History Series / Cheers

29th May '18 12:01:32 AM Tangocow
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* BetterAsFriends: Sam and Carla are very close, and acknowledge that they each have considered the other as a possible love interest. They kiss at least once. She starts a bar fight in episode 2 to defend his honor. He pretends to be her boyfriend to make her ex jealous. They never become a couple.

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* BetterAsFriends: BetterAsFriends:
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Sam and Carla are very close, and acknowledge that they each have considered the other as a possible love interest. They kiss at least once. She starts a bar fight in episode 2 to defend his honor. He pretends to be her boyfriend to make her ex jealous. They never become a couple.couple.
** Sam and Rebecca eventually realize they are this, in Season 10's "Go Make."
*** FriendsWithBenefits: Although they ''do'' still try to conceive a child together...
* BettyAndVeronica:
** Diane and Janet, respectively, for Sam in the three-part "Strange Bedfellows."
** Frasier and Sam are a [[GenderInvertedTrope gender-inverted]] version of this for Diane, in Season 3.



* BetterAsFriends: Sam and Rebecca eventually realize they are this, in Season 10's "Go Make."
** FriendsWithBenefits: Although they ''do'' still try to conceive a child together...
* BettyAndVeronica:
** Diane and Janet, respectively, for Sam in the three-part "Strange Bedfellows."
** Frasier and Sam are a [[GenderInvertedTrope gender-inverted]] version of this for Diane, in Season 3.
24th May '18 1:37:07 AM woohookitty
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The bar was owned for much of the series' run by Sam Malone (Creator/TedDanson), a former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox whose career was cut short by alcoholism. His employees include short-statured and short-tempered waitress Carla Tortelli (Creator/RheaPerlman) and absent-minded bartender Ernie "Coach" Pantusso (Creator/NicholasColasanto), his former batting coach at the Red Sox. Bar regulars include underemployed accountant and armchair philosopher Norm Peterson (Creator/GeorgeWendt) and KnowNothingKnowItAll mailman Cliff Clavin (Creator/JohnRatzenberger). The lives of the Cheers staff are shaken up when book smart but street dumb Boston University graduate student Diane Chambers (Creator/ShelleyLong) is dumped by her fiancé while waiting for him at the bar; at a loose end, she accepts a job as a waitress.

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The bar was owned for much of the series' run by Sam Malone (Creator/TedDanson), a former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox whose career was cut short by alcoholism. His employees include short-statured and short-tempered waitress Carla Tortelli (Creator/RheaPerlman) and absent-minded bartender Ernie "Coach" Pantusso (Creator/NicholasColasanto), his former batting pitching coach at the Red Sox. Bar regulars include underemployed accountant and armchair philosopher Norm Peterson (Creator/GeorgeWendt) and KnowNothingKnowItAll mailman Cliff Clavin (Creator/JohnRatzenberger). The lives of the Cheers staff are shaken up when book smart but street dumb Boston University graduate student Diane Chambers (Creator/ShelleyLong) is dumped by her fiancé while waiting for him at the bar; at a loose end, she accepts a job as a waitress.
8th May '18 3:18:41 PM FordPrefect
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* ExactWords: One of Harry the Hat's bets. He claims that he take off his hat, put a glass of beer under it, and drink it all without touching the chapeau. The trick is set up; Harry ducks under the bar, makes "glug glug" sounds, and claims to have finished the beer. The rest of the barflies protest, and pick up the hat to show that the glass is still full--at which point Harry grabs the drink and finishes it off, which fulfills the terms of the bet.

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* ExactWords: One of Harry the Hat's bets. He claims that he can take off his hat, put a glass of beer drink under it, and drink it all without touching the chapeau. hat. The trick is set up; Harry ducks under the bar, makes "glug glug" sounds, and claims to have finished the beer. The rest of the barflies protest, drink. Cliff protests, and pick picks up the hat to show that the glass is still full--at full-- at which point Harry grabs the drink and finishes it off, which fulfills the terms of the bet.bet. (Then Cliff protests that anyone could do that trick, and they switch roles-- and while Cliff is ducked under the bar, Harry picks up the hat, drinks the drink, and puts the hat back.)
25th Apr '18 11:24:59 PM Nicolletta
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** Coach (of all people) pulls this off brilliantly when [[spoiler: he teams up with Harry the Hat to outwit a guy who conned him out of $8,000]] in "Pick a Con, Any Con".

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** Coach (of all people) pulls this off brilliantly when [[spoiler: he teams up with Harry the Hat to outwit a guy who conned him out of $8,000]] $8,000 in "Pick a Con, Any Con".


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* OneBornEveryMinute: Harry says this word for word after helping Coach win back his money from a con artist.
23rd Apr '18 12:05:21 AM Nicolletta
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** Coach (of all people) pulls this off brilliantly when [[spoiler: he teams up with Harry the Hat to outwit a guy who conned him out of $8,000]] in "Pick a Con, Any Con".
15th Apr '18 10:52:00 AM Business21
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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Diane kissed Sam a couple times and almost slept with him at the same time she was in a committed relationship with Frasier. Since the series was clearly written from Sam and Diane's point of view, these incidents were either kept from or EasilyForgiven by Frasier.
9th Mar '18 1:12:27 AM jormis29
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** The 200th episode special in Season 9 featured a Q&A session with the cast presided over by John [=McLaughlin=], chairman of the political discussion series ''The [=McLaughlin=] Group''.

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** The 200th episode special in Season 9 featured a Q&A session with the cast presided over by John [=McLaughlin=], chairman of the political discussion series ''The [=McLaughlin=] Group''.''Series/TheMcLaughlinGroup''.
2nd Mar '18 8:23:21 PM Tdarcos
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* ChristmasEpisodep[=/=]SantaClaus: In "Christmas Cheers" perpetually unemployed Norm gets some seasonal work as a Santa. It leads to a YesVirginia moment for Frasier.

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* ChristmasEpisodep[=/=]SantaClaus: ChristmasEpisode[=/=]SantaClaus: In "Christmas Cheers" perpetually unemployed Norm gets some seasonal work as a Santa. It leads to a YesVirginia moment for Frasier.
23rd Feb '18 11:55:37 AM AmuckCricetine
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* BenevolentBoss: Sam is usually this.

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* BenevolentBoss: Sam is usually this. He's friendly with most of his employees and generous with pay, giving Carla a raise whenever she got pregnant, for example. He also lets them get away with a ''lot'' without firing them.



'''Sam:''' Yeah, I promise. what's up?\\

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'''Sam:''' Yeah, I promise. what's What's up?\\



* BottleEpisode: Verging on Bottle Series. Especially early on, The show almost never leaves the bar.

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* BottleEpisode: Verging on Bottle Series. Especially early on, The the show almost never leaves the bar.



-->''(On Sam and Diane's feelings toward each other, in front of Diane's mother)''
-->'''Carla:''' Admit it, he's got you ''steaming'' [[TooMuchInformation under the silks!]]
-->'''Diane:''' ''(Bolts up; clearly counts to ten)'' This ''happens'' to be my ''mother''!
-->'''Carla:''' Well, that's why I'm being ''delicate''!



* CapeSwish / CoatCape: In Season One's "The Spy Who Came In For A Cold One," Diane dramatically flings her coat on like a cape--a quick moment of "cool" for our girl, even though she ''is'' technically [[{{Melodrama}} just doing it to punctuate her line]]--a [[JustifiedTrope justified]] moment of RuleOfCool.

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* CapeSwish / CoatCape: CapeSwish[=/=]CoatCape: In Season One's "The Spy Who Came In For A Cold One," Diane dramatically flings her coat on like a cape--a quick moment of "cool" for our girl, even though she ''is'' technically [[{{Melodrama}} just doing it to punctuate her line]]--a [[JustifiedTrope justified]] moment of RuleOfCool.



* TheCastShowOff:
** In "Mr. Otis Regrets," everyone jokes about Lilith's lack of singing ability when she takes lessons so she can sing to her baby, until the ending, when Lilith sings a beautiful lullaby. In RealLife Creator/BebeNeuwirth was (and is) an excellent stage singer who was famous for playing Velma Kelly in ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}'' long before she was cast on ''Cheers''.
** Shelley Long has quite a beautiful voice, as well--which is used to dramatic effect in Season One's "Father Knows Last" and Season Two's "Coach Buries A Grudge."



* ChristmasEpisode / SantaClaus: In "Christmas Cheers" perpetually unemployed Norm gets some seasonal work as a Santa. It leads to a YesVirginia moment for Frasier.

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* ChristmasEpisode / SantaClaus: ChristmasEpisodep[=/=]SantaClaus: In "Christmas Cheers" perpetually unemployed Norm gets some seasonal work as a Santa. It leads to a YesVirginia moment for Frasier.



* ClipShow / MilestoneCelebration / SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The "200th Anniversary Special," which has John [=McLaughlin=] (of the syndicated political show ''The [=McLaughlin=] Group'') hosting a panel discussion with the show's cast, writers, and producers, interspersed with clips from earlier episodes.
* ClosedDoorRapport: In "Film/DinnerAtEight-ish," Lilith, Frasier, and Diane each retreat into the bathroom after different arguments over their relationships.

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* ClipShow / MilestoneCelebration / SomethingCompletelyDifferent: ClipShowp=/=]MilestoneCelebration[=/=]SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The "200th Anniversary Special," which has John [=McLaughlin=] (of the syndicated political show ''The [=McLaughlin=] Group'') hosting a panel discussion with the show's cast, writers, and producers, interspersed with clips from earlier episodes.
* ClosedDoorRapport: In "Film/DinnerAtEight-ish," "Film/DinnerAtEight-ish", Lilith, Frasier, and Diane each retreat into the bathroom after different arguments over their relationships.



** Loretta Tortelli.

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** Loretta Tortelli. Basically why she's able to put up with Nick's antics. They just don't register with her. For example, she says Nick's cheating on her because she found a blonde hair on his sweather. Diane reminds her that ''Loretta'' is blonde too.



* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Lilith is one of these.

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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Lilith is one of these. Her incredibly pale skin and dark ensemble is used to show how socially removed she is from the rest of the characters.



* FairyTaleWeddingDress : Rebecca wears a big poofy one in "Wedding Bell Blues."

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* FairyTaleWeddingDress : FairyTaleWeddingDress: Rebecca wears a big poofy one in "Wedding Bell Blues."



* FamousFamousFictional: In part one of "The Impossible Dream" Rebecca constantly name-drops tycoons such as Donald Trump and Robin Colcord as ideal suitors. At the end of the episode Robin makes his first of many appearances.
* FeigningIntelligence: Cliff often drops random "facts" of questionable value. However, he does sometimes add something intelligent to the conversation.

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* FamousFamousFictional: In part one of "The Impossible Dream" Rebecca constantly name-drops tycoons such as Donald Trump UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump and Robin Colcord as ideal suitors. At the end of the episode Robin makes his first of many appearances.
* FeigningIntelligence: FeigningIntelligence:
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Cliff often drops random "facts" of questionable value. However, he does sometimes add something intelligent to the conversation.conversation.
** Rebecca has no idea how to run a bar and refuses to admit it.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Cliff. Comes to a head years later on ''Frasier'' where he's leaving for good and absolutely no one is sad he's leaving. Even his best friend Norm. Many people were actually celebrating.



* GayAesop / {{Gaydar}} / StraightGay: Sam's old baseball teammate comes out in "The Boys in the Bar," causing much consternation.

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* GayAesop / {{Gaydar}} GayAesop[=/=]{{Gaydar}} / StraightGay: Sam's old baseball teammate comes out in "The Boys in the Bar," causing much consternation.



* HideYourPregnancy: In Season 3 Shelley Long was mostly shot from the neck up or behind the bar.



* HouseFire: The bar catches fire in y"The Little Match Girl."

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* HouseFire: The bar catches fire in y"The "The Little Match Girl."
13th Feb '18 4:40:41 PM bubzilla
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** Being set in a bar there were a lot of permanent extras that could qualify as ascended extras, while they normally only said a throw-away line or two, its a testament to the excellent writing to give them significant character development as well as making them easily fit in with the regular cast.
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