This Cheers The bar has become an American sitcom staple – but you might not want what they offer on tap.
During this weekend Cheers At the reunion panel at the ATX TV Festival in Austin, the actors revealed what really happened in their bar glasses during filming.
“It was Near Beer and it was non-alcoholic beer and they wanted it on keg,” recalled George Wendt, who played Norm Peterson. “So it was hot and flat, and the prop man put salt in it. So it was hot, flat, salty, non-alcoholic beer.”
During the panel, the cast also revealed that they struggled to find a last-minute welcome gift for Kirstie Alley when she joined the show. The warm welcome remains to Wendt and John Ratzenberger, 74 – and it’s fair to say that the business is not in their hands again.
The costars received a shotgun on the Alley as a welcome on set. Wendt says, “We’re walking past all these places, past the Big 5 Sporting Goods, and John says, ‘Would you like to buy him a shotgun?’ says,” he said.
“And like you, I laughed for about five minutes,” he continued. “Then we went straight into the parking lot and bought him a freaky shotgun.”
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Cheers It aired 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993 and is its spin-off. frasier – center the popular Cheers The character of Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) – was a hit from 1993 until it ended in 2004. Cheers not rebooted yet, but a frasier on the way back.