Cheers (1982–1993)
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200th Anniversary Special 

A panel discussion with the cast of Cheers after their 200th show hosted by John McLaughlin.


Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 6 more credits »


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Episode credited cast:
Ted Danson ... Himself / Sam Malone
Kirstie Alley ... Herself / Rebecca Howe
Rhea Perlman ... Herself / Carla Tortelli
John Ratzenberger ... Himself / Cliff Clavin
Woody Harrelson ... Himself / Woody Boyd
Kelsey Grammer ... Himself / Dr. Frasier Crane
George Wendt ... Himself / Norm Peterson
Bebe Neuwirth ... Herself / Dr. Lilith Sternin
Roger Rees ... Himself / Robin Colcord
John McLaughlin ... Himself - Host
Shelley Long ... Herself / Diane Chambers
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allyce Beasley ... Lisa Pantusso (archive footage)
James Burrows ... Himself
Glen Charles Glen Charles ... Himself
Les Charles Les Charles ... Himself


Moderated by John McLaughlin, this one hour special marks the milestone of the 200th episode of the television series, Cheers (1982), the Boston bar where everybody knows your name. In a panel setting, the entire primary cast - with the exception of deceased Nicholas Colasanto, who is remembered by his fellow cast members - discuss their respective characters and their interactions with each other. Additional insight is provided by the remaining panel members, the driving forces behind the series: James Burrows, Glen Charles, Les Charles, Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner and Phoef Sutton. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama








Release Date:

8 November 1990 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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According to John McLaughlin, when Cheers aired its pilot, it was ranked the 77th watched show out of 77 shows. By the 199th episode, it was the most watched comedy sitcom on television. See more »


John McLaughlin: Young man, a beer please.
Woody: Hey, you're on Sunday morning TV, aren't you.
John McLaughlin: Indeed.
Woody: Are you, uh, David Brinkley?
John McLaughlin: No.
Woody: Sam Donaldson?
John McLaughlin: Give me a break.
Woody: Oh, aren't you guy who keeps the gorgeous ladies of wrestling from tearing each other's hair out.
John McLaughlin: You could say that.
Woody: [as John McLaughlin takes out his money to pay, Woody says in awe] Oh, man, your money's no good here.
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Alternate Versions

While broadcast as one episode, syndicated reruns and Netflix instant streaming versions broadcast the episode as two parts. See more »

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Great Retrospective of fine, classic TV Comedy. But, alas much like Schulz and meself, IT'S TOO DAMN SHORT!
18 February 2009 | by redryan64See all my reviews

WELL, this was certainly a surprise to us! As long as we've been fans of the Show, we'd never heard of such an episode! Of course this was during that period when we had to work the afternoon shift and saw CHEERS only sporadically or if, per chance, either the Missus or the Children happened to have taped it. That was practically never.

QUITE by chance this particular episode aired at midnight last over our local super oldies station, WWME TV, Channel 23 in Chicago. It was one of the more pleasant surprises of this young year; as well as a most unique sort of a half-hour TV episode, particularly for a "cheater" episode.

"CHEERS: 200th Anniversary Special"(Charles-Burrows-Charles Prod./Paramount Television/NBC TV,1982-93)features a filmed gathering of just about every actor and actress who was ever a regular in the cast was present; with archival footage of Nicholas Colosanto as 'Coach'. Interviews and some of the best moments of each of the characters' best on screen moments make up the bulk of the half-hour presentation..

THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES of the on-stage proceedings was John McLaughlin, well known of THE McLAUGHLIN GROUP (Oliver Productions/Chicago Production Centre/WTTW National Productions, 1982-????). The well aimed, disciplined and very dry delivery of Mr. McLaughlin offers a stark contrast to the well disciplined madness that emanates from any and all of the CHEERS 200+ editions. This qualified the former Catholic Priest (a Jesuit) to be the best choice for the Special Episode.

THE proceedings were done on stage, the actors seated and replying to the dry McLaughlin wit and dead-pan delivery. A packed audience was there to watch the apparently off the cuff remarks of the Actors, Actresses as well as the Creative-Production-Directorial Team of Glen Charles, James Burrows and Les Charles, whose interviews were not part of the final show; obviously having been cut out of the show from a sense of necessity.

WHICH leads us up to our only complaints about this particular CHEERS Episode; those being 1, that there was a studio audience and we weren't part of it, and it only lasted that measly old 30 minutes, including all commercials, opening, closing, etc. There surely could have been easily extended to an hour or more.

HEY, all you Bright Boys & Big Shots over at Paramount Television, how about a Director's Cut of this episode; only done without any editor's leaving of any cuts on the editing room floor?


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