Woody embarks on his new life as City Councilman. Norm embarks on his new life as civil servant as Woody pulled some strings to get him an accounting job at City Hall. And Rebecca and Sam embark on ...
It's the annual St. Patrick's Day battle of sales between Cheers and Gary's Olde Towne Tavern. Not only does Cheers lose the battle of the hi-jinx with an unsuspecting Woody taking the brunt of the ...
In this sitcom, Charlie, who takes Mike Flaherty's place in later years, is the Deputy Mayor of New York City, and his team of half-wits must constantly save the Mayor from embarrassment and the media.
Michael J. Fox,
Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.
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Laura San Giacomo,
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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
In a episode #3.5 Diane states that people who where born late are usually smarter, then she admits that she was born late. Yet in an early season four episode, she states she was premature. See more »
I'm Sam Malone, by the way.
Ooh. I've heard about you in France.
Oh yeah. You follow baseball?
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The opening credits always have 'George Wendt''s name at the lower right corner of the TV screen. This is the same position of his character Norm's seat at the bar. See more »
When this series was introduced to television in 1982, NBC was in big
trouble, so much trouble that the pathetic plight of their plummeting
ratings relegated them to a virtual "Old Man and the Sea" style
dilemma!! NBC counted on "Cheers" to be one of their stellar
instigators to reeling in the big kahuna, and thus, "Cheers" would
become a crucial component to NBC's quest for nationwide television
ratings escalation!! After several episodes, popular response and
critical acclaim for this series were radically different!!! "Cheers"
esoteric demeanor received accolades from T.V. and magazine critics,
but, popularity from the television audience was tenuous!! Eventually
"Cheers" non-conventionalism titillated the small screen viewer!! Once
popularity homogenized the auspicious direction of this show, it became
a smash hit!! People took to the unorthodox gist of the series!!
Wholehearted chuckles required an academic comprehension of
grandiloquent vocabulary words which Shelly Long, Kelsey Grammar, and
Bebe Neuwirth uttered out by the nanosecond!! This television show's
comically ugly depiction of these spawns of ivy league intellectualism,
was one whereby they could easily rattle off Shakesphere, but, the
slightest adversity would invoke them into a temper tantrum which was
indicative of a seven year old who is forbidden to order dessert at a
restaurant!! What would someone with an IQ of 9000 be doing frequenting
a local sports bar anyway?...Add insult to injury, they were the ones
who wound up being patronized!!"Cheers" put a humorous spin on how book
smarts are often times useless, especially on plebeian turf!! This is
just one of "Cheers" many attributes!!!
"Cheers" is a fond reminiscence of my days as an urban preppy, I spent
more time in sports bars than I did in my apartment!! As a matter a
fact, I ran into Woody Harrelson at "SHE-NANNIGANS" in Chicago, a bar I
would constantly go to for drinks!! "Cheers" reflected the happy days
of the eighties to perfection!! Innocuous sex jokes, (especially by
today's standards) evoked a naivety that the eighties unintentionally
masqueraded!! The haughty character's cerebral rumination was often
times reduced to an isolated quip and/or a ludicrous jeremiad that the
majority of Americans could effortlessly ignore!! How true this is in
the real world!! Social mediocrity was the prevailing villain on
"Cheers" which astutely amused the television audience for 11
seasons... very successfully too!!! (obviously!!) What did people watch
on Thursday nights at 9/8central? Three guesses,first two do not
The theme song to "Cheers" was entitled "Where everybody knows your
name"..Your average barfly embraced a particular camaraderie with this
song!! More to the point, however, it is a case of where everybody
knows their names!! The cast that is!!! Ted Danson is synonymous with
"Cheers" as are all of the other running characters: George Wendt, John
Ratzensberger, Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Rhea Pearlman, Kelsey
Grammar, Bebe Neuwrith, and Shelly Long. Evaluating all of the
characters in "Cheers" you can attain a thorough knowledge of why this
show was noted for it's remarkable acting talent!! Ted Danson, (Sam
Malone) the aging rogue who exemplified the term "has been" in every
aspect of his life. George Wendt (Norm Petersen); He was very
complacent in his precarious plight of non-productivity!! This
affliction is common in mainstream America, in reality, however, it is
not very funny at all!! John Ratzenberger (Cliff Clavin) the proverbial
windbag of verbosity, even the alliteration to his name insinuated the
stigmatic label of your "just in general jackass!!" Kirstie Alley,
(Rebecca Howe) a character who was predicated on a lot of physical
humor,she was not stable at all, as a result, you did not want to touch
Rebecca with a 10 foot pole!! Woody Harrelson, (Woody Boyd)he was the
ultimate purveyor of the Huckleberry Finn perspective!! Rhea Perlman
(Carla Tortelli) though her character was overdone, her flippant
disposition with the trials and tribulations of being a single mother
perpetuated an identifiable laughter from the television audience!!
Kelsey Grammar (Frazier Craine) a shrink who needed to see a shrink
because he did not have a normal childhood!! He went on to be a
resounding success in his own television series, "Frazier" !! Bebe
Neuwrith, (Lilith Craine); her agonizing contemplations became an
in-veritable horror story, she would decimate any act of spontaneity by
requiring it to be accompanied by a concept analysis report!! Finally,
Shelly Long, (Diane Chambers) the perennial A+ student egocentric
elitist who was an emotional glass house!! All of these roles
accentuated many character discrepancies which are essential to the
creation of a terrific situation comedy..Other sitcoms have tried to
accomplish this as well, yet, they never achieved the cunning and
succinct finesse of compounded character flaw creativity that "Cheers"
did!! Each one of these people has gone on to be tremendously
successful, and, as a result of being enormously popular on "Cheers",
they all left the show multi-millionaires!!
The show "Cheers" was extremely likable, it oozes with talent, and the
unconventional genre of "Cheers" became a noteworthy element in
establishing NBC's impressive Nielson ratings during that era!! I loved
the show "Cheers" back then for comedic entertainment!!! I love it now
for nostalgic entertainment!!
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