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Quiet Finale - Just Sort of A Rerun
getyourdander from United States
15 May 2009
To me, bringing back Shelly Long was a mistake here. Most people had
tired of Shelly during her first stay on the series. Now, to bring her
back and put her & Sam back to exactly where they both had been years
before was an error. When Long was replaced by Kristy Allie, it had put
fresh life in the show. If this had been more than one last episode,
CHEERS fans would have rebelled.
This show got high ratings due to the hype around it, but my feeling is
that maybe CHEERS should have ended without bringing back Long. At
least it ended. The lone person who comes to the door of the bar after
Sam has closed it for the last time is a symbol of where this show
went. A lot of the characters had a long mostly uneventful conversation
about the meaning of life at the bar before Sam closed it.
Historic Note - After this ended, most of the cast was on a live
Broadcast of The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno from Bull & Finch Bar
in Boston. To me, this was the best episode ever of Jay Leno's Tonight
Show and was better than the actual last call.
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