History Trivia / Cheers

26th Apr '16 6:19:36 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** A few of the recurring characters in the show's early run...including a pre-''Series/NightCourt'' [[HeyItsThatGuy Harry Anderson]] as itinerant ConMan "Harry the Hat".

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** A few of the recurring characters in the show's early run...including a pre-''Series/NightCourt'' [[HeyItsThatGuy Harry Anderson]] Anderson as itinerant ConMan "Harry the Hat".
12th Apr '16 10:33:27 AM hamza678
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Rob Long co-wrote 34 episodes. Long is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/SullivanAndSon''.
** David Angell wrote 17 episodes. Angell is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/{{Wings}}'' and ''Series/{{Frasier}}''.
** Peter Casey and David Lee wrote ten episodes. Both also served as co-creators and co-executive producers of ''Wings'' and ''Frasier''.
** Sam Simon wrote five episodes. Simon is best known as co-developer and co-executive producer of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
** Earl Pomerantz wrote four episodes. Pomerantz is best known as developer and executive producer of ''Series/MajorDad''.
** Tracy Newman and Jonathan Stark wrote three episodes. Both are best known as creators and executive producers of ''Series/AccordingToJim''.
** Jeff Abugov wrote two episodes. Abugov is best known as developer and co-executive producer of ''WesternAnimation/FuggetAboutIt''.
** Michael J. Weithorn wrote an episode. Weithorn is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/NedAndStacey'' and co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/TheKingOfQueens''.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** In Season 4, Edan Gross plays the son of a one-episode hiree. He later did the voices for "Nice Chucky" in ''Franchise/ChildsPlay'' and Flounder in the Disney series. He also played the young [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]].
** Darryl Mead, a character who appeared in the episodes "Death Takes a Holiday on Ice" and "The Ghost & Mrs. LeBec", is played by Creator/KevinConroy. Yes, ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries that]]'' one.
19th Feb '16 12:06:54 AM Bruce3456
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* The computer in Sam's office in Season 7.

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* ** The computer in Sam's office in Season 7.
21st Dec '15 7:26:11 PM glickmam
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* YouLookFamiliar: Paul Willson first appears in first-season episode "Someone Single, Someone Blue" as a character named Glen. In second-season episode "Little Sister Don't Cha" he plays a character named Tom. Then, in fourth-season episode "Fools and Their Money" he appears as Paul Krapence, the character he plays for 53 episodes, becoming a semi-regular in the show's later years.
** Interseries example with ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. John Mahoney and Peri Gilpin both guest-star on "Cheers" as different characters.
** Averted with Bernadette Birkett, who appears in one episode ("Fairy Tales Can Come True") as Cliff's date, and then four times without ever showing her face as Vera Petersen.
28th Nov '15 9:38:30 PM shamblingdead2
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** Played with, both with Frasier and Lilith. Creator/KelseyGrammer and Creator/BebeNeuwirth are both accomplished singers, but are shown in-show to be not very good. Frasier sings in the shower when he and Diane are away at a skiing lodge, and he's terrible (despite later canon that Frasier is a very good singer), and Lilith is a bad singer before she takes lessons.
14th Nov '15 3:11:37 AM shamblingdead2
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** In Season 7, a newspaper mistakenly runs Rebecca's obituary. Being mistaken for dead is another common sitcom plot, and happened to Frasier on an episode of that series several years later.
14th Nov '15 2:52:47 AM shamblingdead2
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* The computer in Sam's office in Season 7.
1st Nov '15 1:46:56 AM shamblingdead2
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: Lilith Sternin was initially depicted as a terrible singer, even though before ''Cheers'' Creator/BebeNeuwirth was mostly known for her singing roles in Broadway musicals; in 1986 she even won a Tony Award for a production of ''Theatre/SweetCharity''. Later on the writers had Lilith take some singing lessons, and all of a sudden she became [[TheCastShowoff a great singer]].

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* IronyAsSheIsCast: Lilith Sternin was initially depicted as a [[HollywoodToneDeaf terrible singer, singer]], even though before ''Cheers'' Creator/BebeNeuwirth was mostly known for her singing roles in Broadway musicals; in 1986 she even won a Tony Award for a production of ''Theatre/SweetCharity''. Later on the writers had Lilith take some singing lessons, and all of a sudden she became [[TheCastShowoff a great singer]].
14th Sep '15 12:54:01 AM DeepRed
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* AbilityOverAppearance: Sam Malone was originally written to be a retired NFL player. But Ted Danson wasn't bulky enough to be a football player, so his character was changed to a retired baseball player instead.
11th Jul '15 7:51:39 AM Anicomicgeek
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* TheCastShowoff: Shelley Long's beautiful singing voice is featured quite a few times throughout the Diane era--most notably in the final sequences of "Father Knows Last" and "Coach Buries A Grudge".
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