For years, everyone literally did know their name as an anchor of NBC’s prime time lineup. Three decades later, they are still making waves.
“Cheers” hit the big 30 and programs such as “Entertainment Tonight” is dedicating tributes to the iconic series to mark three decades since Diane first walked into the famed bar.
Stars Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, George Wendt, John Ratzenberger, and Bebe Neuwirth also all met up for a celebratory dinner this weekend to remember their years in the comedy series, which ran from 1982-93. Unfortunately, Kelsey Grammer, who plated the cerebral Frasier, was in London to promote his series “Boss,” while Woody Harrelson, who portrayed Woody, was in production on the sequel to “The Hunger Games.”
“It took me at least two years to feel, ‘Oh. I know how to play this now. I get it,’” said Danson in an interview this month with GQ about the series. “Because there was an ease and an arrogance to Sam, and I was not a womanizer; I didn’t date a lot. If I kissed somebody, I was basically married from that point on. [But] I maintain that I got Sam because I was teamed with Shelley. She was really unique. You can’t imagine anyone else playing Diane. She was Diane.”