Cheers (1982–1993)

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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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Series cast summary:
 Sam Malone / ... (271 episodes, 1982-1993)
 Carla Tortelli / ... (271 episodes, 1982-1993)
 Cliff Clavin / ... (271 episodes, 1982-1993)
 Norm Peterson / ... (271 episodes, 1982-1993)
 Dr. Frasier Crane / ... (204 episodes, 1984-1993)
 Woody Boyd / ... (201 episodes, 1985-1993)
 Rebecca Howe / ... (149 episodes, 1987-1993)
 Diane Chambers / ... (124 episodes, 1982-1993)


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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30 September 1982 (USA)  »

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Cheers, Aquele Bar  »

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Aside from Frasier (1993), Cheers only spun off one other series, The Tortellis (1987). The series focused on Carla's ex-husband Nick, and aired for 13 episodes in the winter/spring of 1987. After its cancellation, the show's characters Nick, Loretta, Anthony and Annie returned to their recurring status on Cheers. While Wings (1990) was created and produced by Cheers writers and characters crossed over between the two shows, it was considered more of a companion show and in no way a spin off of Cheers. See more »


The locations of the men's and women's restrooms varies throughout the series. Usually the women's restroom is closest to the bar and the men's is closest to the pool room, however this is inexplicably switched on numerous occasions throughout the series. See more »


[the Cheers gang goes to the Olde Towne Tavern and finds Al]
Carla: Hey, Al, why aren't you at Cheers?
Al: [looking around at the inside of Gary's] Holy mackerel! This isn't Cheers?
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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 »


Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.149 (2010) See more »


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 (Ardmore, PA) – See 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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