Cheers 30th Anniversary reunion

The cast of Cheers gathered for a dinner to mark the 30th Anniversary since the show first aired.

Earlier this week the cast of Cheers gathered for a dinner to mark the 30th Anniversary since the show first aired.

Hosted by the show’s creators, James Burrows, Glen Charles and Les Charles, in attendance were Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Kirstie Alley, George Wendt, John Ratzenberger, Bebe Neuwirth and Rhea Perlman.

Absent were Woody Harrelson and Kelsey Grammer, both out of town on business. Harrelson was shooting The Hunger Games sequel on location while Grammer was in London, promoting Boss.

Cheers ended after 11 seasons. Forty million viewers tuned in for the final episode in the US in 1993. Over its long run, the show earned 28 Emmys, four of them for Best Comedy. By the end of its run, an amazing 26 million viewers were still tuning in.

“You really put us on the map,” Danson told Long at the reunion Dinner. “And this is not my opinion. This is everybody’s. We hadn’t seen a character like Diane Chambers for years … You really put ‘Cheers’ on the map with your astounding performance.”

“I was not looking for a sitcom, because the philosophy at that point was that you had to make a choice: Were you going to do movies or TV? You couldn’t cross over,” Long has previously said. “Then this script came along, and it was the best TV script I’d ever read.”

You wanna go where everyone knows your name….

Source: ETOnline

10 Responses

  1. Growing up there were only two shows that my whole family made sure they were home in time to watch, they being Cheers and MASH. For my money, Cheers is the greatest sitcom of all time. Fantastic characters, great writing and talented actors. My favourite was Cliff Clavin. Even the other cast members would struggle to keep straight faces when he got into one of his many stories…

  2. I saw some interviews from Entertainment Tonight from the 30th celebrations today. All seemed happy until Kirsty Alley arrived and seemed to take over and unsettle Ted danson and others,not so happy after all I think, Oh and look for the woman who played “Dianne”, wow you would not know at first it was her.30 years is a long time in Hollywood.

  3. As a kid I also couldn’t stand this show and found it dull but after watching the repeats on Eleven I can now fully understand why it is one of the longest running sitcoms ever and an absolute classic.

    What better concept than a group of very different and eccentric characters set in a pub. It didnt need gloss and glamour, exotic locations or outside scenes, the whole series was basically set within those 4 walls, yet it struck such a chord with viewers that very few shows do today.

    It is not only funny but full of heart and soul which I think is the secret behind its appeal. I love it.

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