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11 Reasons Why Cheers Was One Of The Best Sitcoms Of All Time

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#1. It was never dumbed down

The scripts were always funny, wordy, and wise-cracking. There was never any gross-out humor and nothing that would make you feel embarrassed or make you cover your eyes.
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The scripts were always funny, wordy, and wise-cracking. There was never any gross-out humor and nothing that would make you feel embarrassed or make you cover your eyes.

#2. The bar was just as famous as the cast

Almost everything that happened on the show either happened in the bar, the pool room, or Sam's office (all located within Cheers). The bar was home.
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Almost everything that happened on the show either happened in the bar, the pool room, or Sam's office (all located within Cheers). The bar was home.

#3. It was the epitome of "family" sitcoms

Even though the characters were not blood related, they were all still one big happy "family".
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Even though the characters were not blood related, they were all still one big happy "family".

#4. The character grew over the 11 years

In other TV shows, the characters never grow or age over time. With Cheers, they do. Each individual character matures, ages, and grows in their own way.
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In other TV shows, the characters never grow or age over time. With Cheers, they do. Each individual character matures, ages, and grows in their own way.

#5. It was the reason Frasier was a huge hit

Cheers ran for 275 episodes, but if that's not enough, Frasier ran for another 264 episodes!
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Cheers ran for 275 episodes, but if that's not enough, Frasier ran for another 264 episodes!

#6. The show was set in a bar, but yet, no one ever got drunk.

Drunk people aren't funny. The writers were clever and allowed Norm to sit in a bar for 12 hours and never get completely bombed. And we bought it.
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Drunk people aren't funny. The writers were clever and allowed Norm to sit in a bar for 12 hours and never get completely bombed. And we bought it.

#7. Coach

Everybody loved Coach, how could you not? Coach was the perfect, child-like bartender who wasn't always as dumb as he seemed. He protected Sam like he was his own and he was the heart and soul of Cheers. After Coach passed away, he was replaced by Woody Boyd, who was the perfect candidate. Although no one could ever completely replace Coach, Woody did a good job filling his shoes.
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Everybody loved Coach, how could you not? Coach was the perfect, child-like bartender who wasn't always as dumb as he seemed. He protected Sam like he was his own and he was the heart and soul of Cheers. After Coach passed away, he was replaced by Woody Boyd, who was the perfect candidate. Although no one could ever completely replace Coach, Woody did a good job filling his shoes.

#8. The minor characters were just as lovable and important as the major characters

Characters such as Lilith, Robin Colcord, John Allen Hill, and Carla’s Tortelli clan came and (usually) went but none of them were underwritten. Even the barflies like Al and Paul brought life to the show. And we can't forget about Vera, Norm’s unseen wife.
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Characters such as Lilith, Robin Colcord, John Allen Hill, and Carla’s Tortelli clan came and (usually) went but none of them were underwritten. Even the barflies like Al and Paul brought life to the show. And we can't forget about Vera, Norm’s unseen wife.

#9. It was more than just a sitcom

We loved the show because it was more than just a sitcom. We believed in the characters. And who had a better relationship than Sam and Diane in the 80s?
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We loved the show because it was more than just a sitcom. We believed in the characters. And who had a better relationship than Sam and Diane in the 80s?

#10. It always remained funny and never got old

One criticism of The Simpsons is that it is not as funny as it used to be. That never happened with Cheers. When Sam switched the lights out in the bar for the final time, it seemed right. They did not try to drag on the sitcom. It ended at the perfect time.
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One criticism of The Simpsons is that it is not as funny as it used to be. That never happened with Cheers. When Sam switched the lights out in the bar for the final time, it seemed right. They did not try to drag on the sitcom. It ended at the perfect time.

#11. The theme song

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Who doesn't know the theme song to Cheers? Enough said.

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