80s TV Shows: Cheers all around!

1982 - 1993

Click image for Cheers Theme song
Sammy and the gang are so timeless, I forget this TV show began its lengthy tenure in the midst of 80s pop culture.

Norm: "It's a dog eat dog world, and I'm wearing Milkbone underwear." 

 One of the original regulars wasn't even in the script until the actor (after auditioning for and not getting the part of Norm) created an impromptu character on the spot and impressed the producers. Everybody at Cheers knew his name...do you?

More info on Cheers and other 80s TV Shows 

Taking this A to Z theme even further, Cali Cheer Mom, hostess of the weekly Meet an Author Monday blog hop is out of town at what else...a cheer competition!  So I'm hosting that hop this week.  Good luck to your girls, Lisa!

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Great show! And was it the guy who played Cliff?

Carrie said...

Cheers was great. We used to have a Cheers board game in college.

Jen Daiker said...

I loved Cheers! We used to watch it all the time, one to always remember!!

Liz P said...

Cheers was such a great show. I remember watching it when it was new with my parents, and then later when it ran in syndication. Norm and Cliff were probably my favorite characters.

We used to drive into Boston all the time and we'd just happen to drive by the Cheers bar where they filmed the exterior shots. When I was a kid I always thought that the show was actually filmed there. :)

Jennifer Lane said...

Nice tie in to the CHEER competition, ha ha. I'm with Alex--is the answer the guy who played Cliff? Not Kelsey Grammer, right? The Milkbone quote is hilarious. :D

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I'm celebrating NICENESS today over at my blog and Jennifer gave you a shout out! :) Well deserved for your nicetude, I might add!

ketch1714 said...

Hey Nicki! Thanks for host Meet an Author Monday today!!!
Hope you have a wonderful Monday!

Gregg said...

I liked Cheers. However, my all time favorite was the spin off Frasier. I loved that show and have all 11 seasons on DVD. The writing was brilliant, the chemistry was electric, and the plots were hilarious.

Gregg Metcalf
Colossians 1:28-29

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Jan Morrison said...

that was great! I loved hearing that tune. Yikes. What does it mean about me? Ah, well...
Jan Morrison

fallen monkey said...

WOO!!! *Pumping fists into the air* Still an all-time fave.

CarolOates said...

Thanks for hosting this week. I used to watch Cheers with the whole family. It brings back good memories thinking about it.

M Pax said...

Frasier? I loved that show. It was like hanging out in a bar every week ... without coming home and reeking like cigarettes. lol

Michael Di Gesu said...

I would guess the guy who played CLIFF.

I love your theme!

Konrad said...

Thanks for hosting the blog hop. The 80's wow. I used to think Woody was the coolest;)

Frasier I have to admit was more my style.

aka Gabriella Hewitt

Grammy said...

Hi, Sorry, I never did get into Cheers too much until it went into reruns, and then only occasionally. Now, give me the Beverly hillbillies any time. Ha.

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Hart Johnson said...

I loved Cheers--it's on in syndication at the mo, so when I get home from work, I find hubby watching it. I'm guessing it is Cliff who created his character...

As for the blog hop--that is such a great idea--is it ongoing? This month I am totally swamped with blog visit obligations, but i'd love to pick it up in May.

Marie Rearden said...

Maybe Cliff? He was such a random character, and played well off of Norm. Great post!

Marie at the Cheetah

Anne Gallagher said...

John Ratzenberger. Thank God for Toy Story.