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Cheers 

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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Cast

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
Shelley Long ...  Diane Chambers / ... 124 episodes, 1982-1993
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Storyline

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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The Laughs Are On The House!

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1982 (USA) See more »

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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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Mono | Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

Ted Danson (Sam Malone), Rhea Perlman (Carla Tortelli) and George Wendt (Norm Peterson) are the only actors to appear in all 275 episodes of the series. In second place is John Ratzenberger (Cliff Clavin), who appears in every episode except Cheers: Sam at Eleven (1982). See more »

Goofs

IN the Cheers series Frasier Crane is said to have scientists for parents but in the spin-off "Frasier", his dad is a police man. See more »

Quotes

Woody: Boy, Dr. Sternin-Crane having an affair with another guy. This reminds me of a terrible scandal we had back in Hanover, rocked the whole town to its core. Mayor's wife ran off with old Mr. Smithers.
Frasier: Well, that's not so scandalous, Woody.
Woody: Well, Mr. Smithers was a goat.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits always have 'George Wendt''s name at the lower right corner of the TV screen. This is the same position of his character Norm's seat at the bar. 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 »

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Referenced in Fresh Off the Boat: Driving Miss Jenny (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Everybody Knows Your Name
Written by Judy Hart-Angelo and Gary Portnoy
Performed by Gary Portnoy
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A True Classic
14 June 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This has to be one of the greatest character driven comedies in the history of television. All of the characters were just your basic every day working stiffs who just hang out at their favorite watering whole. The only one that really didn't fit in was Dianne who always thought she was more important than all the patrons. That's one reason I prefer the Kirstie Alley years to the Shelley Long era. Rebecca was more of a vulnerable character than Dianne and she was more down to earth than Dianne. However, the entire cast made this show a classic that will be a major sitcom influence for years to come.


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