Day 273 – Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Grateful for TV Show Cheers)

Cheers is an American situation comedy television series that ran for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993. The secret of the series’ success, of course, is that inside Cheers ”everybody knows your name.”

Set in a basement bar in Boston, the bar, and the show, would be called “Cheers.” The audience would be captivated by listening to small talk and smart talk among an odd lot group of patrons as it became clear that the Cheers regulars would rather be in this pub than anywhere else.

The main characters of the show included:

Sam Malone: bar owner, former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but not the smartest guy in town, played by Ted Danson

Diane Chambers: the graduate student and pretentious waitress, played by Shelley Long

Rebecca Howe: the chronically insecure executive wanna-be, played by Kirstie Alley

Norm Peterson: the accountant, interior decorator, and house painter but mainly seen as the beer-guzzling, affable cynic who can barely lift himself from the bar stool, played by George Wendt

Cliff Clavin: the blowhard mailman, played by John Ratzenberger

Carla Tortelli: the abusive terror of a barmaid, played by Rhea Perlman

Woody Boyd: the actor, politician but sweet, naive, dumbbell bartender, played by Woody Harrelson

Frasier Crane: the intense, off-the-wall psychiatrist, played by Kelsey Grammer

Lilith Sternin: Frasier’s robotic, overbearing wife, played by Bebe Neuwirth

Mr. Harrelson replaced Nicholas Colasanto, who died in 1985 after three seasons as Coach, the avuncular but addlebrained barkeep.

I love Cheers! It was a great show and it still is. But what I really love is the iconic theme song, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name”, written by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo.

It just reminds us that life is hard. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could get away from your worries for a little bit?  And go to a place that makes troubles go away. A place where you’re immediately accepted, and everyone can relate to you. One place you can always go is called Gratitude. For if you start and end each day with gratitude your whole life will shift in a more positive direction for you and the others around you. And you become a grateful friend – and then, everyone knows your name.

Of course, the full lyrics of the song never actually aired, but I love all the words, so here they are written and in video:

Making your way in the world today
Takes everything you’ve got;
Taking a break from all your worries
Sure would help a lot.
Wouldn’t you like to get away?

All those night when you’ve got no lights,
The check is in the mail;
And your little angel
Hung the cat up by it’s tail;
And your third fiance didn’t show;

Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,
And they’re always glad you came;
You want to be where you can see,
Our troubles are all the same;
You want to be where everybody knows your name.

Roll out of bed, Mr. Coffee’s dead;
The morning’s looking bright;
And your shrink ran off to Europe,
And didn’t even write;
And your husband wants to be a girl;

Be glad there’s one place in the world
Where everybody knows your name,
And they’re always glad you came;
You want to go where people know,
People are all the same;
You want to go where everybody knows your name.

Where everybody knows your name,
And they’re always glad you came;
Where everybody knows your name,
And they’re always glad you came…


About Dave, The Gratitude Guy

Dave Block, aka “Dave, The Gratitude Guy” is an emerging entrepreneur on a mission to spread a powerful message about the importance of having daily gratitude in your life. His cause is to create positive change in the world by educating everyone, through his appearances, blogs, videos, and future projects that the best way for us to value our present day happiness is to be grateful for what we have in our life right now. If more people lived life this way, great changes would occur. Just understand that by being who you really are, you will attract more of what you truly want in your life. And gratitude is the key that opens up the door to happiness. Recently, Dave have branded himself with Thank God I... to create a new interview series called "The Thank God I..." Interview. The interviews are with empowering people from Movies, TV, Music,and Sports who have encountered hardships and had to endure tough times in life only to emerge stronger by their attitude and how they are thankful for it all. For more information, please visit
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One Response to Day 273 – Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Grateful for TV Show Cheers)

  1. toosoxy says:

    I LOVE Cheers. Thank you, Netflix. It is impossible to overdose.

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