Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Where Everybody Knows Your Name: The Intoxicating ‘Cheers’

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There is no sitcom like the iconic “Cheers.” It has been 23 years since the widely-watched series finale, but plenty of its viewers back then are probably still missing the influential show that ran for 11 years.

Even some of the current crop of famous comedians, particularly Amy Poehler, recognize the contribution of “Cheers” to modern sitcoms and comedies for its palatable mix of humor and sentimentality.

Set in a fictitious bar (named Cheers, of course) owned and bartended by former Red Sox relief pitcher Sam Malone, the show was beloved by a wide range of viewers. It was considered to be the epitome of the 
“family sitcom.”

ts main characters were not related by blood, but it sure felt like they were family as they bickered, nagged, grew, and loved like they were one – they can’t live with and without each other. It was not difficult to be fully invested and care for each main character.

And even as they convened almost daily in a bar with booze in their hands, the show’s humor was not dumbed down, and no one ever got drunk. The script was polished enough so that parents can watch it with the entire family.

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What many fans loved about it though was that the bar itself was one of the most important elements of the show. It was home for the characters. It was where they wanted to be at the end of the day. It was where everybody knew their name.

Adam Quirk, a former operative at a tech startup, is the co-founder of craft distillery Cardinal Spirits. Operating from downtown Bloomington, Indiana, the company provides local communities with a source of gainful employment and support. Read more about Mr. Quirk by visiting this Google+ page.


  1. It is the only show that makes my mom cry and laugh at the same time.

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  3. ‘Cheers’ ran for 11 years. It only shows that the viewers loved it very much.

  4. Definitely, there is no sitcom like the iconic “Cheers.”