Air Dates: September 30, 1982-May 20, 1993
Stars: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, Shelley Long, Kirstie Alley, George Wendt, John Ratzenberger, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer
For 11 seasons, Sam Malone and his gang of regular customers shared their ups and downs over drinks at Cheers, a bar that was more like a home; probably a living room, to be specific. It's that type of environment, and the patrons behaving like family, that kept Cliff—the '80s mailman par excellence, save for Karl Malone-from going postal. That, and probably the beer.
Cheers gave us a look at the various characteristics and relationship dynamics between every type of bar employee and patron. Sam was the typical smooth male bartender who got a lot of ass by laying that Robert Redford "White Guy Game" down, but never had a meaningful relationship, while Woody was the lovable yet dim-witted guy you had no issues spilling your problems to. During her time in Boston, Diane was that waitress who thought she was too smart for the job, though she really (obviously) wasn't. Carla was that crass, bitter waitress that made fun of everyone and Dr. Frasier Crane was the dictionary definition of the upper class white male.
Cheers is one of the best sitcoms of all-time, but let's keep it one hundred: What could possibly be whiter than a show about a bar in Boston?