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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
When character actor Jay Thomas wasn't portraying Carla's Bruin-turned-ice-show-performer husband Eddie LeBec, he was the host of a popular morning radio show in Los Angeles. Which is exactly what led to his character being killed off rather prematurely by way of Zamboni. "A few episodes of recurring bliss and then one day on Jay's radio show, a caller asked him what it was like to be on Cheers," recounted writer Ken Levine. "He said something to the effect of, 'It's brutal. I have to kiss Rhea Perlman.' Well, guess who happened to be listening ... Jay Thomas was never seen on Cheers again." Thomas was actually a shock-jock ala Howard Stern, and would regularly make incendiary statements like this about everybody; but the potshots at Rhea Pearlman did not sit well with her and the show's creators and the character was let go. Rhea denies the story and said the following in a recent interview: " That's not true. I loved Jay Thomas as Eddie LeBec. But there was a point where they [thought] maybe we would live together, and I didn't like the idea of Carla being with somebody because that would make you feel like [you're] not part of the people in the bar." Rhea's story that she actually just liked that Carla was a loner and that made her more identifiable has not been backed up by other people on the show however. Everyone else seems to think she just wanted Thomas to be fired. The producer Ken Levine addressed the controversy in a recent article about the show: "Longtime TV comedy writer, producer and creative consultant on Cheers at the time, backs up Thomas' version of events, noting: 'Rhea came up to my office and she was furious-I'd never seen her like this. She said, "I want him off the show."' See more »
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 »
[the bar is littered with ingredients as Diane is trying to make a Bloody Mary]
Lot of ingredients in a Bloody Mary, Sam.
Yeah, I know. That's why we usually mix up 5 gallons and put it in the refrigerator beforehand. How come doing this, Carla? Why'd you let her do it?
I wanted to see her try and make vodka.
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The style of the opening credits never changed throughout the series' 11 year run, unless a new cast member was added. See more »
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 »
Still one of the best sitcoms, over 20 years later!
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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