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Cheers 

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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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Won 6 Golden Globes. Another 71 wins & 181 nominations. See more awards »

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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 / ... 203 episodes, 1984-1993
Woody Harrelson ...  Woody Boyd / ... 201 episodes, 1985-1993
Kirstie Alley ...  Rebecca Howe / ... 149 episodes, 1987-1993
Philip Perlman ...  Phil 142 episodes, 1986-1993
Shelley Long ...  Diane Chambers / ... 124 episodes, 1982-1993
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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 (Ted Danson), 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 (Shelley Long), who he hired as a waitress and whose cultured mentality is foreign to anyone else in the bar. He also has an evolving relationship with Rebecca Howe (Kirstie Alley), 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 ... Written by Huggo

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The Laughs Are On The House!

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Comedy | Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the original conception of this show, Diane Chambers was a tough business woman and the owner of Cheers and Sam Malone was to be in her employ. As we all know, this was changed in part because of how Shelley Long and Ted Danson played the parts during the audition process. After Shelley Long quit in season five, producers went back to the original concept, with Rebecca Howe in the manager role and Sam in her employ. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[the bar holds a drawing to decide the night's designated driver]
Carla: And the lucky loser is... Norm Peterson.
Norm: Great, the first time I enter this thing and you can't pick...
[Norm pulls another slip from the hat]
Norm: Norm Peterson or...
[Norm pulls another slip from the hat]
Norm: Norm Peterson or...
[Norm pulls another slip from the hat]
Norm: Norm Peterson or...
[Norm pulls another slip from the hat]
[...]
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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

Digitally Remastered episodes began circulating in syndication in Fall 2001. Current digitally remastered repeats on Nick at Nite feature the complete opening credit sequence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in You Don't Know Jack: Television (1997) 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheers See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (266 episodes) | (1 Episode)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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