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"Sorry, we're closed" - The final words on the finale episode of the sitcom CHEERS/NBC/1982-93.

A customer at the door is told 'Sorry we're closed' by bartender Sam Malone - CHEERS

As 93 million viewers watched, Boston bartender Sam Malone (Ted Danson) closed out the successful series (275 episodes) by telling a customer at the door "Sorry, we're closed."

The shadowy customer was reportedly Bob Broder, the agent for Glen Charles, Les Charles and James "Jimmy" Burrows, the creators of CHEERS.

Before closing, all the regulars sat around the bar with Sam Malone and smoked cigars. Those in attendance included: Carla Tortelli, Dr. Frasier Crane, Cliff Claven, Woody Boyd and Norm Peterson. Norm was the last to leave the bar.


TRIVIA NOTE: The December 8, 1992 installment of the talk show LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN listed the Top 10 reasons why CHEERS was going off the air: They were:

10) They ran out of beer nuts.

9) It's all part of NBC's master plan to stay in third place.

8) Ego of that postman guy out of control, constantly
storms off set shouting 'I am Cheers!!'

7) White men can't resist sequels.

6) Unlike this show, they decided to quit when they ran
out of ideas;

5) Actors so bored with roles, they finish their lines
by saying "etc, etc."

4) Norm's liver now roughly the size of an ottoman.

3) Ted Danson's toupee even more obvious than mine.

2) Realization that if you're going to get really wasted,
you don't want to do it in a bar where everybody
knows your name.

1) And the number one reason that Cheers is going off the air: Stool rash.


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