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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
Cheers was one of those shows that had all of the ingredients of being
a success from its inception, yet it took a while before it really
gained the respect it has over the years. In fact, it was in jeopardy
of being canceled after its first season due to low ratings. However,
thanks to some smart executives, amazing writers, and a stellar cast,
Cheers persevered. The sitcom mainly takes place in a bar and focuses
on the daily lives of a variety of colorful characters and the comical
situations they create. In a way, it's like watching a slice of what it
means to be a citizen in this great country. We are a melting pot of
different people, circumstances, beliefs, hangups, triumphs,
misfortunes, etc., yet when push comes to shove in moments of
desperation and/or despair, we work it all out. We work as a team to
solve problems and get through each day, whether it be a good one or a
day wrought with idiosyncrasies. That's what the patrons in Cheers do.
Sure, they have their issues and selfish forays that help define them
as individuals, but they're basically good people with good hearts.
Everybody commits selfish acts sometimes. This show simply magnifies
these types of predicaments for the sake of humor that's all in good
fun. It's nice to know there is a place where everyone knows your name
that is an extended family of sorts. Sometimes we have to get away from
those closest to us just to recharge our batteries. Wouldn't it be nice
if everyone could go to a place like Cheers to unwind now and then?
The main ensemble included the cockybutlikable head bartender, Sam
Malone (Ted Danson). I believe Danson was perfectly cast here, and his
two Emmy wins are welldeserved. Sam had a love interest on the show
for the first five seasons named Diane Chambers (Shelly Long). She was
brilliant as the stuffy, neurotic bookworm filled with insecurities and
dilemmas that would drive anyone nuts. When Long left the show, Rebecca
Howe (Kirstie Alley) took over. She would eventually buy the bar and
have her own insecurities to contend with. She had big shoes to fill as
Diane was a popular television character. In fact, Long won an Emmy and
two Golden Globes for her scene stealing performances. Alley, to her
credit, was a terrific replacement because she brought in a distinctive
flavor to her character and added a different dimension to the show.
She won an Emmy as well. Rhea Perlman played the fiery head waitress,
Carla. She could be a bit hard to swallow at times, but she was deadon
in all of her performances and has four Emmy awards to prove it. The
rest of the cast included the spacey bartender, Ernie Pantusso
(Nicholas Colasanto), naive bartender Woody (Woody Harrelson who
replaced The Coach after his death in real life), couch potato, Norm
(George Wendt), goofy mailman, Cliff (John Ratzenberger), quirky Dr.
Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammar who went on to star in his own very
successful spin off show aptly titled Frasier), and Frasier's uptight
wife, Lilith (Bebe Neuwirth). All of these diverse characters provided
plenty of humorous material and the actors/actresses played them to a
tee. It was their top notch performances that propelled this show to a
higher level than it already was.
In closing, Cheers offers the viewer the opportunity to escape the rat
race world of the major cities (and perhaps the humdrum of small
towns??) that we live in where we can enjoy some good conversation, a
few laughs, and great company. Feeling welcome is never a bad thing...
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