History YMMV / Cheers

9th Jul '16 7:25:52 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Diane. To her fans, she's the biggest sweetheart, TheCutie, and something of TheWoobie. To her haters... well, let's say TheScrappy, and leave it at that.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Diane. To her fans, she's the biggest sweetheart, TheCutie, and something of TheWoobie. To her haters... well, let's say TheScrappy, and leave it at that.
5th Jul '16 2:56:33 PM sorin255
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*** Another Woody Harrelson example, in the Season 9 episode ''Rat Girl'', Woody, taunting the dieting Rebecca, glows about how much he loves snowballs and shoves one into his mouth whole. In the movie ''Film/Zombieland'' Woody's character is frustrated when he comes across a truck carrying only Snowballs on his search for a Twinkie - refusing to settle due to a hatred of coconut.
17th Jun '16 3:53:47 PM twilicorn
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** Still on Cliff, the scene with Diane's friends in "Just Three Friends" gets pretty uncomfortable. He's attracted to Diane's friend, played by Markie Post, but is unable to talk to her. They then discuss some imagined flirtation, and Cliff says he hates her, and insults her. It's uncomfortably close to the misogynist rhetoric that led to the Elliott Rodgers shooting, and is kind of uncomfortable to watch.

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** Still on Cliff, the scene with Diane's friends in "Just Three Friends" gets pretty uncomfortable. He's attracted to Diane's friend, played by Markie Post, but is unable to talk to her. They then discuss some imagined flirtation, and Cliff says he hates her, and insults her. It's uncomfortably close to the misogynist rhetoric that led to the Elliott Rodgers shooting, 2014 killings at UCLA, and is kind of uncomfortable to watch. watch.
6th Jun '16 7:31:01 AM AdamC
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*** Carla's also been a strawman for insisting that Diane only keeps her job because Sam's got the hots for her. There's a fair point since Diane casually performs a number of things that would get a waitress fired immediately.
22nd May '16 4:41:13 PM BKelly95
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* FridgeBrilliance: Dr. Simon Finch-Royce (JohnCleese) of "Simon Says" is a famous marriage counselor. After describing his reputation for successful curing of marriage problems, Diane notes that rumor has it he even counseled Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Uh-huh. [[HarsherInHindsight Considering what happened between that famous couple, soon after]]...in hindsight, this can easily be seen as something of an accidental indication that maybe Diane, after hearing his "advice", is on to something--Dr. Finch-Royce really ''is'' highly overrated.
19th May '16 6:05:20 PM Angeldeb82
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Remove the [[strike:laugh track]] [[InsistentTerminology live studio audience]], and you have a pretty sad story of a hardcore alcoholic, Norm Peterson, who neglects his work and family obligations to spend 12-14 hours per day in a bar.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Remove the [[strike:laugh track]] [[InsistentTerminology live studio audience]], and you have a pretty sad story of a hardcore alcoholic, Norm Peterson, who neglects his work and family obligations to spend 12-14 hours per day in a bar.
19th May '16 6:04:45 PM Angeldeb82
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* CanonSue: Sam's brother Derek, a successful (and supposedly handsome) lawyer, who stops by the bar at the end of the first season spends the entire episode offscreen in the backroom wowing the regulars with his singing, piano playing, tap dancing and pool tricks. Over the course of the night he gets the unemployed Norm a job at a high end accounting firm, teach Coach fluent Spanish, seduce Diane into going away with him on his private jet and have all the customers fight over who should get the pleasure of buying him a beer. All while Sam stands alone at the counter in the front room having to hear from anybody who steps in how terrific his brother is. Sheesh, no wonder he has an inferiority complex.
-->'''Diane:''' Oh Sam, he's not that great. The man can tell an interesting story, he's met a few interesting people, but he's just a man, like any other man ''(dreamily)'' you'd meet in Greek mythology.
** On the other hand, no one benefited from Derek, like Norm, in the end. When Derek leaves, the bar expresses disappointment. Derek may have talents, but Sam has friends.



* LesYay: In "Father Knows Last", Carla presumes to demonstrate to Diane "this thing [her ex-husband Nick] does"...which apparently involves putting his lips to a woman's ear. Cliff walks in on them--resulting in a ''most'' awkward moment.

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* LesYay: [[HoYay Les Yay]]: In "Father Knows Last", Carla presumes to demonstrate to Diane "this thing [her ex-husband Nick] does"...which apparently involves putting his lips to a woman's ear. Cliff walks in on them--resulting in a ''most'' awkward moment.



* {{TheScrappy}}: ''Cheers'' is a bit of a unique example. Because all the characters are intentionally written to be troubled people, many fans of the show can be fit into their own personal category of their preferred Scrappy. Almost every major character on the show has their own {{Hatedom}} and even HateDumb. To go into detail about every character would take up a page in and of itself.
* ShippingBedDeath: Apparently, the show creators decided to break up Sam and Diane at the end of Season 2 because they were afraid this was starting to happen. Actually [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] by Diane herself in that Season's "Coachie Makes Three", when she openly worries if she and Sam are starting to become "routine".
* StrawmanHasAPoint: Seemingly [[InvertedTrope inverted]], or otherwise [[PlayingWithATrope played with]]--whenever the writers have a character challenge the validity of the Sam & Diane relationship, there's invariably a blatant context that arguably destroys said challenger's credibility. As is the case with the trope played straight, this rarely seem to be said writers' intent:

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* {{TheScrappy}}: TheScrappy: ''Cheers'' is a bit of a unique example. Because all the characters are intentionally written to be troubled people, many fans of the show can be fit into their own personal category of their preferred Scrappy. Almost every major character on the show has their own {{Hatedom}} and even HateDumb. To go into detail about every character would take up a page in and of itself.
* ShippingBedDeath: Apparently, the show creators decided to break up Sam and Diane at the end of Season 2 because they were afraid this was starting to happen. Actually [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by Diane herself in that Season's "Coachie Makes Three", when she openly worries if she and Sam are starting to become "routine".
* StrawmanHasAPoint: Seemingly [[InvertedTrope inverted]], {{inverted|Trope}}, or otherwise [[PlayingWithATrope played with]]--whenever the writers have a character challenge the validity of the Sam & Diane relationship, there's invariably a blatant context that arguably destroys said challenger's credibility. As is the case with the trope played straight, this rarely seem to be said writers' intent:



* TheWoobie: Diane. It's always hard to watch our girl's heart break, [[BreakTheCutie or otherwise see her crushed emotionally.]] The entire main storyline of Season One's "Let Me Count The Ways" is probably the best example of this.

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* TheWoobie: Diane. It's always hard to watch our girl's heart break, [[BreakTheCutie or otherwise see her crushed emotionally.]] emotionally]]. The entire main storyline of Season One's "Let Me Count The Ways" is probably the best example of this.



** Woody is probably the biggest example. Everytime he thinks he's done something wrong, he breaks down in hysterical tears. Though this is played for laughs, one can't help but feel really sorry for him.

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** Woody is probably the biggest example. Everytime Every time he thinks he's done something wrong, he breaks down in hysterical tears. Though this is played for laughs, one can't help but feel really sorry for him.
21st Apr '16 2:29:41 AM SpideyTerry
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** Dr. Simon Finch-Royce in "Simon Says" comes to the conclusion that Sam and Diane's problems will ensure a short-lived marriage and that it'd be better for both of them if they just break up now. Diane is outraged, so HilarityEnsues until Simon tells them what they want to hear. Thing is, if you watch the Season 5 finale and the GrandFinale itself, Simon ended up having a point about Sam and Diane just not being able to make it work.


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*** The would-be son insists that Sam will have him one day. However, the show ends with Sam single and a later guest appearance on ''Frasier'' even derails a possible wedding he intended to have.
12th Apr '16 8:13:42 PM BDA1978
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** [[Series/{{Friends}} Lisa Kudrow]] appears as a community theater actress in the episode ''Two Girls for Every Boyd''.

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** [[Series/{{Friends}} Lisa Kudrow]] appears as a young, dark haired community theater actress in the episode ''Two Girls for Every Boyd''.


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** The fact that Sam PHYSICALLY ASSAULTS Diane on numerous occasions can cause younger audiences to be taken aback, even if she gives as good as she gets.
11th Apr '16 7:24:16 AM AnotherGuy
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** Right after Frasier is first turned down by Lilith, Sam sets him up with an old girlfriend Candy as a one night stand and Frasier ends up impulsively getting engaged to her, prompting Diane to intervene. Later on in ''Frasier'', the same actress plays another cheap date Frasier plans to spend the night with, only this time it's interrupted by the woman he loves walking in.

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** Right after Frasier is first turned down by Lilith, Sam sets him up with an old girlfriend Candy as a one night stand and Frasier ends up impulsively getting engaged to her, prompting Diane to intervene. Later on in ''Frasier'', the same actress plays another cheap date Frasier plans to spend the night with, only this time it's interrupted by the woman he loves walking in. This is more of a case of CastingGag, according to WordOfGod.
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