There was an article recently from FoxNews titled, “11 Things You Didn’t Know About Cheers,” and we thought there we some interesting tidbits worth sharing with our BT audience. First of all, if you haven’t heard of “Cheers,” you’re likely younger than 30 years old. The classic sitcom ran from 1982 to 1993, and was American’s favorite show for most of that time, showcasing a cast of funny characters that hit off each other with both witty hilarity and other times very simple humor.
Interestingly enough, two of the star characters, Sam and Diane, played by Ted Danson (#9 FCAR) and Shelley Long (#15 FCIL), were both non-#13 FCIRs. Pretty rare for a comedy sitcom! Years later Kelsey Grammar (#13 FCIR) would be added to the crew, much to the ire of Ms. Long. In Grammar’s own words, “Shelly’s efforts to get me off the show were relentless.” We don’t know exactly why Kelsey got under Shelley’s skin, but leave it to the proactive #15 to not be complacent about it!
Lastly, the characters of Sam and Diane were inspired by former actors Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Anyone notice the irony? Hepburn was another #15 FCIL like Long, making whatever ‘inspiration’ there was exactly spot on when it comes to inborn Brain Type!
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