*The greatest fictional bar ever!
My wife Kerry: "I never knew Cheers Frasier was Frasier Frasier."
Now, Frasier was one of the most successful spin-offs in TV history, but I understood Kerry's confusion. In the Cheers episode we watched, Frasier was slamming back shots like he was in a speakeasy. Did Frasier Frasier change that much, or did he just get old when he moved to Seattle?
My friend Molly: "Woody was a cutie."
Damn right he was! Long before he was a tree-hugging, zombie-killing old man, Woody Harrelson was the lovable hick barkeep from Indiana. We watched Woody's first episode and he was at his boyish-good-looks peak. Alas, Woody could never quite fill Coach's bartending shoes.
Me: "Ted Danson has really aged. He used to be a babe magnet, and now he looks like Herman Munster."
Me: "After Diane left, Rebecca came on. And Kirstie Alley was hot."
My friend Terry: "Oooohh yeah, she was."
But was she? After saying that, I went back and looked at some old clips and photos. I came to the conclusion that Alley was definitely at least '80s hot. However, she also benefited from her juxtaposition to her homely* co-stars. Here, look at this photo:
|Easiest "Who'd you rather?" in the history of mankind.|
And guess what? Alley is back on TV, and she's still surrounding herself with the unfortunate-looking. Here's an ad I saw on the train this morning:
Rhea Perlman is your guardian angel, Kirstie.
With all that being said, I'll leave you with one of my favorite Cheers scenes ever: