Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 30, 1982
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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Cheers

Cheers is a popular American situation comedy. The show is set in the Cheers bar (itself named for the toast "Cheers") in Boston, Massachusetts, where a group of locals meet to drink and generally have fun. The show's theme song written by Judy Hart Angelo & Gary Portnoy, & performed by Portnoy with its famous refrain, "where everybody knows your name", also became the show's tagline.

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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso Cheers
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Nicholas ColasantoNicholas Colasanto
Nicholas Colasanto, the actor and television director who achieved his greatest success as "Coach" on ...

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Coach was a sweet absent-minded bartender who worked with Sam. A former pro baseball coach and manager, he liked to share memories of his good old days, no matter how fuzzy, with his customers. Sadly, in 1985, Nicholas Colasanto passed away, and therefore Coach did as well. Against the far wall on the set of Cheers is a picture of the Indian Geronimo. This picture hung in Nicholas’ dressing room and was hung on the wall of the set after he passed away. The picture was a constant reminder that Coach would always be looking after Sam. At the end of the last episode after Sam says those now famous words, “Sorry, we’re closed,” he walks over to the picture and straightens it as if he was saying good-bye to his old coach and friend.



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08x08 - For Real Men Only
Season 8, Episode 08
02x13 - Battle of the Exes
Season 2, Episode 13
03x09 - An American Family
Season 3, Episode 09
11x08 - Ill-Gotten Gaines
Season 11, Episode 08
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