Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Cheers

Cheers is one of my all time favorite sitcoms. Why you ask? Well, I'm glad you asked...

10. Sam Malone, not really that hot, yet amazing with the ladies. How does he do it? And by “it” I mean his hair.

9. Diane’s literary references: If you catch them it’s like getting a Jeopardy! question correct.

8. Carla’s Earrings: Pay attention to these if you haven’t already noticed. She wears the most bizarre things on her ears.

7. Kirtsy Alley: I find myself looking at her wondering if she’s fat, healthy, or just in awfully cut 90’s power suits. (Personal note: Pretty sure she’s the reason why I vowed at a young age that I would NEVER have to wear a suit to work.)

6. Cliffy’s accent. It’s so Boston.

5. Norm’s alcoholism. He’s the loveable drunk/ role model of slack -

4. Dr. Fraiser Crane: He’s one of the most durable characters of television. I really like the idea of the character in the ensemble of Cheers. A bar setting lends itself to the telling of personal stories. Sam’s so vapid. You kind of respect his advice, because he’s a recovering alcoholic, but he’s no expert (outside of bangin’ chicks). Dr. Fraiser Crane delivers the honest advice, but is neurotic himself which in a way is also honest. There’s a reason why he’s one of TV's Longest Running Characters.

3. Theme Song: If you have never heard the entire theme song, you’re missing out.

2. Great Writing. Sitcom’s by nature have simple story lines with clear cut plots. What makes a good sitcom is dialogue. Cheers has some of the best banter around.

1. The best straight men: Coach and Woody. Sure, they were bumbling idiots with hearts of gold, but they delivered so many hilariously naive responses. Skills like that make good television.

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