Remember Cliff from 'Cheers'? Here’s what he said about the show’s future

Cheryl Kahla
Aug 13, 2018
05:46 P.M.

"Cheers" was a fan-favorite sitcom during the nineties; a place to unwind after the end of a day and where "everybody knew your name."


In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, one of the regular cast members, John Ratzenberger, reminisced about the days gone past and the future of "Cheers."

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Ratzenberger, who portrayed the lovable if somewhat annoying mailman Cliff Calvin said he would "love to see" a series reboot, and believes that his co-stars would agree.

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Source: Wikimedia Commons


He added that the "Cheers" target audience is still around. The show was indeed a hit back in the day and won numerous awards.


It also tackled social issues, and one of the awards included the GLAAD Media Award for an episode in which a character announced that he was gay.

Sadly, Ratzenberger added the showrunners might not share his sentiments. He concluded:

"I don't think the producers want it. I don't think they want a bunch of geezers sitting at a bar."

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Source: Wikimedia Commons


Even though one of the showrunners once said they are not of fond of doing reboots, it is not yet set in stone.

James Burrows, who co-created the show, said in an interview that he "firmly believes" shows should be left in the past, never to be returned to again.


Then he went on to reboot "Will & Grace," a show he worked on during the nineties, and which will be returning to the small screen later this year.

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Source: Wikimedia Commons


While Kelsey Grammer was cast in the role of Frasier, but the part was originally written for John Lithgow. Having no interest to work in a series, he turned it down.

The part then went to Grammer, who soon became a household name. It earned him a lead role in the eponymous spin-off show which ran for 11 seasons.

Ted Danson, who played Sam Malone, attended a bartending school in preparation for his role, and Ratzenberger was trusted enough to improvise many of his lines.

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