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Cheers: Season 1 (1982)

Ted Danson , Rhea Perlman  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt, Kelsey Grammer
  • Writers: Glen Charles, James Burrows, Les Charles
  • Producers: David Isaacs, Gary Khammar, Hillel Wasserman, Jon Barbour, Linda Frank
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: May 20, 2003
  • Run Time: 539 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008NV4G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,614 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Cheers: Season 1" on IMDb

Special Features

  • All 22 episodes on four discs
  • Featurettes:
  • A Conversation with Ted Danson
  • Coach Ernie's Rules of the Game
  • Love at First Site: Opposites Distract
  • Stormin' Norm-isms
  • Trivia game

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The definition of comfort television is this: You want to go where everybody knows your name. And you're always glad you came. Long one of DVD's most wanted, Cheers is at last open for business in this four-disc set that contains all 22 episodes of the first, and best, season of one of the defining series of the 1980s. Cheers inherited the mantle from Taxi as television's best ensemble-driven workplace comedy. It can be instructive to return to a long-running series' more humble beginnings. While Cheers got drunk on farce in its later seasons, it began life as a much more grounded human comedy. In these inaugural episodes, the action does not stray from the Boston bar owned by Sam Malone, a washed-up baseball player three years sober. The straws that stir the drink are the lineup of MVPs: Nick Colasanto as addled Coach; Rhea Perlman, the Thelma Ritter of her generation, as surly and fertile waitress Carla; George Wendt as quintessential barfly Norm; and John Ratzenberger as Cliff, the bar know-it-all ready with "little-known facts" (and blessedly far from the pathetic blowhard his character would evolve into).

Spiking this concoction is the palpable chemistry between Ted Danson's Sam and Shelley Long's Diane Chambers, fledgling waitress and self-described "student of life." The battle lines are drawn in the episode "Sam's Women": He's the "dim ex-baseball player" and she, "the post graduate." But, as Carla so indelicately puts it, they can't "put their glands on hold." In the first blush of lust, they were primetime's most potent mismatched couple until Moonlighting's David and Maddie bantered entendres. Here are little remembered facts: Sam was initially "an astute judge of human character." Guest stars Fred Dryer ("Sam at Eleven") and Julia Duffy ("Any Friend of Diane's") were among those considered for the roles of Sam and Diane. A pre-"Night Court" Harry Anderson stole his scenes in his recurring role as flim-flam man Harry ("Pick a Con...Any Con"). The lack of a commentary track is a disappointment, as are the extras that wouldn't fill a shot glass. Still, Cheers patrons can expect plenty of happy hours with this set. --Donald Liebenson

Product Description

CHEERS takes viewers back to the Boston bar where everybody knows your name. As former baseball star Sam Malone (Danson) and his colleague Diane Chambers (Long) fight their mutual attractions, they cater to their regulars including Norm Petersen (Wendt) and Cliff Claven (Ratzenberger). Talking about their problems, laughing at each other’s flaws and trying to be there when someone needs them, the gang are joined by naïve farm boy Woody (Harrelson, The Thin Red Line), bitter waitress Carla (Perlman), troubled psychiatrist Frasier (Grammer) and his wife.

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72 of 78 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
"Cheers" is an atypical classic television situation comedy in that its first season (1982-83) is arguably its best. The show won the Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Shelley Long, Directing in a Comedy Series: James Burrows, "Showdown (Part 2)," Writing in a Comedy Series: Glen Charles, Les Charles, "Give Me a Ring Sometime," and even Outstanding Individual Achievement/Graphic Design and Title Sequences: James Castle, Bruce Bryant. This would explain why the series, which finished 75th in the Nielsens with a 13.1 rating, survived on NBC's Thursday night lineup.
Looking back on the series as a whole it becomes clear that one inherent advantage for "Cheers" was that no matter what joke the writers came up with there was the perfect character to tell it. If you had a sarcastic barb then that went to Carla (Rhea Perlman), a dumb comment would come out of the mouth of Coach (Nick Colasanto), the arcane bar trivia belonged to Cliff (John Ratzenberger), the caustic non-sequiters and marriage humor was the province of Norm (George Wendt), the intellectual bon mots went to Diane (Shelley Long), and Sam (Ted Danson) played the Lord of the Come Ons. Equally as important, the bar where everybody knows your name was an appropriate place for all of these types of humor. As Diane says in the first episode: "Where better than here to study life in all its facets? People meet in bars, they part, they rejoice, they suffer, they come here to be with their own kind."
But the most important thing was that "Cheers" made the opposite attract concept work. Televison has a hard time handling romantic comedy.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars At least all the episodes are here! May 26, 2003
By A Customer
Format:DVD
If you are Cheers fan, obviously this is a must have. Where else can you get every episode from the first season in one package? The lack of extras is unfortunate, but the reason I purchased the set and the reason I watch it is for the show itself.
Sadly, though, the episodes are not presented in their original order. How hard would it have been to put episodes 1-6 on disk 1, and so on? What's episode 7, Coach's Daughter, doing placed as the second selection of disk one? I may not watch every episode in order every single time I view the disks, but upon my first viewing I would have liked if I could watch the episodes in order without switching disks until I completed each disk.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars After all these years, Cheers still sparkles May 23, 2003
By WillRM
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It has been a long wait for those of us addicted to Cheers. But patience is rewarded.
The clarity of the images makes it seem like one is watching each episode for the first time. It is easy to forget how REALLY good the first year was (and still is). The shows are very intelligent, noticeably more so than later years, and witty. It is fun to observe the inconsistencies in the characters -- in one episode Norm is clearly not married and Sam brings his "ex-wife" into the bar. But at the same time the characters, without the more clearly defined "roles" of later years, are often more interesting, most especially Carla.
I met Rhea Perlman and she was understandably not all that proud of the rather 2 dimensional Carla of the later years. Here the character is wise-cracking, but with more depth and Perlman's considerable talents have room to shine. Also, Coach is a a great character, expertly realised, and more. One episode has the scene with Coach and his daughter Lisa, who is "not comfortable with her beauty," that is arguably the most moving, and genuinely so, scene ever in a TV series. And the sexual tension between Sam and Diane is about as good as it gets. I marvel that this season's shows were the lowest rated program on TV -- it is simply great comedy, suberbly written, and well performed by a strong cast that is consistently "on." How extremely fortunate that NBC stuck with the show!
Technically, as mentioned above, it is amazing to see the familiar images in such detail and clarity. The sound quality too is much improved over broadcasts of the time and most of the reruns. And, of course, each episode is complete -- unlike the broadcast reruns which frequently cut lines, and occasionally scenes.
One quibble. The shows are not in their original broadcast order, which makes the inconsistencies in character development even more baffling. But it is a quibble.
Overall, magnificent. Highly recommended.
So now, when do we get season 2?
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyboby Know's Their Names April 19, 2003
By Raine
Format:DVD
Before Woody, Rebecca, or even Frasier joined the gang, there was just Sam, Diane, Carla, Cliff, Coach, and of course NORM! Or as Diane would say Norman. Cheers is one of my faovrite shows ever, and with good cause. Although the show really starts to bloom in the second season, the first is still worth getting. The show starts off with a 35 year old ex baseball player for the boston Red Sox, sam, running a bar, along with his ex-baseball coach, and his bossy, always pregant waitress Carla. After only a few moments we met, inspiring writer/poet, bride-to-be Diane Chambers. When her boyfriend leaves her, she takes a job at Sam's bar, called Cheers. Norm is the same as he is in every season, a beer drinking, in-and-out-of-work, costumer. And hears a little known fact (Cheers fans should recognize those words), Cliff's character is only a supporting character, and has less scenes, than in any other scenes.
Although the 3rd season and up are really my favorites, the first season offers us some of the smartest comedy writting ever. At only 37 dollars, and the free shipping option, if you order from amazon, this is a must have.
Here are some things for Cheers fans to watch for.
1. Coach - this character was replaced by Woody after the actor, Nicholas Colasanto died. Although I love Woody, and think the Coach and Woody are very similar. There is a certain charm found in Coach, that makes him a truely memorable character.
2. Is that Paul? - For fans of the later seasons of Cheers, you may remember a character named Paul. He was never a main character, but he was a often returning character. Although Paul is not in these episodes, the actor, plays random characters throughout the seasons, including this one. So for those who remember him, he is in at least one episode of this season.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It Still Flies!
Loved Cheers when it was new. Still love it after all these years. Good actors, great chemistry. The best ever.
Published 4 days ago by Chris Walls
5.0 out of 5 stars Just plane funny
Classic comedy at its best funny quick witted and very clever writing. How reality shows ever took these over is a puzzle to me
Published 6 days ago by 1Ronin
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as I remembered.
Really funny and great ensemble of talent. Direction and writing genius. Characters will live forever. They don't make em like
they used to.
Published 8 days ago by Nancy A. Hairfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Trip Back To The Beginning
I started watching Cheers during the 3rd or 4th season when it originally aired. Its fun to take a look back to how the characters started out and to watch them develop from that... Read more
Published 12 days ago by D. Force
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheers
I love the earlier of Cheers. The ones with Coach and Diane are the best. There are a lot of laughs in these shows.
Published 13 days ago by JT
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Funny
Season 1 of Cheers was so funny. We laughed out loud too many times to count. The writers did an excellent job with so many human touches to keep us engaged in the stories. Read more
Published 14 days ago by I. Behling
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheers: Season 1
Season 1 of Cheers sets up the cast. Sam "Mayday" Malone, a former relief pitcher for Boston, Ernie "Coach" Pantusso, Carla, the baby factory, Norm... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Happy Camper
5.0 out of 5 stars Always fun to watch
Love watching this on amazon prime. The only time I can find it on tv is at 2 am. Now I can watch whenever I want. So glad there are no commercials!
Published 16 days ago by Christina Rousseau
4.0 out of 5 stars An Old Classic
Back in the days when Cheers was on TV in the 80s, I would have given this show 5 stars. But today, in 2014, we are living in the golden era of TV shows. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Jason Francis Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great late night viewing
Good fun...had forgotten what the early episodes were like....now I'm hooked..With over 250 episodes to view it will be a fun ride.
Published 28 days ago by jack p
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