NBC debuted the first episode of Cheers on Sept. 30, 1982, and tomorrow, 30 years later, we Bostonians find ourselves with two brick-and-mortar locations* and a mutually agreed upon desire to find a bar "where everybody knows your name." The show starred Ted Danson as former Red Sox relief pitcher turned Boston bar owner, Sam Malone, and ran for 11 solid seasons.
Many of today's sitcom greats still sing the praises (and theme song) of this comedy, but we want to know your favorite "Cheers" moments.
We've shared one of ours above -- comedic curmudgeon Cliff Calvin gives his explanation as to why we still drink cold beer in the blustery New England winter -- and we invite you to hit the comments here to share your own.
*Editor's/Bostonian note: Cheers Beacon Hill was formerly named Bull & Finch Pub and is the exterior shown in the show's credits. It was renamed to Cheers in 2002, following a second location in Faneuil Hall.
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