"Sorry, we're closed" - The final words on the
finale episode of the sitcom CHEERS/NBC/1982-93.
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
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.
And the number one reason that Cheers is going off the air:
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