Cheers was one of the most beloved, critically acclaimed TV sitcoms of all time. It made us all laugh and cry week after week. Running for eleven seasons, from 1982 to 1993, Cheers followed a group of Boston locals as they drank and socialized at their regular bar. The stars were so relatable and the show so popular that it launched the careers of several actors, including Ted Danson, Woody Harrelson, Kirstie Alley, and Kelsey Grammer.
You may think you know everything there is to know about Cheers, but these facts are sure to surprise you!
1. Cheers Is A Real Bar You Can Visit
Initially, the bar was going to be a hotel, which allowed for a rotating cast of characters. After scrapping that idea, they decided on a bar and chose the exterior of the Bull and Finch bar in Beacon Hill, Boston.
As the show grew in popularity, this local neighborhood hangout became a fan-favorite and a tourist attraction. So much so that eventually, in 2002, the bar officially changed its name to Cheers and even opened a second location (perfectly replicating the original exterior) to accommodate all its fans.