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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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1993   1992   1991   1990   1989   1988   … See all »
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 / ... 204 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The writers often gave Kelsey Grammer deliberately bad lines as a game to see if he could make them funny, and Grammer always did. (Though Writer Ken Levine denied this on his blog.) See more »

Goofs

In several of the later episodes of Season 2, the camera pans out from the corner of the bar (where Norm sits) and you can see a Theatre curtain on the left. See more »

Quotes

Frasier: For I am a healer, that is what I do.
Cliff: And WE are PANTSERS...
Norm: THAT is what WE do.
[Frasier runs]
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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

The series finale was edited into three half-hour episodes for syndication. Part one of the 1 hour "200th Episode Celebration" episode, edited into two parts for syndication, is the only syndicated episode that features the complete opening sequence used throughout the series. The first scene of the teaser of the series' first episode, where Sam walks from the Pool Room into the Bar area of Cheers', was edited completely out of the syndicated broadcast. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Everybody Knows Your Name
Written by Judy Hart-Angelo and Gary Portnoy
Performed by Gary Portnoy
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Still one of the best sitcoms, over 20 years later!
10 March 2014 | by SeriousJestSee all my reviews

Not only was this show good enough to run a full eleven seasons, but, over twenty years after the last episode, it still holds up! The topics are still relevant, the dialogue is still funny, and you can still see real-life versions of these scenarios play out in your local favorite watering hole. I've already called out a few Cliff Clavins!

Whereas most shows that start out hot eventually lose their steam and fizzle out, this series changed characters, tweaked plot lines, and kept just enough of its essence true to execute a strong run throughout (I think the show got better when Woody came aboard!). I normally hate sitcoms, but this is one of the best ones I've ever watched. Queue up the complete series on Netflix, and watch every last episode.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (266 episodes) | (1 Episode)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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