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This Is What The Cast Of "Cheers" Looks Like 35 Years After The Premiere

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1. Ted Danson as Sam Malone.

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Fun fact: Danson said that his 6-year-old son thought the name of his character was Sam Alone.

2. Rhea Perlman as Carla Tortelli.

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Fun fact: Perlman and Shelley Long were both pregnant during the series. However, only Perlman's pregnancy was written into the script.

3. Shelley Long as Diane Chambers.

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Fun fact: In Long's last episode, they filmed an ending where Sam and Diane get married. This was to trick the studio audience. When the audience left, they filmed the real ending where they call off the wedding and Diane leaves.

4. John Ratzenberger as Cliff Clavin.

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Fun fact: Ratzenberger said that he's given several autographs to post offices around the country.


5. George Wendt as Norm Peterson.

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Fun fact: Norm was actually based on a real person. According to co-creator Les Charles, Norm was inspired by a patron during his bartending days.

6. Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane.

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Fun fact: Grammer never won an Emmy for his portrayal of Frasier Crane in Cheers. However, he won multiple Emmys for his portrayal of Frasier Crane in Frasier.

7. Woody Harrelson as Woody Boyd.

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Fun fact: One day, Harrelson and Danson played hooky from an episode that Perlman and Long were carrying. They took Ratzenberger's boat to Catalina, where they got caught in the tail end of a hurricane!

8. Kirstie Alley as Rebecca Howe.

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Fun fact: Alley was in a mini Cheers reunion that was filmed as part of an ad for Jenny Craig.


9. Bebe Neuwirth as Lilith Sternin.

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Fun fact: Neuwirth won an Emmy for her portrayal of Dr. Lilith Sternin two years in a row.

10. Nicholas Colasanto, who passed away on Feb. 12, 1985, as Coach.


Fun fact: The above framed picture was hung by Colasanto in his dressing room because he believed it was good luck, and, following his death, it was hung on set. In the finale, Sam can be seen adjusting the picture after he says his last line...