of Carla being with somebody because that would make you feel like [you're] not part of the people in the bar." Rhea's story that she actually just liked that Carla was a loner and that made her more identifiable has not been backed up by other people on the show however. Everyone else seems to think she just wanted Thomas to be fired. The producer Ken Levine addressed the controversy in a recent article about the show: "Longtime TV comedy writer, producer and creative consultant on Cheers at the time, backs up Thomas' version of events, noting: 'Rhea came up to my office and she was furious-I'd never seen her like this. She said, "I want him off the show."' See more »

Goofs

In several of the later episodes of Season 2, the camera pans out from the corner of the bar (where Norm sits) and you can see a Theatre curtain on the left. See more »

Quotes

Norm: [referring to Vera lunching with the wives of his bosses] She just didn't pass muster.
Woody: Well maybe she couldn't reach it.
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Crazy Credits

The style of the opening credits never changed throughout the series' 11 year run, unless a new cast member was added. See more »

Alternate Versions

The series finale was edited into three half-hour episodes for syndication. Part one of the 1 hour "200th Episode Celebration" episode, edited into two parts for syndication, is the only syndicated episode that features the complete opening sequence used throughout the series. The first scene of the teaser of the series' first episode, where Sam walks from the Pool Room into the Bar area of Cheers', was edited completely out of the syndicated broadcast. See more »


Soundtracks

Where Everybody Knows Your Name
Written by Judy Hart-Angelo and Gary Portnoy
Performed by Gary Portnoy
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Back from an era when NBC didn't suck so much
5 January 2000 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

This show was great. It had clever writing and lots of classic moments. This was back during a time when tv shows were able to be funny without making constant references to sex. Ted Danson does some of his best work here, as well as the rest of the cast. A classic in our own time.


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