History Series / Cheers

29th Nov '16 9:28:04 PM Mdumas43073
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''Cheers'' was a hugely popular {{sitcom}}, which aired on Creator/{{NBC}} for eleven seasons (19821993), about the goings-on at a [[LocalHangout friendly neighborhood bar]] in UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}. When it began, it was notable for the fact that the entire show took place in the bar, never venturing outside, but this was dropped after a while. The Sam-Diane relationship was the most over-elaborate relationship in television history, until [[Series/{{Friends}} Ross and Rachel]] came into the picture.

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''Cheers'' was a hugely popular {{sitcom}}, which aired on Creator/{{NBC}} for eleven seasons (19821993), (198293), about the goings-on at a [[LocalHangout friendly neighborhood bar]] in UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}. When it began, it was notable for the fact that the entire show took place in the bar, never venturing outside, but this was dropped after a while. The Sam-Diane relationship was the most over-elaborate relationship in television history, until [[Series/{{Friends}} Ross and Rachel]] came into the picture.
10th Nov '16 8:55:09 AM jamespolk
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%%* UpperClassTwit: Kelly, Rebecca.

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%%* * UpperClassTwit: Kelly, Rebecca.Kelly is very rich and very dumb. Luckily she is SpoiledSweet as well.


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* WhatExactlyIsHisJob: In the later seasons the writers justified Rebecca's continuing presence by having her buy a stake in Sam's bar. However, she didn't really have anything to do there, which led to a RunningGag towards the end as the characters wondered why Rebecca was hanging around.


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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Sam actually says "Who says you can't go home again?" when he decides to try a comeback in baseball in "Take Me Out of the Ball Game". This trope is played straight however at the end of the episode when Sam, who realizes he no longer likes life on the road as a baseball player, decides to come back to Cheers.[[note]]The writers stretched ArtisticLicense and suspension of disbelief well past the breaking point here, as Ted Danson was 45.[[/note]]
6th Oct '16 2:16:41 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Victor Shapone in "Cliff's Rocky Moment." Everyone else tolerates Cliff but Victor bullies him.
5th Oct '16 1:01:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* BadBadActing: In "Two Girls For Every Boyd," when Woody, cast in a community theater production of ''OurTown'' opposite a young [[Series/{{Friends}} Lisa Kudrow]], is too nervous about a love scene to act competently.

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* BadBadActing: In "Two Girls For Every Boyd," when Woody, cast in a community theater production of ''OurTown'' ''Theatre/OurTown'' opposite a young [[Series/{{Friends}} Lisa Kudrow]], is too nervous about a love scene to act competently.
4th Oct '16 5:57:13 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RevisedEnding: An alternate ending was shot before the studio audience of Creator/ShelleyLong's final episode to hide the fact that Long was leaving the series. That ending, in which Sam and Diane actually go through with the wedding ceremony and get married, was discarded in favor of the real ending, which was filmed without a studio audience, in which Sam and Diane stop the ceremony before they are married.
29th Aug '16 12:04:50 AM glickmam
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* PoliticianGuestStar: From Boston, Mayor Raymond Flynn and Speaker of the House Rep. Tip O'Neill. From the state of Massachusetts, Sen. John Kerry and Gov. Michael Dukakis. Also, Senator and two-time presidential candidate Gary Hart of Colorado--much to Diane's {{Fangirl}}-ish delight.

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* PoliticianGuestStar: From Boston, Mayor Raymond Flynn and Speaker of the House Rep. Tip O'Neill.O'Neill--the latter much to Diane's {{Fangirl}}-ish delight. From the state of Massachusetts, Sen. John Kerry and Gov. Michael Dukakis. Also, Senator and two-time presidential candidate Gary Hart of Colorado--much Colorado--also much to Diane's {{Fangirl}}-ish delight.
18th Aug '16 6:01:24 AM Temmere
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** Also a case of ArtisticLicenseLaw and SocietyMarchesOn : Contracts signed while the signer is under the influence are invalid, precisely because of deals like the one in "Bar Bet."

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** Also a case of ArtisticLicenseLaw and SocietyMarchesOn : Contracts signed while the signer is under the influence are invalid, precisely because of deals like the one in "Bar Bet." (In fairness, Diane does point out that if the case went to court Sam could easily argue that his judgment was impaired, but Sam is reluctant to make his alcoholism a public spectacle.)
13th Aug '16 11:34:56 AM morenohijazo
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* PrenupBlowup: Happens with Frasier and Lilith.

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* PrenupBlowup: Happens with Frasier and Lilith.Lilith fought over this on ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. She refused, and the wedding proceeded.
** And then their marriage fell apart. The moral of the story, kids? Prenups are your friends.
*** Though his divorce was nowhere near as bad as his brother Niles' would be later on in ''Series/{{Frasier}}''.
** Averted with the marriage between bartender Woody and the exceedingly rich Kelly...with Woody asking for it. [[IdiotHero "I don't want her taking half my stuff."]] Naturally, it isn't an issue.
8th Aug '16 3:17:15 PM jamespolk
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* FakePsychic: Madame Lazora, the obvious con artist that Carla goes to on a regular basis. This occasional storyline reaches a conclusion in "Madame [=LaCarla=]", when Madame Lazora retires and turns over the business to Carla.
7th Aug '16 4:30:02 PM jamespolk
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* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'': "Beers" (a rare instance of a show getting ''two'' satires, in issue #249 and issue #285).


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* RoadTripPlot: In "Get Your Kicks on Route 666", Sam, Norm, Cliff, and Frasier go on a road trip. It goes wrong when they crash their car on a remote desert road.
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